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Willard Oliver


  • Ph.D. Political Science, West Virginia University (2000)
  • M.A. Political Science, West Virginia University (1999)
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Radford University (1990)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Radford University (1989)


Office: CJ Hotel Building 218
Phone: (936) 294-4173

Areas of Expertise:
Policing, Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice, Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice


  • Oliver, Willard M. & Nancy E. Marion. (2013). Crime, History, & Hollywood: Learning Criminal Justice History through Major Motion Pictures. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Marion, Nancy E. and Oliver, W. (2012). The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice (2nd edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Hill, J.B., Oliver, W. M., & Marion, N.E. (2012). Presidential politics and the problem of drugs in America: Assessing the relationship between the President, media and public opinion. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 23(1), 90-107.
  • Marion, N. E. & Oliver, W.M. (2012). Crime control in the 2008 Presidential campaign: Symbolic politics or tangible policies? American Journal of Criminal Justice 27(2), 111-125.
  • Pollock, W., Oliver, W.M., & Menard, S. (2012). Measuring the problem: A national examination of disproportionate police contact in the United States. Criminal Justice Review, 37(2), 153-173.

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