Frank Schmalleger (born August 28, 1947) is the director of the Justice Research Association. In 1974, he received a Ph.D. in sociology (with a special emphasis in criminology) from Ohio State University. He is a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has also been affiliated with Webster University and was part of the online faculty of Connected Education.
Schmalleger is a member of the Advisory Board of APB News Online. and is founder and co-director of the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium. He is also the founding editor of The Justice Professional, and serves as editor for Criminal Justice in the Twenty-first Century, as well as Imprint Advisor for the Criminal Justice Reference Series."In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person’s interest—be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, our teaching, and our research must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must—in some way—help solve those problems."
"It is my hope that the technological and publishing revolutions will combine with growing social awareness to facilitate needed changes in our system; and will supplant self-serving system-perpetuated injustices with new standards of equity, compassion, understanding, fairness, and justice for all."
1976 - 1994—taught criminal justice at Pembroke State University (since 1996 the University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
1978 - 1994—served as the chair of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency (2007)
Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (2006)
Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (2002)
Criminology Today (2002)
Canadian Criminology Today (with Volk), 2001
Canadian Criminal Justice Today (with MacAlister, McKenna, and Winterdyk, 2001);
Criminal Justice Today (2001)
Corrections in the Twenty-First Century (2001)
Criminal Law Today (1999)
Crime and the Justice System in America: An Encyclopedia (1997)
Trial of the Century: People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson (1996)
Career Paths: A Guide to Jobs in Federal Law Enforcement (1994)
Computers in Criminal Justice (1991)
Criminal Justice Ethics (1991)
Finding Criminal Justice in the Library (1991)
Ethics in Criminal Justice (1990)
A History of Corrections (1983)
The Social Basis of Criminal Justice (1981)