School of Criminal Justice
Dr. William Crawley is the Associate Dean of the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS). He holds two undergraduate degrees: A Bachelor of Science in Resource Management from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Japanese Language from the University of Iowa. As part of his undergraduate work, Dr. Crawley developed an expertise in Asian Organized Crime. After graduation, he lived in Yamatoshi, Japan, where he studied the Japanese Criminal Justice system and other social control responses to deviant sub-cultures.
Dr. Crawley continued his education at the University of South Carolina, receiving a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Graduate Certification in Drug & Alcohol Studies with an emphasis in Neuro-Psycho-Pharmacology. Thereafter, he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska. During this period, he worked as Coordinator for a Department of Justice Research and Intelligence Initiative entitled, Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM). As part of this work, Dr. Crawley conducted and directly supervised more than three thousand criminal interviews.
Dr. Crawley's research interests center on criminal theory and intelligence, comparative and transnational crime, and addiction behaviors and the need for treatment. His most recent book (2009) entitled, Self-Reporting and the Diagnostic Screening of Substance Abusing Prisoners has been credited with advancing policies for triaging the “need for treatment” in criminal justice populations through the use of evidence-based practices. Dr. Crawley has also been extensively involved in translational and community-engaged research initiatives that link criminal justice and community-based organizations for more than a decade (e.g., ADAM, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Weed & Seed, Michigan Intelligence Operations Center) and often involves graduate and undergraduate students in such efforts. In relation to these initiatives, since 2003 he has served as the Principle Investigator on more than two million dollars in federal and state grants. Dr. Crawley is regularly sought after and interviewed by various media outlets.
Dr. Crawley has taught a range of courses: Criminal Theory; Quantitative and Qualitative Scientific Methods; Comparative Social Control; Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice; Constitutional Law; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Justice and Society; Alternatives to Incarceration; and Prison Violence. Recent recognition for his work with students at GVSU includes the Graduate and Professional Student Association’s Faculty Mentor Award, the Panhellenic Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Pew Campus Outstanding Teaching Award.
Recent Awards and Recognitions
American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Fellow (2010-11) at DePaul University (Chicago, IL) – A.C.E. Mentors: DePaul President Dr. Dennis Holtschneider; California Polytechnic State University President Dr. Robert Glidden; and Grand Valley State University Provost Dr. Gayle Davis. http://newsline.depaul.edu/Pages/crawley.aspx
Japanese Center for Michigan Universities Research and Teaching Fellowship (Hikone, Shigaken, Japan, 2009). http://jcmu.isp.msu.edu/
Harvard’s Management Development Program (MDP), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institutes for Higher Education (2008). http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/higher-education/portfolio/management-development.html
GVSU Graduate and Professional Student Association "Faculty Mentor" Award (2007)
GVSU Panhellenic Association "Excellence in Teaching" Award (2007)
GVSU Pew Campus "Outstanding Teaching" Award (2006)
Level III Certified Integrated Planner, Society for a College and University Planning (SCUP)
Non-Profit Board Certification Program, Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Manager and Executive Coaching Certification, Voices 360, Lominger Certification in Administrative Coaching, Leadership Architect, Korn/Ferry International
Dopke, L, & Crawley, W.R. (2013). Strategies for increasing the efficacy of collaborative grant writing groups in preparing federal proposals. The Journal of Research Administration, 44(1), 36-61.
Kanaboshi, N., & Crawley, W. R. (2013). Search Warrants. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice: Wiley-Blackwell.
Crawley, W., & Steffel, J. (2012). The US Constitution and We the People chapter in Justice and Society: An Introduction (Second Edition). Lightning Press, Santa Clara: CA.
Crawley, W., & Steffel, J. (2010). Criminal Law and the Justice System chapter in Justice and Society: An Introduction (First Edition). Lightning Press, Santa Clara: CA.
Crawley, W. (2009). Self-Reporting and the Diagnostic Screening of Substance-Abusing Prisoners. New York, NY: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC. https://www.lfbscholarly.com/product-detail/selfreporting-and-the-diagnostic-screening-of-substance-abusing-prisoners
Crawley, W., & DeHaan, L. (2008). The vocabulary of quitting: Exploring the relationship between language and the desired cessation of drug use. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, 2(2), 11-30. http://cadaad.net/files/journal/CADAAD2-2-Crawley%20and%20DeHaan-2008-Vocabulary_of_quitting.pdf
Crawley, W., Dopke, L., Hughes, F. & Dolan, H. (2007). Translational research: Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 7(4), 179- 190. http://www.iletsbei.com/forum/past/journaldetail.php?finddate=May%202007
Johnson, B., & Crawley, W. (2007). Grievance arbitration issues in law enforcement: The wisconsin experience. Journal of Collective Negotiations, 31(4), 343-360.
Hughes, F., & Crawley, W. (2006). Performance appraisal: Purposes of and barriers to effective implementation within law enforcement agencies. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 6(1), 47-67.http://www.iletsbei.com/forum/past/journaldetail.php?finddate=February%202006
Schmurr, A. & Crawley, W. (2003). Cyber-crime and the united states criminal justice system: Cryptography and steganography as tools of terrorism, Journal of Security Administration, 26(2), 51-75.
Selected Technical Reports
Crawley, A.A., Crawley, W.R., Sherman, R., & LaGarde, III, L. (2012). Grand Valley State University Police Academy Physical Fitness Evaluation Report 2010-11.
Crawley, W., Yalda, C., Bonnell, D., Furtaw, M., & Rider, A. (2009). Youth Violence Reduction Literature Review. Created for presentation and dissemination to the Richard DeVos Corporate Research Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI.
Crawley, W., & Johnson, B. (2005). Grand Rapids Police Department Internal Affairs Unit: 2004 Annual Report. In The Grand Rapids Police Department Response to the Community Relations Commission Report on Police/Community Relations in Grand Rapids (pp. 41-55).
Crawley, W. (2003). It’s the Same Difference? A Comparative Examination of Criminal Population Drug Dynamics in Bordering Counties of Adjacent States, Research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. Washington, D.C.
Selected Grantsmanship Activities
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN, Western Federal District of Michigan) – Principal Investigator (2003 – present). http://www.gvsu.edu/cj/project-safe-neighborhoods-64.htm
Project Weed & Seed (W&S, Grand Rapid’s Central City) – Principal Investigator (2004 – 2010)
Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC) – Professional Advisor to Operations (2005 – 2008). http://www.michigan.gov/mioc
Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM) – Coordinator (1998 – 2002). https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/adam.pdf
Crawley, A. A., Sherman, R., & Crawley, W. R. (2013, April). Featured Speakers -- Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), GVSU Police Academy Physical Fitness Evaluation Research, Lansing, MI.
Crawley, A. A., Sherman, R., Crawley, W. R., & Burgess, III, W. J. (2012, July). National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Annual Conference, Impact of 16 Weeks of Training on the Physical Fitness of Police Academy Cadets, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Providence, RI.
Sherman, R., Crawley, A. A., Crawley, W. R., & Burgess III, W. J. (2012, May). Changes in physical fitness and anthropometry of police academy cadets during a 16-week physical training program, American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
Crawley, W. R. (2009, December). Keynote Address -- "PALS Student Mentor Volunteer Recognition Dinner at GVSU Student Alumni House," GVSU PALs Student Organization, Allendale, MI.
Crawley, W., & Rider, A. (2009, March). Interrogation Questioning. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
Kierkus, C., Stahl, K., Furtaw, M., Yalda, C., Crawley, W., & Hughes, F. (2009, March). Developmentally Appropriate Services in Juvenile Drug Treatment Court. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
Yalda, C., Crawley, W., & Dopke, L. (2008, September). A Community of Writers: Developing Competence, Confidence and Commitment in New Graduate Students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
Crawley, W., & Dopke, L. (2007, October). Understanding the Requirements of Graduate Writing: A Workshop Approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
Yalda, C., Ritsema, J., Crawley, W., & Dopke, L. (2007, March). A Youth-Centered School Safety Program. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.
Crawley, W., Hughes, F. & Dopke, L. (2006, October). Research Utilization in Criminal Justice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
Crawley, W., & Melistas, T. (2005, March). Forensic Latent Fingerprinting: An Examination of the Chemical Reagnet Genipin. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
Crawley, W., Ritsema, J. & McKenzie, D. (2005, March). School Violence and Student Identity: Bullying as a Form of Student Resistance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
Treat, J. & Crawley, W. (2005, March). Human Trafficking: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
Crawley, W. (2004, September). Presentation of PSN Data for Review by the Task Force and Use in the Media. Paper presented at the PSN WDMI Task Force Quarterly Meeting at the request of the United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI.
Crawley, W. & Treat, J. (2003, October). Exploring Alternatives to Incarceration: Recidivism Levels Related to Participating in Program Activities. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
Crawley, W. & Wakefield, W. (2003, March). Drug Use and Need for Treatment: An Examination of Recent Arrestees. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Boston, MA.
Crawley, W. (2002, November). Reliability and Validity Test of the Simple Screening Instrument (SSI) and Substance Abuse Subtle Screening (SASSI) in Correctional Populations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
Works in Progress
Crawley, W., Criminology and the Philosophies of Science.
Crawley, W., & Grant, Jr., G. Resource Centered Management: Capacities Realized through Decentralized Budget Modeling in Higher Education.
Kramb, B., & Crawley, W., Does Intelligence Lead Policing Close the Demand Gap.
Crawley, A., Sherman, R., Crawley, W., & Burgess, W., Police Academy Cadets as Tactical Athletes: Examining Physiological Changes over a 16 Week Academy.
Crawley, W., & Kanaboshi, N., Saiban-in: The Japanese Lay-Judge System.
Crawley, W., Criminological Theories and Standards of Proof.
Crawley, W., Generating Confidence in Qualitative Methodology: Utilization of Respondent Driven Sampling and Issues of Homopathy and Heteropathy.
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