Criminal Justice
       James F. Anderson, Ph.D.


James Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Rivers 237
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

Dr. James F. Anderson has over 17 years of experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.  He received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice in 1995 from The George J. Beto College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University and a Masters’ in Criminology from Alabama State University. Prior to coming to East Carolina University as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice in 2005, he was Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, Criminology and Anthropology. He was also a visiting Graduate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. and tenured as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Police Studies.

Dr. Anderson has over forty-five publications in the areas of criminal justice and criminological related issues. His scholarship appears in books, book chapters, and scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice, Contemporary Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Contemporary Law and Justice Journal, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and others. He is currently working on two books in the areas of criminology and criminological theory.
Select Publications:
  • Books:
    Anderson, J.F., Mangles, N.J., and Dyson, L. (2010). Significant Prisoner Rights Cases. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

    Anderson, J.F. and Thompson, B. (2007). American Criminal Procedures. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

    Anderson, J. F., & Dyson, L. (2002). Criminological Theories: Understanding Crime in America. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

  • Articles:
    Anderson, J.F., and Kras, K. (2005). Revisiting Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory to Better Understand and Assist Victims of Interpersonal Violence. Women & Criminal Justice. 17(1): 99-124.

    Anderson, J.F. Mangels, N. J., and Langsam, A.H. (2009). The Challenges of Teaching Criminological Theory: Can Academia Deliver What the Media Promises? Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 22 (2): 223-236.   

    Anderson, J.F., Reinsmith-Jones, K., and Mangels, N.J. (2011). Need for Triangulated Methodologies in Criminal Justice and Criminological Research: Exploring Legal Techniques as an Additional Method. Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 24(1): 83-103.

    Kanaboshi, N., and Anderson, J.F. (2011). Conjugal Visitation Could Test the Limits of the Fourteenth Amendment Rights to Equal Protection. Criminal Justice Studies, 24(4): 381-393. 

    Bumphus, V. W., and Anderson, J.F. (1999). Family Structure and Race in A Sample of Criminal Offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice. 27(4): 309-320.   

    Anderson, J. F., Dyson, L., Burns, J., and Taylor, K. (1998). Pre-employment Screening and Training Could Reduce Excessive Force Litigation Cases. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 13 (1):12-24.

    Anderson, J. F., Grandison, T., and Dyson, L. (1996). Victims of Random Violence and the Public Health Implication: A Health Care or Criminal Justice Issue. Journal of Criminal Justice.  24 (5): 379-391.
Courses Taught- (Partial List):

JUST 3004- Crime and Criminality
JUST 3502- Correctional Law
JUST 3800- Research Methods in Criminal Justice
JUST 4006- Community Corrections
JUST 4600- Police and the Role of Law

Research Interests:

Gang violence, legal rights of prisoners, criminological and victimological theories, crime and public health, epidemiological approaches to the study of crime, alternatives to traditional correctional strategies, rights of criminal justice professionals, crime as an epidemic.

Teaching Interests:

Introduction to criminal justice, criminal justice ethics, community corrections, correctional law, police and crime control, crime and the media, crime and public policy, crime, criminals, and victims, institutional corrections, child sexual abuse, criminal procedures, criminology, elderly abuse, gangs (male and female), intimate partner violence, police and the rule of law, prisoners’ rights, victimology, juvenile justice, research methods, structural criminology.

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