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 and a doctorate in sociology 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>

            Schmalleger, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Pearson, 2023); <emphasis>Criminal Justice: An Introduction</emphasis> (Pearson, 2023), <emphasis>Criminology Today</emphasis> (Pearson, 2025), Corrections in the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill 2024, with John Smykla); Crimes of the Internet (Pearson, 2009, with Michael Pittaro); Policing (Pearson, 2024, with John Worrall); Courts and Criminal Justice in America (Pearson, 2022, with Larry Siegel and John Worrall); American Criminal Procedure Today (Oxford University Press, 2022, with John Feldmeier); Juvenile Delinquency (Pearson, 2022, with Clemens Bartollas and Hemant Sharma); Deviant Behavior (Sage Publishing, 2021, with John A. Humphrey); Constitutional Law Today (Cognella, 2023, with John M. Scheb and Hemant Sharma), and <emphasis>Criminal Law Today</emphasis> (Pearson, 2022).</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.  He is a strong advocate of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science's program certification standards although the Academy recently placed certification efforts on hold.

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 Pearson Publishing Co.) and the (now historical) Distance Learning Consortium<ulink role="obsolete" url="">.</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>CJ Logo During his graduate studies at the Ohio State University, Schmalleger enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC), and was recognized upon graduation as a Distinguished Military Cadet. During the Vietnam War Schmalleger served in the U.S. Army, and continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserves until he was discharged in 1979 with the rank of Captain.  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 -- 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 page on</ulink>.

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