Mark   Dantzker

Professor  

Office: ELABN 353
Phone: (956) 665-7003
Email: mark.dantzker@utrgv.edu

Dr. M.L. Dantzker

Long time University educator in Criminal Justice. Holds Ph.D.s in Urban Studies and Clinical Psychology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Police and Psychology
    • Policing and Job satifaction
    • Organizational Structure and policy
  • Education

    • PhD, Clinical Psychology (Licensure), Walden University, 2010
    • MS, Clinical Psychology, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2005
    • PhD, Administration - Urban Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1989
    • MA, Criminology, Indiana State University, 1983
    • BS, Criminology, Indiana State University, 1982
  • Currently Teaching

    CRIJ 4399 01 - CJ Capstone:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    CRIJ 2328 01 - Police Systems & Practices:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    CRIJ 4320 02 - Criminal Justice Org & Manag:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Mark Dantzker. Criminal Justice Organization and Administration: An abridged perspective . Self Published, 2018.

  • Mark Dantzker. Policing: Today and Tomorrow. Colorado: Greater River Learning, 2017.

  • Mark Dantzker. Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Jones andBartlett , 2016.

  • Mark Dantzker. Criminal Justice Organization and Administration: An abridged perspective . Ohio: Zip Publishing, 2016.

  • Mark Dantzker. "Continuing the pursuit of a standardized psychological evaluation for preemployment police officer candidiates: Response to Dr. Detrick’s Comments," Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 43, no. 2 (2012): 162-163.

  • Mark Dantzker and R. Hunter. Crime & Criminality: causes and consequences. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishing, 2011.

  • Mark Dantzker. "Psychological Preemployment Screening for Police Candidates:," Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 42, no. 3 (2011): 276-283.

  • Mark Dantzker. Criminal Justice Organization and Administration: An abridged. Ohio: Zip Publishing Company, 2010.

  • Mark Dantzker and R. Hunter. Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2010.

  • Mark Dantzker. Criminal Justice Organization and Administration: An abridged. Ohio: Zip Publishing Company, 2007.



Selected Presentations


  • Mark Dantzker. "Creating a measure for "Screening in Positive personality traits of the police officer candidate: Stage One," Annual Conference, Texas Psychological Association, Houston (November 2017)

  • Mark Dantzker and Marika Dawkins. "Racial Tensions and Public Mistrust: Perceptions of Police Leaders in the Rio Grande Valley," Annual Conference, American Society of Criminology, (November 2017)

  • Mark Dantzker. "Mental Health Education for Cops," Annual Conference, IADLEST, Nashville, TN (May 2017)

  • Mark Dantzker. "Examining assessment tools specific to police psychological candidate screening," Society of Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL (March 2012)

  • Mark Dantzker. "The Law Enforcement Officer as A Client (3 CEU)," Texas Psychological Association Annual Meeting, (November 2010)

  • Alfonso Mercado, Mark Dantzker, J. Garcia, and J. McCoy. "Environmental and Medical Contributions to the Development of ADHD and Internalizing Disorders in Mexican-American Youth," Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas (November 2010)

  • Mark Dantzker. 2010 Annual Conference of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, The Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) as Client Workshop: Seeking Suggestions for Improvement, Honolulu, HI (August 2010)

  • Mark Dantzker. "Holland’s Vocational Choice Theory, psychologists, and police employment psychological screening," Annual Conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX (April 2010)

  • Mark Dantzker. "Psychological pre-employment screening for police candidates: Results of a national study," Annual Conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA (February 2010)

  • Mark Dantzker. "Police Pre-employment Screening: Choices and Why," 2009 Annual Conference of the Texas Psychology Association, Houston, TX (November 2009)

Current Courses

CRIJ 4399 01 - CJ Capstone:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CRIJ 2328 01 - Police Systems & Practices:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CRIJ 4320 02 - Criminal Justice Org & Manag:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses