Jim Marquart, Ph.D. School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Dean and Professor of Criminology
Dr. Jim Marquart is a nationally renowned expert on prison systems. In addition to his extensive research, he can offer an inside perspective from his former service as a sergeant in the Texas Department of Corrections and a correctional officer in the Missouri State Penitentiary.
Marquart recently advised the California Prison System as it implemented the racial integration of its prisons. He is also the former director of the National Institute for Victim Studies.
At UT Dallas Marquart teaches courses on the correctional system and society, the criminal justice system, capital punishment in America and organized crime. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University.
His books include: First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System; The Keepers: Prison Guards and Contemporary Corrections; An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons; and The Rope, The Chair, and the Needle: Patterns of Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990.
Updated: April 12, 2012