Honors and Awards
- 2015-Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
- 2014-FBI Honor, FBI Citizens Academy
- 2013-Purdue Univ Board of Trustees for "outstanding contribution to the greater good of the community"
- 2013-Chancellor's Community Engagement Award
- 2012-Outstanding Faculty Award
- 2011/2012-Service Learning Faculty Fellow by ICC
- 2011-Outstanding Faculty Award
- 2011-Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence
- 2009/2010- Master Teacher Award, Ivy Tech Academy for Instructional Excellence
- 2009-CELT Appreciation for FYE facilitation
- 2008-Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence
- 2008-Departmental Teaching Excellence Award
- 2007-AVC for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for “enriching the lives of students”
- 2017-Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
- 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award
- Intro Criminal Justice
- Juvenile Justice (Online)
- American Policing (Online)
- Research Methods
- Community Policing
- Victimization (Service Learning)
- Theor. Found. of CJ Policy
- Crim. Thought (Graduate course)
- Program Evaluation (Grad. course)
- Graduate Capstone
Department of Public Policy
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
260-H Neff Hall, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Policing in Eastern Africa: A Focus on the National Police Service in Kenya (2017)
This book was written in response to the need to provide a comprehensive presentation of the organization and administration of a centralized police service. Using the East African region as the general focus of centralized ...
Contributions to Books (3)
Police Ethics (in Gina Robertiello, Editor). "The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America: Historical Milestones and Current Controversies". ABC-CLIO. (2017)
Ethics refer to the unwritten rules that govern behavior in different situations and circumstances. Ethical behavior is influenced by many factors including the characteristics of the persons involved and the context of the event. This ...
Utilizing Service Learning to Confront Crime Victimization among Refugees, Immigrants, and Other Non-English Speaking Populations (in M. G. Hickey, Editor). Reflecting on Service‐Learning in Higher Education: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Book (2016)
In this chapter, I present the outcomes of a service-learning project in which students in a Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policy class conducted a supervised needs assessment for crime victims and high-risk populations among ...
Understanding Students’ Instructional Delivery Preferences and Other Classroom Logistics (in Keengwe, J. et. al., Editors). Promoting Global Literacy Skills through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning. IGI Global. Hershey, PA (2015)
Students who enjoy the instructional techniques used by their instructors are more likely to graduate, but little has been done to identify student instructional preferences in higher education. Students in a mid-sized public university in ...
Why Criminal Justice and Crime Studies Are Long Overdue In 21st Century Educational Reform in African Institutions of Higher Learning KESSA Conference Proceedings (2017)
The efficacy of the educational system of a society may be gauged by how well the system meets the needs of that society. One of the most readily discernible societal needs in most parts of ...
Lethal Rejection: Recounting Offenders' Experience in Prison and Societal Reaction Post Release The Prison Journal (2012)
The significance of successful completion of a prison term and the eventual release from prison is that it marks not only the end of incarceration, but also the beginning of a second cycle of societal ...
Approaches to Crime Control and Order Maintenance in Transitional Societies: The role of Village Headmen, Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs & Administration Police in Rural Kenya African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies (2011)
The need to illuminate and contextualize approaches to crime control and order maintenance in transitional societies has become increasingly necessary, thanks to the pervasiveness of social disorder and the elusive nature of crime in general. ...
Attitude towards the Police: The Significance of Race and Other Factors Among College Students Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice (2010)
Various factors have been identified by previous studies as predictive of citizens’ attitudes towards the police but there has not been as much effort to establish whether higher educational attainment has any effect on the ...
Predicting Methamphetamine and Other Drug Offending: Evidence From a Rural County Drug Court Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology (2010)
Arrests resulting from drug-related offending from January through December 2007 were compared between an urban and a rural county, both in the Midwest. Marijuana and methamphetamine were found to explain significantly more drug-related arrests in ...
Do Members of Racial Minority Groups Have an Affinity With Serious Crime? An Empirical Analysis Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice (2009)
The overrepresentation of Blacks and Latinos in the arrest statistics is no longer a new finding but whether this trend is due to selective law enforcement or differential involvement in crime needs a more forceful ...
Prognostics of Recidivism for Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders: More Evidence International Journal of Social Inquiry (2008)
Considerable effort has been made in the past to identify reliable predictors of recidivism for incarcerated juvenile offenders, but with mixed results. This study draws extensively on previous research to produce a parsimonious set of ...
The Criminal is to Go Free Because the Constable Has Blundered: Challenges of Law Enforcement In the Face of the Exclusionary Rule Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology (2008)
The criminal justice system is in a quagmire; known criminals are easily let off the hook by suppression of the truth in pursuit of the truth. A survey of all state and local law enforcement ...
Race and Women in Crime: A Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Comparison of Arrests for Black and Latino Females with White Females International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (2007)
Although women have made tremendous gains on men in criminal involvement in the last few decades, their involvement remains largely neglected in research. Most scholars choose instead to explore criminal behavior by the general population, ...
A Refutation of Racial Differentials in the Juvenile Recidivism Rate Hypothesis African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies (2005)
It has repeatedly been argued that race is an important predictor of juvenile recidivism, invariably with black offenders having significantly higher odds of recidivating than white offenders (DeComo, 1998; Strom, 2000; Benda, 2001; Langan & ...
What if the Black Officer Were Female? Race and Gender Characteristics in Arrest Practices? Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2016)
Although race and gender in police-community relations are some of the most enduring domains of study in criminal justice, research on cross-race and cross-gender factors in arrest practices continues to be scarce and warrants a ...