Stan K. Shernock is Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice Studies & Sociology at Norwich University in Vermont. He received his B.A. in criminology from Univer-sity of California (Berkeley), his M.A. in sociology from Indiana University, where he held a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in deviant behavior, and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Virginia, where he held a National Defense Foreign Language (East Europe) fellowship.
He has been President of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and served on the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Criminology and the Peer Review and Publications Committees of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He also has served on the editorial boards of Criminal Justice Policy Review, Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and is currently Book Editor for Policing: An International Journal of Police Management and Strategies and editor of a special issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior on police training and homeland security. He has published articles on police solidarity and community orientation, the civilianization of the police communications division, police defensiveness and ethical orientations, college education and police professional orientations, military stress socialization for police, new developments on police academy training, multi-jurisdictional task forces in law enforcement, special units and community policing, the effect of third party roles on police response to partner violence, and police response to women offenders in partner violence incidents .
He has also published articles on the conflict between political and criminal prisoners in concentration camps, crime prevention activism, bystander intervention in criminal events, criminal justice education, disreputability in nightspots, revolutionary successors, continuous violent conflict as a system of authority, and the refractory aspect of terror in movement-regimes, and numerous book reviews on criminological, criminal justice, and sociological topics. He has been a consultant on a number of projects, including a job task analysis for the Vermont Police Academy, a community survey for the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, and a police consolidation feasibility study for Barre City/Barre Town.
Finally, he has been appointed a consultant to the National Institute of Justice, and a board member of Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, the committee of Criminal Justice Standards for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the Burlington Technical Center’s Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Program, and the Washington County, Vermont Sexual Abuse Review Team.