Ben   T.  Brown

Professor  

Phone: (956) 882-8813
Email: benjamin.brown@utrgv.edu

Dr. Ben T. Brown

Dr. Brown received degrees from Bellarmine College, the University of Louisville, and Kansas State University. Prior to joining the UTRGV faculty, he taught at UTB, EIU, Ansan College, Korea University, and George Washington University.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Law Enforcement (community policing, public perceptions of police, etc.)
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Homeland Security (border security, technology, etc.)
    • Fear of Crime
  • Education

    • PhD, Sociology, Kansas State University, 1995
    • MA, Sociology, University of Louisville, 1992
    • BA, Bellarmine College, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    CRIJ 4313 91L - Issues in Law Enforcement:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    CRIJ 4313 90L - Issues in Law Enforcement:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Ben Brown. "Combative and Cooperative Law Enforcement in Post-September 11th America," U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader, 2nd Edition. Byrlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett, no. 2nd 2017: 63-92.

  • Ben Brown and Kevin Buckler. "Pondering Personal Privacy: A Pragmatic Approach to the Fourth Amendment Protection of Privacy in the Information Age," Contemporary Justice Review 20, no. 2 (2017): 227-254.

  • Ben Brown. "Fear of Crime in South Korea," Brisbane: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5, no. 4 (2016): 116-131.

  • Ben Brown. "Shift Work, Sleep, Science, and . . . Sunglasses," 82, no. 12 (December 2015): 12-13.

  • Ben Brown. Border Towns. SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. SAGE, 2015: 323-324.

  • Ben Brown. "Cops and Chaos: A Historical Analysis of the Police Role in Riot Control," Journal of Applied Security Research 10, no. 4 (2015): 427-465.

  • Ben Brown. Community Policing. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2014: 1-7.

  • Ben Brown. "Community Policing in Post-September 11 America," Examining Political Violence: Studies of Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Internal War. New York: NY: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014: 185-206.

  • Ben Brown. Police Discretion. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2014: 1-5.

  • Ben Brown. Problem-Oriented Policing. SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics. 2, 2014: 733-736.



Selected Presentations


  • Ben Brown. "School Police Officers: Assets or Adversaries in the Learning Environment?," Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Southwestern Social Science Association, Austin, Texas (April 2017)

  • Ben Brown. "Confidence in the Police Among College Students in South Korea," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, South Padre Island, Texas (2015)

  • Ben Brown. "The Control of Chaos: A Historical Analysis of Policing Riots," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, South Padre Island, Texas (2014)

  • Ben Brown. "Pondering Personal Privacy: Rethinking Personal Privacy Under the Fourth Amendment in an Information Age," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, San Antonio, TX (2013)

  • Ben Brown. "Understanding Police Corruption in Mexico: A Sociohistorical Framework for Analysis," Joint Faculty Seminar of KU and ISC, Seoul, South Korea (2012)

  • Ben Brown. "Policing and (the Failure of) Police Reform in Mexico," Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice , Houston, Texas (2012)

  • Ben Brown. "Combative and Cooperative Law Enforcement in Post-September 11th America," Ten Years After 9/11, Canadian Gov/Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA (2012)

  • Ben Brown. "Concerns About Crime Among College Students in South Korea," Western Social Science Association, Houston, TX (2012)

  • Ben Brown. "Fear of Crime and Perceived Threat Among University Students in Mexico," Joint Faculty Seminar of KU and ISC, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea (2011)

  • Ben Brown and Wm Benedict. "Fear of Crime in Mexico," National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada (2011)

Current Courses

CRIJ 4313 91L - Issues in Law Enforcement:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CRIJ 4313 90L - Issues in Law Enforcement:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses