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 (Pearson, 2017); <emphasis>Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction</emphasis> (Pearson, 2017); <emphasis>Criminology Today</emphasis> (Pearson, 2017); Criminology: A Brief Introduction (Pearson, 2018); Corrections in the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill 2017, with John Smykla); Crimes of the Internet (Prentice Hall, 2009, with Michael Pittaro); Policing Today (Pearson, 2016, with John Worrall); Courts and Criminal Justice in America (Pearson, 2017, with Larry Siegel and John Worrall); Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals (Prentice Hall, 2011, with John Feldmeier); Juvenile Delinquency (Pearson, 2017, with Clemmens Bartollas); Deviant Behavior (Jones and Bartlett, 2012, with John A. Humphrey); and <emphasis>Criminal Law Today</emphasis> (Pearson, 2016, with Daniel Hall).
According to Pearson Education,
Schmalleger's text, Criminal
Justice Today, is the top-selling criminal
justice text of all time. The publisher refers to it as
standard for criminal justice texts." Estimates are that
Schmalleger's texts are in the hands of around 340,000 students
every academic year.
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 Pearson Education) and the (now historical) Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium (CJDLC)<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.
His interest in
correctional history led him (along with co-author Cassandra
Atkin-Plunk) to create Oxford University Press' Prison
History Bibliography (2015). A year later he
authored (along with Catherine D. Marcum) A
Guide to Study Skills and Careers in Criminal Justice and
Public Security for Sage Publishing.
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 page on
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