Deborah Grubb

Deborah Grubb

Deborah Grubb

Police Discretion, Hotspots Policing, Human Trafficking

Deborah Grubb holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong State University. She is a former Master Police Officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department and former Director of Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking, a non-profit organization in the Savannah, GA area. 

She currently teaches full time as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Research/publications include the areas of police discretion, hotspots policing, human trafficking, & campus gun laws.

Selected Publications

The Readiness of local law enforcement to engage in U.S. anti-trafficking efforts: an assessment of human trafficking training and awareness of local, county and state law enforcement agencies in the state of Georgia

        Deborah Grubb and Katherine Bennett

        Police Practice and Research

        (February 2012)



University faculty attitudes toward guns on campus

          Katherine Bennett, John Kraft & Deborah Grubb

   Journal of Criminal Justice Education

   (July 2011)



The multi-faceted challenges of human trafficking – modern-day slavery in a globalized world

         Deborah Grubb

  International Journal of Restorative Justice, Vol. 5, No. 1

  (2009)  *(Journal is no longer active)



Ph.D in Criminology, Law and Society (In Progress)

       George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia


M.S. in Criminal Justice (2009)

      Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia  


B.S. in Political Science (1990)

      Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia