Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D.
Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University, having earned both a master's (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from The 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.</para>
<para>Schmalleger is the author or co-author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall 2014); <emphasis>Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction</emphasis> (Prentice Hall, 2012), <emphasis>Criminology Today</emphasis> (Prentice Hall, 2012), Criminology: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2013); Corrections in the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill 2013, with John Smykla); Crimes of the Internet (Prentice Hall, 2009, with Michael Pittaro); Policing Today (Prentice Hall, 2011, with John Worrall); Courts and Criminal Justice in America (Prentice Hall, 2011, with Larry Siegel and John Worrall); Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals (Prentice Hall, 2011, with John Feldmeier); Juvenile Delinquency (Prentice Hall, 2014, with Clemmens Bartollas); Deviant Behavior (Jones and Bartlett, 2012, with John A. Humphrey); and <emphasis>Criminal Law Today</emphasis> (Prentice Hall, 2013, with Daniel Hall).</para>
Frank <para>Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world's first electronic classrooms. 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.
Schmalleger is also active in the area of curriculum development and has consulted with more than a dozen colleges and universities in the development of criminal justice and criminal justice-related degree programs -- and is a strong advocate of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science's program certification standards.
An avid Web user and website builder, Schmalleger is the creator of a number of award-winning websites, including the popular Criminal Justice Cybrary (now owned by Prentice Hall Publishing Co.) and the (now historical) Distance Learning Consortium<ulink role="obsolete" url="http://www.cjtoday.com">.</para>
<para>Schmalleger is founding editor of the journal <emphasis>Criminal Justice Studies (formerly The Justice Professional).</emphasis> He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series <emphasis>Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century</emphasis> and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group's criminal justice reference series.</para>
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
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