Michael Laughlin

Michael Laughlin

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department Chair of Criminal Justice

Year Started at GU: 2017
Phone: 618.664.6817
Email: michael.laughlin@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Social Work and Criminal Justice


B.A., Greenville College, 1999, Religion and Philosophy
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2003, Philosophy
M.P.A., University of Missouri-Truman School of Public Affairs, Public Administration
Missouri Class A Peace Officer Certification, University of Missouri, 2006
Missouri P.O.S.T. and University of Missouri-LETI

About Michael Laughlin

Michael is married to Kasey and has two sons, Evan and Alex.  Michael graduated Greenville College in 1999 with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy.  Michael served in elementary and secondary education for approximately 5 years before returning to earn his Master of Arts degree in Philosophy and then his Missouri Peace Officer Certification.  Michael began serving as a police officer in 2007.  While serving as a police officer, Michael served as a detective for three years, as the head of the Crime Prevention Unit for one and a half years, and an Officer-in-Charge on Second Shift for 1 year, and as a patrol officer for the other 3.5 years.  While serving in law enforcement, Michael earned his M.P.A., and began work on his PhD in Public Affairs which he is due to complete in the Spring of 2018.  


University of Missouri-St. Louis-LaClede Honor's College

  • Critical Analysis

University of Missouri

  • R.A.D. Women's Self Defense
  • Men's Self-Defense
  • Citizen's Response to Active Threats

Greenville University

  • SOCI 101 Principles of Sociology
  • CRJS 203 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 304 CJ Community Relations
  • CRJS 313 Values and Ethics in CJ
  • CRJS 314 Crime and Social Deviancy
  • CRJS 351 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRJS 405 Practicum/Internship
  • CRJS 230 Criminal Law
  • CRJS 270 Law Enforcement
  • CRJS 309 Senior Leadership Project

Publications and Presentations

"An evaluation of organizational leader compensation: An ethics approach to considering income disparity: - Social Equity and Leadership Conference, June, 2017.
"Sexual Assult: Why some choose not to report and how trauma effects reporting and memory," LETI Instructor Development School, 2013

"Use of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement" - Midwest Public Affairs Conference, June 2017

Professional Affiliations

Certified Practitioner in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Crime Scene Investigator Level III(LETI)
American Society for Public Administration
R.A.D. Basic Self-Defense Instructor
International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association

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