9 June 2006
Dr. Vance McLaughlin
Joins Criminal Justice Department
By Eddie Burkhalter
JSU News Bureau
Dr. Vance McLaughlin will begin teaching in Jacksonville State University's
Criminal Justice department this fall.
Dr. McLaughlin previously taught at the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke from 2003 to present in their Department of Sociology and Criminal
Justice. From 2000-2003, he served as director of planning for the Savannah
Police Department and held the position of director of training for the SPD
He taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from
1981-1987, and served as a police officer for the Sarasota Police Department
Dr. McLaughlin received his BA in finance from Pennsylvania State
University in 1971. He earned his MA in criminology in 1977 from Florida
State University, and his Ph.D. in criminal justice planning from
Pennsylvania State University in 1984.
He has published one book, with
another slated to be released by Avon Press in September of 2006.The book
titled, "J.Frank Hickey: The Postcard Serial Killer," tells the true story of
America's first profiled serial killer, John Frank Hickey, and his eventual
In addition, Dr. McLaughlin is extensively published with papers and
articles in over thirty publications.
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