Brion Sever was born in Clearwater, Florida and he grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida before completing his education in Tallahassee. He lived in New Jersey and then New York City for 16 years while he worked as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at Monmouth University. Dr. Sever has also served as an external reviewer for over 20 journals and book publishing companies, worked as a writing consultant for Educational Testing Service, and has served as a grant writing consultant for various law enforcement departments as well as the National Institute of Justice.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Besides deterrence theory, Dr. Sever's research has primarily focused on the growth of municipal police forces, the impact of race, gender, and other demographics on the criminal justice system, the tragedy of the commons in criminal justice, and factors impeding data collection. He has published his research in over a dozen journals, including Criminology, Police Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.