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BEN STICKLE, SENIOR FELLOW FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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Dr. Ben Stickle is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Middle Tennessee State University and has been teaching criminal justice courses since 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Cedarville University and a Master’s of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. His research interests include policing, property crime, metal theft, and qualitative research methods. Ben has published in peer-reviewed journals on these topics and recently authored a book through Palgrave Macmillan, Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit.

Ben has over twenty years’ experience in the criminal justice field including service as Sheriff’s Deputy, Advanced Police Officer, and Advanced Crime Scene Processor. Ben is a two-time President of the Kentucky Peace Officers’ Association and Council member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (the governing body of Kentucky law enforcement). Ben has also served as a firearms instructor, private security officer, and worked with juvenile delinquents in the Court Designated Workers Office. Ben is a graduate of the National Forensic Academy (Session XXII) and is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association of Identification.