David Carter

Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Law enforcement intelligence
  • Homicide investigations
  • Violent crime
  • Counterterrorism


David Carter, Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, is an expert in policing, violent crime control, law enforcement intelligence and counterterrorism.

Carter is the Director of the Intelligence Program at Michigan State University. A former Kansas City police officer, Carter has served as a trainer, consultant and advisor to law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. He presented training sessions at the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the International Law Enforcement Academy, the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute and special programs for the Royal Thai Police, Hong Kong Police and several British Police Constabularies. Carter was the Team Leader of Department of Justice assessments of the Homicide Units at the New Orleans Police Department and Puerto Rico Police Department and is a member of the Justice Department’s Global Intelligence Working Group Training Committee and Privacy Committee.

He has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Police and Criminal PsychologyPolice Practice & Research: An International Journal and Police Quarterly.

Carter received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration from Sam Houston State University and his M.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University.