Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Director of Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Indiana State University M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Indiana University B.S. Public Affairs
- Indiana University A.S. Criminal Justice
- PRIME for Life Alcohol and Drug Education Instructor
- Probation Officer for the State of Indiana
- Indiana Risk Assessment System, Certified Risk Assessor
- Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation
Awards and Recognitions
- Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Golden Key International Honour Society
- Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
- American Correctional Association
- Indiana Criminal Justice Association
- National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Research Areas of Interest
- Drug Courts’ intervention reducing recidivism rates
- Co-occurring disorder treatment impacting criminal behavior
- Resurgence of an American heroin epidemic
- How television crime dramas impact public perception
- Socioeconomic Factors that Contribute to the Successful Completion of a Drug Court Program
- The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Delinquency
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
- Synthetic Cannabinoids: Criminalization
- Have Television Crime Dramas and Reality Crime Shows Affected How Criminal Justice Professionals Perform Their Job Functions?
Prior Community Service
- Allen County Arson Task Force.
- Crime Stoppers Advisory Board Member.
- Interview panel for Fort Wayne Police Department recruit class applicants.
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters Advisory Board Member
View Heather Jeffries’ curriculum vitae.