Faculty/Staff Profiles

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Phone: 678-839-6330 | Fax:

Email:  ljohnson@westga.edu

Office: Pafford Social Science Building 230


Mike Johnson joined the University of West Georgia faculty in 2006. Professor Johnson�s current research interests are in juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile offender treatment. He has published on the subjects of juvenile delinquency, victimization, corrections, and policing. Also, he is a Co-Investigator of ADVANCE IT CATALYST: Toward a Transformation of Culture, a project funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Professor Johnson�s teaching specializations are in juvenile delinquency and justice, victimology, social inequality and crime, and research methods.


  • A.A., Social Work, Scott Community College, 1993
  • B.A., Sociology and Psychology, St. Ambrose University, 1996
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Johnson, Lee M. 2014. Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settings. Waltham, MA: Anderson Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Johnson, Lee M. (Ed.). 2012. Experiencing Corrections: From Practitioner to Professor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Pino, Nathan W. & Lee M. Johnson. 2011. Police Deviance and Community Relations in Trinidad and Tobago. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 34(3): 454-478.
  • Johnson, Lee M., Ronald L. Simons & Rand D. Conger. 2004. "Criminal Justice System Involvement and Continuity of Youth Crime: A Longitudinal Analysis. Youth & Society 36(1): 3-29.
  • Johnson, Lee M., Rehan Mullick & Charles L. Mulford. 2002. General vs. Specific Victim Blaming. Journal of Social Psychology 142(2): 249-263.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency)    
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections)    
    • CRIM-3333 (Victimology)    
    • CRIM-4255 (Youth, Crime and Community)    
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone)    
    • CRIM-4286 (Crim Justice Intern:UWG Police)    
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections) Section: E01
    • CRIM-3333 (Victimology) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship) Section: 01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-4255 (Youth, Crime and Community) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01D
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 03
    • CRIM-4286 (Crim Justice Intern:UWG Police) Section: 04
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency) Section: E01
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections) Section: E01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01