School of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., political science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986. Major field: public policy & public administration. Minor fields: research methodology; American politics. M.A., political science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980. A.B., government and history, St. Lawrence University, 1977.
Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence. 2004
Systematic Observation of Public Police: Applying Field Research Methods to Policy Issues. 1998
Professor Worden’s research and teaching focuses on criminal justice administration and policy. He often works in collaboration with criminal justice agencies with a view toward making strategies, programs and practices more evidence-based and data-driven. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and local governments, and it has been published in a number of academic journals. His current research concerns (1) police legitimacy, procedural justice, and accountability, (2) police misconduct and citizen oversight of the police, and (3) interventions to reduce gun and gang-related violence.