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Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991.
Schmalleger is also the Director of the Justice Research Association, a private consulting firm and think tank focusing on issues of crime and justice. The Justice Research Association (JRA) serves the needs of the nation’s civil and criminal justice planners and administrators through workshops, conferences, and grant-writing and program-evaluation support. JRA also sponsors the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium, which resides on the Web at http://www.cjdlc.org.
Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world’s first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university’s graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade. An avid Web surfer, Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of award-winning World Wide Web sites, including one that supports this textbook (http://www.cjtoday.com).
Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than thirty books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (Prentice Hall, 2007), Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2006), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2006), and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2006).
Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series.
Schmalleger’s philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: “In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person’s interest—be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems.”
Visit the author’s website at http://www.schmalleger.com.
I bought it for that class, its a good book but I wasn't interested with criminal justice. Good for those who want to know more about the systemPublished 22 months ago by Aor
book is in decent shape. helped a lot with the course. no issues at all with the book. thank youPublished 23 months ago by Odalis Quiles
Excellent text book. I wish that it was more affordable though, considering how often these text books become out dated.Published on March 28, 2013 by Carib
i purchased this item and even though it came in good timing... i was missing pages out of it so i had to use my friends book.. so embarrassing/Published on January 19, 2012 by Bonnie
i would have loved to go into the future (like 90's -00's era with updated history) with this book but unfortunately all classes end too soon!Published on May 19, 2011 by Allison N. Burguess
The text was new. The only drawback was it did not included onlline supplement, which I had to purchase seperately.Published on May 11, 2011 by J. ONeill