Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Faculty Projects, Publications and Research

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 Gilbertson Forensics book 

Professor D. Lee Gilbertson is co-author of "Case Studies in Drowning Forensics."

"Case Studies in Drowning Forensics" investigates the cases of 13 bodies recovered from water in similar circumstances and one survivor. The product of intensive field investigation and archival research, this is the first book that presents and explains forensic autopsy evidence associated with the "Smiley Face" murders.


Gangs, 2nd edition (2021), is updated to include areas omitted or not extensively covered in other gang textbooks: Gangs and Mental Illness; Gangs and Native Americans; Entrepreneurship, Finances, and Gangs; The World of Sports, Athletes; Gangs, Gangs in the U.S. Military; and, Gangs, the Internet, and Social Media

Hesse's co-author is Chris J. Przemieniecki.

Other Faculty Projects and Publications

Professor Lindsey Vigesaa 

  • “An Examination of the Characteristics, Needs, and Recidivism Outcomes of Residents Housed at the OIF Dream Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.”  
  • "Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Crime Victims" Grant. Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims Crime, United States Department of Justice. In collaboration with Dr. John Campbell and Dr. Mary Clifford.
Environmental crime book

The second edition of Professor Mary Clifford’s “Environmental Crime” examines enforcement of environmental protection laws, identifies connections and examines case studies of environmental crimes.

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