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Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology

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

CJ350*02 Intro to Social Research

SOC350*02 Intro to Social Research

CJ460*01 Readings in Criminal Justice

SOC308*01 Visual Sociology

SOC460*01 Readings in Sociology

CJ301*04 TU: Criminology


Summer

CJ460*01 Readings in Criminal Justice

SOC460*01 Readings in Sociology

CJ490*01 GS: Policing and Terrorism


Fall

CJ350*02 Intro to Social Research

SOC100*01 Intro to Sociology

SOC308*01 Visual Sociology

SOC350*02 Intro to Social Research

*This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".