Criminal Justice Program: NIJ Grant
Philip Stinson, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Dr. Philip Stinson is the principal investigator, responsible for the content analysis coding project and analyses of data. He is an assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Human Services, College of Health and Human Services. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University (1986), a J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia (1992), a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2005), and a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2009).
Stinson joined the Bowling Green faculty in 2009. He worked previously as a police officer, juvenile detention counselor, attorney, and most recently taught in the Criminology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Stinson serves on the Editorial Board of Criminal Justice Policy Review. His research interests include police behaviors (police crime, police corruption, and police misconduct), newsmaking criminology, program evaluation, and mental health issues in the criminal justice system. Stinson's research articles have been published in Criminal Justice Policy Review, International Journal of Police Science & Management, The Prison Journal, and Police Quarterly. He teaches Criminal Courts, Criminal Law, and Research Methods at the undergraduate level, and Criminal Justice Policy Analysis and Criminal Justice Ethics at the graduate level.
Steven Lab, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Criminal Justice
Chair of the Department of Human Services
Dr. Steven Lab is a co-investigator for the project, responsible for overall management of the grant activities. He is a professor, director of Criminal Justice and chair of the Department of Human Services.
He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in Criminology in 1982. He has been a member of the Criminal Justice faculty at BGSU since 1987.
Lab is an internationally recognized expert in the area of crime prevention and is the author of “Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices and Evaluations” (5th Ed). His research interests also include juvenile delinquency, school crime and victims of crime. He is the author of over three dozen articles or book chapters, and author or editor of five books. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Crime and Justice.
Lab is a regular consultant for the National Institute of Justice on research and funding activities in the areas of crime prevention, community policing, school crime, gang behavior and interventions, and police partnerships to address crime. He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has served in many other capacities for ACJS, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Educators and the Police Section of ACJS.
John C. Liederbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Dr. John Liederbach is a co-investigator for the project, and will assist Stinson in the day-to-day management of the project, and will assume primary responsibility for the final report. He is an associate professor of criminal justice in the Department of Human Services, College of Health and Human Services. He received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University in 1990, a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2002.
Liederbach was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas (Denton) from 2001-2007 before coming to BGSU as an Associate Professor. His primary research interest is police behavior, and the focus of his published research is varieties of police behavior across community types, racial profiling, the processing of citizen complaints, police-media relations, and police crime. He has also published research on white-collar crime, including studies focused on medical malpractice and the mortgage default crisis. His research is augmented by his work as an Instructor for the W.W. Caruth Police Institute in Dallas, a public-private partnership dedicated to fulfilling the complex research and leadership development needs of the Dallas Police Department and other major police agencies.
Liederbach has published in a variety of journals including Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. He is coauthor of Digital Crime/Digital Terrorism and Police Patrol Allocation and Deployment (Pearson). He teaches graduate courses on law enforcement and special topics, and undergraduate courses on research methods and senior seminar. He also serves as the CRJU internship coordinator.