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William (Bill) Wells

Chair and Professor

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha (1999)
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, Indiana University (1995)
  • B.A. Psychology, Ohio University (1993)

william.wells@shsu.edu

Office: A-204 or LEMIT 205
Phone: (936) 294-4817 or (936) 294-3868

Areas of Expertise:
Policing and Law Enforcement, Police Uses of Forensic Evidence, Police Practices to Reduce Gun Crime

Publications:

  • Cavanaugh, M.R., Bouffard, J.A., Wells, W., & Nobles, M.R. (2012). Student attitudes toward concealed handguns on campus at two universities. American Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication.
  • Wells, W., Cavanaugh, M.R., Bouffard, J.A., & Nobles, M.R. (2012). Non-response bias with a web-based survey of college students: Differences from a classroom survey about carrying concealed handguns. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 28(1), 455-476.
  • Cihan, A. and Wells, W. (2011). Citizens' opinions about police discretion in criminal investigations. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 34(2), 347-362.
  • Wells, W., Ling, W. and Ye, X. (2011). Patterns of near-repeat gun assaults in Houston. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. Advance online publication.
  • Wells, W. & Wu, Ling (2011). Proactive policing effects on repeat and near-repeat shootings in Houston. Police Quarterly, 14(3). 289-319.
  • Maguire, E.R., Wells, W., & Katz, C.M. (2011). Measuring community risk and protective factors for adolescent problem behaviors: Evidence from a developing nation. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, 48(4), 594-620.
  • McCarty, W.P., Maguire, E.R., Wells, W., & Katz, C.K. (2011). Measuring community risk and protective factors: Evidence from a developing nation. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 48, 594-620.
  • Wells, W., Cavanaugh, M.R., Bouffard, J.A, & Nobles, M.R. (2011). Non-response bias with a web-based survey of college students: Differences from a classroom survey about carrying concealed handguns. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Advanced online publication.

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