Collins Publishes on Criminal Justice Management

Written by Laura Paskin
November 18, 2013

Criminal Justice Professor Peter A. Collins published Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations with Professor Mary K. Stohr of Missouri State University (Routledge, 2013). Their book focuses on the need for criminal justice agencies to meet the expectations of their communities as well as their workers.

“Because of their essential services, visibility, and ethical responsibilities, criminal justice organizations must implement evidence-based best practices in agency programming,” Collins said. “To build strong bridges with an informed and engaged community also requires proactive, collaborative, and share responsibility.”

The authors interweave comprehensive research with humor and personal anecdotes to make the study of criminal justice management accessible and interesting to criminal justice professionals as well as students.

Collins joined the faculty in the Criminal Justice department in 2011. He received his PhD from Washington State University and focuses his scholarship on criminal law, policy analysis, criminal justice management and practice, and juvenile justice and corrections. Earlier this year he published Crime and Justice in the City as Seen Through The Wire.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 major and 37 minor undergraduate degrees. The college also offers 6 master’s degrees, including an MA in Criminal Justice, and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Crime Analysis.