Criminal Justice

Thomas Jurkanin

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Jones Hall 212
Telephone: 615-898-2264
Email: thomas.jurkanin@mtsu.edu

Education

Ph.D. (1984) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Education and Social Justice
M.A. (1980) University of Illinois at Springfield, Social Justice Administration
B. A. (1976) University of Illinois at Springfield, Social Justice Professions

Professional Experience

Dr. Jurkanin has over 36 years of experience in the criminal justice field.

Dr. Jurkanin served 17 years as (state agency) Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers Training Board. In this capacity he oversaw statewide training for 40,000 law enforcement and correctional officers; administered eight academies; and was founder and Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute.

Publications

Dr. Jurkanin is currently Senior Editor of the Law Enforcement Executive Forum. He is the author and/or editor of four books on policing, and numerous journal articles.

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