Dr. Casey JordanDr. Casey Jordan

Professor, Division of Justice and Law Administration


Room 401, Westside Campus Classroom Building


E-mail jordanc@wcsu.edu

  • B.A. Political Science, Law & Society, University of Tulsa
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • M.Phil. Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate School (John Jay College)
  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate School (John Jay College)
  • J.D. Quinnipiac College of Law

Dr. Jordan is a criminologist and attorney with more than twenty years of university teaching, mediation, scholarly research and criminal justice consulting experience. Emphasis on teaching excellence and curriculum development has resulted in several pedagogical publications, including Allyn & Bacon's Blockbuster Approach series (Blockbuster Approach to Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Anthropology). Grant-funded research and scholarly journal articles reflect her studies on homicide trends, serial killing and multicide, human trafficking, victimology (child abuse, domestic violence, homicide and sexual assault), and police studies, including articles in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, and the Praeger Handbook of Victimology, and African Americans & Criminal Justice:  An Encyclopedia.  She is certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Health Law.

Dr. Jordan has served the In Session Criminologist and Legal Analyst on CNN’s sister station TruTV, as well as the in-house CNN Criminologist covering unfolding crime stories and offering play-by-play assessment during live trials.    She has represented WCSU as a guest criminologist, legal analyst, or expert commentator with more than 1200 television shows and newspaper stories, including 48 Hours Mystery, ABC News 20/20,  NBC Today Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, and on many current events shows (such as The O’Reilly Factor,  Anderson Cooper 360, etc.) on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News,  Court TV, and America's Most Wanted.  She has been quoted or featured in The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Yankee magazine, USA Today, and Oprah’s ‘O’ magazine.

Dr. Jordan is a frequent guest speaker at criminology associations, forensic conferences and justice forums, including annual presentations at Danbury Hospital’s Pediatrics Conference and the Exploration Program at Yale University.  She appeared in TruTV’s reality show Unsolved Murder Unit,  where she teamed with a forensic pathologist and police detective to reprocess evidence and develop leads in unsolved homicide cases. She currently offers case analysis for Investigation Discovery’s series “I (Almost) Got Away With It” and “Scorned: Love Kills,” as well as interviewing female subjects and analyzing their behavior for ID’s newest show “Wives with Knives.” 

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Justice & Law (JLA 100)
  • Criminal Law (JLA 210)
  • Criminology  (JLA/SOC 201)
  • Juvenile Delinquency  (JLA/SOC 205)
  • Justice & Law Practicum (JLA 349)
  • Women and Criminal Justice  (JLA 301)
  • Seminar on Violence (JLA 332)
  • Seminar on Violent Crime (HON 250)
  • The Inanity of Insanity (JLA 332)
  • Crime and Cinema (JLA 332)
  • International Crimes Against Children (JLA 332)
  • Advanced Criminology (JLA 410)
  • Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice Administration (Master’s JLA 510)

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