Faculty and Staff

Thomas Brown

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., Texas A&M International University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Office Location: Village II, Suite 102
Phone: 757-233-8780
Email: tbrown@vwc.edu
Department/s: Criminal Justice
Personal Website

I teach courses in both the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs. Most of my courses feature hands-on active learning. Students who are interested in majoring in either CJ or Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan should please feel free to email me or to come talk with me. Any student interested in grad school should definitely talk with me (and other professors) as soon as possible. We can help you find the right school, increase your odds of admission, and save you time and money.

I am always open to collaborative research projects with VWC students and with professional colleagues at other schools.

Current research interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Ethnic nationalist and extremist social movements in the US.
  • Terrorism and fear of terrorism.
  • Adult criminal consequences of childhood abuse and other adverse childhood experiences.
  • Racial boundaries in US history.
  • Gangs, organized crime, and white collar crime.

Publications going into print this year include:

  • 2012. Terrorist Financing. In Margaret Beare & Geo ffry Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice. Sage Reference (in press).
  • 2012. Procunier vs. Martinez. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Thomas Dewey. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Johnson v. Avery. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Taylor v. State of Mississippi. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. National Police Gazette. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Whitney v. California. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
Class stratification
Spring

CJ*350*02;SOC*350*02;CJ*460*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*301*04
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Social Research;Readings in Criminal Justice;Visual Sociology;Readings in Sociology;TU: Criminology

Summer

CJ*460*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*490*01
Readings in Criminal Justice;Readings in Sociology;GS: Policing and Terrorism

Fall

CJ*350*02;SOC*100*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*350*02
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Sociology;Visual Sociology;Intro to Social Research

Criminal Justice Faculty & Staff

Thomas Brown

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., Texas A&M International University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Office Location: Village II, Suite 102
Phone: 757-233-8780
Email: tbrown@vwc.edu
Department/s: Criminal Justice
Personal Website

I teach courses in both the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs. Most of my courses feature hands-on active learning. Students who are interested in majoring in either CJ or Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan should please feel free to email me or to come talk with me. Any student interested in grad school should definitely talk with me (and other professors) as soon as possible. We can help you find the right school, increase your odds of admission, and save you time and money.

I am always open to collaborative research projects with VWC students and with professional colleagues at other schools.

Current research interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Ethnic nationalist and extremist social movements in the US.
  • Terrorism and fear of terrorism.
  • Adult criminal consequences of childhood abuse and other adverse childhood experiences.
  • Racial boundaries in US history.
  • Gangs, organized crime, and white collar crime.

Publications going into print this year include:

  • 2012. Terrorist Financing. In Margaret Beare & Geo ffry Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice. Sage Reference (in press).
  • 2012. Procunier vs. Martinez. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Thomas Dewey. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Johnson v. Avery. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Taylor v. State of Mississippi. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. National Police Gazette. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Whitney v. California. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
Class stratification
Class stratification
Spring

CJ*350*02;SOC*350*02;CJ*460*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*301*04
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Social Research;Readings in Criminal Justice;Visual Sociology;Readings in Sociology;TU: Criminology

Summer

CJ*460*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*490*01
Readings in Criminal Justice;Readings in Sociology;GS: Policing and Terrorism

Fall

CJ*350*02;SOC*100*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*350*02
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Sociology;Visual Sociology;Intro to Social Research

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