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About James J Sobol

James J. Sobol is Chair and Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Buffalo State College. He received his doctorate in criminal justice from the University at Albany, State University of New York. His research includes empirical assessments of police behavior, police attitudes, police organizations and management and violence reduction strategies. He teaches criminal justice and policing courses at the undergraduate, and master’s level.
Dr. Sobol is author to more than 20 refereed articles and reports to agencies of government. His research has appeared in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Policy Review. He is also the author of Social Ecology and The Vigor of Police Response - An Empirical Study of Work Norms, Context, and Patrol Officer Behavior. Saarrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller.
Dr. Sobol’s recent research relates to understanding how police organizations respond to contemporary challenges and identifying ways to improve their effectiveness. He is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and the Criminal Justice Educators of New York State.


Present Faculty Member, State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

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