Dr. Frank Morn, Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, is the author of a variety of textbooks on criminal justice and its history. He has won three teaching awards while at the University of Illinois (1980, 1982) and Illinois State University (2000). Morn, who was a Fulbright scholar posted in Lanzhou, China, has also done consulting for criminal justices agencies in England, Spain, and Russia.
Ralph Weisheit, Ph.D.,is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University where he has been teaching and conducting research for over 25 years. He has authored eight other books, including Domestic Marijuana: A Neglected Industry and Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America. His research on methamphetamine draws together his knowledge of illicit drugs and of rural crime issues to gain a more comprehensive understanding of its effects, issues concerning the manufacture of the drug, and the process by which use of the drug spreads from one region to another.