Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Faculty Projects, Publications and Research

Now Available

 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" by Professor Mario Hesse presents a traditional, yet brief, overview of gang history and information and insight on:

  • Gangs and corrections.
  • Gangs and law enforcement.
  • Gangs and the law.
  • Gangs and the media.
  • Gangs and the military.

Hesse's co-authors are Chris J. Przemieniecki and Carter M. Smith.

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.