Dr. Thomas Payne, an associate professor of criminal justice at
The University of Southern Mississippi, has compiled his years of
work and research into a supplementary textbook to be used on the
secondary and collegiate classroom level.
The book, Ergo.
A non-lawyer Guide to Police Use of Evidence Search and Seizures:
Hey, can they do that?, gives the reader case scenarios and is designed
to be used as a supplemental text and to be understood by the non-lawyer.
of the book evolved over several years from teaching constitutional
law and law of evidence to public law enforcement officers,"
he got his inspiration for the book from his cousin, a high school
teacher. She mentioned she needed a scenario-type book to answer
questions her students had about certain situations relating to
Payne has several
years of experience in law enforcement. His career in law enforcement
began 27 years ago when he became the youngest deputy on patrol
for the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.
While a deputy,
he earned his master of science degree in criminal justice from
Southern Miss Gulf Coast.
He later received
his doctorate in adult education with an emphasis in criminal justice
from Southern Miss and a jurist doctorate in law from the University
to his duties as an associate professor at Southern Miss, Payne
is currently a Municipal Court judge for the city of Gulfport and
operates a private law practice, Tom Payne and Associates PLLC.
For more information
on Payne's book, contact him at (228) 867-2623 or visit www.2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=20175
on the World Wide Web.