Dr. William Crawley was born in Des Moines, Iowa, where he completed his two undergraduate degrees – a B.S. in Resource Management from Iowa State University (Ames, IA), and a B.A. from the University of Iowa in Asian Studies and Japanese Language (Iowa City, IA). As part of his second undergraduate degree, Dr. Crawley developed an expertise in Asian organized crime. After graduation, he resided in Japan (Yamatoshi, Kanagawa), and studied social control responses to deviant sub-cultures with special attention to the Japanese criminal justice system. Dr. Crawley continued his education at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC), receiving a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and a Graduate Certification in Drug & Alcohol Studies with an emphasis in Neuro-Psycho-Pharmacology. Thereafter, he relocated to Omaha, Nebraska to pursue doctoral studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska. During that time period, he also worked as a Coordinator for a Department of Justice research and intelligence initiative entitled Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM). As part of this work Dr. Crawley conducted, or directly supervised, more than 3,000 criminal interviews. In 2002 Dr. Crawley joined the School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) faculty at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Director of the SCJ – http://www.gvsu.edu/cj/ Currently, Dr. Crawley is the Associate Dean of the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) at GVSU – http://www.gvsu.edu/ccps/ His research interests center on Criminal Theory, Comparative and Transnational Crime, Drug Market Dynamics, and Philosophy of Science. For more than a decade Dr. Crawley has been extensively involved in translational research initiatives effectively linking criminal justice and community-based organizations (e.g., ADAM, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Weed & Seed, Michigan Intelligence Operations Center) and often including students in such efforts.
Developing a Scholarly Identity: Unerstanding the Expectations of Graduate Writing (with Lisa Dopke), Journal of Criminal Justice Education (2010)
The Vocabulary of Quitting: Exploring the Relationship between Language and the Desired Cessation of Drug Use (with L. DeHaan), Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (2008)
This study will address the motivations and incentives involved in the attempted cessation of drug...
Grievance Arbitration Issues in Law Enforcement: The Wisconsin Experience (with Brian Johnson), Journal of Collective Negotiations (2007)
This exploratory study examines grievance arbitration cases involving municipal and county sheriff's law enforcement agencies...