Dennis J. Stevens, PhD


Dennis J. Stevens

Bradenton, Florida 34203

Updated 05/28/2020



 Ph.D.  1991 Loyola University of Chicago, Sociology/Organizations/Organizational Crime.

            Dissertation: Managerial Unemployment A Study of Organizational Crime and Its    

            Effects on Managers and Families Ranked 3rd in graduating class

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/Education minor

            Suma Cum Laude. 


Illinois Teaching Certification, K-12, 1984 History/Psychology 

Law Enforcement Certification, Illinois, 1987. 

Firearms Safety Certification, Massachusetts, Department of State Police, 06/21/2004. 

Commonwealth of Counseling Certificate, 1991. University of South Carolina


 2009-2016 Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice. University of North Carolina Charlotte. Retired

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

2005-2007 Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Advisor. University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Graduate School Coordinator – Gulfport; Director of Ph.D. Program (until Katrina arrived). 

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

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 at Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, NY

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

1987-1990 Adjunct: University of North Carolina Charlotte.

1987-1991 Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Sociology, Johnson C. Smith University,

                  Charlotte, NC

Penitentiary Experience Part-Time and Overlap Experiences

2007-2014 Group Facilitator. North Carolina Institution for Women.    

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

1997-2000 Instructor/Group Facilitator. Psychology/Sociology, Women’s Institute, Eastern, and others. Closed & Maximum

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

1996-1997 Neuse Corrections, Goldsboro, NC on Superintendent's Executive Committee. Personnel, Grievance, and Disciplinary Committees. Medium & Transfer Facility

1994-1995 Group Facilitator, classification intake, and psychological assessments. Stateville and Joliet Corrections. Chicago (completing contract requirements). 

1993 Instructor/Group Facilitator, Business/Psychology, Brown Creek Correctional, NC. Medium. On the 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 the 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, Educator, and Group Facilitator for a private organization. 

1987-1988 Instructor Lewis University/Group Facilitator for a private organization, psychological assessments, Stateville, Joliet, IL. Maximum

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

University Materials Published

2019 Understanding Criminal Profiling in America, Times-Roman Publishers

2019 Inside the Mind of the Serial Rapist, 3nd with Katy Cathcart, Ph.D.

2019 Toxic Criminal Behavior, Amazon

2019 Brutal Truths of Female Sexual Predators and Ancient Demons, Amazon. 

2019 Cops at Risk: Heath, Homicide, and Litigation, Cognella Academic Publishers

2019 Introduction to American Corrections and Probation, 2nd Ed. 2020

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

2015 Criminal Justice and Public Health: MRSA. Kendall Hunt 

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

2014 Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators (2nd ed 2021).

2011 Media and Criminal Justice: CSI Effect. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. (2nd ed 2021)

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

2008  Police Officer Stress: Sources and Solutions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

2006  Applied Community Corrections. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

2003  Applied Community Policing in the 21st Century. Boston: Allyn Bacon.        

2003  Case Studies in Applied Community Policing: Case Studies. Boston: Allyn Bacon.

2002  Policing And Community Partnerships. Editor. Prentice-Hall.            

2001  Case Studies Of Community Policing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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.

Other Publications

2020 Motivational 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, 454, 591-612.

2008 Forensic Science, Prosecutors, and Wrongful Convictions. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 471, 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 Greene. NY: Routledge.

2006 Police Apprehension of Sexual Offenders and Sexual Assault Conviction Levels: Why Conviction Levels are Low in Boston. Police Journal, 792, 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.

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]

2004 Origins Of Police Officers’ Stress Before And After 9/11. Police Journal, 772, 145-174.

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

2002 Pedophiles: A Case Study. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 171, 36-51.

2002 Case Study Of Three Generations Of Incarcerated Sexual Offenders. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 171, 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 Savory. Law and Order. 

2001 Civil Liability And Selective Enforcement. Law and Order, 495, 105-108.

2001 Community Policing And Managerial Techniques: Total Quality Management Techniques. The Police Journal, 741, 26-41. 

2001 With Capt. Mike Masterson MPD. Madison Speaks Up: Measuring Community Policing Performance. Law and Order, 4910, 98-100.

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

2000 Education: Programming Offenders. Forum: Correctional Research of Canada, 122,

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, 733, X.

2000 Identify Criminal Predators, Sentences, And Criminal Classifications. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 151, 50-71.

2000 with Sgt. John Wiggins. The Effects Of Police Management. The Journal: The Police Official Journal, 62, X-X.

1999 Corruption Among Narcotic Officers: A Study Of Innocence And Integrity. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 142, 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, 15, 65-80.

1998 Incarcerated Women, Crime And Drug Addiction. The Criminologist, 221, 3-14.

1998 The Impact Of Time-Served And Regime On Prisoners’ Anticipation Of Crime: Female Prisonization Effects. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 372, 188-205.

1998 Explanations Of Excessive Force Used During Serial Rape Attacks. The Criminologist, 222, 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, 51465, 12-21.

1997 with Charles Ward. College Education And Recidivism: Educating Criminals Is      Meritorious.  Journal of Correctional Education 483, 106-111. 

1997 Violence and Serial Rape. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 121, 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, 2212, 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, 44, 23-35.

1997 Prison Regime And Drugs. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 361, 14-27.

1997 Influences of Early Childhood Experiences On Subsequent Criminally Violent Behavior. Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention, 61, 35-51.

1995 Motives of Social Rapists. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 232, 117-127.

1995 American Criminals And Attitudes. International Review of Modern Sociology, 252:27-42. 

1995 Time, Custody Level, And Inmate Attitudes On Crime. Forum on Corrections Research, 73, 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, 73, 12-14. 

1994 Predatory Rapists/Victim Selection Techniques. The Social Science Journal, 314:421-433. 

1994 Predatory Rape Avoidance. International Review of Modern Sociology, 242, 97-118.

1994 The Depth Of Imprisonment And Prisonization: Levels Of Security And Prisoners’ Anticipation Of Future Violence. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 332, 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, 141, 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, 382, 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, 231, 107-114.

Partial List of "Other" Publications  

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.

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


Representative List of 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 and Present Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association

American Psychological Association  

 American Sociological Association

 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

 American Correctional Association

 American Society of Criminology

Unclassified Services

NYPD Sex Crimes Investigation: Profile Services, 2018 

Guest Editor and Contributor: Journal of Forensic Science, 2019

Reviewer: American Public Health Association, San Diego Conference, 2018

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

Researcher and Analysts, Murder of Police Officers, Dallas, Texas 2017, for state prosecutor

Researcher and Analysts, 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: Sage 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 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, 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 NC.

 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.


The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) $245K, study on prevention of violence against women in custody 

NSF $159K, study on reactions of law enforcement officers upon Katrina victims.

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

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