Thomas Payne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

thomas.payne@usm.edu

Gulf Park Campus

SSC 126

Phone:(228)257-9334

B.S., M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D. Adult Education - Emphasis in Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi
J.D. Law, University of Mississippi

Teaching Interests

CJ 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 325 Theory in Criminal Justice
CJ 330 Criminal Law
CJ 341 Police Methods
CJ 420/520 Research in Criminal Justice
CJ 430/530 Criminal Procedure
CJ 433/533 Evidence, Search and Seizure
CJ 435 Organization and Management in Criminal Justice
CJ 630 Seminar Civil Liberties
CJ 631 Seminar in Anglo American law
CJ 660 Seminar in Juvenile Law

Research Interests

Youth Development and Prevention of Youth Violence
Workplace Violence
Constitutional Law and Police procedures
Written two books on issues surrounding Search and Seizure and the Use of Evidence in criminal trials.
Emphasis Areas: Police, Courts and Prosecution

Specialties

Loss Prevention and Private Security-CPP (Certified Protection Professional)
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Training Police in Domestic Violence: Detection, Investigation and Prosecution
Training in Arson Investigation: Detection, Investigation and Prosecution
Training in Computer Security and Cyber Crime