Dr. Brett E. Garland



Department

Criminology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Criminology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Dr. Brett Garland is head of the department of criminology and criminal justice. His primary research interests are in the areas of stress and job satisfaction among criminal justice professionals, prisoner reentry, program evaluation and public opinion on justice-related topics.


Details

Education

  • Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2001, Indiana State University
  • B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1997, Indiana State University

Teaching

  • CRM 270 – Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
  • CRM 320 – The Causes of Crime and Delinquency
  • CRM 330 – Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
  • CRM 340 – Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRM 397 – Prison Violence
  • CRM 502 – Analyzing Crime Data
  • CRM 706 – Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRM 707 – Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRM 710 – Justice Administration

Professional experience

  • Three years as a program coordinator specializing in reentry services with the Indiana Department of Correction
  • One year as a social worker in a juvenile group home

Affiliations:

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Liaison to the American Probation and Parole Association
  • American Probation and Parole Association Research Committee Member
  • Grant Reviewer for the National Institute of Justice
  • National Institute of Corrections: Community Corrections and Academic Planning Workgroup Member

Research and professional interests

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Management and Staff
  • Gangs and Terrorism
  • Juvenile Policy and Programs
  • Policing
  • Prisoner Reentry

Additional resources


Areas of Expertise

Criminology


Media Appearances

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and the Challenges of Reentry
Social Work Today
12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Criminal justice expert Dr. Brett Garland addresses the challenges of reentry for incarcerated individuals.


Armed with 25 years of Data, MSU Professors Begin to Map Domestic Violence
Springfield News-Leader
5/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Criminal justice expert Dr. Brett Garland talks about project to map trends of domestic violence across the state.


Whom Would Jesus Lock Up? How Christians View Crooks
Newsweek
1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Criminal justice expert Dr. Brett Garland shares study about how view of God affects support for prisoners reentry into society.