Faculty

 

Ambler CJ Faculty, SPRING 2005: Stephen H. Smith, TUA-CJ Coordinator A graduate of the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology, Mr. Smith has been the Department of Criminal Justice Coordinator at Ambler since 1992. He is the author or co-author of articles, book chapters and research reports on topics including community service, criminal case processing, analysis of prison populations, and correctional and court-related operations. His current research involves policy development and implementation for courts and correctional agencies. He teaches several criminal justice courses, including Planned Change; Introduction to Research Methods; and Research and Analysis; The American Jury System; Nature of Crime; and Crime and Social Policy. Dr. Phil Harris, Associate Professor Phil Harris is a member of the graduate faculty and former Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice of the University at Albany in 1979 and has been a member of the Temple faculty since 1980. Prior to coming to Temple, Phil spent four years as a juvenile corrections administrator in Canada. There he directed the assessment department of a large private agency, developed training for staff and designed the agency’s management information system. He has directed research on police and correctional decision making, evaluations of juvenile delinquency programs, and the development of management information systems. From 1989 to 1995 Phil also directed the Juvenile Corrections Leadership Forum, the platform for launching the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. Beginning in 1992, he and Peter Jones designed and have now implemented a permanent information system, ProDES, that provides a continuous flow of outcome information on all programs that receive youths from Philadelphia’s Family Court. In 1999, ProDES was chosen as a finalist from a field of 1609 innovations in the prestigious Innovations in American Government competition, sponsored by Harvard University and the Ford Foundation. Phil also directs a project aimed at developing a method for matching delinquent youths to programs that will be used by juvenile courts. He has contributed a book on policy and program planning and more than seventy-five book chapters, journal articles and research reports on juvenile justice, program implementation and information systems. He has also provided consultation and technical assistance to police departments, courts, juvenile delinquency programs, probation departments, and criminal justice advocacy groups. In 2001, the American Evaluation Association presented Phil the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Government Service Award. Dr. George Rengert, Professor Dr. Rengert's area of specialty is the spatial and temporal behavior of property criminals and drug offenders. He is currently working on the application of geographic information systems to urban crime control. He has received numerous grants over the past two decades from the National Institute of Justice. His books include: Suburban Burglary: A Tale of Two Suburbs (Charles Thomas); The Geography of Illegal Drugs (Westview Press); Metropolitan Crime Patterns (Criminal Justice Press); Crime Spillover (Sage); and Suburban Burglary: A Time and a Place for Everything (Charles Thomas). Julie Currie, Deans' Appointment ADJUNCT FACULTY: Sean Cassidy Constance Clark Carl Holmes Edward Krug Neal Pearloff Linda Peyton Susan Robinson