CURRICULUM VITAE

December 2017

Ralph A. Weisheit

 
         
         
 
Home Address
 
Work Address
 
 
615 Normal Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761
 
Department of Criminal Justice
Illinois State University
430 Schroeder Hall
Campus Box 5250
Normal, Illinois 61790
Phone: 309-438-3849
FAX: 309-438-7289
e-mail: raweish (@ilstu.edu)
 
         
 
Academic Degrees
 
  Ph.D. 1981 Washington State University; Sociology
M.A. 1977 Indiana State University; Criminology
B.A. 1975 Indiana University; Forensic Sciences
 
         
 
Current Position
 
  Distinguished Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Illinois State University
— First appointed August 1982
— Promoted to Associate 1986
— Tenured 1988
— Promoted to Full Professor 1990
— Designated Distinguished Professor 1998
 
         
 
Books
 
 

Pursuing Justice, 2nd Edition. (2015). with Frank Morn. Waltham, MA: Anderson Publishing.

Pursuing Justice. (2004). with Frank Morn. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (Chapter 12, “Individual Strategies for Achieving Justice,” reprinted in R. Scott Frey (Ed). Readings in Social Justice, 2nd Edition, pp. 293-312. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.)

Methamphetamine: Its History, Pharmacology and Treatment. (2009). with William L. White. Center City, MN: Hazelden Press.

Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America. (2006, 3rd Edition). with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

Domestic Marijuana: A Neglected Industry. (1992). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.

Order Under Law. (2002, 6th edition). co-edited with Robert G. Culbertson. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective. (2000, 4th edition). co-edited with Robert G. Culbertson. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

Drugs, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System. (1990). an edited book of original contributions for Anderson Publishing Company as part of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences book series, Issues in Crime and Justice.

Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice. (1988). with Sue Mahan. Anderson Publishing Company.

 
         
 
Journal Articles
 
 

"Rural Crime: A Global Perspective." International Journal of Rural Criminology. 3(1, June): 5-28. 2016.

"A Comparison of Criminological and Public Health Models: Geographic and Social Diversity Associated with Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures." (with L. Edward Wells). The American Journal of Criminal Justice. 39(1): 1-21. 2014.

“Treating Incarcerated Juvenile Methamphetamine Abusers.” (with Andrew J. Belt, Samual Alexander Stalcup, and Gantt P. Galloway). Psychology Research. 3(8): 463-474. 2013.

"Crime and Place: Proximity and the Location of Methamphetamine Laboratories." (with L. Edward Wells). Journal of Drug Issues. 42(2): 178-196. 2012.

"Explaining Crime in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Communities." (with L. Edward Wells). The International Journal of Rural Criminology.1(2): 153-183. 2012.

"Methamphetamine Laboratories: The Geography of Drug Production." (with L. Edward Wells). Western Criminology Review. 11(2): 9-26. 2010

"Making Methamphetamine." Southern Rural Sociology. 23:2:78-107. 2008

"Deadly Violence in the Heartland: Comparing Homicide Patterns in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties." (with L. Edward Wells). Homicide Studies. 9:1:55-80. 2005.

“Methamphetamine in the Heartland: A Review and Initial Exploration.” (with Jason Fuller). Journal of Crime and Justice. 27:1:131-151. 2004.

“Patterns of Rural and Urban Crime: A County-Level Comparison.” (with L. Edward Wells). Criminal Justice Review. 29:1:1-22. 2004

"The Small-Town Police Department." Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. (with David N. Falcone and L. Edward Wells). 25:2:371-384. 2002.

"Perceptions of Gangs as a Problem in Nonmetropolitan Areas. (with L. Edward Wells). Criminal Justice Review. 26:2:170-192. 2001.

"Gang Problems in Non-Metropolitan Areas: A Longitudinal Assessment." (with L. Edward Wells). Justice Quarterly. 18:4:791-823. 2001.

"Getting Down to Business: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Probationers and Probation Sentences." (with David E. Olson and Thomas Ellsworth). Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 17:1:4-18. 2001.

"The public health approach to illicit drugs." (with John M. Klofas). Criminal Justice Review. 23:2:197-207. 1998

"The future of crime in rural America." (with L. Edward Wells). Journal of Crime and Justice. 22:1:1-26. 1999.

"The supervision and treatment of offenders on probation: Understanding rural and urban differences." (with Thomas Ellsworth). The Prison Journal. 77:2:209-228. 1997.

"Rural crime and justice: Implications for theory and research." (with L. Edward Wells). Crime and Delinquency. 42:3:379-397. 1996.

"Community policing in small town and rural America." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone). Crime and Delinquency. 40:4:549-567. 1994.

Reprinted in Mark Pogrebin (Ed.). Qualitative Approaches to Criminal Justice. 2003. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Reprinted in Robert G. Culbertson & Ralph A. Weisheit (Eds.). Order Under Law. (5th Edition). 1997. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

Reprinted in William B. Head (Ed.). Criminal Justice Readings: Classic and Contemporary. Stamford, CT: Thompson Learning.

"Studying drugs in rural areas: Notes from the field." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 30:2:213-232. 1993.

Reprinted in Marilyn McShane and Frank P. Williams III (Eds.). Criminal Justice: Contemporary Literature in Theory and Practice, Volume 2, Drug Use and Drug Policy. 1997. New York: Garland Press.

"Exploring the dimensions of support for decriminalizing drugs." (with Kathrine Johnson). The Journal of Drug Issues. 22:1:53-73. 1992.

"The social status of DUI offenders." (with John M. Klofas). The International Journal of the Addictions. 27:7:793-816. 1992.

"The intangible rewards from crime: The case of domestic marijuana cultivation." Crime and Delinquency. 37:4:506-527. 1991.

Reprinted in Peter & Patricia Adler (Eds.). Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction. 1994. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

"Drug use among domestic marijuana growers." Contemporary Drug Problems. 18:2:191-217. 1991.

"Does the American experience with alcohol prohibition generalize to marijuana?" (with Beverly Smith and Kathrine Johnson). The American Journal of Criminal Justice. 16:2:1-64. 1991.

"Domestic marijuana growers: Mainstreaming deviance." Deviant Behavior. 11:2:107-129. 1990.

"The impact of jail: Collateral costs and affective response." (with John M. Klofas). Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation. 14:1:51-65. 1989.

"Juvenile justice and the demise of parens patriae." (with Diane M. Alexander). Federal Probation. 52:4:56-63. 1988.

Reprinted in Chris W. Eskridge (Ed.). Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues. 1993. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Co. (also reprinted in the 2nd edition, 1996).

Reprinted in Paul M. Sharp (Ed.). Criminal Justice in America: Theory, Practice, and Policy. (1996). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Also to be printed in the second edition scheduled for publication in 2000.

"Changing age pattern of U.S. male and female suicide rates." (with Mark C. Stafford). Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 18:2:149-163. 1988.

"The pernicious promise of prevention in the classroom: Should alcohol education programs be expected to reduce drinking by youth?" (with Ronald H. Hopkins, Armand L. Mauss and Kathleen A. Kearney). The Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 49:1:51-61. 1988.

"Comprehensive evaluation of a model alcohol education curriculum." (with Ronald H. Hopkins, Armand L. Mauss and Kathleen A. Kearney). The Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 49:1:38-50. 1988.

"Women in the state police: Concerns of male and female officers." Journal of Police Science and Administration. 15:2:137-144. 1987.

"Guilty but mentally ill: Reform of the insanity defense in Illinois." (with John M. Klofas). Justice Quarterly. 4:1:39-50. 1987.

"Pleading Guilty But Mentally Ill: Adversarial justice and mental health." (with John M. Klofas). The International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 9:4:491-501. 1986.

"When mothers kill their children." The Social Science Journal. 23:4:439-448. 1986.

"Sex differences in the jail population: Competing explanations." Criminal Justice Review. 10:1:47-51. 1985.

"Trends in programs for female offenders: The use of private agencies as service providers." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 29:1:35-42. 1985.

"Female homicide offenders: Trends over time in an institutionalized population." Justice Quarterly. 1:4:471-489. 1984.

"Self-generated identification codes for anonymous collection of longitudinal questionnaire data." (with Kathleen A. Kearney, Ronald H. Hopkins and Armand L. Mauss). Public Opinion Quarterly. 48:1:370-378. 1984.

"Women and crime: Issues and perspectives." Sex Roles. 11:7/8:567-581. 1984.

"Ranking journals." (with Robert M. Regoli). Scholarly Publishing. 15:4:313-325. 1984.

"Alcohol and drug abuse prevention: Implications for delinquency prevention." Journal of Drug Issues. 14:3:469-477. 1984.

"The school as a setting for primary prevention." (with Ronald H. Hopkins, Kathleen A. Kearney and Armand L. Mauss). Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 30:1:27-35. 1984.

"Substance abuse, nonconformity, and the inability to assign problem responsibility." (with Ronald H. Hopkins, Kathleen A. Kearney and Armand L. Mauss). Journal of Drug Issues. 12:2:72-81. 1983.

"Sample bias resulting from a requirement for written parental consent." (with Kathleen A. Kearney, Ronald H. Hopkins, and Armand L. Mauss). Public Opinion Quarterly. 47:96-102. 1983.

"The social context of alcohol and drug education: Implications for program evaluation." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 29:1:72-81. 1983.

 
         
 
Chapters in Edited Books (Original Work Only)
 
 

"Meth (Mis)Understandings." Pp. 166-175 (with Rashi K. Shukla). in the Routledge Handbook on Deviance, edited by Stephen Brown and Ophir Sefiha. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. 2018.

"Methamphetamine." Pp. 109-127 in The Wiley Handbook on Drugs and Society, edited by Henry Brownstein. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 2016

"Drug Production in the Rural Context." (with Henry Brownstein). Pp. 235-243 in The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology, edited by Joseph F. Donnermeyer. New York. Routledge. 2016.

"Researching Drug Crime Using Qualitative Methods." Pp 191-203 in The International Handbook of Qualitative Criminology, edited by Heith Copes and Mitch Miller. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. 2015.

"Crime in Rural and Agricultural Areas." in The Oxford Handbook in Criminology and Criminal Justice, (with Elaine M. Barcaly and Joseph F. Donnermeyer), edited by Anne Dellinger. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press. Published on line September 2015. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.013.82.

“Cannabis Cultivation in the United States.” Pp. 145-161 in World Wide Weed: The Globalisation and Localisation of Cannabis Cultivation, edited by Gary Potter and Tom Decorte. Surry, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishers. 2011.

"War crimes: International responses to genocide." Pp. 269-293 in Comparative and International Policing, Justice, and Transnational Crime. Sesha Kethineni (Ed.). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2010.

"Drugs and the criminal justice system." Pp. 666-672 in 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook. J. Mitchell Miller (Ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Sage. 2009.

"Change and continuity in crime and justice in rural America." Pages 309-357 in Crime and Justice 2000, Volume 1 – The Nature of Crime: Continuity and Change. Washington, D.C.: The National Institute of Justice. 2000.

"Marijuana subcultures: Studying crime in rural America." Pages 178-203 in Ethnography at the Edge: Deviance, Crime, and Field Research. by Jeff Ferrell and Mark S. Hamm (Editors). Northeastern University Press. 1998.

"The state of community policing in small towns and rural areas." (with Carl Hawkins) Pages 19-25 in Community Policing in Rural Settings: Organizational Change and Innovation. by Quint Thurman and Edmund McGarrell (Editors). Anderson Publishing Company. 1997.

"What the future holds for community policing in rural settings." (with Steven Kernes) Pages 123-133 in Community Policing in Rural Settings: Organizational Change and Innovation. by Quint Thurman and Edmund McGarrell (Editors). Anderson Publishing Company. 1997.

"Drugs and crime: What if . . ." Pages 228-250 in Criminal Justice in the Year 2010. John M. Klofas and Stan Stojkovic (Editors). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks-Cole Publishing Company. 1995.

"Structural correlates of female homicide." Pages 191-206 in Anna Victoria Wilson. (Editor). Homicide: The Victim-Offender Connection. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing Company. 1993.

"Patterns of female crime." Pages 53-65 in Order Under Law. (3rd Edition) Robert G. Culbertson and Ralph A. Weisheit (Editors). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. 1988. Revised for the 4th Edition, published 1992.

"Declaring a 'civil' war on drugs." Pages 1-12 in Drugs, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System. Ralph A. Weisheit (Editor). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing Company. 1990.

"Drugs on the farm: Marijuana as a cash crop." Pages 17-35 in James N. Gilbert (Editor). Criminal Investigation: Essays, Readings, and Cases. Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill. 1990.

"Problems facing women in local jails." (with Lesley I. Parsons). Pages 101-114 in David Kalinich and John Klofas (Editors). Sneaking Inmates Down the Alley: Problems and Prospects in Jail Managment. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. 1986.

"Contemporary issues in the prevention of adolescent alcohol abuse." Pages 253-266 in David A. Ward (Editor). Alcoholism: Introduction to Theory and Treatment. (2nd Edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing. 1983.

 
         
 
Solicited Essays
 
 

"Rural Crime." (forthcoming) in Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Bonnie S. Fisher and Steven P. Lab (Eds.). Santa Barbara, CA: Sage.

"Marijuana." in Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and the People. Gary Goreham, Editor. (2nd Edition). Pages 601-604. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. (2008).

"Rural and Small-Town Law Enforcement." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone) An essay for the Encyclopedia of Police Science, 3rd Edition. Volume 2 J-Z, pp. 1143-1146. (2006). Routledge Publishing.

"Rural Police." An essay for the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, Volume 1: State and Local. (2005). Larry E. Sullivan and Marie Simonetti Rosen (Eds.). Pages 411-412, Sage Publishing.

"Rural Violence." (1999). Pages 71-74. in The Encyclopedia of Violence in the United States. Volume 3, Charles Schribner & Sons.

"The Future of Crime in Rural America." with L. Edward Wells. An essay for The Compiler, a quarterly publication of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Volume 17, Number 4 (Spring 1998), pages 8-10,18.

"Marijuana in Rural America." (1997) Pages 442-446 in Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Crime and Justice in Rural and Small Town America. (1995) (monograph). with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice.

"Rural Crime: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda: Survey of Rural Police Needs." Exerpted from a paper presented to the 1994 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Published in CJ the Americas, February-March 1995, 8:1:7.

"Rural Crime and Rural Policing: An Overview of Selected Issues." (with David N. Falcone and L. Edward Wells). Published as part of the "Research In Action" series by the National Institute of Justice, October 1994. An earlier version was printed as a special issue of Roll Call, the newsletter of the National Sheriffs' Association. November 1993.

"Challenging the Criminalizers." The Criminologist. 15:4:1, 3-5. 1990.

 
         
 
Book Reviews
 
 

A. Harkness, B. Harris, and D. Barker's Locating Crime in Context and Place: Perspectives on Regional, Rural and Remote Australia. Sydney, AU: The Federation Press. in Rural Society. 26(1): 102-106, 2017.

Henry R. Brownstein, Timothy M. Mulcahy, and Johannes Huessy's The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs. On Line at: http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/the-methamphetamine-industry-in-america.html March, 2015.

Nicholas L. Parsons' Meth Mania: A History of Methamphetamine, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. in Criminal Justice Review. 39(3): 340-342. 2014.

Joseph Donnermeyer and Walter S. DeKeseredy's Rural Criminology: New Directions in Critical Criminology, New York: Routledge. forthcoming in the International Journal of Rural Criminology.

Kenneth D. Tunnel's Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky. Bloomington, IN:Xlibris Corp. forthcoming in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.

Alexandra Natapoff’s Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice. New York: New York University Press. Criminal Justice Review. 36(March): 106-108. 2011.

Dan Baum's Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure. Boston: Little, Brown. in Justice Quarterly. 16:1:233-237. 1999.

Kathleen Daly's Gender, Crime and Punishment. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. in The Criminologist. 20:3:16. 1995.

Mark Hamm's American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime. Westport, CT: Praeger. in Justice Quarterly. 11:1:155-158. 1994.

Christina Jacqueline Johns' Power, Ideology, and the War on Drugs: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure. Westport, CT: Praeger. in the American Journal of Criminal Justice. 17:1:121-124. 1993.

James A. Inciardi's The War on Drugs II. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co. 1992. Justice Quarterly. 9:3:533-536. 1992

James A. Inciardi's (Editor). The Drug Legalization Debate. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. 1990. in The American Journal of Police. 11:2:105-108. 1992.

Jean Harris' They Always Call us Ladies: Stories from Prison. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons. in Corrections Today. 50:7:130-131. 1988.

Bernard Segal's (Editor). Perspectives on Drug Use in the United States. New York: Haworth Press. 1986. in Corrections Today. 49:4:127-128. 1987.

Michael Philip Roche's Rural Police and Rural Youth. Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia. 1985. in Justice Quarterly. 4:3:489-492. 1987.

Ronald B. Flowers' Women and Criminality: The Woman as Victim, Offender, and Practitioner. New York: Greenwood Press. 1987. in Criminal Justice and Behavior. 15:2:264-266. 1988.

Francis T. Cullen's Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Allenheld. 1983. in Justice Quarterly. 3:1:107-109. 1986.

 
         
 
Funded Teaching Projects
 
  September 1998, Received $1,000 from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for the development of a course on violence.
 
         
 
Research Experience
 
 

I have conducted a number of research projects, including a study of rural crime and rural police, marijuana cultivation and the enforcement of marijuana laws, drug courts, venue change surveys, women who kill, the insanity defense, women in policing, jail inmates, alcohol/drug education, and juvenile justice. These projects have involved content analysis, focus groups, face-to-face interviewing, the reanalysis of existing data, telephone surveys and mail surveys.

 
         
 
Externally Funded Research
 
 

2010-2012: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). “Methamphetamine Treatment Initiative.” Evaluation and material support for a novel program to treat adolescent methamphetamine users. ($200,000).

2008-2015: Franklin County, IL. "Methamphetamine Project." Evaluation of an innovative program to treat adolescent methamphetamine users. ($10,000/year continuing).

2009: Illinois State Police. “Methamphetamine Task Forces.” Evaluation of the use of federal funds to support methamphetamine task forces in Illinois. ($4,000).

2007-2008: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. "Methamphetamine and Violence in Illinois." Interview study of the link between methamphetamine and violence in 3 Illinois counties with the highest number of methamphetamine arrests. ($70,983).

2004: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. “The Impact of Methamphetamine on Illinois Communities: An Ethnography.” An ethnographic study of the impact of methamphetamine on two rural counties in Illinois. ($5,000).

2002: McLean County Public Defender's Office. "Change of Venue Survey." A telephone survey of residents of two counties to be utilized in a motion for a change of venue. ($5,000).

1999-2000: National Institute of Justice. "Gangs in Rural America." A 12-month study of rural gangs using interviews with rural police, and analyzing merged data from the National Youth Gang Survey, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and the Uniform Crime Reports to better understand the nature, extent and correlates of rural gang activities. ($68,200)

1999-2000: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. "Assessing the Needs of Rural Police, II." A nine-month replication and elaboration of the 1995 survey in which rural sheriffs and police chiefs are surveyed regarding their problems and needs. ($20,000)

1995-1996: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. "Assessing the Needs of Rural Police." A six-month study in which rural sheriffs and police chiefs were surveyed regarding their problems and needs. ($9,950)

1993-1994: National Institute of Justice. "Policing in Rural Areas." Two-year study of rural crime and rural police based on interviews, focus groups, surveys, and the re-analysis of existing data. ($248,600)

1988-1990: National Institute of Justice. "Marijuana as a Cash Crop: A study of Deviant Farmers." Two-year study based on interviews with people arrested for growing enough marijuana that they were probably commercial growers. ($137,000).

1989: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. (co-investigator with Dr. John Klofas). "Jailing Traffic and DUI Offenders: Trends from 1972-1988." Secondary analysis of national survey of jail inmates comparing traffic offenders with other jail inmates on a variety of characteristics. ($21,100).

1985-1986: Illinois State Board of Education. (co-investigator with Dr. John Klofas). "Meeting the Needs of Jail Inmates." A study of jail inmate needs and potential resources for meeting those needs. ($24,900).

 
         
 
Internally Funded (Intra-University) Research
 
  1995-1996: Illinois State University. "Women in Policing in Rural Areas." Interview study of female police in rural areas, and with officials in the towns in which they work. ($5,000)

1991-1992: Illinois State University. "Developing a Typology of Marijuana Growing Cultures." Interview study of officials and citizens in areas of Missouri with high rates of marijuana cultivation to compare social environment with that in Illinois and Kentucky growing regions. ($4,000).

1989-1990: Illinois State University. "Decriminalizing Marijuana." Survey study of Illinois criminal justice officials to determine views regarding the decriminalizing of marijuana. ($1,000).

1988-1989: Illinois State University. "Marijuana As A Cash Crop: A Case Study." Interview study of a farmer caught growing marijuana. ($2,500).

1987-1988: Illinois State University. "Determinates of Female Homicide Patterns." Use of census and FBI Homicide File data sets to account for variations in female homicide among states. ($4,000).

1986-1987: Illinois State University. (co-investigator with Dr. Frank Morn). "Women in the State Police." Survey study of women as patrol officers in the Illinois State Police. ($7,100).

1985-1986: Illinois State University. (co-investigator with Dr. John Klofas). "Guilty But Mentally Ill: Reform of the Insanity Defense in Illinois." Interview and survey study of the use of the Guilty But Mentally Ill statute in Illinois. ($9,000).

1983-1984: Illinois State University. "Female Homicide Offenders in Illinois." A trend study of female homicide offenders at the Dwight Correctional Facility for Women, 1940-1983. ($2,630).

 
         
 
Activities in Professional Associations
 
 

2011-2012: Member of the Awards Committee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1995 to 1999: Faculty research advisor in the ACJS Faculty Development Program, in which I provided assistance in manuscript preparation and research to junior faculty members.

1997-1998: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' 1998 meeting.

1995: Appointed to the Task Force on Police for the American Society of Criminology. The five-member task force developed a position paper for the U.S. Attorney General, which was presented to her in person by the chair of the task force.

1995: Appointed to the Task Force on Drugs for the American Society of Criminology. The three-member task force developed a position paper for the U.S. Attorney General, which was presented to her in person by the chair of the task force.

1994-1995: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1991-1992: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1989-1990: Member of the annual meeting program committee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1989-1990: Member of the Affirmative Action Committee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1986-1987: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1985-1986: Chairman of the Student Paper Awards Committee for the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

1983-1984: Member of the Student Paper Awards Committee for the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

1982-1983: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

1981-1982: Member of the annual meeting program committee for The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

 
         
 
Publishing Experience
 
 

Series Editor for ACJS/Anderson Monograph Series in Criminal Justice
—1990-1994

Deputy Editor
— Journal of Crime and Justice 2003-2005

Editorial Advisory Board
— Women and Criminal Justice 1997-present
— Journal of Crime and Justice 1991-1995, 1998-2000

Associate Editor
--- The International Journal of Rural Criminology 2011-present
— The Social Science Journal 1984-1986
— Justice Quarterly 1993-1995

Manuscript Reviewer
— Journal of Crime and Justice 1985-present
— Youth and Society 1982-present
— Justice Quarterly 1985-present
— Criminal Justice and Behavior 1986-present
— Women and Criminal Justice 1989-present
— Criminal Justice Policy Review 1989-present
— American Journal of Police 1995-present

 
         
 
Selected Media Coverage
 
 

This listing represents selected examples of either media coverage of my work or of my cited contribution to a story appearing in the media. In general, local newspaper and radio coverage have not been included in this listing.

2012
-- Interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio about rural crime
-- Interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the influx of Mexican methamphetamine into the Midwest
2011
-- Interviewed on National Public Radio about drug violence in Mexico (interview broadcast on March 2)
2002
– Cited in New York Times article on rural bank robberies.
– Cited in LA Times article on rural bank robberies
1998
– Appeared in the PBS Frontline documentary "Busted: America's War on Drugs."
1996
– The Christian Science Monitor cited my survey of rural and small-town police agencies in a story about the problem of drugs in rural areas.
– The Associated Press wrote a feature story about our research on rural crime and rural policing.
– I appeared on the television news program "60 Minutes" in a story about marijuana cultivation.
– I was interviewed about rural crime for the live call-in radio program "RFD Today," a syndicated program sponsored by the Farm Bureau.
1995
– Our work on rural crime and rural policing was cited heavily in a half-page story in USA Today.
– Appeared on the live television talk show "America's Talking" on the CNBC network to talk about rural crime issues and to answer caller questions.
– My work on marijuana growing was featured in an article in the magazine Chicago Reader.
– Our work on rural crime was cited heavily in an article in Police magazine.
– I appeared on a morning talk radio program on KMOX in St. Louis to talk about rural violence.
– I appeared live on the Liz Wilde call-in radio program on WLUP in Chicago to talk about my research and my book on domestic marijuana growers.
1994
– Interviewed and then cited in an article on marijuana growers that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

 
         
 
Miscellaneous Professional Activities
 
 

2004-present: Member of the Institutional Review Board for Chestnut Health Systems

2011: Conducted a workshop on methamphetamine at the FBI National Academy Associates of Illinois.

2011: Invited speaker at the 8th Annual Methamphetamine and Other Drug Awareness Conference. The presentation was on the effects of methamphetamine on children, families, and communities.

2011: Gave a presentation on the effects of methamphetamine on children and families to the Sharing a Vision Illinois Statewide Collaborative Early Childhood Conference.

2010: Served as a consultant to CRA, Inc. regarding a national survey of rural police agencies.

2010-2011: Served as a consultant to the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) on a national project to study methamphetamine markets across the United States.

2009-2010: Served as an expert witness in a homicide-related civil suit in Arizona.

2009: Gave a presentation to faculty and students at Knox College in Illinois. The presentation focused on issues in research methods when studying hard to reach populations.

2009: Gave a presentation on the impact of methamphetamine on children to the Sharing a Vision conference for early childhood educatiors.

2009: Gave the opening address to the "Small-Town and Rural Law Enforcement Summit" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sponsored by the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center.

2008: Presented on methamphetamine and children to the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children's annual conference in Springfield, IL.

2008: Presented on methamphetamine and children to the annual conference of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education in Collinsville, IL.

2007: Presented on methamphetamine and children to the 10th Illinois Statewide Collaborative Early Childhood Conference in Springfield, IL.

2004: Invited by an Illinois State Representative to testify at a special task force hearing on methamphetamine in Illinois hosted by the Illinois House Republican Caucus.

2003: Served as co-moderator of discussion panel organized by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to provide a forum for police administrators in Illinois to consider their response to legislation intended to monitor racial profiling in traffic stops.

2003: Gave the keynote address to the Southern Criminal Justice Association. The address was titled "Why Rural Matters."

2002-present: Member of the Illinois Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, organized by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to facilitate the exchange of information and research related to drug abuse in Illinois.

1998: Provided a block of training on "The Rural Environment" to small town police chiefs and rural sheriffs in Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute. October 1.

1998: Gave a presentation on the public health approach to drug policy to the annual meeting of the Justice Research and Statistics Association in San Diego, CA. September 17.

1998: Presented two sessions ("Community Policing in Small Towns and Rural Areas" and "Challenges to Community Policing in Small Towns and Rural Areas") with Carl W. Hawkins at the Police/Community Partnerships in Small Towns and Rural Areas training conference for rural police and citizens in Dubuque, IA, July 16-17, sponsored by the Upper Midwest Regional Community Policing Institute and the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships.

1998: Moderated a telecourse broadcast to law enforcement officers around the country. The program was titled "Crime Today: Problems, Perspectives & Community Policing Solutions." It was sponsored by the Regional Community Policing Institute of St. Petersburg Junior College and was held on May 28.

1998: Organizing the Spring Conference sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University, April, 1998 (with Thomas Ellsworth). (Topic: Juvenile Offenders in the Criminal Justice System).

1998: Provided a block of training on "The Rural Environment" to small town police chiefs and rural sheriffs in Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute. March 24.

1998: Served as a technical reviewer of grants for the National Institute of Justice.

1997 to present: Serve as consultant and member of the National Advisory Committee to the Institute for Public Safety Partnerships which is a federally funded institute to provide training, technical assistance, and evaluation expertise to local police agencies and to facilitate the adoption of community policing by those agencies.

1997: Served as a technical reviewer of grants for the National Institute of Justice.

1997: Organizing the Spring Conference sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University, April, 1997. (Topic: Treating Drug Offenders in the Criminal Justice System).

1996: Served as a technical reviewer of grants for the National Institute of Justice.

1996: Provided technical assistance to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glencoe, GA. I took part in a curriculum conference to develop a course on "Small-Town and Rural Community Policing."

1996 to present: Serve on the Academic Advisory Committee of the Illinois State Police.

1996: Served as a reviewer and conducted site visits to determine the winners of the "1996 Community Policing Awards" for police departments in North Carolina. The award was sponsored by the North Carolina Cop-Link Project.

1996: Keynote speaker for the annual "Marijuana Grow Detection and Investigation School" sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice. (July).

1995: Gave a presentation "Needs and Problems of Small-Town Police" to the annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Miami, Florida (October).

1995: Gave a presentation "Comparing and Contrasting Violence in Rural and Urban Schools" to the fall conference of the Illinois Council of Administrators of Special Education in Niles, Illinois. (October)

1995: Served as a technical reviewer of grants for the National Institute of Justice.

1995: Gave a presentation entitled "Community Policing in Rural Environments" for a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. (July)

1995: Organized a roundtable and gave a presentation entitled "Concerns of Rural Police: Setting Priorities" for the Annual Meeting of the National Sheriff's Association in San Antonio, Texas. (June)

1995: Prepared a poster entitled "The Complexities of Rural Violence" for a poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (March)

1994: Gave a presentation at a roundtable on "Issues in Rural Policing" (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone) at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association's Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. (September)

1994: Organized a roundtable and gave a presentation entitled "When Is Rural Policing Community Policing" for the Annual Meeting of the National Sheriff's Association in Pittsburgh, PA. (June)

1994: Keynote speaker at the Violence Prevention Conference sponsored by St. Vincent College in LaTrobe, PA. Also ran two workshops on issues in rural violence.

1994: Provided technical assistance to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glencoe, GA. I took part in a curriculum conference to develop a course on rural drug enforcement. I also taught a two and one-half block titled "Rural Culture " for the pilot implementation of the curriculum.

1993: Organized a panel and gave a presentation on crime and policing in small rural communities for the International Association of Chiefs of Police meeting in St. Louis, MO.

1993: Gave an invited presentation on community policing in rural areas at a conference "Community Policing for Safe Neighborhoods" sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.

1993: Gave an invited presentation on drugs in rural areas at a conference "Evaluating Crime and Drug Control Strategies" sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

1993: Served as a technical reviewer of grants for the National Institute of Justice.

1993: Organized a roundtable and gave a presentation entitled "Rural Crime and Rural Policing" for the Annual Meeting of the National Sheriff's Association in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This workshop was videotaped and shown in two one-hour segments on the LETN (Law Enforcement Training Network), a sattelite service available to police department around the country. LETN programming provides information and training specifically aimed at police departments.

1991: Participated in a videotaped discussion of drugs and crime as part of the "Crime and Justice Series" of films sponsored by Eastern Kentucky University, which are designed for classroom and training purposes.

1990: Invited panel member at conference on "Police and Community Responses to Drugs" organized by the University of Illinois-Chicago. (Panel: The Drug War: Are We Winning or Losing?).

1989: Organized Spring Conference sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University. (Topic: Racism and the Criminal Justice System).

1987: Conducted a workshop on "What is a Needs Assessment?" for the Illinois Association of Police Planners.

1987: Conducted a workshop on "The Process of Publishing" for faculty in the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.

1986-1988: Member of the McLean County Jail Review Committee which monitors jail conditions and makes policy recommendations.

1984-1986: Member of the John Howard Association, a prison reform association which visits prisons and monitors conditions there.

1986: Conducted a workshop on "Women and Crime" for the Illinois Council on Family Relations.

1986: Organized a Spring Conference sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University. (Topic: Drugs and Crime).

 
         
 
Recognition and Awards
 
  1998: Distinguished Professor. Title given by Illinois State University in recognition of scholarly contributions.

1994: Academy Fellow Award. Given each year to one member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for his or her contributions to scholarship and teaching.

1989: Outstanding University Researcher at Illinois State University. University-wide competitive award for research and publications while at Illinois State University.

1987: Outstanding College Researcher. College-wide competitive award for research and publications while at Illinois State University.

1987: Research Initiative Award. University-wide competition for research and publications as a new faculty member at Illinois State University.

 
 
Professional Papers Presented
 
 

2017: The American Society of Criminology. "The Unintended Consequences of Drug Policy."

2016: The American Society of Criminology. "The Geography of Police Killings." with Jason Ingram and Clayton Cottle.

2014: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime: A Global Perspective."

2013: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Treating Incarcerated Juvenile Methamphetamine Abusers." with Andrew Belt, S. Alex Stalcup, and Gantt P. Galloway

2012: American Society of Criminology. "Explaining Crime in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Communities."with L. Edward Wells.

2012: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Treating Adolescent Methamphetamine Users: An Innovative and Intensive Program.” with Alex Stalcup and Andrew Belt.

2011: The American Society of Criminology. “A Comparison of Criminological and Public Health Models: Communities with Clandestine Meth Lab Problems.” with L. Edward Wells.

2010: The American Society of Criminology. “Legal Precursor Restrictions and National Patterns of Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures.” with L. Edward Wells (November).

2010: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Methamphetamine and Violence in the Rural Midwest.” (February of 2010).

2009: The American Society of Criminology. “A Comparative Assessment of Crime Perspectives for Non-Metropolitan Communities.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2009: The Law and Society Association. “Methamphetamine Laboratories: Precursor Laws and Drug Production.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2008: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Laboratories: The Geography of Drug Production.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2008: Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children. “Methamphetamine and Children.”

2008: Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education. “Methamphetamine and Children.”

2008: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Making Methamphetamine.”

2007: The American Society of Criminology. “Listening to methamphetamine: The lessons of history.” (with William L. White).

2007: Sharing a Vision: The Illinois Statewide Collaborative Early Childhood Conference. “Methamphetamine: Physiological effects on adults and the effects on children.”

2007: Midwest Criminal Justice Association. “Methamphetamine and Children”

2007: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Internet as a Tool for Recruiting Women in the Hate Movement.”

2007: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Social Effects of Methamphetamine.”

2007: Food Distribution Research Society. “Preparedness of Illinois Farmers for Agricultural Terrorism: A Survey of Three Counties.” with Andrew Geil and Patrick O’Rourke.

2006: Crime in Rural Communities Conference at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. (Keynote Address) “The Growing Problem of Methamphetamine.”

2006: Midwest Criminal Justice Association. “The physiological effects of methamphetamine.”

2005: The Southern Criminal Justice Association. “Methodological issues in the study of methamphetamine.”

2004: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Hits a Small Midwestern Community.”

2003: The American Society of Criminology. “Methamphetamine Production: Cranking It Up in the Heartland.” (with Jason Fuller)

2002: The American Society of Criminology. “Community Gang Problems and Crime Problems: An Empirical Assessment.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2001: The American Society of Criminology. “Patterns of Rural Homicide.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2001: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Community Characteristics and Rural Crime.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The American Society of Criminology. “The Social Construction of Gangs in Nonmetropolitan Areas.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Growth of Gangs in Smaller Communities During the 1990s: A Longitudinal Assessment.” (with L. Edward Wells).

2000: The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “Getting Down to Business: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Probationers and Probation Sentences.” (with David E. Olson and Thomas Ellsworth).

1999: The American Society of Criminology. “Growth of Youth Gangs in Small Towns and Rural Areas: An Analysis of the 1996 and 1997 National Youth Gang Survey.” (with L. Edward Wells).

1998: The American Society of Criminology. “Rural Gangs: Are They A Problem?” (with L. Edward Wells).

1997: The American Society of Criminology. “The Future of Crime and Justice in Rural America.” (with L. Edward Wells).

1997: Justice Research and Statistics Association. “Performance Monitoring: A Rapid Feedback Procedure to Assist Mid-Course Corrections in New Drug Court Programs.” (with M.D. Godley, M.L. Dennis, M. Siekmann, and R. Funk)

1997: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Supervision and Treatment of Offenders on Probation: Understanding Rural and Urban Differences.” (with Thomas Ellsworth).

1997: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. “The Emergence of Drug Courts: An Overview of the Issues.” (with Mark Godley, Michael Dennis, and Elizabeth Siekmann)

1996: American Society of Criminology. "Assessing the Concerns of Rural Police."

1996: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Female Police in Rural Settings."

1995: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime and Justice: Implications for Theory and Research." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1995: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Drug Enforcement in Rural Areas." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1994: American Society of Criminology. "Rural Crime: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1994: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Community Policing in Small Town and Rural America." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1993: American Society of Criminology. "What is Rural? An Elusive Concept in the Study of Crime and Community." (with L. Edward Wells and David N. Falcone).

1993: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Rural Crime and Rural Justice." (with David N. Falcone and L. Edward Wells).

1992: American Society of Criminology. "Studying Criminal Justice In Context: The Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Local Variation." (with John M. Klofas & L. Edward Wells).

1992: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Drugs and Drug Policy in the Year 2010."

1991: American Society of Criminology. "Studying Drugs in Rural Areas: Notes from the Field."

1991: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Domestic Marijuana as a Growing Concern."

1990: American Society of Criminology. "Drug Use Among Marijuana Growers."

1990: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Declaring a 'Civil' War on Drugs."

1990: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Decriminalizing Marijuana." (with Kathrine Johnson).

1989: American Society of Criminology. "The Social Status of DUI Offenders in Jail." (with John M. Klofas).

1989: American Society of Criminology. "Domestic Marijuana Growers: Mainstreaming Deviance."

1989: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Does the American Experience with Alcohol Prohibition Generalize to Marijuana?" (with Kathrine Johnson and Beverly Smith).

1988: American Society of Criminology. "Structural Determinates of Female Homicide Patterns."

1988: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Marijuana Growers as Modern-Day Moonshiners." (with Kathrine Johnson and Beverly Smith).

1988: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Marijuana as a Cash Crop: Drugs and Crime on the Farm."

1987: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Parens Patriae in the 1980s: A Statewide Survey of Judges." (with Thomas Ellsworth, Diane Alexander, and William Chapman).

1987: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "The Impact of Jail: Tangible Costs and Affective Response." (with John M. Klofas).

1986: Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. "Female Criminality in a Cross-Cultural Perspective."

1986: International Academy of Law and Mental Health: XII International Congress on Law and Psychiatry. "Pleading Guilty But Mentally Ill: Adversarial Justice and Mental Health." (with John M. Klofas).

1986: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Women in the State Police: Concerns of Male and Female Officers." (with Frank Morn).

1985: American Society of Criminology. "Guilty But Mentally Ill: The Current Status of a Reform Movement in Illinois." (with John M. Klofas).

1985: Midwest Academy of Criminal Justice. "Reform of the Insanity Defense in Illinois." (with John M. Klofas).

1984: American Society of Criminology. "When Mothers Kill Their Children."

1984: Midwestern Academy of Criminal Justice. "Leading Figures in Criminal Justice."

1984: Illinois Correctional Association. "Innovative Programs for Female Offenders: Results of a National Survey."

1984: North Central Sociological Association. "Women in Prison."

1984: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Female Homicide Offenders: Trends Over Time in an Institutionalized Population."

1984: Western Social Science Association. "Ranking Professional Journals." (with Robert M. Regoli).

1983: American Society of Criminology. "Women in Jail: Sex and the Decision to Detain."

1983: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Conflicting Perspectives on Female Criminality."

1982: Midwest Academy of Criminal Justice. "Teaching Experiential Versus Contextual Knowledge in Criminal Justice Education."

1981: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. "Delinquency Prevention in the Schools."