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William Terrill

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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

William Terrill is a Professor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. His research centers on police behavior, with an emphasis on police use of force and police culture. He has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and reports, as well as two books entitled Police Coercion: Application of the Force Continuum (2001, LFB Scholarly Publishing) and Police Culture: Adapting to the Strains of the Job (2013, Carolina Academic Press). Dr. Terrill recently completed a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant geared toward examining variation in use of force policies throughout the country, and the various outcomes associated with the different policies; as well as a private foundation grant involving an observational study of the police in Flint, Michigan. He earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1992, from the School of Public Affairs Penn State Harrisburg, and his M.A. and Ph.D in Criminal Justice in 1994 and 2000, from the School of Criminal Justice Rutgers Newark.

 

Research Interests

Policing, Police Use of Force, Culture, Policy, Strategies, Organization

Publications
  • Terrill, William. To Shoot or Not to Shoot: That Is the Question. Criminology and Public Policy (2016).
  • Terrill, William and Eugene A. Paoline III. Police Use of Less Lethal Force: Does Administrative Policy Matter?. Justice Quarterly (2016).
  • Terrill, William and Jason Ingram. Citizen Complaints Against the Police: An Eight City Examination. Police Quarterly (2016).
  • Terrill, William Eugene A. Paoline III, and Jacinta Gau. "Three Pillars of Police Legitimacy: Procedural Justice, Use of Force, and Occupational Culture.". The Politics of Policing: Between Force and Legitimacy (2016).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 501Seminar in Criminal Justice
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 501Seminar in Criminal Justice
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 501Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRJ 607Advanced Topics in Policing
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 501Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRJ 607Advanced Topics in Policing
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 607Advanced Topics in Policing
Service
  • ASC Division of Policing Executive Board, President (2016 - 2018)
  • Race and Justice: An International Journal, Editorial Board member (2014 - 2018)
  • ASU SCCJ Comprehensive Exam Committee, Member (2016 - 2017)
  • ASU SCCJ Executive Committee, Member (2016 - 2017)
  • ASU SCCJ PErsonnel Committee, Member (2016 - 2016)
  • ASC Division of Policing Committee to President Obama Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Member (2014 - 2016)
  • ASC Division of Policing Executive Board, Executive Counselor (2014 - 2016)
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