Kevin D. Revier (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Hi!  I am an assistant professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice in the department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice.  My primary research interests include drug policy, cultural criminology, critical race theory, media, and restorative and transformative justice.  My current research focuses on opioid crisis, addiction, and drug war.  I promote research that prioritizes social advocacy and activism.  I have worked with a variety of harm reduction and anti-incarceration organizations and have published in Critical Criminology, Contemporary Drug Problems, and Theoretical Criminology.  I am also an instructor in the Inside-Out: Prison Exchange Program


Courses Taught:
- CJ 160: Crime & Punishment
- PRV 181: Dark Dublin: Exploring Ghost Criminology
- CJ 205: Wrongful Convictions & Exonerations
- CJ 230: Drugs & Society
- CJ 235: Fear, Crime & Media 
- CJ 260: Prisons & Corrections
- CJ/SO 311: Social Justice in Action
- CJ/SO 330: Research Methods
- ID 330: Inside-Out: Crime & Justice

Areas Of Focus

Drugs & Society; Critical Race Theory; Social Justice; Prisons & Jails


Author 2022

Figuring Things Out: Contemplating Drug Addiction and Disclosure In and Out of the Field

Article, Contemporary Drug Problems

Author 2021

"Without Drug Court, You'll End Up in Prison or Dead": Therapeutic Surveillance and Addiction Narratives in Treatment Court

Article, Critical Criminology

Author 2021

The "Worst of the Worst": Punitive Justice Frames in Criminal Sentencing Clips on YouTube

Article, Contemporary Justice Review

Author 2020

“A Life Lived”: Collective Memory and White Racial Framing in Digital Opioid Overdose Obituaries

Article, Contemporary Drug Problems

Author 2018

"Now You’re Connected": Carceral Visuality and Police Power on MobilePatrol

Article, Theoretical Criminology

Author 2017

“Once Again, a Meth Lab Exploded and Somebody Died": Narratives of Volatility and Risk in the Rural Drug War

Article, Crime, Media, Culture

Co-Author 2016

Media and the New War on Drugs: Governing through Meth

Contribution to book, After Prisons? Freedom, Decarceration, and Justice Disinvestment

Co-Authored with Jung, Chungse, and Martin, William G