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B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
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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.
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).