Criminal Justice
       William P. Bloss, Ph.D.

William P. Bloss, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Rivers 247
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

Dr. William P. Bloss is Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University.  His previous academic appointments were at The Citadel and University of Houston. He holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.S degrees in Criminal Justice.  His research focuses on transnational and comparative crime and terrorism, police practices, and privacy issues in criminal justice. Professor Bloss has written several books, articles, and other publications in addition to conducting international research, consulting with government agencies, and editorial advising with academic publications. Dr.  Bloss is a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has been named to Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who among America’s Teachers. Prior to entering academia, he served as a regional police academy director and law enforcement officer.
Select Publications:
  • Books:
    Bloss, William (2009). Under a Watchful Eye: Privacy Rights and Criminal Justice, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

    Bloss, William (Ed.) (2006). Transnational Crime and Terrorism in a Global Context, New York: McGraw-Hill.  

  • Book Chapters:
    Bloss, William (2009). “Cultural Clash: Investigating the Nexus between Western-Muslim Ideological Dissonance and Islamist Terrorism” in Thomas Albert Gilly, Yakov Gilinskiy, and Vladimir A. Sergevnin (Eds.) The Ethics of Terrorism: Innovative Approaches from an International Perspective, pp. 78-88, Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers.

    Bloss, William (2009). “Hezbollah and State Sponsorship: Examining the Relationship with Iran and Syria” in Akis Kalaitzidis (Ed.) Global Politics in the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century, pp. 165-178, Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

    Bloss, William (2008). “Protected Expression: Police Employee First Amendment Rights” in Jim Ruiz and Don Hummer (Eds.) Handbook of Police Administration, pp. 101-114, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.

  • Articles:
    Bloss, William (2009). “Transforming U.S. Police Surveillance in a New Privacy Paradigm,” Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 225-238.

    Bloss, William (2007). “Escalating U.S. Police Surveillance after 9/11: An Examination of Causes and Effects,” Surveillance and Society, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 208-228.     

Courses Taught- (Partial List):

JUST 3012- Police Operations (CRMJ 3200)
JUST 3500- Criminal Law (CRMJ 3503)
JUST 4600- Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Issues in Homeland Security
JUST 4600- Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Transnational Crime
JUST 6502- Criminal Justice and Terrorism
JUST 6601- Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Research Interests:

Transnational crime, international terrorism, comparative criminal justice, drug trafficking, law enforcement practices, homeland security, and privacy issues in criminal justice.

Teaching Interests:

International terrorism, transnational crime, comparative criminal justice, drugs and crime,  homeland security, police operations, criminal investigation, and criminal law and procedure.

Curriculum Vitae:

William P. Bloss

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