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Criminal Justice & Criminology

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Dr. John  Whitehead Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor
Criminal Justice


Dr. John T. Whitehead is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Whitehead completed his M.A. at the University of Notre Dame and earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY-Albany. He teaches classes in Criminal Justice Ethics, Corrections, and the Death Penalty.

He has written a book entitled Burnout in Probations and Corrections, co-authored a textbook on juvenile justice entitled Juvenile Justice, an Introduction (which is now in its fourth edition), and co-authored a textbook on corrections entitled Exploring Corrections in America.

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