John J. Sloan III, Ph.D.



Professor and Chair

1201 University Blvd.
UBOB 210
Birmingham, AL 35294-4562

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Phone: 205.934.2069

Fax: 205.934.2067

Other information

Other information:
Dr. Sloan is Chairperson of the Department of Justice Sciences, where he a Professor of Criminal Justice. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Sociology.

His research interests include crime and security issues on college and university campuses; fear and perceived risk of victimization; criminal justice policy; and specialized police agencies. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and by state and local agencies in Alabama. His work has been published in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Social Forces, and Crime and Delinquency.

His most recent book (with Bonnie S. Fisher) is Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Perspectives 3ed (2013; Charles C. Thomas, Publisher).

Ph.D., 1987. Sociology. Purdue University
M.S., 1982. Criminal Justice. Eastern Michigan University
B.S., 1980. Criminal Justice & Sociology. Eastern Michigan University

Research Interests:
Crime and security issues on college/university campuses
Fear and perceived risk of victimization
Specialized police agencies
Criminal justice policy

Teaching Areas:
Criminal justice ethics
Law and society
Criminal justice policy
Forensic psychology

Recent Courses Taught:
Criminal Justice Ethics (JS410)
Ethics and Computer Forensics (JS530)
Foundations of Law (JS150)
Introduction to Forensic Psychology (JS125)

Recent Publications
Fisher, Bonnie S. and John J. Sloan III (2013). Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Perspectives (3ed). Springfield IL: Charles C. Thomas.
McGrath, Shelly, Suzanne Perumean-Chaney, and John J. Sloan (2012). "Campus Theft: A Case Study Using GIS and Related Tools.” Security Journal (4 June 2012) doi:10.1057/sj.2012.24.
Copes, J. Heith, Stephanie Cardwell, and John J. Sloan (2012). “H-Index and M-Quotient Benchmarks of Scholarly Impact in Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Preliminary Note.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education 23(4):441-461.