William M. Norton, J.D., Ph.D.


Ph.D., Florida State University, 1983
J.D., University of Connecticut, 1983
M.S., Florida State University, 1981
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1977
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1975

About William

Dr. Norton was a police officer in Louisiana and a practicing attorney. His research interests focus on policy and program evaluation research to identify best practices in the Criminal Justice Field. He has conducted studies to evaluate the impact of correctional treatment programs, police practices and legal reforms.

Recently Published Books and Articles

"Juvenile Diversion: The Impact of Program Philosophy on Net Widening" Journal of Crime and Justice

"The Impact of Drunk Driving Legislation in Louisiana" Journal of Safety Research

"Economic Dislocation and Property Crime" Journal of Criminal Justice

"The Impact of the Broken Windows Thesis on Community Policing" in Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

Courses Taught
  • CJ 102 Criminal Law
  • CJ 221 Juvenile Justice System
  • CJ 605 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CJ 608 Law and Evidence
  • CJ 611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 613 Quantitative Applications in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 651 Criminal Procedure
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