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Kevin Buckler

Dr. Kevin Buckler

Dr. Kevin Buckler
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice




Dr. Buckler earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. His published research has focused on racial differences in attitudes toward the criminal justice system and media portrayals of crime and justice. The focus of his current research is in the area of empirical legal studies. Dr. Buckler has taught a variety of courses for UTB in the areas of law, courts, and corrections. Currently he teaches Legal Aspects of Evidence for Law Enforcement, Legal Aspects of Corrections, and Courts and Criminal Procedure.


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University

CV/VITAE: Buckler Vitae

Classes Taught:

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice; CRIJ 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure; CRIJ 1307 Crime in America; CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System; CRIJ 3303 Nature of Crime; CRIJ 3315 Legal Aspects of Evidence for Law Enforcement; CRIJ 3331 Legal Aspects of Corrections; CRIJ 4341 Correctional Casework and Counseling; CRIj 4343 Seminar of Issues in Corrections; CRIJ 4362 Special Topics: Famous American Crimes and Trials; CRIJ 4362 Special Topics: Media and Crime.

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Legal empiricism
Media and Crime
Public Opinion and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice and Race/Ethnicity

Office: MO 1.144

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