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James Burfeind, Professor

Location: Social Sciences 331

Phone: 406-243-4811


Under contract with Routledge Publishing for a third edition of Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach with Dawn Jeglum Bartusch.

Under contract with Routledge Publishing for a new textbook entitled Juvenile Justice: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Research with Dawn Jeglum Bartusch and Dusten Hollist.

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.


Specialized Skills




Field of Study

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


International Experience





FALL 2015:

SOCI 335 Juvenile Justice System, MWF, 10:10-11:00, ED 312

SOCI 398.01 Internship in Sociology, arranage

SOCI 498.01 Sociology Internship SVC/LRN, arrange

SOCI 498.IE3 Internship, arrange

SOCI 590.01 Sociology Internships, arrange