B.A. Criminology, California State University at San Jose
(“With Distinction” and “Departmental Honors in Criminology”)
M.S. Criminology, California State University at San Jose
Doctor of Criminology (on Full Scholarship) University of California at Berkeley
Professor Emeritus, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Law Enforcement Consultation
Experience as a private consultant and expert witness for both plaintiff and defense in over 1,500 cases of civil litigation arising from police actions, private security operations and jail and confinement conditions in nearly every state.
Executive Director and Certification Board Member of the National Academy of Police Specialists (N.A.P.S)
Associate Member: International Association of Chiefs of Police (l.A.C.P)
Former Member: Police Benevolent Association (P.B.A.)
Certified Police Officer, State of Florida (1973-1992)
Author, with Professor James D. White, of a series of police civil liability training videos and instructional manuals currently in use throughout the United States (See “Publications”) in the training of both line officers and administrators.
Past Member, Board of Directors, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement;
A.E.L.E. is a non-profit legal research organization founded by Fred lnbau, John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University; it serves the law enforcement profession through amicus curiae briefs, publications, workshops and research programs.
Member, Board of Directors, International Law Enforcement Stress Association (ILESA).
Director, National Conference on Stress in Policing (Orlando, Florida).
Served as an instructor, lecturer, or consultant to the following agencies and organizations:
Callahan Commission, Massachusetts Police Training Council
British Metropolitan Police, Peel Centre
New York City Police Department, Police Benevolent Association
NBC News, for proposed documentary on convicted mass-murderer Theodore Bundy
Detroit Police Officers’ Association
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania State Police
Virginia State Police
Maine State Police
Yonkers, New York, Police Department
Police Officers Association of Michigan
Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department
Cincinnati, Ohio Police Department
Dayton, Ohio Police Department
Roanoke, Virginia Police Department
Toronto Metropolitan Police
United States Military Police Training Center, Fort McLellan, Alabama
United States Treasury Department, Consolidated Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia
Northwestern Traffic Institute
International Association of Women Police
North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer’s Association
Advisory Council on Sheriff Affairs, Lorain, Ohio
Florida Sheriff’s Association
Florida Peace Officer’s Association
State of Indiana, Fraternal Order of Police
Southern Police Institute
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (L.E.A.A.)
Kenosha, Wisconsin Professional Police Association
Ohio Association of Police Chiefs
Western Colorado Peace Officers Association
National Association of State Directors of Law Enforcement Training (N.A.S.D.L.E.T.)
Florida Police Standards and Training Commission
Jacksonville, Florida Police Department
St. Petersburg, Florida Police Department
Tallahassee, Florida Police Department
Office of the State Attorney, 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida (for investigative evaluation of organizational and personnel problems within the Key West, Florida Police Department)
Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Palm Beach County, Florida
Office of the State Attorney, Miami, Florida
Member, Selection Board for Chief of Police for Fort Walton Beach, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida Police Department
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (for police stress research)
Leon County Sheriff’s Department
Florida Highway Patrol
National College of District Attorneys
California District Attorneys' Association
Florida Criminal Justice Educators Association
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (A.E.L.E.), Evanston, Illinois, Past Board Member
Florida Public Defenders Association
Florida Professional Practices Council
State of Utah Peace Officers Association
Columbia, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Florida Police Task Force, Governor’s Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals
Utah League of Cities
Other Professional Experience
Research Criminologist, Systems Analysis Division, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California.
Project Director and Research Associate,The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University at San Jose
Consulting Editor, Journal of Police Science and Administration
Editorial Consultant, Harper and Row Publishers, Media Division
3 Private Investigators with Extensive Law Enforcement Experience
Graduate, Florida Police Standards and Training Academy
Police Patrolman, City-County of Jacksonville, Florida
Police Officer, City of Tallahassee, Florida
Deputy Sheriff, Leon County, Florida
Agent, Organized Crime Division, Broward County Sheriff’s Department under U.S. Department of Justice Grant
Correctional Counselor, California Department of Corrections, Soledad State Prison
Director, National Study of Jail Inmates on Work Release, Santa Clara County Jail, Elmwood Rehabilitation Facility
Doctoral level counseling under supervision of psychoanalyst Bernard L. Diamond, M.D., at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Mount Zion Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
George Kirkham & Leonard Territo, Ivory Tower Cop (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009).
George Kirkham & Leonard Territo, Criminal Investigation Instructor's Manual for Ivory Tower Cop
(Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009).
Leonard Territo & George Kirkham, International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic (New York: Looseleaf Law Publications, 2010).
George L. Kirkham & Laurin Wollan, Introduction to Law Enforcement (New York: Harper and Row, 1979). George L. Kirkham, Signal Zero: The True Story of a Professor Who Became a Cop (New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1976). Selected by Book-of-the- Month Club as November 1976 Alternate. (Motion picture options sold to David Hartman of ABC)
George L. Kirkham, Signal Zero: The True Story of a Professor Who Became a Cop, (New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1976). Selected by Book-of-the-Month Club as alternate.
Educational Films & Video Tapes
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Police Human Relations: Non-Verbal Communication, Parts I, II, & III (Tallahassee, Florida: The Florida State University and the Tallahassee Police Department, Freestyle Productions,(1989)
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Police Civil Liability: Negligent Operation of Police Motor Vehicles (New York: Harper and Row, 1978)
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Negligent Use of Police Firearms (New York: Harper and Row, 1978).
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Police Use of Deadly Force (New York: Harper and Row, 1979).
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Excessive Force and the Police (New York: Harper and Row, 1979).
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Police Supervisory Liability (New York: Harper and Row, 1979).
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, Police Officers and the Federal Civil Rights Act (New York: Harper and Row, 1979)
George L. Kirkham, Police: The Human Dimension: “Stress“ (New York: Harper and Row, 1976)
George L. Kirkham, Officer Stress Awareness (New York: Harper and Row, 1976)
George L. Kirkham, Internal Adaptations to Stress in Modern Law Enforcement New York: Harper and Row, 1976)
George L. Kirkham, External Reactions to Stress in Policing (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, The Police Marriage: Personal Issues (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, Police Children: Issues and Problems (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, The Police Marriage: Social Pressures Affecting It (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, Police Authority and Informal Discretion, Part I (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, Police Authority and Informal Discretion, Part II (New York:Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, Minorities and the Police (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
* Recipient of the Golden Eagle Award, Council on International Non-Theatrical
* Events: selected to represent the United States in motion picture events abroad. Also awarded The Chris Plaque, Columbus Film Festival (1976).
George L. Kirkham, Police Ethics: Part I (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, Police Ethics: Part II (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, The Police Officer in the Community Part I (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, The Police Officer in the Community: Part II (New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
Articles and Professional Papers:
George L. Kirkham, “Police Firearms Accidents,” Police (May, 1989), Vol. 12, No.3.
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, “Body Language and Policing: A Training Series,” Parts I, II, & Ill (Tallahassee, Florida: The Florida State University,1990)
George L. Kirkham, Convener, “Death Behind Bars,” (Panel Presentation on the problem of suicide in Jails and Prisons), Southern Conference on Corrections, (February, 1989).
George L. Kirkham and James D. White, “A Police Civil Liability Handbook,” Harper and Row, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, “The Policeman and the Law: A Changing Perspective,” Barrister (December, 1976).
George L. Kirkham, “The Criminologist as Police Officer; A Participant-Observation Study,” paper presented to the American Society of Criminology; subsequently published in Donal E.J. MacNamara and Frank Reidel, Police: Problems and Prospects (New York: Praeger, 1975)
George L. Kirkham, “On the Etiology of Police Aggression in Black Communities,” paper presented to the American Society of Criminology (1974).
George L. Kirkham, “Doc Cop,” Human Behavior (May, 1975).
George L. Kirkham, “A Professor’s Street Lessons,” F.B.I. Law Enforcement Bulletin (March, 1974); reprinted as “From Professor to Patrolman: A Fresh Perspective on the Police,” The Journal of Police Science and Administration (May, 1974): also reprinted by numerous law enforcement journals throughout the world, including Interpol.
George L. Kirkham, “Jail Inmates on Work Furlough,” with T. Conway Esselstyn, Ph.D., et. al., Criminologica (November, 1969). Also presented by Dr. Kirkham at the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1968).
George L. Kirkham, “Evaluating Work Furlough,” with Alvin Rudoff, Ph. D., et. al., Federal Probation (March, 1971).
George L. Kirkham, “The Potential Rehabilitative Role of Work Release Programs for Jail and Prison Inmates,” paper presented at the First Inter-American Congress on Criminology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1971
George L. Kirkham, “The Utility of lnternships as an Educational Device in the Field of Criminology,” paper presented (in absentia) at the Second Inter-American Congress of Criminology, Caracas, Venezuela (1971)
“Work Release Programs for Jail Inmates: Their Economic and Rehabilitative Value” with T. Conway Esselstyn, Ph.D. and Alvin Rudoff, Ph.D.
“Model Police Interpersonal Communications Training Project,” Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
“Training Municipal Police in Community Relations and Emotional Control Skills,” Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
“Enrichment of the Criminology Curriculum at Florida State University”
“Training Correctional Personnel in Stress Management Techniques,” National Institute of Corrections and Florida Division of Corrections (with Professor James D. White)
National Recognition and Community Service Awards
Innovative research and work in the field of law enforcement have been the subject of numerous national media programs and publications, including:
CBS “60 Minutes”
NBC “Tomorrow Show”
ABC “Good Morning America”
U.S. News & World Report
J. Edgar Hoover Award “. . . for outstanding contributions to effective law enforcement” (Miami Beach, 1976)
Distinguished Service Award, Reserve Law Officers Association of America
26th Annual Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge Award for the 1975 article, “What a Professor Learned When He Became A Cop”
“Award of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Service on Behalf of Municipal Police in the State of Ohio,” Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
“Award of Recognition,” Toronto Metropolitan Police
Optimist International Award for Outstanding Service to Law Enforcement”
“Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to Law Enforcement Nationwide,” Florida Peace Officers Association
“Award for Outstanding Contributions to Law Enforcement Education and the American Justice System,” California Association of Justice Educators
“Award of Recognition,” Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville
Listed in “Who’s Who in Law Enforcement”
Founder, Officer Ernest Ponce de Leon Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship at Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice