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Christopher A. Shields

Christopher A. Shields

Clinical Assistant Professor

Project Manager Terrorism Research Center in Fulbright College

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(SOCI)-Sociology and Criminology

Phone: 479-575-5537

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Terrorism: prosecutorial and defense strategies, Human Trafficking, Law and Policy

Criminal Law (substantive and procedural issues).  Human trafficking.  Evidence.  Internship and career development.

CMJS 2003, Intro to Criminal Justice

CRIM 2043, Criminal Law and Society

CRIM 2043 Criminal Law and Society online

CRIM 3503, Criminal Procedure

CRIM 3513, Criminal Evidence

CRIM 3513, Criminal Evidence Online

CRIM/SOCI 4013, Terrorism and Society 

CRIM/SOCI 4013, Serial Crime

CRIM/SOCI 4013, Human Trafficking

CRIM/SOCI 4003-001, Internship in Criminal Justice/Sociology

CRIM/SOCI 403V: Human Trafficking

CRIM/SOCI 403V: Judicial Process

CRIM/SOCI 403V: Terrorism: Special Readings

CRIM/SOCI 403V: Serial Crime: Special Readings

SOCI 5053  Seminar in Terrorism

M.A.     University of Arkanaas Graduate School (1998)

J.D.      University of Arkansas School of Law (2001)

Ph.D.   University of Arkansas (2008)

 

 

Shields, Christopher A. and Brent L. Smith, and Kelly R. Damphousse. Prosecuting Terrorism Post -9/11. In LaFree and Freilich (eds)  The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism. Maiden, MA: Wiley and Sons.  2017, 495-507

Shields, Christopher A., “The Cleveland Torso Killings,” In Chermak, Stephen and Frankie T. Bailey (eds.), Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Jan 2016.  169-172

Shields, Christopher A., “The Night Stalker: Richard Ramirez,” In Chermak, Stephen and Frankie T. Bailey (eds.), Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Jan 2016 . 646-648

Shields, Christopher A. and Brent Klein, “Willie Bosket,” In Chermak, Stephen and Frankie T. Bailey (eds.), Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. In progress, Jan 2016. 94-96

Shields, Christopher A., Brent L. Smith, and Kelly R. Damphousse. Prosecuting Terrorism: Challenges in the Post-9/11 World. In Deflem (ed) Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today: Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance Vol. 20. Washington DC: Emerald Publishing Group. 2015: 173-195

Smith, Brent L., Christopher A. Shields, and Kelly R. Damphousse, “US Responses to Terrorists”, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, New York, Springer, 2014, 5401-5410.

Smith, Brent L., Christopher A.  Shields, and Damphousse, Kelly R.  “Prosecution and Sentencing of Terrorists.” Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd (eds.), New York: Springer Science, 2013.

Shields, Christopher A., Kelly R. Damphousse, Tad Sours, Paxton Roberts, and Brent L. Smith. “The Unabomber: Theodore John Kaczynski,” In Chermak, Stephen and Frankie T. Bailey (eds.), Crimes and Trials of the Century, Vol. 2., Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 253-276, 2007.

Shields, Christopher A.,American Terrorism Trials: Prosecutorial and Defense Strategies.  LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC, September 15, 2012.

Bradley-Engen, Mindy, Rod Engen, Christopher A.  Shields, Kelly R. Damphousse, & Brent L. Smith. “The Time Penalty: Examining the relationship between time to conviction and trial vs. plea disparities in sentencing.” Justice Quarterly, 2012

Shields, Christopher A.,Kelly R. Damphousse, and Brent L. Smith. “How 9/11 Changed the Investigation and Prosecution of Terrorism”, In Morgan, Matthew (ed.), The Day that Changed Everything? An Interdisciplinary Series of Edited Volumes on the Impact of 9/11, New York, NY. Palgrave Macmillion, 2009.

Damphousse, Kelly R., and Christopher A.  Shields. “The Morning After, Assessing the Effect of Major Terrorism Events on Prosecution Strategies and Outcomes,” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp.174-194, 2007.

Shields, Christopher A., Brent L. Smith and Kelly R. Damphousse. “Their Day in Court; Assessing Plea Bargain Rates Among Terrorists,” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 261–276, 2006.

Zajicek, Anna M., Christopher A.  Shieldsand Joel Wright. “Bringing the Body Back In: The Social Construction of Embodied Sexual Identities.” The Journal of Social Thought and Research, Vol. 24, pp. 237-268, 2002. 

Imhoff Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner, Spring 2018, University of Arkansas Teaching Academy

Fulbright Master Teaching Award Nominee, Spring 2017. Department of Sociology and   Criminal Justice          

Selected to participate in the University of Arkansas Research Camp, sponsored by the Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development, Fall 2016.

University of Arkansas Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Outstanding Mentor. Spring 2016.

Fulbright Master Teaching Award Nominee, Spring 2016.  Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Arkansas Alumni Association Senior of Significance Outstanding Faculty Mentor.   Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Imhoff Teaching and Mentoring Award Nominee, Fall 2015, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Outstanding Faculty Member Nominee, Spring 2015, Associated Student Government and Student Alumni Association.

Faculty of the Year Honoree, Spring 2014, Residents’ Interhall Congress and Associated Student Government

Golden Tusk Award, Spring 2012, University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs