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Name: Dr. W. Chris Hale

Title: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Program Director

Start Year at LSUS: 2007

Credentials: B.S. in Psych; M.S. in Research Psych; Ph.D. in CJ

Department: History/Social Sciences

Office Location: Bronson Hall 106

Office Phone: 318-797-5295

Email: christopher.hale@lsus.edu

Alternate Email: chale@lsus.edu

Teaching Assignments:

CJ 107: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 216: Corrections
CJ 330: Research Methods
CJ 400 / 600: Homeland Security
CJ 402 / 602: Terrorism
CJ 404 / 604: Cybercrime
CJ 405 / 605: Security Administration of Business & Industry
CJ 406 / 606: Geographic Profiling in Criminal Justice
CJ 408 / 608: Computer Apps. for CJ Management
CJ 410 / 610: Crime Analysis
CJ 430 / 630: Deviant Behavior and Social Response
CJ 475 / 675: White Collar Crime
CJ 490 / 690: Serial Killers (Special Topics)

Research Interests:

Internet Extremism and Terrorism, Computer Crime, and Environmental Criminology

Selected Publications:

Hale, W. C. (2012). Extremism on the World Wide Web: A Research Review. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law & Society, 25 (4), 343-356.

     ~Special Issue: Homeland Security and Criminal Justice: Reflections and Advancements Ten Years After 9/11. Guest Editor: Everette B. Penn

Palombo, B., Joiner, G., Hale, W. C., & White, C. (2012). Wicked Shreveport. Charleston, SC: The History Press.

Hale, W. C. (2012, November 29). The Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana: A Brief Review. Retrieved from http://extremisproject.org/2012/11/the-ku-klux-klan-in-louisiana-a-brief-history/

Hale, W. C. (2012, December 5). The Internet and Right-Wing Extremism. Retrieved from http://extremisproject.org/2012/12/the-internet-and-right-wing-extremism/

Mabrey, D., Miller, J. M., & Hale, W. C. (2007). New frontiers in tactical terrorism analysis: An evaluation of machine learning techniques to support counter-terrorism analysts decision making for predicting culpability in terrorist bombing attacks in Iraq. In J. Auger & W. Wimbish (Eds.), Proteus futures digest: A compilation of selected works derived from the 2006 proteus workshop (1st Edition). U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA: The Proteus Management Group.

Hale, W. C. (2006). Information vs. intelligence: Construction and analysis of a relational database of worldwide extremist activity. International Journal of Emergency Management, 3 (4), 280 - 297.

Personal Bio:

W. Chris Hale is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Program Director at Louisiana State University Shreveport. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in August 2005. He earned his M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Emporia State University and earned a B.S. in Psychology from Kansas State University. He is a former member of the United States Army Reserve. His areas of concentration include Cybercrime, Terrorism, and Intelligence Analysis.

Joining the faculty in fall 2007, Dr. Hale has developed and taught several new courses including cybercrime, terrorism, crime analysis, and homeland security. In 2011, Dr. Hale was the recipient of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences Distinguished Scholarship and Leadership Award. Also in 2011, he was a recipient of the SAGE Publications/ Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Junior Faculty Teaching Award. More recently, he was awarded Professor Designate (2012-2014) of the Sybil T. & J. Frederick Patten Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Teaching.

Prior to LSUS, Dr. Hale was the Associate Director of Information Technology for the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG) in Huntsville, Texas, where he was the Chief Architect of a database capable of tracking thousands of global and domestic extremist groups. The database was one of five finalists chosen for the 2007 Mitretek Innovations Award in Homeland Security, an award given by the Ash Institute at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In addition to his work at ISVG, he also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. In spring 2007, he became an instructor for the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico, where he periodically taught courses concerning technology and crime measurement.

Dr. Hale has published and presented research in the areas of cybercrime, terrorism, and intelligence analysis. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Vita: To review my Vita, please click here.

Selected Service Activities:

Criminal Justice Program Director. Department of History & Social Sciences, Spring 2014 - present.

Faculty Senator. College of Arts & Sciences, Fall 2010 - Spring 2013.

Co- Advisor. Lambda Sigma Upsilon Chapter, Alpha Phi Sigma - Criminal Justice Honor Society, Spring 2009 - present.

Co-Webmaster. Department of History & Social Sciences, Fall 2010 - present.

Committee Member. University Instruction & Professional Development Committee, Fall 2011 - present.

Selected Honors & Awards:

Sybil T. & J. Frederick Patten Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Teaching,
Professor Designate: 2012-2014

2011 Distinguished Scholarship and Leadership Award Recipient, School of Humanities & Social Sciences,
LSU Shreveport & the LSUS Foundation

SGA Professor of the Year Nominee or Top 20 Professor, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014

SAGE/ACJS Junior Faculty Teaching Award Recipient, 2011

NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) Program Scholarship Recipient - 2009

Professional Memberships:

Terrorism Research Center - 2014 - present.

Alpha Phi Sigma - 2009 - present.

Proteus Management Group - Fellow, 2006 - present.

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association - 2008 - present.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2000 - present.

American Society of Criminology, 2000 - present.

Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice

Most Recent Conference Presentations/Lectureships:

Hale, W. C. (2014, April). Revisiting the Turkey Coma Debate: An Investigation of Whether Scheduling Impacts Student Performance on Final Examinations. Paper presented for the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, LSU-Shreveport, LA.

Hale, W. C. (2014, February). Session Chair. Assessment in criminal justice: A view from our students. 2014 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Hale, W. C. (2014, February). Don't Worry, Be Happy! An Exploration of Life Satisfaction among Criminal Justice Students. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Arslan, H. T. & Hale, W. C. (2013, November). Antiabortion Violence: 40 Years after Roe v. Wade. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Hale, W. C., Palombo, B. J., & Young, R. (2013, March). Quality, Opportunity or Choice? Assessing Program Satisfaction among Graduating Criminal Justice Majors. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.

McCuller, N. & Hale, W. C. (2013, March). Busted! A 50-Year Cross-Sectional Examination of Historical Arrest Data. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.

Hale, W. C. (2012, March). Session Chair. Federal Law Enforcement/Homeland Security. 2012 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Hale, W. C. (2012, March). Attitudes toward Surveillance, Civil Liberty Restrictions, and Feelings of Threat from Terrorism, Ten Years after 9/11. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Hale, W. C. (2012, March). Islamophobia: Examining Anti-Muslim Sentiment among Future Criminal Justice Professionals. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Hale, W. C. (2012, September). Islamophobia: Do Race, Religion, or Politics Matter? Paper presented for the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, LSU-Shreveport, LA.

Hale, W. C. (2011, March). Session Chair. Corrections: Programming and Perceptions. 2011 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hale, W. C. (2011, March). Does a Course in Corrections Influence Occupational Attractiveness? Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hale, W. C. (2011, March). Career Choices and Characteristics of Nontraditional Criminal Justice Undergraduates. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hale, W. C. (2011, September). Lock Them Up? Attitudes toward Punishment and Job Desirability among Criminal Justice Students. Paper presented for the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, LSU-Shreveport, LA.

Palombo, B. J. & Hale, W. C. (2011, November). Non-Criminal Justice Students Taking Criminal Justice Courses: Examining Factors Influencing Participation Outside their Disciplinary Requirements. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington DC.