Criminal Justice
       G. Mark Jones, Ph.D.

G. Mark Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Rivers 239
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Dr. Mark Jones is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University. Dr. Jones came to ECU in 1993. He holds the Ph.D. Degree from Sam Houston State University, the M.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. Ed. Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia. His research interests include community corrections, terrorism, and selected aspects of religion and criminal justice. He has authored several books on various aspects of criminal justice (See below.) Prior to entering the academic field, Dr. Jones worked as an adult probation officer and a recreation supervisor for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Dr. Jones is the leader of a summer study abroad program in France and the United Kingdom.
Select Publications:
  • Books:
    Jones, G. Mark; (2011) North Carolina’s Criminal Justice System, 2nd ed., with Paul Knepper, Carolina Academic Press.

Jones, G. Mark; (2011) History of Criminal Justice, 5th ed. with Peter Johnstone, Elsevier/Anderson/Lexis-Nexis Publishing.

Jones, G. Mark; (2006) Criminals of the Bible: Twenty-Five Case Studies of Biblical Outlaws. Grand Haven, MI: Faithwalk Publishing.

Jones, G. Mark; (2005) Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History. Boston: Allyn & Bacon Publishing.

  • Articles and Book Chapters:
    Jones, G. Mark; (2009) “Discretionary Decision Making by Probation and Parole Officers: The Role of Extralegal Variables as Predictors of Responses to Technical Violations,” with John J. Kerbs and Jennifer M. Jolley. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 25 (4): 424-441.

Jones, G. Mark; (2007) “Interview with Abdul Qadir Haye.” In Dilip Das and Otwin Marenin (eds.) Comparative Problems in Policing: Interviews with Nineteen Police Leaders from Different Nations, 185-199. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Jones, G. Mark; (2006) “The Myth that the Focus of Community Corrections is Rehabilitation.” In Robert M. Bohm and Jeffrey T. Walker (eds.) Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, 221-226. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing.

Jones, G. Mark; (2005) “John Augustus Versus La Cosa Nostra: Organized Crime and United States Probation Officers in New York.” Perspectives 29 (1): 42-46.

Jones, G. Mark; (1999) “Race, Religion and Public Opinion about Police Officer Gratuities.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 15 (2): 191-204.

Jones, G. Mark; (1998) "Probation, Race, and the War on Drugs: An Empirical Analysis of Drug and Non-Drug Felony Probation Outcomes", with W. Wesley Johnson.  Journal of Drug Issues 28 (4): 985-1003.

Jones, G. Mark; (1997) “Factors Associated with Felony Probation Outcomes in North Carolina,” with Barbara Sims.  Crime and Delinquency 43 (3): 314-327.

Courses Taught- (Partial List):

JUST 4004– Criminal Justice History
JUST 4005– Organized Crime
JUST 4006– Community Corrections
JUST 4990– Field Education
JUST 6502– Criminal Justice and Terrorism
Summer study abroad in Europe

Research and Teaching Interests:

Community corrections, terrorism, and selected aspects of religion and criminal justice

Curriculum Vitae:

G. Mark Jones

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