John Walsh

Professor John Walsh GVSU School of Criminal Justice


School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies

B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Office: 247-C DeVos

Phone: (616) 331-7131

E-mail: [email protected]



Corrections; Policing; Communities  


Dr. John P. Walsh is originally from Chicago, Illinois.  He holds a Master’s degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University-Bloomington.  His areas of research include correctional systems and populations, police- community relations, criminal justice administration and leadership, restorative justice, and community based crime policies.  In addition to his academic career, Dr. Walsh has served as a sworn police officer with the Chicago Police Department and as a policy analyst and grant director with the Cook County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Department of Corrections.

Courses Taught

Dr. Walsh has taught courses in policing, corrections, public policy, communities and crime, criminological theory, research methods, the culture of crime and media, and criminal justice leadership.  He currently teaches Justice and Society (CJ101), Criminology (CJ201), Police Process (CJ312), Correctional Process (CJ330), Culture, Crime, and Justice (CJ482), Criminal Justice Leadership (CJ601), and Corrections and Punishment (CJ621).

Selected Publications

  • Hlinski-Rosick, C. & Walsh, J. (Eds.).  (2017). Issues in corrections: Research, policy, and future prospects.  Lanham MD: Lexington Press.
  • Walsh, J. & Gerkin P. (2017).  Flipping the script: Masculinity and reintegration in a parole mentoring program.  The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 56 (4), 454-479.
  • Walsh, J., Ziembo-Vogl, J. M., & Martin, J. A. (2016). Framing Attica: Newsprint media construction  of the 1971 Attica prison riot: Claims-Makers, frame salience, and the cultural geography of readership.  Mision Juridica, 11 (July-December, 2016), 29-48.
  • Walsh, J. (2013, 2015). The culture of urban control: Jail overcrowding in the crime control era. Lanham MD: Lexington Books.




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