Gordon A. Crews

Gordon A. Crews, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (TX). He is also the President of the Veritas Consulting Group (WV). Prior to this position, he was Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology and Founder of the Center for Justice and Social Research at Tiffin University (OH). He earned a Ph.D. in Education/Criminal Justice, a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and Master of Criminal Justice, from the University of South Carolina (SC). Prior to teaching, Dr. Crews worked in law enforcement as a bloodhound/narcotics k-9 officer & trainer, field-training officer, and criminal investigator; in corrections as a training and accreditation manager; and in insurance fraud as a private licensed investigator. His publications include refereed journal articles and book chapters dealing with juvenile and school violence, Occult/Satanic involvement and youth, and various law enforcement and correctional issues. Dr. Crews has also appeared as a consultant on national and international programming such as CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360?, The Abrams Report, Nancy Grace, Gloria Van Susteren, African National Television, and Due Diligence on Voice of Russia Radio Network.

Publications

Impact of School Shootings on Classroom Culture, Curriculum, and Learning
Gordon A. Crews. © 2022. 325 pages.
Different areas of inquiry have addressed the tragedy of school shootings and their deeply disruptive impacts upon school culture, classrooms, and student learning in this...
Mitigating Mass Violence and Managing Threats in Contemporary Society
Gordon A. Crews, Mary Ann Markey, Selina E.M. Kerr. © 2021. 335 pages.
In a decade that has seen the rise of far-right extremism, Western countries still face myriad threats of mass violence, including terrorism. Of particular concern is the...
The American K-12 School Violence Incident: A Brief Study
Gordon A. Crews, Garrison A. Crews. © 2021. 50 pages.
The authors give an overview of a research project that examined in detail 106 characteristics of 78 school violence incidents that occurred in the United States between 1979 and...
Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence
Gordon A. Crews. © 2020. 531 pages.
The phenomena of mass shootings appear to be on the rise. Within the past decade, shootings have occurred in schools, religious institutions, concerts, movie theaters, and other...
Mother Knows Best: A Brief Examination of the 1982-2019 US Mass Shootings Data From Mother Jones's Investigation
Gordon Arthur Crews, Garrison Allen Crews. © 2020. 15 pages.
In the aftermath of the movie theater mass shooting in July of 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, Mother Jones magazine created one of the first open-source databases documenting mass...
Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education
Gordon A. Crews. © 2019. 610 pages.
In recent years, the United States has seen a vast increase in bloodshed stemming from violence within the education system. Understanding the underlying factors behind these...
The American K-12 School Violence Incident: A Brief Study
Gordon A. Crews, Garrison A. Crews. © 2019. 51 pages.
The authors give an overview of a research project that examined in detail 106 characteristics of 78 school violence incidents that occurred in the United States between 1979 and...
Violence is as American as Cherry Pie: Mass Incarceration and Juvenile Violence
Stephen C. Stanko, Gordon A. Crews. © 2019. 13 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to offer “food for thought” regarding an under researched area of juvenile violence causation: the possible connection between steadily increasing...
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: What Shall We Ban Next?
Gordon A. Crews, Samantha Leigh Crews. © 2019. 26 pages.
Music, literature, movies, and all forms of entertainment play an important role in the socialization of adolescents. Present everywhere and easily available, this allows...
The Impact of Mass Incarceration and Social Issues of Institutionalization on School Violence in Youths
Stephen C. Stanko, Gordon A. Crews. © 2017. 9 pages.
In this chapter the authors examine the impact that mass incarceration has had upon children in the United States over the last several decades. Inherent in this examination is...
Critical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education
Gordon A. Crews. © 2016. 322 pages.
In recent years, a rise in incidents of juvenile delinquency and violence in American schools has led to increasing concern among school administrators, students, parents, and...
The Impact of Mass Incarceration and Social Issues of Institutionalization on School Violence in Youths
Stephen C. Stanko, Gordon A. Crews. © 2016. 9 pages.
In this chapter the authors examine the impact that mass incarceration has had upon children in the United States over the last several decades. Inherent in this examination is...
Sometimes They Come Back: Examining the Threat of Associated and Non-Associated and/or Mentally Ill School Violence Perpetrators
Gordon A. Crews. © 2016. 13 pages.
In this chapter it is argued that school violence and its potential in K-12 schools cannot be dealt with by simply removing the troublesome/problematic students from classrooms...