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Dr. Mike Rossler

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice Sciences
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 420
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Biography

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 mtrossl@ilstu.edu or by phone at 309-438-2989.

Current Courses

207.003Contemporary Policing in America

314.001GIScience: Crime Mapping in Criminal Justice

314.002GIScience: Crime Mapping in Criminal Justice

499.004Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.007Independent Study

207.001Contemporary Policing in America

499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.001Independent Study

291.004Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences

Teaching Interests & Areas

Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Contemporary Policing

Research Interests & Areas

Police-citizen encounters, police use of force and citizen resistance, police organizations, policing strategies, police and communities, crime prevention and analysis

Ph D Criminal Justice

Michigan State University

MS Criminal Justice

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

BA Criminal Justice

Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI

CAST Outstanding Teacher Award: Pre-tenure Category

College of Applied Science & Technology
2021

CAST Presentation Research Grant

College of Applied Science and Technology
2016

Police Practice & Research Best Paper Award Nominee

Police Practice & Research
2015

CAST Presentation Travel Grant

College of Applied Science and Technology
2015

Michigan State University Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Michigan State University
2015

Book Review

DeJong, C., & Rossler, M. The Courts of Genocide: Politics and the Rule of Law in Rwanda and Arusha. Mahesh Nalla (EDs). International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 35.3 (2011): 261-263.
Rossler, M. ASBO Nation: The criminalisation of nuisance. Mahesh Nalla (EDs). International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 35.3 (2011): 265-266.

Book, Chapter

Rossler, M. The impact of police technology adoption on social control, police accountability, and police legitimacy. Political Authority, Social Control and Public Policy. Emerald

Conference Proceeding

Rossler, M. Citizen Resistance of Police Officers: A contemporary examination. American Society of Criminology (2014)
Paoline III, E., Terrill, W., & Rossler, M. Higher Education and Police Occupational Attitudes: The role of college degree major. American Society of Criminology (2013)
Terrill, W., & Rossler, M. Entry and Officer Behavior: Comparing officer discretion in reactive and proactive encounters. American Society of Criminology (2012)
Terrill, W., & Rossler, M. Flint 21st Century Community Policing Project. Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice 75th Anniversary Celebration (2011)

Journal Article

Rossler, M., & Suttmoeller, M. Conservation officer perceptions of academy training: Resource specific and general policing tasks. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (2021)
Rossler, M., & Suttmoeller, M. Conservation officer perceptions of search authority. Police Practice & Research (2021)
Rossler, M., & Scheer, C. Student perceptions of employer use of social media in selection decisions: Comparing criminal justice majors to non-majors. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 31.1 (2020): 43-62.
Rossler, M., Rabe-Hemp, C., Peuterbaugh, M., & Scheer, C. The influence of gender on perceptions of barriers to a police patrol career. Police Quarterly 23.3 (2020): 368-395.
Somers, L., Terrill, W., Rossler, M., & Ingram, J. Examining the effectiveness of TASERS at gaining citizen compliance 31.8 (2020): 1234-1255.

Technical Report

Scheer, C., Rossler, M., & Papania, L. Interest in Police Patrol Careers: An assessment of potential candidates’ impressions of the police recruitment, selection, and training processes.. University of Southern Mississippi/International Association of Chiefs of Police (2018)

Presentations

Recruiting and Retention. FBI National Academy Associates Summer Conference. FBI National Academy Associates of Georgia. (2021)
Determinants of Conservation Officer Discretionary Decision Making. Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Conference. MCJA. (2019)
The Critical Role of Mentoring in Recruiting African-American Law Enforcement Officers: Findings from a 5-University Study. National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference. National Sheriffs' Association. (2019)
The Influence of Gender on Perceptions of Barriers to a Police Patrol Career. Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Conference. MCJA. (2019)
Barriers to Entering a Police Patrol Career: Examining Perceptions from Students of Color. American Society of Criminology Conference. American Society of Criminology. (2018)
Citizen Resistance of Police During Use of Force Encounters. American Society of Criminology Conference. American Society of Criminology. (2018)
Interest in Police Patrol Careers: An Assessment of Undergraduate Students’ Impressions of the Police Recruitment, Selection, and Training Processes. Southern Criminal Justice Association annual conference. Southern Criminal Justice Association. (2018)
Interest in Police Patrol Careers: An assessment of potential candidates’ impressions of the police recruitment, selection, and training processes. PERF workshop on The Changing Dynamics of Policing and the Police Workforce. Police Executive Research Forum. (2018)
Police Career Expectations of Today's Criminal Justice Students: Results of a Five-University Survey. International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. International Association of Chiefs of Police. (2018)
Police Career Expectations of Today's Criminal Justice Students: Results of a Five-University Survey. International Association of Law Enforcement Planners annual conference. International Association of Law Enforcement Planners. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

University Research Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2016)