Dr. Michael T. Rossler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University. Dr. Rossler completed his Ph.D. in from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in addition to a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. His primary research interests involve police-citizen encounters, police responsiveness, police strategies, and police organizational development. He is also interested in crime analysis and prevention as well as Geographic Information Science (GIS). Dr. Rossler’s dissertation examined the relationship between environmental features of a community (i.e., structural disadvantage, residential mobility, and violent crime rate), situational features, and officer based characteristics on the likelihood of aggressive physical resistance against police officers. In addition to his research, Dr. Rossler teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods and Contemporary Policing in America. Dr. Rossler is originally from West Michigan. He now lives in Hudson, IL with his wife Maggie. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-438-2989.
Police-citizen encounters, police use of force and citizen resistance, police organizations, policing strategies, police and communities, crime prevention and analysis