Affiliated Scholar, John Jay Institute
J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D. is an affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute and the author, editor or co-editor of fourteen books, including A Return to Moral First Things: Retrieving the Natural Law (2008), and most recently, First Principles and the First Freedom (forthcoming) and (with Mark David Hall) America’s Wars: A Just War Perspective (forthcoming). Charles has taught at Taylor University and Union University, was a 2013/14 visiting professor in the honors program at Berry College, and served as a 2007/8 William B. Simon visiting fellow in religion and public life at the James Madison Program, Princeton University. The focus of Charles’ research and writing is criminal justice ethics, the natural law, the ethics of war and peace, and religion and society. Prior to entering the university classroom, Charles did public policy work in criminal justice in Washington, DC.