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Michael Vaughn


  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (1993)
  • Ed.S. Human Services, Public Services, and Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1990)
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1988)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University (1984)


Office: CJ Hotel Building 217
Phone: (936) 294-1349

Areas of Expertise:
Constitutional Law, Correctional Law/Prison Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal Liabilities of Criminal Justice Personnel, Prison Health Care, State Tort Law


  • Worley, V.B., & Vaughn, M.S. (2012). Shocking consequences: police officer liability for the use of tasers and stun guns. Criminal Law Bulletin, 48(4).
  • Naito, M.E., & Vaughn, M.S. (2012). Police and civil liability. In J.S. Albanese (Series Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. New York: Wiley/Blackwell.
  • Vaughn, M.S. (2012). 1866 Civil Rights Act. In W. Miller (Series Ed.) The social history of crime and punishment in America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Nolasco, C.A.R.I., Vaughn, M.S., & del Carmen, R.V. (2011). What Herring Hath Wrought: An Analysis of Post-Herring Cases in the Federal Courts. American Journal of Criminal Law, 38(2), 221-262.
  • Nolasco, C.A.R.I., & Vaughn, M.S. (2011). Judicial scrutiny of gender-based employment practices in the criminal justice system. Journal of Criminal Justice, 39, 106-119.

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