Francis Williams, PhD ’07

Associate Professor, Plymouth State University

Francis M. Williams in addition to his LPS Ph.D. he has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a MEd in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College, and a Masters Certificate in Computer Programming from Boston University. Dr. Williams spent over 26 years as a practitioner in the field of Criminal Justice which included stints working with juveniles in a number of different environs, security administration, 9+ years as a probation officer and as a faculty cooperative education coordinator. He teaches courses in Law Enforcement, Criminology, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. His research interests include delinquency prevention programs, online education, law enforcement strategies and race and crime. Dr. Williams’s 2008 book, Student Assistance Programs: Concepts, Methods and a Theory of Organization, was published by VDM Verlag. He has published book chapters in addition to several publications in the Encyclopedia of Law and the Sociological Review.


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