School of Criminal Justice

Brian Johnson

Brian R. Johnson
Grand Valley State University
School of Criminal Justice
279-C Devos Center
401 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Telephone: (616) 331-7142
Fax: (616) 331-7155

Ph.D., Social Sciences. Cognates in Criminal Justice, Labor Relations, and Sociology/Organizational Behavior, Michigan State University, 1998.
Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, 1994.
M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 1991.
B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin, 1987.
Courses Taught at GVSU
CJ 101 Justice and Society
CJ 301 Criminology
CJ 312 Police Process
CJ 315 Principles of Security
CJ 461 Police Management and Legal Issues
CJ 464 Security Administration and Legal Issues
CJ 620 Advanced Police Systems
CJ 623 Advanced Private Security
CJ 693 Master project chair, committee member
CJ 695 Master thesis chair, committee member

Recent Publications


Johnson, B.R. & Kingshott, B.F. (2009).  Safe overseas travel.  New York:  Looseleaf.

Johnson, B.R. (2007).  Crucial elements of police firearms training. New York: Looseleaf.

Johnson, B.R. (2005). Principles of security management.  New York: Prentice Hall.  

Johnson, B.R. (2005). Instructors manual:  Principles of security management.  New York:  Prentice Hall.  


Warchol, G.L. & Johnson, B.R. (Under Review).  Securing natural resources from theft: An exploratory analysis.  Journal of applied security research.

Johnson, B.R., Kierkus, C., & Yalda, C. (Under Review).  Who Skips: An analysis of bail bond failure to appears.  Journal of victims and offenders.

Johnson, B.R., Connolly, E., & T.S. Carter (Forthcoming, 2011). Corporate social responsibility:  The role of Fortune 100 companies in domestic & natural disasters. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management.

Kierkus, C., Johnson, B.R. & J. Hewitt (2010). Cohabiting, family and community stressors, selection, and juvenile delinquency.  Criminal justice review, 35(4), 393-411.

Johnson, B.R., Yalda, C.A. & C. Kierkus.  (2010).  Property crime at O’Hare International Airport:  An examination of the routine activities approach.  Journal of applied security research, 5(1), 42-63.

Johnson, B.R. & Carter, T.S. (2009).  Combating the shoplifter:  An examination of civil recovery laws.  Journal of applied security research, 4(4), 445-461

Johnson, B.R. & Bridgmon, P.B. (June, 2009).  Depriving civil rights: An exploration of 18 U.S.C. 242 criminal prosecutions, 2001-2006. Criminal justice review, 34(2), 196-209.

Warchol, G.L. & Johnson, B.R. (Spring, 2009).  Wildlife crime in the game reserves of South Africa.  International journal of comparative and applied criminal justice, 33(1), 143-154.

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L. (December, 2007).  Cold weather training issues.  The police chief, 54(12), 108-111.

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L. (December, 2007).  Supplement to cold weather training issues.  The police chief,  Extended On-line web version.  http://www.

Johnson, B.R. & Kingshott, B.L. (August, 2007). Property crimes at O’Hare International Airport Post 9/11.  The impact of increased security.  Aviation security international, 27-30.

Breen, M. & Johnson, B.R. (2007).  Citizen police academies:  An analysis of enhanced police-community relations among citizen attendees.  The police journal, 80(3), 246-266.

Johnson, B.R., McKenzie, D. & W. Crawley.  (2007). Grievance arbitration in law enforcement: The Wisconsin experience.  Journal of collective negotiations in the public sector, 31(4), 343-360.

Johnson, B.R. & Hughes, F. (November/December, 2003).  Training Dyslexics in Skill-Based Applications.   The law enforcement trainer, 18(6), 18-25.

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L. (Spring, 2003). Bail Agents and Bounty Hunters:  Adversaries or Allies of the Justice System? American journal of criminal justice, 27(2), 145-165.

Johnson, B.R.; McKenzie, D. & G.L. Warchol.  (December, 2003). Corporate Kidnapping:  An Exploratory Study.  Journal of security administration, 26(2), 13-31.

Swift, S. & Johnson, B.R. & Postuma, R. (2002).  An exploratory analysis of the selection of arbitrators in compulsory interest arbitration proceedings:  The Michigan experience.  Journal of collective negotiations in the public sector, 30(1), 77-90.

Warchol, G.L., Payne, D.M. & B.R. Johnson (1999).  Federal forfeiture:  Law, policy and practice.  The justice professional 11, 403-423.

Johnson, B.R. & McCatty, P.A.  (October, 1998).  Security’s amazing recovery. Security management, 42(10), 30-41.

Warchol, G.L. & Johnson, B.R. (Fall/Winter 1998).   The seduction of asset forfeiture.  L.A.E journal, 58-59 (4), 49-56.

Warchol, G.L. & Johnson, B.R.  (1999).  A cross sectional quantitative analysis of federal asset forfeiture.  In Dantzker, M.L. :  Readings for research methods for criminology and criminal justice.  Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.  

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L. (1997).  Guilty property:  A qualitative analysis of civil forfeiture.  American journal of criminal justice, 21 (1), 61-83.

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L.  (June, 1997).  Giving security space at the mall. Security management, 41(6), 87-93.

Johnson, B.R., Warchol, G.L., & Bumphus, V.W.  (1997).  Police residential requirements:  An exploratory analysis.  Journal of collective negotiations in the public sector, 26 (1), 43-64.

Johnson, B.R., Warchol, G.L. & K.A. Bailey (1997).  Police-compulsory arbitration in Michigan:  A logistic model analysis of environmental factors.  Journal of collective negotiations in the public sector, 26 (1), 27-41.

Warchol, G.L., Payne, D. &  Johnson, B.R. (1996).  Criminal forfeiture: An effective alternative to civil proceedings.  Police studies, 19 (3), 51-66.

Johnson, B.R. & Nowak, P. (September, 1996).   Stress and officer-involved shootings - the agency's responsibility. The police chief, 63(9), 49-54.

Warchol. G.L. & Johnson, B.R. (March, 1996).  Ensuring the future of asset forfeiture programs. The police chief, 63 (3), 49-54.

Johnson, B.R. & Warchol, G.L. (Winter, 1996).  Police compulsory arbitration: A review of the research.  Government-union review, 17(1), 23-52.
Johnson, B.R., VanMeter, C.W., & Walker, R.O. (Summer, 1995).  The effectiveness of computer based education in criminal justice undergraduate curricula - an evaluation.  Police computer review, 4 (3), 11-18.


Perez, D.W. (2011). Paradoxes of police work (2nd ed.).  (Textbook review for DELMAR Publishers).

Arrigo & Williams (2007).  Criminology.  Textbook reviewer for Burton House, Ltd (Prentice Hall).

Rawlings, P.  (2002).  Policing:  A short history.  Portland, OR:  Willan.  In Police Quarterly, 5(3), 409-411 (September, 2002).

Burpo, J.;  Delord, R. & Shannon, M.  (1997). Police association power, politics, and confrontation:  A guide for the successful labor leader.  Springfield, IL:  Thomas.  In Police Quarterly, 3(1), 1998.

Cole, R. (1997).  Management of internal business investigations:  A survival guide. In Criminal Justice Review, 22(2), 263-265 (Autumn, 1998).

Gaines, L & Worrall (2000).  Police Administration, (2nd ed.) (Textbook reviewer for Prentice Hall Publishers).

Hagen, F. (1995).  Introduction to Criminology. (Textbook review for Nelson-Hall Publishers).







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