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Bahiyyah Muhammad

Bahiyyah MuhammadAssistant Professor

Applied Criminology, Corrections, Mass Incarceration, Families and Crime, Children of Prisoners and Inside-Out Teaching Pedagogy
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

office: Douglass Hall, Rm 210A
phone: 202-806-6664
email: bahiyyah.muhammad



Spring 2015 New Course

Bahiyyah MuhammadIn Spring 2015, Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad will be teaching a new course: SOCI 113: Inside-Out: Crime and Justice Beyond the Wall. This class is a unique opportunity to explore issues of crime and justice from inside a correctional facility.

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Prison Tour 2014

In the Fall 2014 semester, Dr. Muhammad took 66 Howard University students on a prison tour. The tours were used to examine the realities of the school to prison pipeline, the prison industrial complex and mass incarceration in America’s prisons

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White House Domestic Policy Conference

Bahiyyah MuhammadDr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, assistant professor of sociology at Howard University, recently accepted an invitation to the White House Domestic Policy conference where she discussed her recently published book.

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Research Interests

Children of Incarcerated Parents; Parenting From Behind Bars; Prisoners and Higher Education; African-American Criminals, Communties, and Children; Mass Incarceration and Community Health; Poverty and Parental Incarceration; Re-Entry and Family Reunification; International Crime and Justice.

Teaching Areas

Criminology, Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Problems and Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.



Muhammad, B.M. & Muhammad, M. (2014). The Prison Alphabet: An Educational Coloring Book for Children of Incarcerated Parents. Atlanta, GA: Goldest Karat Publishing.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Criminology: Understanding Crime and Criminals. Boston, MA: Pearson.


Muhammad, B.M. & Muhammad, M.D. (2014). I Don't Understand: Questions Among Children of the Incarcerated. Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). A Need For Parental Classification in Correctional Institutions. Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Explaining Prison Life to Children. Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Incarcerated Mothers: Adoption and Safe Families Act. Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B.M. (2014). Parenting From A Prison Cell: How Mother's Maintain Bonds With Their Children. Corrections Today. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Muhammad, B. M. (2009). Counting Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Methodological Critique of Past and Present Literature in Muraskin, R., & Roberts, A. R. (eds). Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, 5th ed. New York, NY: Pearson Prentice Hall

Muhammad, B.M. (2008). Mentoring Programs in Greene, H., & Gabbidon, S. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Race and Crime. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Muhammad, B.M. (2006). Children of Black Prisoners: Family and Community Developmental Policies, in Center for African American Research and Policy (eds.). The 2nd Annual Think Tank Conference Proceedings 'Black Scholars and the Study of Black Folk: Setting Interdisciplinary Research Policies and Agendas for the 21st Century', (pp 206-221).Atlanta, Georgia: Brothers of The Academy Institute.


Muhammad, B.M. (2011). Exploring The Silence Among Children Of Prisoners: A Descriptive Study. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations. (Accession Order No. [EID.00061087]).

Professional Affiliations

  • National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
  • American Correctional Association (ACA)
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS)
  • The American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • The Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS)
  • Family & Corrections Network (FCN)
  • American Psychological Association, Division of Child, Youth, and Family Service (APA)
  • The Foundation for Grandparenting (FFG)
  • The Girl Scouts of the United States (GSUS)
  • Sisters of the Academy (SOA)