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Dobbert, Duane (PhD)

Dept of Justice Studies
Office: Merwin Hall MH - 168
Phone: 239-590-7816

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B.A. Albion College, Albion, MI.; Sociology, Economics
M.A. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.; Rehabilitation Counseling
Ph.D. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.; Human Services, Criminal Justice


Forensic Behavioral Analysis
Child Abduction
Serial Sexual Assault
Serial, Spree, Ideological, and Mass Killers
Due Process Constitutional Law

Research and Teaching Interests

Serial Killers. Vetting Director for the Radford/FGCU Serial Killer Data Base
Due Process Constitutional Law

Courses Offered

Senior Seminar
Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
Theories of Criminal Behavior
American Corrections
Special Topics: Killers; Serial, Spree, Ideological, and Mass


  • The Analysis of Student Acquisition of Learning in Compressed v. Traditional Courses. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning
  • Stranger Danger...I Know, But Who is a Stranger? Dobbert, D., Jones, J.(Amazon Publishing) (in illustration )
  • Intimate Relationship Abuse and Violence: A Reality Check. ABC-CLIO, Praeger imprint. (under contract, submission date, 04/2020)
  • Socratic Distance Learning: An Oxymoron Dobbert, D., Kleeger, J., and Ms. Lindsey Page. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.
  • Deviance: Theories on Behaviors That Defy Social Norm. July, 2015. ABC-CLIO/Praeger. ISBN-13:978-1440833236
  • Understanding Personality Disorders. (Korean Translation). Moonseong Pub. August, 2011, ISBN# 978-89-89370-74-1
  • Understanding Personality Disorders. (Paperback Edition). Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. March, 2010
  • Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders that Power Serial Killers. (2009) ABC-CLIO, Praeger. ISBN: 0-313-36621-7
  • School Bus Drivers: The 1st Line of Defense Against Sexual Predators . DVD/Workbook, 2009, 2nd edition (Adopted as the national training initiative by the US Department of Homeland Security)
  • Cattle Mutilation: Best Evidence. (2007). Discovery Channel
  • Understanding Personality Disorders. (2007) Greenwood Publishing Group; Praeger Imprint. ISBN: 0-275-98960-7
  • School Bus Drivers: The 1st Line of Defense Against Sexual Predators . DVD/Workbook, 2006
  • Tri-State University, Indiana. Distinguished Lecturer Series. April 6, 2005
  • A New Theoretical Perspective on Sexual Predators
  • Halting the Sexual Predators Among Us: Preventing Attack, Rape, and Lust Homicide. (2004).Greenwood Publishing Group; Praeger Imprint. ISBN: 0-275-97862-1
  • Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice. (in print) Salem Publishing.
    • Chapter: Forensic Psychology
    • Chapter: Legal Competency
  • McGill's Encyclopedia of Social Science : Psychology: (2003) Salem Publishing. ISBN ( 1-58765-130-0 )
    • Chapter: Forensic Psychology
    • Chapter: Sexual Assault
  • Stalking: The Continuum from Sexual Disorder to Sexual Assault. (April, 2004): Proceedings of the American Correctional Association, 133rd Annual Congress.
  • Exposing Juvenile Justice Policy Disparity: An Examination and Analysis of Interstate and Intrastate Utilization of Chronological Age. Lambda Alpha Epsilon Journal, Winter 2004.
  • The Etiology, Ideology, Proliferation and Recognition of Domestic Terrorists
  • The Early Identification of Individual Terrorists in the Community and Workplace
  • Forensic Psychology, Primus Textbook, McGraw-Hill, 1996. ISBN. 0-390-44420-0 (ed.)
  • Positive Contingency Probation Management, Journal of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Vol.38, (1), 1987

Grants & Awards

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Editions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9.
  • Tau Alpha Omicron Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996. Tri-State University
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Graduating Class of 1996. Tri-State University
  • Helen Smith McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences, 1997. Tri-State University
  • Best University Professor, Student Poll, 1998. Tri-State University
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Graduating Class of 1999. Tri-State University
  • Nominee: Junior Faculty Scholarship Award, FGCU, 2003 - FGCU
  • Nominee: Senior Faculty Scholarship Award, FGCU, 2004 - FGCU
  • Nominee: Senior Faculty Scholarship Award, FGCU, 2005 - FGCU
  • University Research Sabbatical, FGCU, Fall Semester, 2008
  • Montclair Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty, February, 2010
  • FGCU Author Series Honoree – November, 2015