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Harrison Watts

Associate Professor of Law Enforcement and Security
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Studies
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1410
Degrees & Certifications
Midwestern State University, Bach Applied Arts & Sciences
Midwestern State University, Master of Arts
Sam Houston State University, Master of Arts
Northcentral University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Washburn University (Associate Professor) 03/2012-present 
Washburn University (Assistant Professor) 08/ 2010
Washburn University (Instructor) 08/2008-07/2010
Cameron University (Assistant Professor) 08/2002-07/2008
Vernon College (Instructor) 08/1998-07/2002

Teaching
  • CJ 310 VA, Police Problems & Practices
  • CJ 410 A, Criminal Proc & Evidence
  • CJ 410 VA, Criminal Proc & Evidence
  • CJ 490 XA, Internship in Law Enforcement
  • CJ 490 XB, Internship in Law Enforcement
  • CJ 690 GA, Dir Readings/Crim Just
Scholarly Interests/Activities
I enjoy researching the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court on criminal statutes that are under constitutional scrutiny.  I also like to research most all police related issues.
Service Interests/Activities
I serve on the Shawnee County Department of Corrections Public Relations board.  I also serve as the faculty advisor to the Washburn Criminal Justice Association and Sigma Lambda Honor Society.  In addition, I serve as a faculty mentor to new faculty at Washburn.
Career Accomplishments

My recent publications include:

Watts, J. H. & Roberson, C. (2014). Law and society: An introduction.  Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group.

Watts, J. H. (2012). Flat Time. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Barton-Bellessa, S. M. & Golson, J. G. (Eds). (pp. 176-177). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishers.

Watts, J. H. (2012). Case Managers. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Barton-Bellessa, S. M. & Golson, J. G. (Eds). (pp. 85-87). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishers.

Watts, J. H. (2012). Electronic Monitoring. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Barton-Bellessa, S. M. & Golson, J. G. (Eds). (pp. 138-139). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishers.

Watts, J. H. (2012). Instructor's resource manual and test bank to accompany Dempsey, J. S. & Forst, L. S., Introduction to policing. (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.

Watts, J. H. (2011). Exploring the separation of powers doctrine in Oklahoma: A case study of the lack of enforcement of the adultery statute. Professional Issues in Criminal Justice, 6(2-3), 59-73.

Watts, J. H. (2011). Robbery investigations. In M. Birzer & C. Roberson (Eds), Introduction to criminal investigation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Awards
2011-2012 Muriel D. Clarke Student Life Award
2011 Student Life Achieving Excellence Award
2010-2011 Soar Award Recipient - Student Organization Advisor of the Year