John L. Worrall is professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. He earned both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, Dr. Worrall was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He moved to Texas in fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to community prosecution. He is the author of numerous texts, co-editor of THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (SUNY, 2009), and editor of the journal POLICE QUARTERLY.