Jalena (Lena) Williams

Jalena (Lena) Williams
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MS 2021, Wayne State University
  • BS 2019, Wayne State University
  • 421 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 355-3452


Curriculum Vitae


Lena is a 2nd-year PhD student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology at Wayne State University. In May of 2021, she earned an Accelerated Master of Science in Criminal Justice also from Wayne State University. Lena’s research interests are Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Restorative Justice, Human Trafficking, Domestic Terrorism, and Cybercrime.

Research Interests

  • Juvenile delinquency and justice
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Restorative Justice
  • Human Trafficking
  • Domestic Terrorism
  • Cybercrime