Dr. Joseph Schafer
Dr. Joseph A. Schafer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Schafer’s research focuses on policing, organizational change, leadership, citizen perceptions of police, and futures research in policing. He was the President of Police Futurists International, is a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, and was a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy and the Centre of Excellence in Policing & Security in Australia. He is currently a Trustee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has authored/edited four books more than fifty research and policy articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals.