Dr. Bakhitah Abdul-Ra'uf

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Study Abroad Program Faculty Director

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • M.A., Antioch University
  • B.S., Cheyney State University

Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf joined the Radford University faculty in 1993. 

Fall 2015 Schedule

CRJU-365, Diversity Issues in CRJU, 11:00-12:15 TR
CRJU-365, Diversity Issues in CRJU, 12:30-1:45 TR
CRJU-490/590, Seminar: Islamic Law, 3:30-4:45 TR

Office Hours:  10:00-11:00 Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 Tuesday/Thursday

Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf's academic interests include social and cultural anthropology, ethnography, race and ethnicity, minorities and criminality, police subculture, community policing, comparative justice systems, and Islamic Law.   

Recent Professional Activities
Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf's recent research includes:

  • Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf presented a paper at the XV World Congress of the International Study for Criminology in Barcelona, Spain in July, 2008.
  • In 2008, Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf completed training in Social Justice Mediation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  The training allows Dr. Abdul-Ra'uf to serve as a mediator in the area of social justice.
  • "Roles of Disengagement: Race, Crime, and Imprisonment - the Transformation of an African American New Worldview."  Article under review.
  • Abdul-Ra’uf, B.  & Newman, F.  (Accepted).  Is Racial Profiling of African Americans a Police Resource?   In Larry Hoover. (Ed.).  Challenging American Police: A Reader  for 21st   Century American Police: A Reader for the 21st Century.
  • "Examining Blasphemous Physical Depictions of the Prophet Mohammad." Paper Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meetings, 2007, Seattle, Washington.
  • "U.S. Police/African-American Community Relations and Racial Profiling: Doing Anthropology at Home."  ERCES Online Quarterly Review, 3(1).
  • “Police Subculture and Racial Profiling: Doing Anthropology at Home.”  Paper Presented at the European and International Research Group on Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy (ERCES), 2006, Borovetz, Bulgaria.