Researcher Profile


Dr. Dianne Williams

Dr. Dianne Williams




B.Sc., MBA, Ph.D. (Honors)




Courses taught:



Criminal Justice Systems




Reading Course

Crime Police and Society

Professional Ethics in Policing and Criminal Justice

Crime Media and Society


Research Interests:


Police Reform, Prison Reform, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, Crime and Media, Professionalism and Ethics, Social Justice, Reoffender Reintegration and Recidivism,




  • Williams, D., R. Seepersad (2014). Retribution vs. Reintegration: The Trinidad and Tobago Reality in Hell on Earth: The State of Prisons in the Americas in the 21st century Ed Jonathan Rosen and Marten Brienen. (In Press)
  • Seepersad, R., D. Williams & A. Patenaude (2014). To Hold and Train: The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service in The Justice Report Ed by John Winterdyk. (In Press)
  • Williams, D (2014). Collective Efficacy and Crime. In Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (Ed. Arrigo, Bruce A., Golson, J. Geoffrey), Sage Publications Inc. ISBN:978-1-4522411-9
  • Williams, D. (2014). Imprisonment Disparities (Race and Class Dynamics). In Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics(Ed. Arrigo, Bruce A., Golson, J. Geoffrey), Sage Publications Inc. ISBN:978-1-452-2411-9
  • Williams, D., Felix-John, K., (2013). The Impact of Mediated Truces on Rival Gangs in East Port of Spain. in Gangs in the Caribbean, 1st Ed. Edited by Randy Seepersad and Ann Marie Bissessar, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4438-5057-5
  • Williams, D., (2012). Interview with John Rougier Commissioner of Prisons of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World. Volume 3,  2012. Edited by Bruce Baker and Dilip Das. (33 pages) CRC Press,Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN#978-1-4398-3578-4
  • Williams, D., Lynch, K., (2009). The Increasing Influence of Islamic Fundamentalists on the African-American Community in Ethics of Terrorism: Innovative Approaches from an International Perspective (17 Lectures). Edited by Dr Thomas Albert Gilly and Dr Yakov Giliskiy in association with Dr. Vladimir Sergevnin. Charles C. Thomas Publishing Company, Illinois, USA. ISBN: 978-0-398-07866-9/978-0-398-07867-6
  • Williams, D., (2009). Conceptualizing Restorative Justice in the Caribbean: The Philosophy, The Policy and The Practice. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety, Volume 14, 2009: 259-284. ISSN:2073 5405
  • Williams, D., Williams, J. (2007). Alternatives to Incarceration, in Battleground a Criminal Justice Encyclopedia (Ed. Gregg Barak), Greenwood Press. ISBN:978-0-313-34040-3
  • Williams, D., (2006). Racial, Cultural and Sociopolitical Disparities in Mental Health Administration in the U.S., African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, Vol. 2(1), 2006. ISSN:1554-3897
  • Williams, D., (2006). Reinvesting in Community Corrections: A Crime Control Perspective. Published in New Challenges in Crime and Justice: From Research to Policy (An edited selection of papers from the 4th International Conference on Crime and Justice in the Caribbean), The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
  • Williams, D., (2005). Racial Bias within the Criminal Justice System Contributes to the Overrepresentation of African-American males in Correctional Facilities. Journal of Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol. 2(1), 2005. ISSN:1811-9123
  • Williams, D., (2004). Race, Ethnicity and Culture; Psychological Variables in the Etiology of Deviant Behavior, Journal of Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol. 1(1), 2004. ISSN:1811-9123