Craig Hemmens holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He is Department Head and Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University. In addition to being the series editor for SAGEï¿½s Text/Reader series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Professor Hemmens has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, ©2009), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, Â©2011) and an Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, Â©2009). He has been nominated for several teaching awards, and is currently serving as the first Vice President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.