John J.Conrad served as chair of the Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University and was very active in the department, university, and surrounding community. After teaching for more than 30 years, he is now retired and enjoying his time traveling throughout the United States.
Jennifer M. Allen is a professor and department head of criminal justice atnbsp;the University of North Georgia. She holds a Master of Science degree in administrationnbsp;and a doctorate in sociology. Prior to entering academia in 2008, she worked withnbsp;delinquent juveniles and those victimized by abuse and neglect. Dr. Allen has publishednbsp;in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming,nbsp;and policing administration and ethics. She teaches courses in juvenilenbsp;justice, criminology, research methods, administration of criminal justice, family violence,nbsp;corrections, and introduction to criminal justice at the graduate and undergraduatenbsp;levels. She is also a coauthor of Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, andnbsp;Practice (Sage, 2014, 8th ed.), with Steven Cox, Robert Hanser, and John Conrad.
Steven Cox earned his B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Dr. Cox was a member of the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration faculty at Western Illinois University from 1975 to 2007. For the past 45 years he has served as trainer and consultant to numerous criminal justice agencies in the United States and abroad and has worked with several universities in the area of course development. In addition, Dr. Cox has authored and co-authored numerous successful textbooks and articles.
Robert Hanser is the Associate Director of the School of Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. He sits on the 4th Judicial District's Youth Services Planning Board and also serves on regional advisory councils and community boards related to juvenile services for substance abuse and mental health treatment programming. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist.