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Keywords

Jails Prisons Criminology, Corrections, Jails Prisons, Criminal Justice, Detention Centers, Supervision Strategies, Jail Overcrowding, Program Evaluation, Intensive Supervision, Privatization in Corrections, Administration Management, Case Classification, Juvenile Justice Administration, Design of Training Programs, Training of Trainers, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Performance Appraisal, Adult Juvenile Institutions, Inmate Suicide, Assault Wrongful Death, Community Policing, Case Management, Probation, Parole, Probation Parole Aftercare, Electronic Monitoring Programs, House Arrest, Offender Monitoring,

Maryland

Expert Witness No. 136

Maryland

Experience Summary

Expert 136 has had almost 50 years of academic, professional, and administrative experience in the field of criminal justice administration and criminology. He has specialized in the development of management and training programs, focusing on organizational theory, behavior, and development. He has served on the full or part-time faculties of five universities and has been a frequent guest lecturer at numerous others.

He has trained or taught over 75,000 persons in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. He served as the Director of Training for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and was the Technical Director of the Executive Training Program in Advanced Criminal Justice Practices under the auspices of the Department of Justice. He has written numerous training curricula and programs.

He served as Project Director for the National Assessment of Juvenile Justice Training Resources (for the National Institute of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention); Innovative Practices in Adult Probation (for the National Institute of Corrections); and Certification for Juvenile Justice Administrators and Agency-Based, Self-Evaluation for Electronic Monitoring Programs (both for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention).

Expert 136 has worked in community organization, mental health care, military corrections, juvenile and adult institutions and probation, and juvenile aftercare. He has served as a principal consultant and trainer throughout the field of criminal justice, including such organizations as LEAA, American Correctional Association, National Institute of Corrections (Community Corrections and Jails Divisions), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Bureau of Prisons, the American Jail Association, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center, the Child Welfare League of America, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Community Policing Consortium. He has also done training in business and industry. He is frequently utilized as a corrections expert in civil litigation.

He is the author or co-author of six books, has published approximately 70 journal articles and monographs, and is the author of five correspondence courses. He is the immediate past president of a Juvenile Court Services Association and was a member of the boards of the International Community Corrections Association and the American Society of Criminology.

Areas Of Special Competence

Supervision Strategies

Jail Overcrowding

Program Evaluation

Intensive Supervision

Electronic Monitoring/House Arrest

Case Management

Probation and Parole/Aftercare

Privatization in Corrections

Administration and Management

Case Classification

Adult and Juvenile Institutions

Inmate Suicides/Assaults

Juvenile Justice Administration

Design of Training Programs

Training of Trainers

Organizational Development

Strategic Planning and Policy Development

Performance Appraisal

Education

Doctor of Criminology (D.Crim.), University of California-Berkeley, 1972, (NIMH Fellowship).

M.A., Psychiatric Social Work, Indiana University, 1960, (NIMH Fellowship).

B.A., Sociology, University of Cincinnati, 1956.

Experience

2006 - Present: Member Advisory Team of the National Electronic Supervision Technology Resource Center.

2003 - 2005: President, A Juvenile Court Services Association; member, Board of Directors since 1993.

2005 - 2006: Project Director, Professional Juvenile Justice Administrator (PJJA) certification program for the National Juvenile Court Services Association.

2002 - 2005: Board Member, International Community Corrections Association.

1997 - Present: Columnist on electronic monitoring for the Journal of Offender Monitoring.

1995 - 1996: Project Director, Electronic Monitoring, Agency-Based Self Evaluation Project, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This project is designed to assist correctional agencies in evaluating their electronic monitoring programs.

1995 - Present: Columnist on Juvenile Justice, Federal Probation.

1994 - 2001: Editor, Rapport, Newsletter of the National Juvenile Court Services Association.

1991 - 1994: Senior Associate, Scarlett Carp & Associates, Washington, DC, a private firm concerned with criminal justice and mental health pre-construction planning.

1973 - Present: Founder and President, A Justice Services Company, a consulting firm which specializes in the development and implementation of training, management, and research programs in criminal justice administration and business and industry. AJS has had numerous contracts and grants to develop management and training programs and, through Expert 136, has provided consultation to numerous federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

1982 - Present: Consultant and trainer for the National Institute of Corrections. He is frequently utilized as a consultant for technical assistance to state and local correctional and law enforcement agencies and has designed and served as a trainer for the basic and advanced Training of Trainers program.

1980 - 1983: Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Maryland, College Park. Courses taught include Introduction to Criminology, Criminal Justice Administration, Police-Community Relations, and Community-Based Corrections.

1980 - 1981: Project Director, National Assessment of Juvenile Justice Training Resources, funded by the National Institute of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and administered by AJS. This was a project designed to assess on-going training programs in juvenile justice administration throughout the U.S. and to develop an on-going data and information system for NIJJDP.

1978 - 1979: Project Director, Innovative Practices in Adult Probation, funded by the National Institute of Corrections, and administered by AJS. This was a project designed to identify and assess various innovative management and administrative practices in adult probation.

1976 - 1978: Consultant, Senior Associate, and Technical Director for the Executive Training Program in Advanced Criminal Justice Practices, University Research Corporation. With URC, he helped to develop and served as a principal trainer for a series of workshops on correctional evaluation strategies. As Technical Director for the $3.5 million NILECJ training programs for executives in criminal justice administration, he was responsible for the development of content materials and design strategies for almost 120 training events over a two-year period.

1975 - 1976: Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught courses in criminal justice administration, including management, supervision, and training strategies and theory.

1972 - 1975: Principal, Planning Research Corporation. With the Public Management Services of PRC, he worked on numerous projects, including the development of a criminal justice budget for the Governor of Michigan, establishment of a training center in Virginia, evaluation of LEAA funded projects in Virginia, and an assessment of the potential for a consolidated correctional program in Fulton County (Atlanta), Georgia. He also worked on several law enforcement projects.

1970 - 1972: Assistant Professor and Director of Correctional Programs, Center for Administration of Justice, The American University. He helped direct, design, and implement a new graduate curriculum for the Master of Science in Administration of Justice degree and worked on the revision of the undergraduate curriculum. He served as chairman of the Admissions Committee, was a member of the Center’s Educational Policy Board, and was its representative to the College’s Rank and Tenure Committee.

1967 - 1970: Director of Probation Management Institutes and Director of Training, National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He designed and implemented nine regional LEAA training programs for probation executives and produced over 30 other management programs for key officials in law enforcement, probation, parole, and judicial personnel. He assisted in the development of a staff training program, provided consultation to staff personnel, and authored six publications for NCCD.

1967 - 1987: Professor and author of two correspondence courses in criminology for the University of California Extension Service.

1965 - 1967: Administrative Secretary, Chancellor’s Committee on the Work-Study Program; Research Assistant; Teaching Assistant, University of California Berkeley, School of Criminology. Supervised, placed, and maintained paperwork on 1,200 students in the work-study program; developed and supervised several research projects; taught introductory courses in criminology; and advised undergraduate students. Served as a member of the staff for the Police-Community Relations project for the 1967 President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice (President’s Crime Commission).

1964 - 1965: Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties (California). Responsible for the development of community relations programs for the Jewish community, including liaison with all minority, ethnic, and religious groups. Developed the "Negro-Jewish Dialogue," which was recognized as an outstanding program by the National Community Relations Council.

1961 - 1964: Psychiatric Social Worker and Administrator, Municipal Court Psychiatric Clinic, Alcoholism Clinic, and Probation Department, City of Cincinnati. Provided diagnostic and casework services to misdemeanant offenders and probationers; supervised adult probationers; and provided intake and screening services for the city’s Alcoholism Clinic. Maintained all statistical records and assisted in the preparation of budgets and annual reports. Was a member of the team that screened all candidates for the Cincinnati Police Department. Also provided counseling to incarcerated misdemeanants and worked as a probation officer.

1960 - 1961: Caseworker, Aftercare Worker, and Supervisor, Juvenile Placement Bureau and Juvenile Diagnostic Center, State of Ohio. Was responsible for the development of casework and diagnostic programs for committed juveniles; served as director of treatment teams; served as an aftercare worker for juveniles released from institutions; and supervised staff aftercare workers. Also served as an assistant to several administrators of the program.

1957 - 1959: Psychiatric Social Worker, U.S. Army. Assigned to the Mental Hygiene Consultation Service, Post Stockade, and Neuro-Psychiatric Clinic, Martin Army Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia. Responsible for developing social histories on soldiers and prisoners, provided casework services, and developed a group counseling program for prisoners scheduled for release.

American Society Of Criminology

He has been an active member of ASC for over 40 years. He has twice served on the Executive Board, once by appointment and once as a result of a national election. He has served as chair of the finance and membership committees; was Program Chair for the 1979 Annual Program (with over 600 speakers and 1,000 registrants); served as co-chair of the local arrangements committee for the 1981 Annual Program; served as the founder and editor of the Society’s official newsletter, THE CRIMINOLOGIST, from 1976 to 1983; and was awarded the Herbert Bloch Award for outstanding contributions to ASC and the field of criminology, 1980.

National Juvenile Court Services Association

He has been active in this organization, which is an affiliate of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. He was the founder and editor of the Association’s official newsletters, RAPPORT and RAPPORT-BULLETIN for five years, served as President for two years (2003-2005) and currently remains on the board of directors as Immediate Past President.

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

He has remained active in his college social fraternity, having served on its national board of directors for 12 years, as its national Vice President, and its national President for three terms. For 25 years, he was the organizer and developer of a national leadership conference for its undergraduate members, instructing them in leadership and management.

In 1979, he was awarded the fraternity’s highest accolade, the Distinguished Service Award, which is presented for outstanding and continuing contributions to the organization. He currently serves on the board on the SAM Foundation, a charitable and educational arm of the fraternity, and served as a Trustee of the SAM Endowment Fund for nine years.

Publications And Papers

Available Upon Request

Books And Monographs

Available Upon Request

Professional Articles

Available Upon Request

Theses

Available Upon Request

Professional Affiliations

American Probation and Parole Association
American Correctional Association
American Society of Criminology
International Association of Chiefs of Police
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Fraternal Order of Police
National Juvenile Detention Association
National Pretrial Services Association
American Jail Association
National Juvenile Court Services Association
International Community Corrections Association
International Corrections and Prisons Association

Newsletter Articles

Newsletter Spring 2008

Newsletter Summer 2010

Suicides Within the Juvenile Justice System: The Need for Administrative Oversight

The Corrections Expert: Roles and Responsibilities


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