Dr. Hewitt was born in Carmel, California, grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and did his undergraduate work at Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Washington. He received his B.A. degree in History with a concentration in Chinese history and a minor in Sociology. His Ph.D. in Sociology was completed at Washington State University. His teaching spans 40 years at small and large state colleges and universities as well as in small liberal arts colleges in Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. Professor Hewitt’s research and writing over the decades have focused on disparities in judicial sentencing, the effects of sentencing reform efforts, historical patterns in crime, and how adult oppression of children contributes to delinquency. Most recently, he has been exploring the role of race in the valuing of baseball and football cards and the criminological insights found in the lyrics of songs by Johnny Cash. Dr. Hewitt’s teaching at GVSU typically includes courses on juvenile justice, youth crime, the senior Capstone, and introduction to criminal justice.
Delinquency in Society (with Robert Regoli and Matt DeLisi) (2010)
Delinquency in Society: The Essentials (with Robert Regoli and Matt DeLisi) (2010)
Johnny Cash: The Criminologist Within (with Patrick Gerkin and Aaron Rider), Journal of of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture (2010)
This paper examines the criminological underpinnings of song lyrics in the collection of Johnny Cash....
Negotiating Roles and Relationships: Stepping Through the Minefield of Co-authors and Textbook Publishers (with Robert Regoli), Journal of Scholarly Publishing (2010)
When producing a single-author scholarly monograph that will be self-published, either in print format or...