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Deborah Hartley

Dr. Deborah Hartley

Dr. Deborah Hartley
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice




Dr. Hartley holds a Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University, a M.S. from California State University-San Bernardino, and a B.A. from University of Maine.


Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
M.S., California State University-San Bernardino
B.A., University of Maine

CV/VITAE: Hartley Vitae

Classes Taught:

Introduction to Criminal Justice 1301
Crime in America 1307
Fundamentals of Criminal Law 1310
Police Systems and Practices 2328
Nature of Crime 3303
Legal Aspects of Corrections 3331
Correctional Casework and Counseling 4341
Special Topics: Homicide 4362
Special Topics: Victimology 4362

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

The victimization of women and children, violent crime, corrections, substance abuse.

Previous Experience:

Research publications in: The Prison Journal; The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma; The American Journal of Criminal Justice; Substance Use & Misuse; and The Journal of Correctional Health Care. Also, co-edited the book “The Victimization of Children: Emerging Issues.”

Also: Doctoral Teaching Assistant at Sam Houston State University; Research Assistant at the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University; Research Assistant at the National Institute for Victim Studies at Sam Houston State University; and Faculty Lecturer at California State University, San Bernardino.


Office: Mo 1.124


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