John Liederbach, Ph.D.
Position: Professor & Interim Department Chair
John Liederbach earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. He 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. He is currently co-investigator for a research project funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) at the US Department of Justice entitledPolice Integrity Lost: A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested. He has published in a variety of journals including Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. He is coauthor ofDigital 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.