George Day, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


I hold a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and have over eight years experience with the Texas Youth Commission both as a correctional officer and administrator. As the director of the criminal justice program at ETBU, I am dedicated to not only preparing students for careers in criminal justice, but also to enter into a mission field that is in desperate need for Christian men and women. My research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency, restorative justice, and capital punishment.

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:3-4)"

 Education/Degrees/Years of attainment:

  • Ph.D. 2010 Criminal Justice. Sam Houston State University. Dissertation: Family Time Behind Bars: The effect of visitation on institutional misconduct and recidivism among juveniles.
  • M.S. 2006 Criminal Justice. Tarleton State University.
  • B.S. 2004 Criminal Justice. Tarleton State University.

Recent Scholarly activity (presentations, publications, etc.):

  • Zhang, Y., Day, G., & Cao, L. (2012). A partial test of Agnew's general theory of delinquency. Crime and Delinquency, 58(6), 875-878. doi:10.1177/001128712461738
  • Day, G. (2014). Pennsylvania System. In J. Albanese (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Day, G. (2014). Convict Leasing. In J. Albanese (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Jordan, W.T. and Day, G. (2013, September). Criminal Justice Textbook Readability and Course Grades: A Preliminary Analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, San Antonio, TX
  • Joo, H., Day, G., and Min, S. (2012, November). Inmate Visitation and Institutional Misconduct: The Korea Case. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL

Professional memberships:

  • Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice 
    • 2nd Vice President, 2013-2014
    • Audit Committee Chair, 2011-2013
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 2011-present

Community/Public Service:

  • Engaged in volunteer work through Marshall Hospice and Homecare
  • Volunteer/Staff at Brother's Keeper, faith based prison ministry
  • Member, Community Coalition Partnership of Harrison County

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