School of Criminal Justice

Douglas McKenzie

Douglas G. McKenzie
Associate Professor


School of Criminal Justice
Grand Valley State University
249-C DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-6431
Telephone: (616) 331-7138
Fax: (616) 331-7155


J.D. University of Houston Law Center, 1985.
Ph.D. Educational Psychology/Ecological Psychology, Emphasis: Program Evaluation and Applied Research, Michigan State University, 1977.
M.A. Educational Psychology/Child Development, Michigan State University, 1970.
B.S., Psychology; Minor: Biological Sciences, Michigan State University, 1968.
Courses Taught at GVSU
CJ 201 Criminology
CJ 300 Research Methods
LS 301 Introduction to Law
CJ 305 Constitutional law and civil liberties
LS 428 Fact Investigation
LS 424 Legal Research and Writing
CJ 444 Forensic Behavior and Law
LS 495 Legal Thought
CJ 602 Law and Ethics
CJ 644 Forensic Behavior and Law
CJ 693 Master project - chair, committee member
CJ 695 Master thesis – chair, committee member
Recent Publications

Works in Progress
McKenzie, D. G. & Kingshott, B. F.  Terrorism and American Schools: Issues of Mitigation/Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Being revised for re-submission to the Security Journal.
McKenzie, D.G. & Kingshott, B.F. Children and aggression: Proposing an
integrative approach to school violence. Submitted to the Journal of School Violence.
McKenzie, D.G. & Kingshott, B. F. Violence in schools: Examining legal
issues and policy implications. Submitted to Aggression and Violent Behavior. Accepted with revisions.
Houston, J., Steffel, J. & McKenzie, D. G.  1983 Lawsuits: Can improvement
come out of trouble? 
McKenzie, D. G.  Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure in Schools:
Current Issues of T.L.O. and Beyond. Abstract accepted for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD.
McKenzie, D. G.  Book review: The Juvenile Justice System in India: From Welfare to Rights, by Ved Kumari. To be published in International Criminal Justice Review.
McKenzie, D. G. & Johnson, B. Violence and the workplace: Can Maslow’s
hierarchy of needs provide a theoretical framework for security? To be submitted for


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