School of Criminal Justice
John D. Hewitt
Professor of Criminal Justice
267 DeVos Phone: (616) 331-7145
School of Criminal Justice Fax: (616) 331-7155
Grand Valley State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
401 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Dr. Hewitt was born in Carmel, California, grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and did his undergraduate work at Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Washington. He received his B.A. degree in History with a concentration in Chinese history and a minor in Sociology. His Ph.D. in Sociology was completed at Washington State University. His teaching spans 43 years at small and large state colleges and universities as well as in small liberal arts colleges in Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Professor Hewitt’s research and writing over the decades have focused on disparities in judicial sentencing, the effects of sentencing reform efforts, historical patterns in crime, and how adult oppression of children contributes to delinquency. Most recently, he has been exploring the role of race in the valuing of baseball and football cards and the criminological insights found in the lyrics of songs by Johnny Cash. Dr. Hewitt’s teaching at GVSU typically includes courses on juvenile justice, youth crime, the senior Capstone, and introduction to criminal justice.
Delinquency in Society: The Essentials, 9th edition, co-authored with Robert Regoli and Matt DeLisi. Boston: Jones & Bartlett (2014).
Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials, 2nd edition, co-authored with Robert Regoli and Marie-Helen Maras. Boston: Jones & Bartlett (2012).
Delinquency in Society: The Essentials, co-authored with Robert Regoli and Matt DeLisi. Boston: Jones & Bartlett (2011).
Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials, co-authored with Robert Regoli. Boston: Jones & Bartlett (2010).
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