Being a sworn police officer for 29 years has steered much of Bill’s research interests into the areas of law enforcement and the treatment of crime victims. A recent article analyzing the professionalization movement among Florida municipal police agencies questions the assumption that accreditation delivers purported benefits as assumed. That paper, written with his son Will (Ph.D. in Economics), was named in 2013 as one of the top papers published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. In addition to being a past editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice, he is also a recipient of the Criminal Justice Educator of the Year Award and the 2009 recipient of the John P.J. Dussich Award from the American Society of Victimology. He is the author of several books, including Victimology (7th Edition), Introduction to Law Enforcement: An Insider’s View (4th Edition), and Florida’s Criminal Justice System.

Research Interests

Law Enforcement | Victimology

Education

Ph.D. 1977, University of Tennessee; Sociology

M.A. 1973, Emory University; Sociology

B.A. 1971, Fairfield University; Sociology

Recent Publications

William G. Doerner and Steven P. Lab. 2014. “Victimology (7th Edition)”

William M. Doerner, William G. Doerner. 2013. “Collective Bargaining and Job Benefits in Florida Municipal Police Agencies, 2000-2009” American Journal of Criminal Justice.

William G. Doerner and Steven P. Lab. 2012. “Victimology (6th Edition)”

William G. Doerner. 2012. “Florida’s Criminal Justice System”

William G. Doerner. 2012. “Introduction to Law Enforcement: An Insider’s View (4th Edition)”

Selected Publications

William G. Doerner & Steven P. Lab (2014). Victimology (7th Edition). Burlington, MA: Elseveier/Anderson Publishing Company.

William M. Doerner & William G. Doerner (2013). “Collective Bargaining and Job Benefits in Florida Municipal Police Agencies, 2000–2009.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(4), 567-677.

William G. Doerner (2012). Introduction to Law Enforcement (4th Edition). Dubuque, IO: Kendall/Hunt.

William G. Doerner (2012). Florida's Criminal Justice System. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

William M. Doerner & William G. Doerner (2012). "Police Accreditation and Clearance Rates." Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 35(1), 6-24.