John J. Sloan III is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During his 28 year career at UAB, he served in various administrative positions, including department chair, program director of two different graduate programs and as a center associate director and director.
Born and raised in Detroit, he earned his BS and MS from Eastern Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he was awarded a dissertation fellowship by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). He is author or co-author of over 150 scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, and professional presentations on crime and related topics. He has also co-authored six books, four of which address crime on college/university campuses. He is currently working on a book on ethics and the criminal justice system for Oxford University Press.
His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Justice Programs, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and by state and local agencies in Alabama.
His research interests include crime and related issues on college campuses, specialized police agencies, professional ethics, and criminal justice policy.