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Distinguished University Professor


John Ortiz Smykla

Distinguished University Professor

School of Justice Studies and Social Work P.O. Box 122

College of Professional Studies Gulf Shores, AL 36547

University of West Florida VOICE: 251.968.1977

Pensacola, FL 32514 CELL: 205.862.4024

VOICE: 850.473.7377

FAX: 850.474.2334

E-MAIL: jsmykla@uwf.edu


B.A., Sociology (1969), M.A. (1970), Sociology, California State University, Northridge, CA

Ph.D. (1977), College of Social Science, Interdisciplinary Social Science (Criminal Justice, Sociology and Anthropology),

Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI. Diss.: “A Phenomenological Analysis of the Social Environment in a Coed



Distinguished University Professor, University of West Florida, 2010

Professor of Justice Studies, University of West Florida, Pensacola, 2005 to present

Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Alabama, Mobile, 2002 to 2005

Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1986 to 2001, with appointments in Women’s Studies and Latin

American Studies, and UA’s nontraditional DPA program in Montgomery

Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL, Fall 2000

Adjunct Professor, The Union Institute, Columbus, OH, 1995 to 1998

Visiting Professor, Department of Justice Studies, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Alabama at

Birmingham, Fall 1994, Spring 1998

Associate (1979-86), Assistant (1977-79) Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work, Aurora College, Aurora, IL, 1972-74


Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, University of West Florida, Pensacola, 2005-2008.

Principal responsibilities: leadership for undergraduate programs in criminal justice and legal studies, and joint criminal justice/social work at UWF main (Pensacola) and branch campuses at Ft. Walton Beach and Marianna; online master’s of science degree in administration of criminal justice; academic program development; faculty and staff recruitment, development, review and workload assignments; fiscal management; departmental recommendations on salary, tenure, promotion and sabbatical leave; course scheduling; and develop articulation agreements with community colleges. Raised $225,000 from law firms, State Bar, and private donors to convert a classroom into a high tech/state of the art mock trial courtroom.

Chairperson, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Alabama, Mobile, 2002-2005.

Principal responsibilities: leadership for undergraduate programs in political science, criminal justice,

international studies and public administration and resident graduate MPA at USA main (Mobile) and branch campus in Baldwin County; Center for Public Policy and USA Polling Group; academic program development; faculty and staff recruitment, review, development and workload assignments; fiscal management; departmental recommendations on salary, tenure, promotion and sabbatical leave; and course scheduling.

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama, 1997-

1998. Principal responsibilities: program recruitment and administration of resident and off-campus masters of science and scheduling of courses for candidates in the criminal justice Interdisciplinary Social Science Ph.D.

Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama, 1987-1992, 1993-97.

Principal responsibilities: leadership for undergraduate program in criminal justice, residential and nontraditional masters of science, and the curriculum for criminal justice candidates in the Interdisciplinary Social Science Ph.D.; program development; faculty recruitment, review, development and workload assignments; fiscal management; departmental recommendations on salary, tenure, promotion and sabbatical leave; and course scheduling.

Extensive administrative and leadership experience developed through elected and appointed office and committee

assignments to the University of West Florida, University of South Alabama, University of Alabama, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southern Criminal Justice Association in budgeting, strategic planning, academic appointments, review and professional development, program and curriculum design and review, conference design, development/giving, mentoring, and leadership.

Service Project Director, “Community Placement and Supervision Program.” Alabama Department of Youth Services,

$60,000, 1990, a community-based system of reintegration of children committed to the custody of AL’s DYS in

Tuscaloosa County employing criminal justice and social work majors as case monitors. Contract renewed 1991-96,

$180,000. ^ Joint service grant with School of Social Work, University of Alabama.

Principal Project Investigator, “Enhancing Data Resources for the Study of Capital Punishment in America.” National Science

Foundation grant $188,449, 1984-87, to create a Class I machine-readable and code book file on all confirmed

executions in the United States from 1608. Project supported subcontract with ICPSR, University of Michigan to

make the database available to the scientific community. (See OTHER RESEARCH, Executions in the United

States, p. 5, 1987 & 2004 for data files.) Joint grant with School of Law, University of Alabama.

Supervisor, Behavioral Science Instructional Laboratory, Computer Center, Michigan State University, 1975.

Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work, Aurora College, 1972-74. Administrative

responsibility for a small affiliated faculty.


Research Intern, Women Police of Michigan, East Lansing, MI, 1975

Juvenile Court Intake Officer, Kane County, IL, 1974

Criminal Justice Research Analyst, SUA Inc., Beverly Hills, CA 1970-71


1978. Co-corrections: Case study of a coed federal prison. Washington, DC: University Press of America. (Rev. 1979).

1980. (Ed.). Coed prison. New York: Human Sciences Press. (Foreword by Edith Flynn, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University)

1981. Community-based corrections: Principles and practices. New York: Macmillan. (Foreword by Diane Gordon, former President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency)

1984. Probation and parole: Crime control in the community. New York: Macmillan.

1995. (Eds. with William Selke). Intermediate sanctions: Sentencing in the 90s. (Cincinnati, OH: Anderson. ACJS/Anderson Issues in Crime and Justice Series. (Foreword by Dean Champion)

2002. Corrections in the 21st century. New York, NY: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger). Extensive online and print supplements at www.mhhe.com/schmalleger.

2005. Corrections in the 21st century, Second Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger). Extensive online supplements at www.mhhe.com/schmalleger2. In this edition we (1) update data and literature; (2) add a new chapter on special populations; (3) add Reflections on the Future boxes – contributed essays from some of the field’s most respected scholars and practitioners that offer insights into the future of sentencing, jails, parole, and other institutions in American corrections; (4) reorder chapters to better reflect the corrections process and group chapters into 5 parts; and (5) introduce feature news articles provided by Corrections Network News (CCNN).

2007. ^ Corrections in the 21st century, Third Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger). Extensive

online supplements at www.mhhe.com/schmalleger2. In this edition we (1) update features from Corrections Connections Network News; (2) expand coverage from ACA and APPA policy statements; (3) enhance coverage of the impact of terrorism on corrections; (4) update recent and important court decisions affecting corrections; (5) add a new chapter on professionalism in corrections; and (6) update data and literature

2009. ^ Corrections in the 21st century, Fourth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger). Extensive

online supplements at www.mhhe.com/schmalleger4. In this edition we (1) correlate end-of-chapter review questions with chapter objectives listed at the start of each chapter; (2) include material from the Commission on Safety and

Abuse in America’s Prisons across the book, (3) create Ethics and Professionalism exhibits and create Ethical

Dilemmas within each exhibit; (4) update data and literature; and (5) and add new Corrections Connections

Network News exhibits.

2011. ^ Corrections in the 21st century, Fifth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger). Extensive online supplements at www.mhhe.com/schmalleger5e. In this edition we (1) enhance the theme of evidence-based corrections – the gold standard for correctional policy and program development in corrections departments and agencies across the U.S. – as a way of measuring the effectiveness of corrections policies and practices; and (2) incorporate the latest corrections data, up-to-the minute news, and cutting-edge technological development.

------. Corrections in the 21st century, Sixth Edition (forthcoming 2012). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with Frank Schmalleger).

------. Community-Based Corrections (forthcoming 2012). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (with G. Bayens).


1978. Coed prison. Criminal Justice Columns 3: 1, 7.

1979. Blaming our children: Problems with the Alabama juvenile code governing children in need of supervision. Social

Perspectives 5(2): 18-23. (with E. Folts)

1979. (Revised 1996). Coed corrections. In V.L. Williams (Ed.), Dictionary of American penology. Westport, CT:

Greenwood Press.

1979. Coed corrections in the United States: A look at theory, practice, and research issues. Howard Journal of Penology

and Crime Prevention 18: 44-53.

1979. Does coed prison work? Prison Journal 59: 61-72

1980. Problems with research in co-corrections. In J.O. Smykla (Ed.), Coed prison (pp. 172-180). New York: Human

Sciences Press.

1980. Annotated bibliography in co-corrections. In J.O. Smykla (Ed.), Coed prison (pp. 273-300). New York: Human

Sciences Press

1981. Impact of co-corrections. In S. Zimmerman and H. Miller (Eds.), Corrections at the crossroads: Designing policy

(pp. 118-128). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. (University of Alabama Research grants support; ACJS selected papers


1981. The incidence of learning disabilities and mental retardation in children under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

Journal of Criminal Justice 9: 219-225. (with T. Willis)

1981. Citizen awareness in crime prevention: Do they really get involved? Journal of Police Science &Administration 9:

398-403. (with W. Formby)

1982. Community service sentencing: Moving from the 70s to the 80s. In C. Eskridge (Ed.), Community-based

alternatives: A reader. Lexington, MA: Ginn. (with W. Selke)

1982. The model muddle in corrections. Criminal Justice & Behavior 9:101-114. (Guggenheim Foundation Support)

1982. Impact of home detention: A less restrictive alternative to the secure detention of juveniles. Juvenile and Family

Court Journal 33(2): 3-9.

1982. Lowering the jurisdictional age of the juvenile court: Problems and prospects of simple solutions. Law and

Psychology Review 7: 17-37.

1984. Effects of a prison facility on the regional economy. Journal of Criminal Justice 12: 521-539. (with D. Cheng, C.

Ferguson, C. Trent, B. French, & A. Watters)

1984. Attitudes and perceptions toward drinking and driving: A simulation of citizen awareness. Journal of Police Science

& Administration 12: 379-384. (with W. Formby)

1986. Impact of capital punishment on death row inmate families. USA Today Magazine 114(2488): 86-90.

1986. Persons on death row only die once but the family dies a hundred times. ACJS Today.

1986. Critique concerning prediction in probation and parole: Some alternative suggestions. International Journal of

Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 30: 125-140.

1987. The human impact of capital punishment: Interviews with families of persons on death row. Journal of Criminal

Justice 15: 331-347.

1988. Death row inmate families are victims too. Nurturing Today 10: 18, 33.

1989. Placing Uruguayan corrections in context, 1973-1984: A note on the visiting criminologist’s role. Journal of Criminal Justice 17: 25-37.

1989. (Guest Editor). Prison sexuality, Part I: AIDS, sexual assaults, treatment of sex offenders, women’s equality, and

conjugal visiting (Special issue). Prison Journal 69 (1).

1989. (Guest Editor). Prison sexuality, Part II: AIDS, sexual victimization, sexual adaptation among male prisoners,

affirmative action, and sex offender treatment (Special issue). Prison Journal 69 (2).

1990. Legal mandates: The impact of court rulings on promoting changes in prison. In J.W. Murphy and J.E. Dison (Eds.),

Twenty years of correctional reform: Are prisons any better? (pp. 23-42). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. (with D. Peck)

1990. War and capital punishment. Journal of Criminal Justice 18 (3): 253-260. (with V. Schneider)

1991. Alcohol and drug use in death row inmate families. In B. Forster and J. Salloway (Eds.), The sociocultural matrix of

alcohol and drug use. (pp. 230-242). New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

1991. A summary analysis of Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The Espy file. In R. Bohm (Ed.), The death

penalty in America: Current research. (pp. 1-19). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson. (with V. Schneider)

1993. Criminal procedure in Uruguay, South America: A test of the universal applicability of Ingraham’s six stages of

criminal procedure. Journal of Criminal Justice 21 (6): 595-603. (with E. Smykla).

1994. Guidelines for police undercover work: New questions about accreditation and the emphasis of procedure over

authorization. Justice Quarterly 11 (1): 135-151. (with H. Hamilton).

1995. Is master’s thesis a requirement for admission into Ph.D. program? A survey of doctoral programs in criminal justice

and criminology. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 6 (1): 165.

1995. [Table] Co-correctional institutions for adults. In Kathleen Maguire (ed.), 1994 Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics. (p. 102). Washington, DC: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. (with/J. Williams). Reprinted in criminal justice and criminology textbooks.

1996. Co-corrections. In M.D. McShane and F.P. Williams (Eds.), Encyclopedia of American prisons. (pp. 96-100). New

York: Garland.

1996. Co-corrections in the United State of America, 1974-1994: Two decades of disadvantages for women offenders.

Women & Criminal Justice 8 (1): 61-76. (with J. Williams).

1997. Jail type makes a difference: Evaluating the transition from a traditional to a podular, direct supervision jail across

ten years. American Jails 11(2): 32-39. (with G. Bayens and J. Williams).

1997. Jail type and inmate behavior: A longitudinal analysis. Federal Probation, 61(3): 54-62. (with G. Bayens and J.


1998. The attitudes of criminal justice workgroups toward intensive supervised probation. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 22(2): 189-206. (with G. Bayens and M. Manske).

1998. The Impact of the “New Penology” on ISP: A Research Note,” Criminal Justice Review, 23(1): 51-62 (with G. Bayens and M. Manske).

1998. Foreword. In L. Moriarty and D. Carter (Eds.), Technology in Criminal Justice in the 21st Century. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

1999. Coed prisons: Should we try it (Again)? Yes. In C.B. Fields (Ed.), Controversial issues in corrections. (pp. 203-218). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

2000. Opportunity missed. American Jails, 13(6): 93.

2000. Present and Presenting: An Exploratory Analysis of Panel Attendance and Participation at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Criminal Justice Review, 24(1): 27-50. (with D. Hale, T. Austin and C. Firey).

2003. Juvenile drug courts: Understanding the importance of dimensional variability. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 14(3):339-360. (with J. Sloan).

2004. More than a Space problem. American Jails, 17(6):41-43.

2005 Do juvenile drug courts reduce recidivism? Outcomes of drug court and an adolescent substance abuse program. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 29(1): 95-115. (with J. Sloan and J. Rush).

2007. Correctional privatization and the myth of inherent efficiency. In R. E. Bohm and J. T. Walker (Eds.), Demystifying

crime and criminal justice. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury (with C. Blakely). Second edition forthcoming 2012.

2008. Drunk and alone in a K-Mart parking lot: The pedagogy of simulation and contemporary attitudes toward drinking and

driving. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 19(3) (with M. Crow, K. Tatum, R. Hough, J. Mosley)


1975. Preliminary analysis of employment and deployment of women in Michigan law enforcement. E. Lansing, MI: Criminal Justice Systems Center, Michigan State University.

1976. WOMENCOPS: A computer codebook for the social sciences. E. Lansing, MI: Behavioral Sciences Instructional

Laboratory, Michigan State University

1977. A phenomenological analysis of the social environment in a coed federal prison, Doctoral dissertation, Michigan

State University. Dissertation Abstracts International. 38: 6338-A. University Microfilms No. 7803560.

1982. Issues facing the proposed TVA facility. Tuscaloosa, AL: Center for Business and Economic Research. (with D.

Cheng, C. Ferguson, C. Trent, B. French, A. Watters)

1987. Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The Espy file. (machine-readable data file). Tuscaloosa, AL: John

Ortiz Smykla (producer); Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of

Michigan (distributor). (with M.W. Espy)

2004. ^ Executions in the United States, 1608-2003: The Espy File. (ICPSR 8451) [3rd ICPSR Edition] (Diskette 00013).


Undergraduate and graduate teaching specializations: Social Science Research Methods, Correctional Policy, Institutional and Community Corrections, Crime Prevention and Control, Capital Punishment, Comparative and Historical Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory. Many of the courses I teach are multimedia media enhanced and web based.

Teaching recognition: Commendation for Teaching and Contributions to UA’s DPA Curriculum; twice nominated for UA’s National Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award; twice invited to teach honors seminars in UA’s Honors Program; former member of UA’s A & S Freshman Mentoring Program; invited faculty mentor-UA Faculty Senate; invited Lilly Fellow Teaching Mentor; 1996 Southern Criminal Justice Association Educator of the Year; faculty mentor UWF’s Honors’ Program; and student opinion ratings of the courses I teach are consistently at and above department and college norms.


*Chair **Co-chair

1979 Ph.D., Thomas Willis, Special Education, “The Incidence of Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation Among Institutionalized Delinquents, Nonconfined Delinquents and Children In Need of Supervision”

1979 *M.S., Edward Folts, Criminal Justice and Social Work, “Staff and Their Attitudes: A Study of Employees at a

Coeducational Correctional Institution”

1981 M.S., Victoria Schneider, Criminal Justice, “An Analysis of the Effects of Legal Education on the Ethical Behavior of


1981 D.S.W., Michael Parker, Social Work, “Juvenile Court Discretion with Status Offenders: An Analysis of Factors of

Influence in Alabama”

1987 *M.C.J., Elizabeth Miller, Criminal Justice, “Women in Corrections”

1987 *M.C.J., Daniel Baranow, Criminal Justice, “Privatization in Corrections”

1989 M.S., Tommie Black, Criminal Justice, “The Effects of Delay in Training New Officers in the West Alabama Area”

1989 *M.C.J., DeMelodie Drewyor, Criminal Justice, “Shoot to Kill: Police Use of Deadly Force”

1990 Ph.D., Joseph Schumacher, Psychology, “Protecting the Individual and Society in Judicial Decisions: The Effects of

Decision Type, Attitudes toward Crime Control and Crime Severity”

1990 **D.P.A., Jeffrey Rush, Political Science, “The Relationship of Cynicism to Role Conflict, Worker Alienation and Role

Orientation among Alabama Juvenile Probation Officers”

1990 M.S., Lester Williams, Criminal Justice, “The Alabama Habitual Felony Statute: Its Impact on Families of Inmates”

1990 *M.S., Susan Po-Shan Wong, Criminal Justice, “The Effects of a Social Service Agency’s Number of Full-Time Paid

Professional Staff on Police Referrals”

1990 M.S., Mark Hogue, Criminal Justice, “Screening Police Applicants: The Effects of Departmental Resources”

1991 M.S., David Ron Thweatt, Criminal Justice, “The Impact of Religious Practices as a Stress Reducer Among Police


1991 M.A., Kim Svec, Psychology, “Decisions about Competency for Execution as a Function of Attitudes toward Capital


1991 M.S., Mark Stough, Criminal Justice, “Industrial Prisons: The Rebirth of American Corrections”

1991 *M.C.J., John Lee, Criminal Justice, “The Impact of the Media On Attitudes Toward the Police”

1991 M.S., David John King, Criminal Justice, “Policing in Bermuda: A Colonial Perspective”

1991 *M.C.J., Gary Campbell, Criminal Justice, “Community Corrections: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going”

1991 *M.C.J., Gerry Dee Billy, Criminal Justice, “Third Generation Jails in Ohio”

1992 *M.C.J., John N. Radmer, Criminal Justice, “Sentencing to Service: Policy and Procedure Manual”

1992 M.A., Etta F. Morgan-Sharp, Women’s Studies, “Biased Justice and the Death Penalty”

1992 *M.S., Henry Hamilton, Criminal Justice, “Police Undercover: An Examination of Official Policies and Guidelines”

1993 *M.S., Royall Williams, Criminal Justice, “A Study of Judges’ Attitudes Toward The Use of Intermediate Sanctions in

North Carolina”

1993 M.S., Majorie Locke, Criminal Justice, “An Assessment of the Canadian Criminological Literature,1979-1988”

1993 **D.P.A., Gerald Burns, Political Science, “Comparative Study of Alabama’s Department of Corrections Boot Camp

Program to Its Alternatives of Regular Incarceration and Immediate Probation”

1993 Ph.D., Jake Watts, Library and Information Science, “El Derecho de Autor”

1994 *M.S., Larry Harvey, Criminal Justice, “Corrections in America Since 1960 With Application to Tennessee”

1994 *M.S., David Behrend, Criminal Justice, “Statutory Analysis of Private Investigators in Pennsylvania”

1995 *M.S., David Moyer, Criminal Justice, “Religion and Capital Punishment”

1995 *M.S., Gregory Richter, Criminal Justice, “The Evolution of the Correctional System in America: The Role of Outside

Influences in Determining Correctional Philosophy”

1995 *M.S., Gary Bayens, Criminal Justice, “Effect of New Generation Philosophy on Reducing Negative Behavior at the

Shawnee County Adult Detention Facility”

1996 *M.S., James Sparks, Criminal Justice, “Case Study of John Wayne Gacy”

1996 M.S., John Hageman, Criminal Justice, “An Evaluation of the Implementation of the Specialized Treatment of

Offender Program”

1996 M.S., Mary Margaret McDowell, Criminal Justice, “Tuscaloosa Police Pay Satisfaction Survey”

1996 M.S., Laura Topolski, Criminal Justice

1996 M.S., Shane Sears, Criminal Justice, “Juvenile Death Penalty: Community Sentiment, Legislative Policy, and

Supreme Court Intervention”

1996 Ph.D., Ivan Kruh, Psychology, “Adolescent Psychopathy and the Prediction of Juvenile Violence”

1996 M.S., Deonne Johnson, Criminal Justice

1997 *M.S., Philip Bridgeman, Criminal Justice, “Does Drug Treatment Work?”

  1. Ph.D., Gary Bayens, Criminology, The Union Institute, “A Criminological Perspective of the Affect of Certification Laws on Youth”

1998 *M.S., Anita Ewing, Criminal Justice, “Judges’ Perceptions and Use of Intermediate Sanctions”

1998 M.S., Lynn Wood, Criminal Justice

1998 M.S., John Clark, Criminal Justice, “Probation and Parole Officer Liability”

1999 Ph.D., Alisha Caputo, Psychology, “Community Notification Laws For Sex Offenders: Possible Mediators and Moderators of Citizen Coping”

2000 *M.S., Jeremy McIntire, Criminal Justice, “Community Corrections”

1999 Ph.D., Etta Morgan-Sharp, Interdisciplinary Social Science: Women Studies, English and Criminal Justice, “Women on Death Row”

1999 *M.S., Michael Kimmett, Criminal Justice, “Effects of Automated Reporting in Law Enforcement”

2000 *M.S., Holli Drummond, Criminal Justice, “Cults and Criminal Justice”

2001 M.S., Krista Kuykendall, Criminal Justice, “Drug Use Among High School Seniors in a County in Alabama: A Comparison Study”

2001 Ph.D., Marla Domino, Psychology, “Criminalizing the Non-notification of HIV/AIDS: The Influence of Homophobia, Fear of AIDS, and Defendants’ Sexual Orientation on Mock Juror Judgements”

2001 *M.S., Carl Robbins, Criminal Justice, “Creating Diversity in Police Organizations”

2001 M.S., Shawn Richardson, Criminal Justice, “Religion and the Death Penalty”

2001 M.S., Michael W. G. Timms, Criminal Justice, “Juvenile Waiver Systems: From Courts to Corrections”

2001 M.S., Matthew Mitchell, Criminal Justice

2001 M.S., J. Larry Easton, Criminal Justice, “Law Enforcement and Correctional Stress: An Empirical Look at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office”

2001 M.S., Tammy Waldrop, Criminal Justice, “Correctional Accreditation: Is It the Way to Excellence?”

2001 M.S., Daniel J. Savasta, Criminal Justice, “Failure of Federal Supervision Offenders”

2001 M.S., Justine McNutt, Criminal Justice, “Violent Juvenile Delinquency”

2001 Ph.D., Jennifer Boothby, Psychology, “Evaluating the Relation Between Coping Variables and Prison Adjustment”

2001 *M.S., Amanda Boyd, Criminal Justice, “Exploration of Strain Theory”

2001 *M.S., Alan Furman, Criminal Justice, “The Impact of Law Enforcement Recruiting Practices”

2002 M.S., Edward R. Egg, Criminal Justice, “Mental Health Issues In the Juvenile Justice System”

2002 Ph.D., John Clark, Interdisciplinary Social Science: Psychology, Political Science and Criminal Justice, “Jury Decision Making”

2002 *M.S., Troy Smith, Criminal Justice

2003 Ph.D., Jamie Stump, Psychology, “Efficacy and Process of Cognitive Bibliotherapy for the Treatment of Depression in Prison”

2003 *M.S., Stephanie Holloway, Criminal Justice, “Adult Halfway Houses”

2003 Ph.D., Dia Brannen, Psychology, “The Relation of Cognitive Distortion and Psychopathy in a Non-Clinical Sample”

2005 M.S., Brittany Coker, Psychology/USA, “Suicide by COP”

2008 *M.S.A., Cheryl Sychowski, Criminal Justice/UWF, “Victim Offender Mediation: Working Towards Successful Restorative Justice”

2009 *M.S., Claire Turner, Criminal Justice/UWF, “The Impact of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in Drug Crime”

2010. *M.S., Anthony Marsh, Justice Studies/UWF, “Evidence-Based Corrections and Private Probation,”


1978. Coed prison: An ethnography of inmate sex and violence. Paper presented to Academy of Criminal Justice

Sciences (ACJS) New Orleans, LA

1978. Theory, practice and research issues in sexually integrated prisons. Paper presented to Mid-South Sociological Association, Jackson, MS

1979. New directions in corrections: Co-correctional prisons. Invited presentation to the Alabama Council on Crime and

Delinquency, Birmingham, AL

1979. The impact of co-corrections. Paper presented to ACJS, Cincinnati, OH

1979. Criminal justice and racism in Alabama. Invited presentation to the Alabama Lawyers Guild, Tuscaloosa, AL

1980. Community service sentencing: Moving from the 70s to the 80s. Paper presented to the Western Society of Criminology, Newport Beach, CA (with W. Selke)

1980. Legal-ethical issues in corrections. Panel discussant at ACJS, Oklahoma City, OK

1980. Women inmates in sexually integrated prison: The myth of equal treatment. Paper presented to American Society of

Criminology (ASC), San Francisco, CA

1980. Research on the use of imprisonment. Paper presented to ASC, San Francisco, CA (with W. Selke)

1981. Citizen awareness in crime prevention: Do they really get involved? Paper presented to ACJS, Philadelphia , PA with W. Formby)

1981. Crime and criminal justice: Understanding crime. Panel chair, Association for Humanist Sociology, Cincinnati, OH

1982. Penology. Panel chair and discussant. Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), San Francisco, CA

1983. Probation and parole. Panel chair and discussant. ACJS, Louisville, KY

1983. Alabama prisons and their impact on the local economy: A matched study of prison and non-prison counties. Paper

presented to the Alabama Criminal Justice Educators Association, Birmingham, AL

1984. Prediction in probation and parole: Its consequences and implications. Paper presented to ACJS, Chicago, IL

1984. The people on death row only die once but the family dies a hundred times. Paper presented to ACJS, Chicago, IL

1984. Attitude and perceptions toward drinking and driving: A simulation of citizen awareness. Paper presented to the

Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA), Orlando, FL

1984. Families of death row inmates. Workshop coordinator for the Alabama Prison Project on Capital Punishment ,

Montgomery, AL

1985. Alcohol use in death row inmate families. Paper presented to ACJS, Las Vegas, NV

1985. Public support and variation in the use of capital punishment. Panel chair, ACJS, Las Vegas, NV

1985. Participant in the 45th Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, Bogota, Colombia

1985. Changing foci within the criminal and juvenile justice systems: Emerging issues: Effects of capital punishment: A

focus on the families of the accused. Roundtable discussant, Association of Humanist Sociology, Atlanta, GA

1986. Four centuries of execution in America: An examination of Executions in the United States, 1608-1987: The Espy

File. Paper presented to ACJS Orlando, FL

1986. Crime: What we fear, what can be done, the correctional system. Invited panelist of the Domestic Policy

Association, National Issues Forum, Birmingham, AL

1987. Crime and punishment in Uruguay, South America: Observations from a summer Fulbright. Paper presented to

ACJS, St. Louis, MO. (Awarded 3rd place International Paper Competition)

1987. Persons on death row only dies once but the family dies a hundred times. Plenary session panelist, ACJS, St.

Louis, MO

1988. Comparative criminal justice research: Recent research. Panel chair and discussant, ACJS, San Francisco, CA

1989. Teaching comparative criminal justice system. Roundtable discussant, ACJS, Washington, DC

1989. Issues in estimating cross-cultural rates of incarceration: Lessons from Uruguay. Paper presented to ACJS,

Washington DC

1990. War and capital punishment. Paper presented to ACJS, Denver, CO (with V. Schneider)

1991. Criminology and criminal justice in Latin America, 1880-1889. Paper presented to ACJS, Nashville, TN (with J. Homa and S. Stewart)

1991. Minorities and criminal justice education. Panel Chair, ACJS, Nashville, TN

1992. Criminal procedure in Uruguay, South America. Paper presented to ACJS, Pittsburgh, PA (with E. Smykla)

1992. Managing the undergraduate enrollment in criminal justice. Roundtable organizer, ACJS, Pittsburgh, PA (with T. Winfree)

1993. Justice Blackmun and capital punishment. Paper presented to SCJA, Charleston, SC

1993. Earning tenure at a comprehensive university: Responsibilities of the department chair. Paper presented at an

ACJS workshop, Kansas City, MO

1994. H.R. 729 and habeas corpus appeals. Paper presented to SCJA, Memphis, TN

1994. The offender and community correctional programs. Panel discussant, ACJS, Chicago, IL

1995. The future of capital punishment. Roundtable participant, SCJA, Gatlinburg, TN

1995. Co-corrections and women offenders. Paper presented to Alabama Criminal Justice Educators Association, Gulf

Shores, AL

1996. Deputy Chair of the Program; The future of capital punishment, Roundtable participant, ACJS, Las Vegas, NV

1996. The future of capital punishment, Roundtable participant, SCJA, Savannah, GA

1997. What’s out there: National Surveys of Criminal Justice Programs. Panel chair, ACJS, Louisville, KY

1997. Chair of the Program, Criminal Justice: Education, Research and Technology, ACJS, Louisville, KY

1997. Consumer attitudes and opinions of intensive probation supervision. Paper presented to SCJA, Richmond, VA

1998. Panel attendance: “No-shows” and interest at the 1997 ACJS Louisville conference. Roundtable presenter, ACJS, Albuquerque, NM

  1. Workload analysis of ISP officers in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Paper presented to ACJS, Albuquerque, NM (with G. Bayens and M. Manske).

  1. Community-oriented policing: Ethics and unintended consequences, Roundtable participant, SCJA, Biloxi, MS

  1. Community corrections: Intensive supervision probation and recidivism; Correctional issues II; and Institutional

corrections: Gender and age Issues, Panel Chair/Discussant, ACJS, Orlando, FL

1999. Chair of the Program, Southern contributions to 20th century criminal justice: Advances in community policing, courts and privatization, SCJA, Chattanooga, TN

2000. Author meets critic. Analysis of Robert Bohm’s DeathQuest, ACJS, New Orleans, LA

  1. Juvenile drug courts: A comparative analysis of their scope and nature. Paper presented to SCJA, Charleston,

SC (with K. Kuykendall and J. Sloan)

  1. A comparative analysis of the scope and nature of juvenile drug courts: Are they ‘prediction’ or ‘prescription?’

Paper presented to SCJA, Baton Rouge, LA (with J. Sloan)

  1. A pre-post evaluation of juvenile drug court in Jefferson County (Birmingham), Alabama. Paper presented to

SCJA, Clearwater Beach, FL (with J. Sloan and J. Rush)

2003. Dissecting the SCJA annual conferences. Panel chair, SCJA, Nashville, TN.

2004. Correctional privatization and the myth of inherent efficiency. Paper presented to ACJS, Las Vegas, NV.

2004. Jails and academe. Workshop participant, American Jail Association, Birmingham, AL.

2006. Future of corrections. Roundtable organizer (with J. Kunselman) and participant, SCJA, Charleston, SC

2007. ACJS Certification Information Session #1: An Overview Of The Process. Roundtable participant, ACJS, Seattle, WA

2008. Citizen’s Response To Drunk Driving: Engaging Students In Simulation Research. Paper Presented to ACJS,

Cincinnati, OH (with M. Crow, R. Hough, K. Tatum and J. Mosley)

2008. Teaching a Jail Course. Roundtable participant, ACJS, Cincinnati, OH (with K. Kerle, G. Etter, and P. Bowdre)

2008. ACJS Academic Program Certification: You Have Questions? We Have Answers. Roundtable Participant, ACJS,

Cincinnati, OH (with four others)

2008. ACJS Advanced Training For Academic Certification Reviewers. Roundtable Participant, ACJS, Cincinnati, OH (with ACJS Academic Review Committee)

2008. Becoming Chair: Opportunities And Challenges. Roundtable Participant, ACJS, Cincinnati, Oh (with ACJS Academic Review



UWF: Department: chair and ex-officio on all department committees; College: Awards and Personnel: University: Campus

Safety; High Achieving Student Committee

USA: Department: chair and ex-officio on nine department committees; College: Faculty Awards Committee, Tenure and

Promotion; University: Research Council, University Library Committee, Mentor – Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program

UA: Department: Coordinate Honor’s Day, Program and Curriculum Reviews, RTP, initiated Justice Colloquia Series in 1984

and various program and scholarship support funds; College: Arts and Sciences and Social Work Dean Search Committees, Graduate Committee, Student Academic Affairs, Formal Complaint and Sanction Review, Affirmative Action, Women Studies Advisory, Women Studies Colloquium: Capital Punishment and the Family, Co-convenor - Women and the Future: A Symposium of Four Women Fulbright Scholars, Latin American Studies Advisory and Coordinator of Latin American Studies Spring Seminar - Cooperation or Conflict: A Symposium of Ten Fulbright Scholars, Institute for Social Science Research Advisory Board, Freshman Mentoring Program, and numerous search committees and department leadership reviews; University: Library, Student Safety and Security/2 terms as Chair, Program Review, Graduate Council, Faculty Senate Representative to Parking, University Mediation and Grievance (Tribunal Chair), Interdisciplinary Social Science Ph.D.


Selected Service to the Communities of Pensacola and Gulf Shores: American Cancer Society Relay for Life; speak to various

high school classes about criminal justice and UWF; supporter and volunteer at Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo

^ Selected Service to the Community of Mobile, Alabama: Member of Mobile County Jail Planning Committee; Mobile County

Chamber of Commerce Candidates’ Campaign Workshop

Selected Service to the Community of Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Advisory Board, Genesis House; Tuscaloosa Juvenile Agency

Council; Training Seminar, Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Court; Consultant, West Alabama Planning Council;

Consultant, Center for Business and Economic Research; Commencement Speaker, 85th Session of the State of

Alabama Law Enforcement Training Academy, “Responsible Policing and the Importance of Criminal Justice

Education;” Institutional Review Board, Taylor-Hardin Secure Medical Facility; Member, Advisory Board, Law

Enforcement Academy; Tuscaloosa Police Department; Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Court Restitution Advisory

Board; Religious Education Teacher, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

^ Selected Service to the Community of Birmingham, Alabama: Volunteer, Burn Unit, Children’s Hospital (9 years); Volunteer,

Firehouse Shelter; Religious Education Teacher, Prince of Peace Catholic Church; Jefferson County Juvenile Drug


Selected Service to the State of Alabama: Steering Committee and Board of Directors, Alabama Juvenile Justice Association;

Board of Directors, Innovative Resources, Inc.; Department of Youth Services Community Placement and

Supervision Committee

^ Editorial Board Member: Criminal Justice Review, International Criminal Justice Review, American Journal of Criminal Justice,

Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium, Criminal Justice: Contemporary Literature in Theory and Practice - Volume 4: The Philosophy and Practice of Corrections, Women & Criminal Justice, and^ Journal of Crime and Justice; Guest Editor, two special issues of Prison Journal, “Prison Sexuality,” Volume 69, Numbers 1 and 2.

Other: Guest Speaker, Friday Conference of Letters, Science and Medicine: Impact of Capital Punishment on Death Row

Inmate Families, University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences; Consultant, Community Corrections

Officer Workload Management, Corrections Management Corporation, TN; Consultant, Adult Intensive Supervised Probation Program, Wyandotte County (Kansas City); Guest Speaker, “Drugs, Sex and Crime,” University of West


^ Service to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: 1986 White Papers Committee; 1987 International Committee; 1993

Program Committee, Organized “Punishment and Corrections” into 35 panels, 5 workshops and 2 roundtable

discussions; 1994 Constitution and By-Laws Committee; 1996 Deputy Program Chair; ^ 1997 Program Chair; 1999

Awards Committee; 2003 Program Committee with responsibility for organizing Professional Development Seminars; 2002-2007 Academic Review Committee; 2006-2008 Constitution and Bylaws

Service to the Southern Criminal Justice Association: 1997 Awards Committee; 1997-98 Second Vice President and Chair of

the Awards Committee; 1998-99 First Vice President, Program Chair and Chair of Local Arrangements and Budget

and Finance; ^ 1999-2000 President; 2000-2001 Past President and Chair of Nominations and Elections, Fund

Raising, and Ad-Hoc Ethics Committees

Program Reviewer: Reviewed applications for criminal justice undergraduate and graduate program and certification

reviews in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas


1975/77. University Fellow, Michigan State University

1977. U.S. Department of Justice Competitive Fellowship

1978. U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections Fellow

1978/80. University of Alabama Research Grant award, $6,000

1980. Harry Frank Guggenheim Grant, $500

1981. Tenure, University of Alabama

1982. State of Alabama Governor’s Grant, with College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama,


1983. Sabbatical Leave, University of Alabama

1984. National Science Foundation award, $188,449 (2 year grant to construct death penalty dataset)

1986. Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Uruguay and Argentina – Social Science Research Methods

1987. Third Place Award, ACJS International Paper Competition

1990. Alabama Department of Youth Services grant, $240,000 (with UA’s School of Social Work to develop program

utilizing college students as monitors for juvenile offenders)

1990. Recognition of service to UA’s D.P.A. program

1992/93. Administrative and Sabbatical Leave, University of Alabama

1996. Educator of the Year, Southern Criminal Justice Association

2003. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Certificate of Appreciation

2003. Distinguished Lecturer, “Drug Courts,” Eastern Kentucky University, College of Justice and Safety, Distinguished

Lecture Series

2004. University of South Alabama Committee on Undergraduate Research, $2000 (to fund undergraduate student

assisting me with update of execution dataset)

2004. University of West Florida, “Sex, Drugs and Crime” (public lecture on drug courts)

2006. U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP, $73,089 (3 year grant to fund outcome evaluation of Mobile County Juvenile

Drug Court)

2008. Raised $225,000 from Florida law firms, State Bar, and private donors to convert a UWF classroom into a state of the

art/high tech mock trial courtroom. Dedicated fall 2009.

2010. Named Distinguished University Professor, University of West Florida

Modest ability to read, speak and write Spanish

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