Author Biography

Dr. Mitchel P. Roth is Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. His areas of interest include global organized crime and prison gangs, history of crime and punishment, mass murder and serial homicide. In 2020 he was awarded the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for Excellence in Gang Research by the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago. He has written dozens of articles and many books on a variety of topics. His most recent books include Man With the Killer Smile: The Life and Crimes of a Serial Mass Murderer (2022), Power on the Inside: A Global History of Prison Gangs (2020) Fire in the Big House: The Worst Prison Disaster in American History (2019), The Illicit Economy in Turkey (with Mahmut Cengiz) (2019), A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System (2018), An Eye for An Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment (2015) and Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo (2016). His books have been translated into Chinese, Persian, Croatian and Turkish. He has been an instructor at the Zhejiang Police College from 2009 to 2019 and at the International Law Enforcement Academy (Roswell) from 2001-2009.



Subject Area Keywords

Africa, Information operations, Intelligence analysis, Intelligence collection, Intelligence studies/education