Perez teaches courses in criminal justice, focusing on the police, law and society, the drug war, and introductory courses. After serving as both a police and correctional officer, he began teaching at the college level on a dozen campuses around the nation. In addition to consulting for numerous police departments and the federal government, he has published Common Sense About Police Review and Police Ethics: A Matter of Character (with J. Alan Moore).
Mike Barkhurst is an experienced law enforcement, detention, and prison professional who has extensive experience as a manager of special needs inmate populations, especially dealing with the severely mentally ill. He is currently a Deputy Warden of Security with Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution in Athens, Georgia.