Faculty/Staff Profiles

David Jenks

David Jenks, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminology, Chair

Phone: 678-839-6327 | Fax:

Email:  djenks@westga.edu

Office: Pafford Social Science Building 228

Hours: Drop-In

Biography

Office Hours: By appointment only
I received my Ph.D. from Florida State University and I am currently a Professor of Criminology at The University of West Georgia. My research interests vary, but I am currently focusing on higher education in GA, comparative/international policing, organizational administration and leadership, and Terrorism. I was awarded a fellowship with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in summer 2013. I enjoy spending time with my wife Cathi and my two children Annika (11) and Nicholas (8), playing golf, biking, and Tae Kwon Do.


Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CRIM-1100 (Intro to Criminal Justice)    
    • CRIM-2272 (Intro to Law Enforcement)    
    • CRIM-3240 (Criminological Theory)    
    • CRIM-4280 (Biosocial Criminology)    
    • CRIM-4911 (Terrorism)    
    • CRIM-4981 (Criminology)    
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-4981 (Criminology) Section: E01
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • CRIM-1100 (Intro to Criminal Justice) Section: 01
    • CRIM-3240 (Criminological Theory) Section: N01
  • Summer 2014 Sections
    • CRIM-2272 (Intro to Law Enforcement) Section: N01
    • CRIM-4911 (Terrorism) Section: N01
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • CRIM-4280 (Biosocial Criminology) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4911 (Terrorism) Section: N01

Selected Publications

  • Fuller, J.R. and Jenks, D. (Under Contract, Due Dec. 2015) Global Crime and Justice, Routledge.
  • Lemke, Richard, Lee M. Johnson & David Jenks (2014). "Perceptions of the Trend of Collaborative Publications: Results from a Survey of Criminal Justice and Criminology Department Chairs," Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 14 May.
  • Jenks, D., Johnson, L. M., and Matthews, T. (2012) "Examining Police Integrity: Categorizing Corruption Vignettes," International Police Executive Symposium, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and Coginta
  • Jenks, D. (2004). "The Czech Police: Adopting Democratic Principles." In Caparini, M and Marenin, O. (Eds.) Transforming Police in Central and Eastern Europe: Process and Progress. Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva: Tran
  • Ong, M., and Jenks, D. (2004). "Hispanic Perceptions of Community Policing: Is Community Policing Working?" Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 2, 3: 53-66.