Jimmy Williams

Jimmy Williams

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 1990
  • M.S., Florida State University, 1985
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1979


Research Interests

  • Courts and politics
  • Decision-making in criminal cases
  • Processing of drug cases

Selected Publications

  • (2003) “Sheriff Law Enforcement Officers and the Use of Force,” Journal of Criminal Justice (w/Gary Hester)
  • (2003) “SWAT and non-SWAT Police officers and the Use of Force,” Journal of Criminal Justice (w/David Westall)
  • (1997) “Jail Type and Inmate Behavior: A Longitudinal Analysis,” Federal Probation 61:54-62 (w/John Smykla and Gary Bayens)