Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Faculty Projects, Publications and Research

Faculty projects and publications

Environmental Crime
Environmental Crime by Dr. Mary Clifford

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.

Drowning Forensics
Cast Studies in Drowning Forensics by Dr. D. Lee Gilbertson, co-author

"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.

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Gangs book
Gangs, 2nd edition (2021) by Dr. Mario L. Hesse, co-author

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.

Research with Dr. 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.

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