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John McCluskey

Department Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
Professor

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John McCluskey

Department Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
Professor

Education

BA, MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Bio

John McCluskey is the chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice. He earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University at Albany. His primary teaching areas include Criminal Justice Theory and Criminal Justice and Public Policy. His most recent research has included the study of body camera adoption in two divisions of LAPD with Justice and Security Strategies as well as a large scale data collection effort to measure prevalence, causes, and consequences of teacher victimization in San Antonio, Texas with Dr. Byongook Moon.

Currently Teaching

CRIM-711
3 Credits
This course will be tailored to individual students’ research interests as they explore areas of inquiry that may become topics for their thesis research. An emphasis will be placed on building a theoretically informed research question via existing literature and research in criminal justice and other disciplines (economics, psychology, sociology, and so on). Parallel to that effort, students will work to identify locally relevant research questions, potential research designs, and possible projects and/or agencies with whom which to conduct this research.
CRIM-599
1 - 6 Credits
A program of study executed by an individual student with assistance and guidance by an instructor, outside a regular classroom setting. Guidelines for designing and gaining approval for an independent study are provided in College of Liberal Arts Policy I.D.
CRIM-799
1 - 6 Credits
A program of study executed by an individual student with assistance and guidance by an instructor, outside a regular classroom setting. Guidelines for designing and gaining approval for an independent study are provided in College of Liberal Arts Policy I.D.
CRIM-775
3 Credits
The criminal justice capstone involves guided research on a topic approved by the instructor. The capstone requires students to develop, design and complete an original research project. Satisfactory completion involves the execution of a substantial research paper and includes a public oral presentation.
CRIM-700
3 Credits
In this pro-seminar, students examine the theoretical foundation of criminal justice. This course integrates studies of criminal justice systems, enforcement organizations, judicial decision-making, courtroom communities and correctional systems by focusing on the study of governmental social control premised on punishment or blameworthiness. It examines the underlying causes and patterns of official responses to behavior that may be labeled criminal, and the structures, policies, and practices of criminal justice.

Select Scholarship

Invited Article/Publication
McCluskey, John, et al. "Data science and criminal justice: An invitation and cautionary note." ACJS Today. (2018). Web. ∆
McCluskey, John D. and Jeffrey M. Cancino. "Commercial and Bank Robbery." Oxford Online Annotated Bibliographies. (2014). Print. ∆
Journal Paper
McCluskey, John and Michael Reisig. "Explaining procedural justice during police-suspect encounters: A systematic social observation study." Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 40. 3 (2017): 574-586. Print. *
Moon, Byongook and John McCluskey. "School-Based Victimization of Teachers in Korea: Focusing on Individual and School Characteristics." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 31. 17 (2016): 1340—1361. Print. *
McCluskey, John, Byongook Moon, and Sangwon Lee. "Korean Police Officer Attitudes Toward the Use of Force." Asian Journal of Criminology 10. 1 (2015): 7-22. Print. *
McCluskey, John D., et al. "Does Organizational Structure Matter? Investigation Centralization, Case Clearances, and Robberies." Police Quarterly 17. 3 (2014): 250-257. Print. «
McCluskey, John D., et al. "Researcher-practitioner Partnerships & Crime Analysis: A Case Study in Action Research." Police Practice and Research 15. 5 (2014): 404-418. Print. *
Moon, Byongook, et al. "Parent and Teacher Practices as Sources of Low Self-Control: Evidence from Korea." Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 12. 2 (2014): 167-187. Print. «
McCluskey, John D., et al. "Gender, General Theory of Crime, and Computer Crime." International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 57. 4 (2013): 460-478. Print. *
McCluskey, John D. "A Comparison of Robbers? Use of Physical Coercion in Commercial and Street Robberies." Crime & Delinquency 59. 3 (2013): 419-442. Print. *
McCluskey, John, Byongook Moon, and Merry Morash. "Causes of School Bullying: Empirical Test of a General Theory of Crime, Differential Association Theory, and General Strain Theory." Crime and Deliquency 57. 6 (2012): 849-877. Print. *
McCluskey, John, et al. "The Gap Between Reality and Research: Another Look at Detecting Deception in the Field Settings." Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 35. 4 (2012): 723-740. Print. *
Book Chapter
McClusky, John D., Robert Worden, and Sarah McLean. "Police Legitimacy and Police Encounters." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013. 3665-3675. Web. £
McCluskey, John D., Roger Parks, and Stephen Mastrofski. "Systematic Social Observation in Criminology." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013. 5124-5133. Web. £
McClusky, John D. "Explaining Police Officers' Discretion in Providing Services and Assistance." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013. 3607-3616. Web. £
Published Article
Moon, Byongook, John D. McCluskey, and Cynthia P.McCluskey. “A General Theory of Crime and Computer Crime: An Empirical Test.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 38.4 (2010): 767-772. Print. *