Joseph Schafer

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University

Areas of Expertise


  • Police organizations
  • Future of policing
  • Citizen perceptions of police
  • Police leadership

Key Findings


Biography


Joseph Schafer, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University, is an expert in policing, criminal justice management and administration, policy and program evaluation, police leadership and organizational change.

Schafer is the Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University and a Commissioner with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in Gainesville, VA. He was a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, a past president of the Society of Police Futurists International and a former visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.

He has been published in numerous academic journals and co-authored, “Advancing police professionalism in an era of crisis: Organizational change and institutional reform” and “Effective Leadership in policing: Successful traits and habits.”

Schafer received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and B.A. in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa.

Follow Joseph on Twitter: @ja_schafer

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