John Randolph Fuller has been a professor of criminology at the University of West Georgia for more than 32 years. He brings both an applied and theoretical background to his scholarship and has been recognized by his students and peers as an outstanding teacher and scholar. In 1991, the university student government association voted him College of Arts and Sciences faculty member of the year. In 2002, the student honors council recognized him as honors professor of the year. In 2006, he was selected for the distinguished scholar award, as well as being designated as a governor’s teaching fellow in recognition of his commitment to students and innovative teaching techniques.
Dr. Fuller served as a probation and parole officer for the Florida Probation and Parole Commission in Broward County, Florida, where he managed a caseload of more than 100 felons. In addition, he served as a criminal justice planner for the Palm Beach County metropolitan criminal justice planning unit. In this capacity, he worked with every criminal justice agency in a three-county area and wrote grants for the Law-Enforcement Assistance Administration that funneled more than $1 million into local criminal justice agencies. By working directly with offenders as a probation and parole officer and with criminal justice administrators as a criminal justice planner, Dr. Fuller gained significant insights that inform his writing about the criminal justice system and have aided him in identifying both the mainstream practices and the crosscurrent issues that continue to prevent the achievement of justice for all.
Dr. Fuller has authored and edited numerous journal articles, chapters, and books on criminal justice, criminology, and juvenile delinquency. In 2013, he published Juvenile Delinquency: Mainstream and Crosscurrents (Oxford University Press), which extends the theme of this book into the juvenile justice system. The first edition of Criminal Justice: Mainstream and Crosscurrents won the prestigious TEXTY award from The Text and Academic Authors Association.