Criminal Justice Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Conference Proceeding

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This presentation was given in September of 2005 as Dr. Gordon A. Crews’ presidential address during his year as president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. It is an overview of the issue of academic and professional integrity, or lack thereof, in higher education. The comparison of academics to “snake oil salesmen” of the past is the central focus of this presentation. The presentation also analyzes the issues of integrity and collegiality in the three traditional areas of academics’ professional lives: teaching, research, and service.


The presentation was delivered during the Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference which took place from September 28-October 1, 2005, in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

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