Director and Professor of Criminology
Bradley Hall 117
Ph.D., Forensic Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
B.A., Psychology, Wright State University
Christopher R. Williams, Ph.D. is professor and chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at Bradley University. Dr. Williams is a dedicated teacher who has created, developed, and taught a wide range of courses within criminology and criminal justice. Since 2000, he has taught over twenty different courses on topics such as criminological theory, ethics and criminal justice, criminal profiling, psychology and the legal system, crime and music, drugs and culture, and social justice. Dr. Williams is also an accomplished scholar, having published four books, over twenty-five academic journal articles and book chapters, and numerous essays and reviews, most confronting issues and controversies in social and criminological theory, the sociology of deviance, the philosophical foundations of crime, law, and justice, and the sociological and legal dimensions of mental health and illness. His books include: Law, Psychology, and Justice: Chaos Theory and the New (Dis)Order (SUNY Press, 2002), Theory, Justice, and Social Change: Theoretical Integrations and Critical Applications (Kluwer, 2004), the edited volume Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and Ethics, Crime, and Criminal Justice (Prentice Hall, 2007). Dr. Williams brings a distinctive approach to the evolving study of crime, law, and justice, as both his teaching and research are multidisciplinary in nature, reflecting perspectives within and concerns of criminology, criminal justice, legal studies, sociology and cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, and the natural sciences.