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John L. Worrall is professor of criminology and program head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) are from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in the fall of 2006.
Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is also the author or coauthor of numerous textbooks, including Introduction to Criminal Justice (with Larry J. Siegel, 15th ed., Cengage, 2016) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson, 2015); coeditor of The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor (SUNY, 2009); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.
In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. Worrall serves as a consultant, evaluator, and trainer for police departments and prosecutor’s offices across the United States and Canada. In this capacity, he recently teamed up with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing to author a guide for law enforcement officials on the use of asset forfeiture to combat illegal activity.
Dr. Worrall was recently elected to the executive board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, where he serves in the position of trustee at large (2008–2011). He is also editor of the journal Police Quarterly, the top-rated policing journal, and he serves as associate director for research for the W. W. Caruth, Jr., Dallas Police Institute, a collaborative research and training organization involving the Dallas Police Department, the Com- munities Foundation of Texas, the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Frank Schmalleger, PhD, holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate (1974) in sociology with a special emphasis in criminology from Ohio State University. From 1976 to 1994, he taught 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. In 1991, he was awarded the title Distinguished Professor, and the university named him professor emeritus in 2001.
As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. 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. Dr. Schmalleger has also 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. An avid proponent of criminal justice education, he has worked with numerous schools to develop curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall, 2015), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2015), Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2013), and The Definitive Guide to Criminal Justice and Criminology on the World Wide Web (Prentice Hall, 2009).
He 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.
Dr. 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.”
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