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Arthur Garrison

Arthur GarrisonArthur H. Garrison, LP.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: Old Main 360
Office phone: (610) 683-4326
E-mail: garrison@kutztown.edu
Northeastern University: LP.D. Doctor of Law and Policy
West Chester University: M.S. Criminal Justice
Kutztown University: B.A. Political Science
Joined Faculty: Fall 2011

An alumnus of Kutztown University, Dr. Garrison has more than 15 years of criminal justice academic and practical experience. He was detailed from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council (CJC) to serve as the Project Director for the initial Wilmington Hope Commission in 2005-2006 which developed the "Wilmington Plan" to reduce crime and violence in the City of Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to his service on the Hope Commission, Dr. Garrison was the Planning Director and Senior Researcher for the CJC. During his 11 years at the CJC, he supervised the planning of various federal criminal justice program funding sources including the Byrne Memorial Block Grant, the Weed and Seed grant and the Juvenile Justice grant. As Senior Researcher, Dr. Garrison wrote more than 25 policy reports and evaluations on various initiatives including drug treatment, adult and juvenile crime prevention and reduction programs, crime pattern analysis, and law enforcement crime reduction programs; he also has presented more than 30 papers at various state, regional, and national criminal justice and policy conferences. He has published more than 20 articles in various peer reviewed journals and law reviews: The New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Police Studies, Issues in Child Abuse Accusations, The American Journal of Forensic Psychology, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, The Journal of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, The Journal of Supreme Court History, The Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, Cumberland Law Review, Criminal Justice Studies, Criminal Law Bulletin, Albany Law Review, Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, Texas Review of Law and Politics, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and Professional Issues in Criminal Justice. Prior to arriving at Kutztown, Dr. Garrison was the Senior Criminal Justice Instructor at the Philadelphia Campus of Kaplan University.

Areas of Research:
Constitution Law
Legal History
Criminal Law
Criminal Justice Policy
Terrorism
National Security Law
Executive Branch Legal Policy and Decision Making
Race and Criminal Justice

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminology
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Development of Criminal Justice System
Contemporary Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
National Security and Constitutional Law
Gender and Criminal Justice

Selected Publications:
Books: Arthur H. Garrison, Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War, Terrorism: A Historical Perspective (Lexington Books, 2011).

Book Chapters: Garrison, A. "The Theory and Application of Terrorism: A Review of Historical Development" in Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism, eds. Brett Bowden and Michael T. Davis (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2008), p. 21-41.

Selected Articles:
2014     Garrison, A. "Law and Politics in the Aftermath of 9/11: Understanding the Interaction of Politics, Power, the Role of the OLC, and the Law During the Bush Administration, Through Agency and Policy Theory" Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 24(1): 1-25.

2014     Garrison, A. "The Traditions and History of the Meaning of the Rule of Law" Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 12 (2): 565-619.

2014     Garrison, A. "NYPD Stop and Frisk, Perceptions of Criminals, Race and the Meaning of Terry v Ohio: A Content Analysis of Floyd, et al. v City of New York" Rutgers Race and the Law Review 15: 65-156.

2014     Garrison, A. "The Rule of Law and the Rise of Control of Executive Power" Texas Review of Law & Politics 18(2):304-355.

2013    Garrison, A. "The Office of Legal Counsel "Torture Memos": A Content Analysis of What the OLC Got Right and What They Got Wrong" Criminal Law Bulletin 49(5):997-1053.

2013   Garrison, A. "The History of Executive Branch Legal Opinions on the Power of the President as Commander-in-Chief from Washington to Obama" Cumberland Law Review 43(3):375-494.

2013   Garrison, A. "The Supreme Court and its Role to Decide Issues of Law and Not Justice: Criminal Justice and the 2011 Term" Criminal Law Bulletin 49(2):274-304.

2012/2013   Garrison, A. "The Opinion of the Attorney General and the Office of Legal Counsel: The How and Why They Are Significant" Albany Law Review 76(1):217-251.

2012   Garrison, A. "The Bush Administration and the Torture Memos: A Content Analysis of the Response of the Academic Legal Community" Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal 11(1):1-40.

2012    Garrison, A. "The Role of the OLC in Providing Legal Advice to the Commander-in-Chief after September 11th: The Choices Made by the Bush Administration Office of Legal Counsel" Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary 32(2):648-718.

2011    Garrison, A. "Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans: What History and the First Decade of Twenty-First Century Has Brought" The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies 11:87-116.

2009    Garrison, A. "National Security and Presidential Power: Judicial Deference and Establishing Constitutional Boundaries in World War Two and the Korean War" Cumberland Law Review 39(3):609-684.

2009     Garrison, A. "The Influence of Research on Criminal Justice Policy Making" Professional Issues in Criminal Justice 4(1):9-21.

2009    Garrison, A. "The Internal Security Acts of 1798: The Founding Generation and the Judiciary During America's First National Security Crisis" Journal of Supreme Court History 34(1):1-27.

2008    Garrison, A. "Hamiltonian and Madisonian Democracy, the Rule of Law and Why the Courts Have a Role in the War on Terror" The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies 8:120-138.

2006    Garrison, A. "Hamdan v Rumsfeld, Military Commissions, and Acts of Congress: A Summary" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 30(2):339-362.

2006    Garrison, A. "The Judiciary in Times of National Security Crisis and Terrorism: Ubi Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, Quis Custodiet Ipso Custodies?" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 30(1):165-230.

2006    Garrison, A. "'I Missed the Bus': School Grade Transition, the Wilmington Truancy Center and Reasons Youth Don't Go to School" Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal 4(2):204-212.

2004   Garrison, A. "Defining Terrorism: Philosophy of the Bomb, Propaganda by Deed and Change Through Violence" Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society 17(3):259-279.

2004    Garrison, A. "The Bush Administration and the War on Terrorism on the Judicial Front II: The Courts Strike Back" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 27(3):473-516.

2003   Garrison, A. "Hamdi, Padilla and Rasul: The War on Terrorism on the Judicial Front" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 27(1):99-148.

2003     Garrison, A. "Terrorism: The Nature of its History" Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society 16(1):39-52.

2002     Garrison, A. "Drug Treatment Programs: Policy Implications for the Judiciary" Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association 38(4):24 34.

2001    Garrison, A. "Rehnquist vs. Scalia - The Dickerson and Miranda cases: A debate on what makes a decision a constitutional decision" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 25(1):91-133.

2001  Garrison, A. "A Description of a Delaware Teen Court" Juvenile and Family Court Journal 52(3):11-21.

2000  Garrison, A. "Rape Trauma Syndrome: A Review of a Behavioral Science Theory and its Admissibility in Criminal Trials" American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review 23(3):591-657.

1998  Garrison, A. "Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome: Issues of Admissibility in Criminal Trials" Issues in Child Abuse Accusations 10:10-25.

1998     Garrison, A. "The History of the M'Naghten Insanity Defense and the Use of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Basis for Insanity" American Journal of Forensic Psychology 16(4):39-88.

1998     Garrison, A. "The Future in Criminal Justice: What Technology Could Bring to the Field of Law Enforcement in the Next Millennium" Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 13(1):58-63.

1998    Garrison, A. "United States Supreme Court: Analysis and Application of the Confrontation Clause in Regard to Cases of Child Sexual Abuse" Issues in Child Abuse Accusations 9(3-4): 126-150.

1997     Garrison, A. "Disproportionate Minority Arrests, the Police and Juveniles: A Note on What Has Been Said and How It Fits Together" New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement Law Review 23(1):29-61.

1996     Garrison, A. "The Catathymic Crisis: An Explanation of the Serial Killer" Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 11(1):5-12.

1995     Garrison, A. "Law Enforcement Civil Liability Under Federal Law and Attitudes on Civil Liability: A Survey of University, Municipal and State Police Officers" Police Studies: The International Review of Police Development 18(3-4):19-37.

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations:

2015     Garrison, A. "Behavioral Genetics, Mens Rea and Teaching Students Why People Commit Crime" Paper to be presented at the 2015 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Orlando, FL, March.

2015     Garrison, A. "Race and Poverty: What Moynihan Still Offers in Explaining Crime" Paper to be presented at the 2015 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Orlando, FL, March.

2014     Garrison, A. "The Moynihan Report "The Negro Family" Distinguishing What it Said and What It Did Not Say" A Faculty Paper Presented at the Kutztown University The Frederick Douglass Institute Forum November 17.

2014    Garrison, A. "NY Stop, Question and Frisk I: Terry v Ohio, the New York Cases and What the Law Requires." Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Philadelphia, PA, February.

2014    Garrison, A. "NY Stop, Question and Frisk II: Floyd v. City of New York and NYPD violation of Terry." Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Philadelphia, PA, February.

2014    Garrison, A. "NY Stop, Question and Frisk III: "She Does Not Know Anything About Policing" and Why the Mayor Thinks that Matters." Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Philadelphia, PA, February.

2013    Garrison, A. "'I Can't Sell The Book If I Mark in It' And Other Reasons Why They Don't Read" Paper to be presented at the 2013 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Dallas, Texas, March.

2013    Garrison, A. "The History & Authority of Opinions By The Attorney General and the Office of Legal Counsel" Paper to be presented at the 2013 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Dallas, Texas, March.

2013    Garrison, A. "Sociopathy, Psychopathy, Environment and Genetics: Explanations for Serial Killers and Other Multiple Murderers" Paper to be presented at the 2013 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Dallas, Texas, March.

2013    Garrison, A. "The Supreme Court and Criminal Procedure: The Continued Dominance of Crime Control Theory" Paper to be presented at the 2013 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Dallas, Texas, March.

2012    Garrison, A. "Serial Killers, School Shooters, Family Annihilators, Cult Leaders, and Other Multiple Murderers: Similarities, Differences, and How They Get Caught." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual American Society of Criminology Conference Chicago, IL November.

2012    Garrison, A. "Strip Searches, Police Devises, Police Perjury, and Ineffective Counsel During Plea Bargaining: The Supreme Court and Issues of Law and Not Justice." Paper presented at the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference Portsmouth, Rhode Island, June.

2012    Garrison, A. "The Commander-in-Chief power, the War Powers Resolution, and Libya: Putting Them in Legal and Historical Context." Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Terrorism & Global Security Conference Washington, D.C. May.

2012    Garrison, A. "Criminal Justice and Overrepresentation of African Americans: A Historical Review." Paper presented at the Justice and Injustice in Urban America Open Class Forum Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA April 18. 

2012    Garrison, A. "The Philosophies of Locke, Hobbes, Beccaria, Bentham, and Montesquieu: The Importance and Meaning of the Rule of Law and How the Men of the Enlightenment Defined It." Paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Kutztown, PA March.

2012    Garrison, A. "Crossing the Gulf or a Puddle: The Difference in Teaching Criminal Justice in a Proprietary and Traditional College." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference New York, New York March.

2011    Garrison, A. "The Rule of Law: Why it Matters What the OLC Tells the President." Paper presented at the 2011 Annual American Society of Criminology Conference Washington, D.C. November.

2011    Garrison, A. "Disproportionate Minority Confinement: What History and the Twenty-First Century Has Brought." Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference Toronto, Canada, March.