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
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.
Schmalleger is the
author or co-author of numerous articles and more than 30
books, including the widely used Criminal
Justice Today (Pearson, 2023);
(Pearson, 2023), Criminal Justice: An IntroductionCriminology Today</emphasis> (Pearson, 2025), Corrections in the 21st
Century (McGraw-Hill 2024, with John Smykla); Crimes
the Internet (Pearson, 2009, with Michael
Frank 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.
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.
founding editor of the journal (formerly Criminal Justice StudiesThe Justice
He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the
and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group's
criminal justice reference series.
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 Amazon.com.
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