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James Burfeind, Professor

Location: 331 Social Sciences Building
Hours: Spring Semester, 2014: Monday from 12:15 – 1:15; Tuesday from 1:30 – 2:30; Wednesday from 2:15 – 3:00; Friday from 12:15 – 1:15; and by appointment.

Phone: 406-243-4811


Revision of Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach for 3rd edition.

Development of a juvenile justice text/reader.

Various projects of the Criminology Research Group of the Social Science Research Lab (SSRL).


Moorhead State College (Minnesota State University, Moorhead), BA

Portland State University, MUS

Portland State University, PhD

Teaching Experience

Primary teaching responsibilities: Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 330), Juvenile Justice System (SOCI 335); Delinquency Prevention (SOCI 438),  Criminological Theory (SOCI 438 and 530), and Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423).

Research Interests

My primary scholarly interest is writing textbooks that are clear, compelling, and pedagogically unique. I am also involved in an advisory capacity to the Criminology Research Group of the Social Science Research Lab (SSRL), headed by Professor Dusten Hollist.

Professional Experience

Director of Treatment, The Next Door, Inc., Hood River, OR

Cottage Parent, Queen Louise Home for Children, St. Croix, Virgin Island

Probation and Parole Officer, Scott County Court Services, Shakopee, MN

Selected Publications

Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach (2nd edition). James W. Burfeind and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2011.

Crime and Justice in Two Societies: Japan and the United States. Ted D. Westermann and James W. Burfeind. Belmont, CA: Wadsworh Company. 1991.

Field of Study

Criminological Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Sociology of Corrections


Spring Semester 2014:

Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423)

Study Group on Delinquency (SOCI 492.02 & 596.02)