Francis M. Williams

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Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

BS, PhD, Northeastern University; MEd, Cambridge College
Email: fmwilliams@plymouth.edu

Office: Hyde Hall 344
Phone: 603-535-2979

Fall office hours:  Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am – 9:00am   &  3:30pm – 4:30pm

About Professor Williams

Dr. Williams joined the Plymouth State University Criminal Justice Department in 2008 after having previously taught at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA and prior to that at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Before his entry into the academic community, 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, law enforcement, 9+ years as a probation officer and as a faculty cooperative education coordinator.. His research interests include delinquency prevention programs, law enforcement strategies, race and crime, and online education. He is a member of several professional associations including the American Society of Criminology (ASC) where he serves on the Division of People of Color (DPCC); the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) where he serves on the Minorities and Women section; the American Society of Sociology (ASA) and the Law and Society Association (LSA).

Selected publications/presentations/exhibitions

  • Williams, F. (2012). Racial Hoaxes. African Americans in Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia edited by Delores D. Jones-Brown and Beverly D. Frazier
  • Williams, F. (2009). The Problem of Sexual Assault in Wright, R. (Ed.) (2009) Sex Offender Laws Failed Policies, New Directions, Springer Publishing, New York, NY
  • Williams, F. (2009). Student Assistance Programs (SAP): Concepts, Methods and a Theory of Organization, VDM Verlag (December 2008)
  • American Sociological Association (ASA) 103rd Annual Meeting August 1-4 2008. Boston, MA. A Functionalist View of Community Policing in the Minority Community.
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 45th Annual Meeting March 11-15, 2008, Active learning in an asynchronous environment for criminal justice students (Presentation ACJS Spring 2011Cincinnati, OH. Student Assistance Programs: Is loose coupling in school-based prevention an organizational pejorative?
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC). 57th Annual Meeting. November 15-19, 2005, Toronto, Canada. Assessing Risk and Protective Factors” An analysis of the referral process in Student Assistance Programs.

Awards or recognition

  • Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) 5th Conference on E-Learning Sharing Best Practices, Award for One of Best: Seminar: Online Teaching Challenges Using a Publisher Developed Course Lowell, MA June 10-11, 2008.
  • Directory of Minority PhDs Criminologists (2008)
  • Adolescent Development: Dealing with Adolescent Conflict in the Classroom, Awards of Excellence:  Nashua NH, August 26, 2003
  • Cooperative Education Association Award (CEA) National Conference; Boston, MA for presentation of “ Non-Threatening Techniques for Diversity Awareness Initiatives in the Workplace” ) March 23, 1998
  • Recognition Certificate for Supervision of Sexual Offenders, Probation Seminar, Boston, MA:  1988

Courses Taught

  • CJ 1010      The Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 3040      Race and Crime
  • CJ 3050      The Law Enforcement Environment
  • CJ 3090      Criminology

Other

  • Faculty Speaker (Beginning August 2012 – July 2013)
  • Guest speaker on Racial profiling and racial hoaxes, Tulia Texas, Black History Month (Plymouth State University): February 2011
  • Invited speaker Bridgewater State College for Teaching Criminal Justice – Pedagogical Hits, Misses, Truths, and Myths: May 2009
  • Group Leader, Criminal Justice and Social Science Department of Cooperative Education, January 1997 – December 31, 2000
  • Member Diversity Training Team, Division of Cooperative Education, Northeastern University.  September 1996 – 2001


Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice

Hyde Hall 334

Phone: (603) 535-2233
Email: dboynton@plymouth.edu
(Dawn Boynton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2943

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 59
Plymouth, NH 03264

Our Students

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