Dr. Lydia Long

Lydia Long


Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice, August 1997

Sam Houston State University

Dissertation Title: Mid‑management inTexas Law Enforcement Agencies.

 Master of Science, August 1990, Administration of Criminal Justice

Central Missouri State University

Thesis Title: A Descriptive Study of the Special Needs of Disabled Inmates in State

Correctional Institutions.

Grant Reviewer:  

Lockheed Martin

Teaching Interests:

Criminal Justice, Criminology, Research Methods, Jails & Institutional Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Special Topics, White Collar Crime, Impact of the Media on Crime & Justice.

Selected Publications:

Numerous ‘community service’ articles regarding various aspects of the CJ system for the Abilene Reporter News. 

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional facilities. "Rehabilitation Act of 1973" Edited by Mary Bosworth, Sage Publications, 2005.

"A Study of Arrests of Older Offenders: Trends and Patterns."  Journal of Crime and Justice, Vol. XV No. 2, 1992.

"Accessibility to programs and Facilities for physically Disabled Inmates in State Prisons."  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 18 (1‑2) 1992.  Co‑authored, with Allen Sapp.

Supervision and Treatment of Sex Offenders.  Co-author Glen Kercher.  Sam Houston Press.  Sam Houston State University (1991).

"Between Prison and Probation: Intermediate Punishment in a Rational Sentencing System."  A review of the book by Norval Morris and Michael Tonry.  Journal of Offender Monitoring, Vol. 4.

1993 – Present – Book/Manuscript reviewer for:

Corrections Today, Corrections Compendium, Butterworth Heinemann, American Correctional Association

State University of New York Press and Prentice-Hall 

Selected Research Interests and Presentations:

“Crime & Historical County Jails in Texas”

“Examining Trends in The Elderly And Special Populations". 

“Labeling and the Criminal Justice System”

“Medical Murder: An Examination of Hospital Deaths”


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

The American Society of Criminology

American Correctional Association

Society of Police Futurists International

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Web Advisory Committee Member

Kiwanis of Greater Abilene