Dennis J. Stevens, PhD


Dennis J. Stevens

PO Box 470073

Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

Updated August 2017


 Ph.D.  1991 Loyola University of Chicago, Sociology/Organizations/Organizational Crime. Dissertation: Managerial Unemployment

            (A Study of Organizational Crime and Its Effects on Its Managers and Their Families)

 M.A.  1985 Northeastern Illinois University, Social Science

           (Psychology/Sociology), Magna Cum Laude. Thesis: Student Traffic Control and Resistance: A Case Study of Organizational

            Deviance and Labeling Theory

B.S.  1983 Northeastern Illinois University, Sociology, and Education minor

            Suma Cum Laude

            Illinois Teaching Certification, 1984 History/Psychology

            Counseling Certificate Candidate, 1991. University of South Carolina

Work Experience

2009-2014 Part Time. University of North Carolina Charlotte. Sociology, Criminal Justice.

2007-2008 Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Sacred Heart University. Fairfield, CT.

2005-2007 Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Graduate School Coordinator – Gulfport; Director of Ph.D. Program.

1998-2005 Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Boston and Salem State College, Salem, MA; Boston: Salem:

1994-1998 Professor and Director of Criminal Justice/Sociology, Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC and the North Carolina Justice Academy, Salemburg, NC. Administrator of program, supervisor/coordinator of CJ and Sociology faculty (4FT & 14PT). Significant recruiter for program. Created, developed, and implemented (with guidance and collaboration of academic dean) traditional and nontraditional CJ curriculum creating 515 majors in 4 years at five different learning sites across Eastern North Carolina. Program and personal credentials reviewed and affirmed by Southern Association of Colleges and the NC Justice Academy. Setting CJ and sociology programs, courses, instruction on-line

1992-1993 Temporary Professor, Consortium of Colleges (Canisius, Daemen, Niagara U, Buffalo NY, and Instructor and Facilitator, Attica Penitentiary. NY.

1990-1992 Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Sociology, University of South Carolina Aiken

1988-1990 Part Time: University of North Carolina Charlotte.

1988-1990 Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Sociology, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

Penitentiary Experience (Part Time)

1999-2003 Group Facilitator. MCI Framingham (Women's prison), Bay State, and Norfolk. Medium/Max facilities 

1994-1997 Instructor/Group Facilitator. Psychology/Sociology, Women’s Institute, Eastern, and others. (Closed & Maximum)

(1996-1998) DART. Rehab Unit. Superintendent's Executive Committee. North Carolina

1995-1997 Neuse Corrections, Goldsboro, NC on Superintendent's Executive Committee. Personnel, Grievance, and Disciplinary Committees. (Medium & Transfer Facility)

1993-1993 Instructor/Group Facilitator, Business/Psychology, Brown Creek Correctional, NC. (Medium). On Personnel Committee: hiring, disciplinary, and promotion. 

1992-1993 Instructor/Group Facilitator, Psychology/Sociology, Attica, NY. Consortium, (Maximum). CO Disciplinary Committee

1990-1992 Lower Savanna Work Release Center, Aiken County, SC on the Citizen’s Action Committee, (Minimum). On Personnel Committee: hiring, disciplinary, and promotions

1990-1992 Instructor/Group Facilitator. Psychology, CCI, Columbia, SC. University of South Carolina, (Maximum). Employee Disciplinary Committee. Grievance Committee  

1986-1988 Instructor (Lewis University/Group Facilitator, Psychology, Joliet Corrections, Joliet, IL. (Maximum)

1987-1988 Instructor (Lewis University/Group Facilitator, Psychology, Stateville, Joliet, IL. (Maximum)

1985-1986 Intern/Volunteer, Psychological Testing and Classification, Joliet Corrections, Joliet, IL (Maximum and Testing Center)

Book Publication in Progress

(2019) Inside the Mind of the Serial Rapist. 3nd

(2019) Introduction to The Prison Industial Complex, 2nd Cognella Academic Publishers

(2019) Cops at Risk: Homicide, Litigation and Disease  Cognella Academic Publishers  

University Materials Published 

(2017) Introduction to American Policing, 2nd Ed. Jones & Bartlett 

(2015) Criminal Justice and Public Health: MRSA. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

(2014) The Failure of the American Prison Complex: Let’s Abolish It. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

(2011) Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators.

(2011) Media and Criminal Justice: CSI Effect. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. also see:

(2009)  Introduction to American Policing. Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

(2008)  Police Officer Stress: Sources and Solutions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.,1144,0131178814,00.html

(2006)  Applied Community Corrections: An Applied Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.,1144,0131130307,00.html

(2003)  Applied Community Policing in the 21st Century. Boston: Allyn Bacon.,4096,0205332226,00.html

(2003)  Case Studies in Applied Community Policing: Case Studies. Boston: Allyn Bacon.,4096,0205377602,00.html

(2002)  Policing And Community Partnerships. Editor. Prentice Hall.   ,4096,0130280496,00.html

(2001)  Case Studies Of Community Policing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.,4096,0130871745,00.html

(2000)  Measuring Performance: A Guide to Evaluative Research. Authors Choice

(2000)  Perspective in Corrections. Editor. Madison, WI: Coursewise.

(1998)  Inside The Mind Of The Serial Rapist. Baltimore, MD: Austin Winfield.


(2016) Motional Triggers of Ambushers of Law Enforcement Officers. In progress. Police One Publications.    

(2015) Women in Solitary Confinement: Health and Recidivism. Modern American Prisons, Stephen Richards (Ed). Southern Illinois University Press. [Chapter]

(2013) Sex Offenders. The End of Prisons: Reflections from the Decarceration Movement. Mechthild E. Nagel and Anthony J. Nocella (Eds.). New York: Rodopi. [Chapter]

(2009) CSI, Wrongful Convictions, and Prosecutor. Criminal Law Bulletin, 45(4), 591-612.

(2008) Forensic Science, Prosecutors, and Wrongful Convictions. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 47(1), 31-51.

 (2007) Police Stress. Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law, 2nd ed. Brian Cutler (Ed).

(2007) STING Tactics. Encyclopedia of Police Science, 3rd Ed. Jack Greene (Ed).  2 vols., ed.  Jack R. Greene. NY: Routledge.

(2006) Police Apprehension of Sexual Offenders and Sexual Assault Conviction Levels: Why Conviction Levels are Low in Boston. Police Journal, 79(2), 125-154. 

(2005) The History of Prisons: Continental Europe and England. Richard A. Wright and J. Mitchell Miller (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Criminology. NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. [Chapter]

(2005) John Wayne Gacy: The Killer Clown. Famous American Crimes and Trials. Frankie Y. Bailey and Steven Chermak (Eds.).  NY: Praeger Publishing. [Chapter]

(2005) Police Officer Stress and Occupational Stressors. Heith Copes, Policing and Strategies. (p.1-24). Prentice Hall. [Chapter],1144,0131123718,00.html

(2004) Origins Of Police Officers’ Stress Before And After 9/11. The Police Journal, 77(2), 145-174. =39119&type

(2002) Civil Liabilities And Arrest Decisions. In Jeffery T. Walker, Policing and the Law(53-71). Prentice Hall. [Chapter],1144,0130284351,00.html

(2002) Pedophiles: A Case Study. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 17(1), 36-51.

(2002) Case Study Of Three Generations Of Incarcerated Sexual Offenders. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 17(1), 65-83.

(2002) Community Policing And Police Leadership. In Dennis J. Stevens, Policing and community partnerships. (p. 163-177). Prentice Hall.

(2002) With Captain Michael F. Masterson. The Value Of Measuring Community Policing: Performance in Madison, Wisconsin. In Dennis J. Stevens, Policing and Community Partnerships. (p. 77-93). Prentice Hall.

(2001) Education Programming For Offenders. In Compendium of Corrections. Compendium 2000: On Effective Correctional Programming. (p. 57-64). Provincial Government of Canada. Correctional Service of Canada.

(2001) With Sgt. Roy Chambers (Boston Police Department). The Murder Trial Of Elton SavoryLaw and Order.  

(2001) Civil Liability And Selective Enforcement. Law and Order, 49(5), 105-108.

(2001) Community Policing And Managerial Techniques: Total Quality Management Techniques. The Police Journal, 74(1), 26-41.

(2001) With Capt. Mike Masterson (MPD). Madison Speaks Up: Measuring Community Policing Performance. Law and Order, 49(10), 98-100. 

(2000) Civil Liabilities And Arrest Decisions. The Police Journal, 73, 119-169. 

(2000) Education: Programming Offenders. Forum: Correctional Research of Canada, 12(2), 

(2000) Improving Community Policing: Using Managerial Style And Total Quality Management. Law and Order, 197-204. 

(2000) with Capt. Michael F. Masterson. Police poll residents to learn: “How We Do’in”? 

Community Policing Outreach: Community Policing Consortium, 7(33), X. 


(2000) Identify Criminal Predators, Sentences, And Criminal Classifications. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 15(1), 50-71.

(2000) with Sgt. John Wiggins. The Effects Of Police Management. The Journal: The Police Official Journal, 6(2), X-X.

(1999) Corruption Among Narcotic Officers: A Study Of Innocence And Integrity. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 14(2), 1-10.

(1999) Interviews With Women Convicted Of Murder: Battered Women Syndrome Revisited. International Review of Victimology, 6, 117-135.

(1999) Police Officer Stress. Law and Order, 77-81.

(1999) Police Tactical Units And Community Response. Law and Order, 48-52.

(1999) Research Note: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Cops, Convicts, And College Students. The Police Journal, 59-64. 

(1999) Stress And The American Police Officer. The Police Journal, 247-259.

(1999) College Educated Officers: Do They Provide Better Police Service? Law and Order, 37-41.

(1999) American Police Resolutions And Community Response. The Police Journal, 140-151.

(1998) Mandatory Arrest, Spouse Abuse, And Accelerated Rates Of Victimization: Attitudes Of Victims And Officers. The Criminologist. Fall, 14-31. 

(1998) with Joseph Hackett. Helping Inmates Help Themselves Through Prison Programs. Offender Programs Report: Social and Behavioral Rehabilitation in Prisons, Jails and the Community, 1(5), 65-80.

(1998) Incarcerated Women, Crime And Drug Addiction. The Criminologist, 22(1), 3-14.

(1998) The Impact Of Time-Served And Regime On Prisoners’ Anticipation Of Crime: Female Prisonisation Effects. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(2), 188-205. 

(1998) Explanations Of Excessive Force Used During Serial Rape Attacks. The Criminologist, 22(2), 67-84.

(1998) Arrest-Conviction Barriers Of Narcotic Law Enforcement Officers. The Police Journal, 213-221.

(1998) L’attitude des policiers vis-à-vis de leur emploi, Interpol: Revue Internationale De Police Criminelle, 51(465), 12-21.

(1997) with Charles Ward. College Education And Recidivism: Educating Criminals Is Meritorious.  Journal of Correctional Education 48(3), 106-111.  

(1997) Violence and Serial Rape. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 12(1), 39-47.

(1997) Violence Begets Violence: Study Shows That Strict Enforcement of Custody Rules 
Causes More Disciplinary Problems Than It Resolves. Corrections Compendium: The  National Journal for Corrections, 22(12), 1-3. 

(1997) Urban Communities And Homicide: Why American Blacks Resort To Murder. Policing and Society, 8, 253 - 267.  

(1997) Origins And Effects Of Prison Drug Gangs In North Carolina. Journal of Gang Research, 4(4), 23-35. 

(1997) Prison Regime And Drugs. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(1), 14-27.

(1997) Influences of Early Childhood Experiences On Subsequent Criminally Violent Behavior. 
Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention, 6(1), 35-51. 

(1995) Motives of Social Rapists. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 23(2), 117-127.

(1995) American Criminals And Attitudes. International Review of Modern Sociology25(2), 27-42.  

(1995) Time, Custody Level, And Inmate Attitudes On Crime. Forum on Corrections Research7(3), 12-14.   

(1995) L'influence de la duree de l'incarceration et du niveau de securite sur l'attitude des detenus. Forum Recherche Sur L'actualite Correctionnelle, 7(3), 12-14.  

(1994) Predatory Rapists And Victim Selection Techniques. The Social Science Journal, 31(4), 421-433.  

(1994) Predatory Rape Avoidance. International Review of Modern Sociology, 24(2), 97-118. 

(1994) The Depth Of Imprisonment And Prisonization: Levels Of Security And Prisoners’ Anticipation Of Future Violence. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 33(2), 137- 157.

(1993) Managerial Unemployment And The Family. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 23, 11-32.

(1993) The State Of The Prisons- 200 Years On (Review). Deviant Behavior, 14(1), 85-87.

(1992) Managerial Versus Blue Collar Unemployment Process.  International Journal of Modern Sociology. Fall.

(1991) Managerial Versus Blue Collar Unemployment. International Review of Modern Sociology.

(1992) Research Note: The Death Sentence And Inmate Attitudes. Crime & Delinquency, 38(2), 272-279.  

(1992) Examining Inmate Attitudes: Do Prisons Deter Crime? The State of Corrections, 272-278. 

(1988) Student Traffic Control And Resistance: Labeling Theory. Education. Fall.

(1988) Personal Rights Of High School Students Dwarf Social Responsibility. Education.

(1988) Education: The Assembly. Urban Education, 23(1), 107-114. 


Partial List of "Other" Publication Work   

(2002) Instructor's Manual. Case studies in community policing.  Prentice Hall.

(2005) Researcher. Corrections in the 21st Century, 1st & 2nd edition. Frank Schmalleger. McGraw Hill.

(2006) Instructor’s Manual. Community Corrections: An Applied Approach.


Other Writings

(1996 - 1997) Criminal Justice Program for Professionals: Book 2. Mount Olive, NC: Mount Olive Press. A 714 page student manual constructed for six upper level applied Criminal Justice courses including objectives, assessments, materials, and requirements. (copyright with author).

(1997) Teacher’s Guide for the Criminal Justice Program: 78 pages of instructions for teaching instructors in CJ program at MOC. (copyright with author).

(1995-1996) Mount Olive College's Criminal Justice Program. The North Carolina Justice Academy Training Calendar.

(1995). Criminal Justice Program for professionals: Book 1. Mount Olive, NC: Mount Olive Press. A 531 page student manual constructed for six applied upper level Criminal Justice courses including objectives, assessments, materials, and requirements. (copyright with author).

(1994-1996) Developed, directed, implemented, and supervised the criminal justice program and curriculum for Mount Olive College.

(1990-1992) Directed and implemented the criminal justice program at University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Professional Presentations

(2015) The Greater the At-Risk Occupational Environment Among Law Enforcement Practitioners, The Less Likely Those Officers Provide Quality Public Safety Practices. American Public Health Association (APHA).

(2008) Criminal Prosecutors. ACJS.

(2006) CSI Effect and Criminal Convictions. SCJS, September Charleston.

(2005) Conviction Rates of Sexual Offenders. ACJS, March Chicago.

(2005) Officer Training and Terrorism. ACJS, March Chicago. 

(2004) Police Officer Stress, ACJS, March Las Vegas.

(2004) Conviction Obstacles of Sexual Offenders. ACJS, March Las Vegas.

(2003) Boston and Community Policing Efforts, ACJS, March Boston.

(2003) Stress Before and After 9/11, ACJS, March Boston.

(2003) Domestic Violence Forum, ACJS, March Boston.    

(2001) Case Studies in Community Policing, ACJS March DC.

(2001) Remedies for Sexual Offenders. ACJS, March DC.

(2000) Three Generations of Sexual Offenders. Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, October Cleveland. 

(2000) Community Policing and Leadership. Society of Police and Criminal Psychology,  October Cleveland.

(1999) Police Tactical Units, ASC, November Toronto.

(1999) Profiles of High Risk Offenders, Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, October,  Long Island.

(1998) Interviews with women killers. ASC, November DC.

(1998) Incarcerated women, drugs, and crime. ASC, DC November.

(1997) Origins and effects of  prison gangs in North Carolina. ASC, San Diego November.

(1997) Attitudes of police officers about their jobs: A study of trust, discretion, and training. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, in Louisville.

(1997) The Impact of Diminished Custodial Control on Correctional Officers. Academy of  Criminal Justice Sciences, March Louisville.

 Past Professional Memberships

 American Public Health Association

 American Sociological Association

 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

 American Correctional Association

 American Society of Criminology

Unclassified Services

Researcher and Analytist, Murder of Police Officer, Norfolk, VA and aid for The Virginian Pilot (newspaper reporters) 2017

Researcher and Analytist, Murder of Police Officers, Dallas, Texas (2017, for state prosecutor) 

Researcher and Analytist, Defense for Officer Involved Homicide, Charlotte, NC 2014     

Reviewer: Law and Human Behavior (2014) Juvenile Probation Officers

Reviewer: Law and Human Behavior (2013) Prison Gangs

Reviewer: Stage Publications. (2011). Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems.

Reviewer: Law and Human Behavior. (2008). Police Discretion.

Reviewer: Sam Walker and Charles Katz (2006). Police in America: An Introduction, 5th edition. Boston: McGraw Hill.

Reviewer: Raymond Paternoster, Robert Brame, and Sarah Bacon (2007). The Death Penalty: America’s Experience With Capital Punishment. Los Angeles: Roxbury.

ABC News/ Washington Bureau, Cited Info on NY Blackout and Crime, August 

2003. Bureau’s Confidential Phone Number (202)222-6145.

Reviewer: American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Reviewer: Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

Referee: Social Problems, 2002, 2003, and 2010.

Guest Editor, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Spring: Criminal Profiles

Reviewer: Criminal Research, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010.

Reviewer: Journal of Policing and Criminal Psychology, 2000-2003.
Reviewer: del Carmen's Corrections, 1999. (textbook)
Reviewer: The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues, Police and Community Perspectives. Fall, 1998.
Researcher: Smykla & Schmalleger, 21st Century Corrections, McGraw Hill. (text).
NC Governor’s Crime Commission, senior advisor to Chief of Police division
NC Department of Corrections, Bureau of Prisons. Advisor to Custody Division Manager 
Reviewer: American Correctional Association 
Children’s Services Network, Charlotte (teens) Juvenile Advocate Evaluator: Smart Start
Helping Hands, Aiken, SC (incest/physically abused children) Honors: Volunteer of the Year 1990-92
Family Services, Charlotte, NC (sexually abused and incest victims)
Seminars and lectures at various prisons, police departments, and juvenile detention facilities in GA, IL, NC, SC, and NY.
Guest on Charlotte cable television network talk show representing Johnson C. Smith University
Motivational Seminars for Daniel Management (University of South Carolina)
Motivational Seminars for Augusta College, Augusta, GA.
Manual on Law Enforcement and Use of Deadly Force: Wachenhut and the U.S. Department of Energy, Savannah River Site.
Recidivism study of SC DOC for the state of South Carolina through the SC Court Administration (SC Supreme Court).
Recidivism study of NC DOC for the state of North Carolina through the NC Bar Association.
Reports for State Bureau of Investigation, State of North Carolina on prison gangs.
Reports for DEA, Federal Government on gang activities in state prisons.
US Air Force, reports on criminal activities and basic investigation, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Goldsboro, NC.
US Marine Corps, reports on criminal activities and basic investigation, Camp Lejeune, Brig [corrections]. Jacksonville, NC
Reports of corruption in prison management and line officers. Legislative Committee: State of North Carolina.
Reports of corruption in prisons. Legislative Committee: State of Florida
Reports of corruption at city and at county law enforcement agencies for various federal and state law enforcement agencies and PBA
Reports of job satisfaction levels among urban and rural law enforcement officers and correctional officers for various state governments and agencies including the PBA
Reports of drug trafficking among law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and inmates for various government agencies Associate Editor: Social and Behavioral Journal 1991-92
Group facilitator: Parents Anonymous NY & NC 1992- current, board member and facilitator SC, 1990-92, Charlotte, NC 1993-94, Boston 1998-2002.
Canadian Provincial Government. Correctional Services. Evaluation of federal prison system in regards to educational strategies. Report published in Compendium 2000 on Effective Correctional Programming. Pages 57-63.
NSF $159K, study on reactions of law enforcement officers upon Katrina victims. 

  1. COPS grants ($55K, $85K, and $121K) for various departments in North Carolina.

  2. NSF $1.4M, study on reactions of law enforcement officers upon gun tooting suspects. In progress.