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 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 



David R. Champion
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor, Criminology
and Criminal Justice


T: 2-4 PM: W: 1-2:30 PM; THU: 9-11 AM (or by appt)

Ph.D. 2001, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Criminology
M.A. 1997, Ball State University; Social Psychology
B.A. 1988; State University of New York College at Buffalo; Art

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Police and Society
  • Adjudication in Crime and Justice
  • Law and Social Policy
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Capstone: Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Internship

Research Interests
Integral Criminology
Criminal Psychology
Sexual Aggression

Selected Publications

Mangino, M. T. & Champion, D.R. (2013): Prosecutorial discretion and the death penalty: An Integral perspective. International Journal of  Criminology and Sociology. doi:

Champion, D.R. (2013). Drug enforcement and confidential informants: Ethicalissues in the criminal justice classroom. Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal, 2013 (3). Retrieved from                                             

Martin, R., Cohen, J.W. & Champion, D.R. (2013). Conceptualization, operationalization, construct validity, and truth in advertising in criminological research. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology. 5, 1, 1-38. Retrieved from:

Champion, D.R. (2006).Sexual harassment: Criminal justice and academia. Criminal Justice Studies, 19, 2, 101-109.

Champion, D.R. (2002). Narcissism and Entitlement: Sexual aggression and the college male.  New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing Company.

Champion, D.R. (2003). New D.A.R.E. program and social cognitive agency. Journal of Drug Education and Awareness, 1, 137-144.

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