William N. Osborne, Jr.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Department of
If you are interested in obtaining a degree in criminal
justice, please send me an email or give me a call.
Room 4, Roberts Hall
Teaching at Ferrum since:
- PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
- MA, Union College
- BS, Maryville College
- CJU 201, Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CJU 204, Fundamentals of Corrections
- CJU 220, Criminal Law
- CJU 320, Deviance and Social Control
- CJU 404, Juvenile Justice System
- CJU 406, Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
- CJU 475, Directed Research in Criminal Justice
- CJU 497, Special Topics in Criminal Justice, Experiential
- CJU 498, Senior Seminar
- CJU 499, Internship
- "Shock Incarceration: Theory and Practice."
American Jails, July/August 1994.
- "Low-Tech vs. No-Tech: An Evaluation of the Impact of
Introducing Presentation Software into a Criminal Justice
Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Vol. 9, No. 2,
- "Use of Graduated and Intermediate Sanctions in the Treatment
of Chronic Truants: A Model Program for Rural Areas."
American Criminal Justice Association L.A.E. Journal,
Projects and Research Interests:
My primary research
interests are community corrections, work release, and recidivism.
Another area of interest of mine is the "Thousand Kites" Project
which is affiliated with The Roadside Theater of Appalshop in
Whitesburg, KY. The purpose of the "Thousand Kites" Project is to
make the community aware of the need for change in the American
Criminal Justice System by telling the stories of correctional
officers, inmates, and family members of inmates through live
theater. The play has been performed by Ferrum College Students at
both regional and national criminal justice conferences and it has
been performed in prison settings both in Virginia and Kentucky.