James Golden


Dr. James Golden is a Professor of Criminal Justice.  Prior to assuming his present position, he was the Senior Research Coordinator at the Criminal Justice Institute.  He was a Detective Sergeant with the Jonesboro Police Department, with previous assignments as a patrol officer and traffic accident investigator.  He has also served as a Counterintelligence Officer with the United States Army.

He served as a trainer and consultant for The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Police Foundation, the Community Policing Consortium, and for the National Sheriff’s Association.  He has published a number of articles on diverse topics such  juveniles and cybercrime; sex offenders; police productivity and performance evaluation; the use of canines in search and seizure operations; roadblocks; leadership;  and police recruiting and retention.

He received a B.S. in Radio-Television, a B.A. in Criminology and a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University and his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University.

He is also a General Class amateur (ham) radio operator with callsign K5MID.

Dr. Golden can be reached at (501) 569-8590 or  jwgolden@ualr.edu
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