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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5668
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Dr. Paul A. Lucas

Assistant Professor

Paul Lucas  Fort Hays State University
  Rarick Hall 233



  Ph.D., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  B.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2007



Dr. Lucas joined the Department of Criminal Justice in 2016. He received his doctorate from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Lucas worked within the magisterial, criminal, and problem-solving court system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was also a liaison to community corrections offices and local and state correctional institutions. His research focuses on courts, problem-solving courts, criminal justice policy, and program evaluation and involves quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches. In addition, Dr. Lucas is also interested in criminological theory and crime explanation. His research has been published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry and the Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Courses taught within the Department of Criminal Justice:

CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 200 - Criminology

CRJ 275 - Crime & Society

CRJ 320 - Introduction to Law Enforcement

CRJ 330 - Cultural Criminology

CRJ 345 - Community Corrections

CRJ 355 - Criminal Investigation

CRJ 380 - Crime & Media

CRJ 399 - Criminal Justice Research

CRJ 855 - Situational Ethics



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