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Faculty Image James Burfeind
Office: Social Sciences 331
Phone: 406-243-4811
Curriculum Vita: View/Download CV


Current Position:

Professor of Sociology

Office Hours:

Field Of Study:

Criminological Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Sociology of Corrections

Research Interests:

My primary scholarly interest is writing textbooks that are clear, compelling, and pedagogically unique. I am also involved in an advisory capacity to the Criminology Research Group of the Social Science Research Lab (SSRL), headed by Professor Dusten Hollist.


FALL 2015:

SOCI 335 Juvenile Justice System, MWF, 10:10-11:00, ED 312

SOCI 398.01 Internship in Sociology, arranage

SOCI 498.01 Sociology Internship SVC/LRN, arrange

SOCI 498.IE3 Internship, arrange

SOCI 590.01 Sociology Internships, arrange


Moorhead State College (Minnesota State University, Moorhead), BA

Portland State University, MUS

Portland State University, PhD

Teaching Experience:

Primary teaching responsibilities: Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 330), Juvenile Justice System (SOCI 335); Delinquency Prevention (SOCI 438),  Criminological Theory (SOCI 438 and 530), and Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423).


Specialized Skills:

Professional Experience:

Director of Treatment, The Next Door, Inc., Hood River, OR

Cottage Parent, Queen Louise Home for Children, St. Croix, Virgin Island

Probation and Parole Officer, Scott County Court Services, Shakopee, MN

International Experience:


Selected Publications:

Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach (2nd edition). James W. Burfeind and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2011.

Crime and Justice in Two Societies: Japan and the United States. Ted D. Westermann and James W. Burfeind. Belmont, CA: Wadsworh Company. 1991.

Other Publications: