Craig Hemmens is Department Head and Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, @2009), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, ï¿½2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, ï¿½2009). He has been nominated for several teaching awards, and is currently serving as the first Vice President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. In 2012 will be the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).