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Dr. Chuck Fields

  • Emeritus Professor


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Chuck Fields is Professor of Justice Studies and has a BA (1980) and MA (1981) in Political Science from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in Criminal Justice Theory (1984) from Sam Houston State University.

This is his 30th year of teaching at several universities in the United States, and was Department Chair of Criminal Justice at the California State University, San Bernardino, and Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies at EKU. He is a member of numerous regional, national, and international professional associations and has published 11 edited books and Technical Reports, over 30 scholarly articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews, and presented at over 30 academic conferences. Current research interests include The “Terza Scuola” (Third School) of the Italian Socialists: 1880–1910, Drugs and International Drug Policy, and Comparative Justice Systems.

His involvement in international education began in 1997 when he was invited to participate in the International Summer Law School Program at Lapin Uliopisto (The University of Lapland) in Finland. Has been a visiting lecturer at several institutions in Finland and Slovenia, and over the past 15 years, has collaborated with scholars and students on several publication and research endeavors in a variety of disciplines. The College of Justice and Safety has hosted numerous faculty and student groups from these countries on several occasions, and annually takes student groups to Washington, DC, Finland & Estonia, Cuba, and periodically Slovenia. He is on the program committee and The College of Justice and Safety is a co-sponsor of the Bienniel (even years) Conference on Policing in Eastern and Central Europe held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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