Areas of Expertise
Policing, Homeland Security, Terrorism
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Jeremy Carter, Ph.D. is currently in his second year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida (UNF). His research interests include policing, homeland security, justice technologies, program evaluation, and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining the faculty at UNF, Dr. Carter completed his Doctorate in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University under the guidance of Dr. Edmund McGarrell (Chair), Dr. Steve Chermak, and Dr. John Hudzik. His dissertation research, part of a funded project by the National Institute of Justice and titled “Policing Innovation: Exploring the Adoption of Intelligence- Led Policing”, provided one of the first national-empirical examinations of law enforcement information sharing practices to date.
While completing his doctoral studies at Michigan State University, Dr. Carter was a Research Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security-funded “Intelligence Toolbox” training program. This program is delivered across the United States to assist all levels of law enforcement in their efforts to implement an information sharing capability. Dr. Carter’s role in this program was to present a two-hour training block on “Intelligence-Led Policing” and to empirically evaluate agencies’ progress in implementing change to their organizations as a result of the training program. While working for this program, Dr. Carter had trained more than 4,500 officers representing more than 2,500 agencies from every state in the United States.
Dr. Carter’s present research agenda is multifaceted. He currently serves as a research contractor on a variety of National Institute of Justice-funded projects evaluating justice technologies. These projects include evaluations of a mobile wireless broadband network implemented by Brookline Police Department outside of Boston, Massachusetts; a contraband cell phone detection system implemented by the Mississippi Department of Corrections in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi; and a multi-band radio system implemented by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and funded by Thales Communications for interoperability among emergency responders in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. The purpose of each of these evaluations is to examine the operational impact of the new technology while providing recommendations for organizations to procure these technologies. Dr. Carter has also been awarded a research grant from the “National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism” at the University of Maryland College Park to examine law enforcement personnel’s perceptions of information sharing practices directed towards counter-terrorism efforts. Dr Carter’s published works have appeared in peer- reviewed outlets such as Criminal Justice and Behavior, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Police Practice and Research, and The Homeland Security Review. He is also the author of multiple book chapters in print and forthcoming.
Recently, Dr. Carter has been confirmed as an Invited Instructor at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia to present on “Intelligence-Led Policing” as part of the FBI’s Intelligence & Analysis Training Unit. In the collegiate classroom, Dr. Carter has taught courses in policing, homeland security, criminological theory, and crisis management. Lastly, Dr. Carter is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst Journal, a peer-reviewed outlet with more than 5,200 academic and professional subscribers.
On a personal note, Dr. Carter enjoys being outdoors by golfing, hunting, and fishing as well as enjoying playing basketball and spending time with his wife and his English Bulldog named “Louie”. Dr. Carter was a member of the Men’s Track and Field team at Michigan State University while completing his undergraduate studies. His events were shotput, discuss, and the hammer throw. He has also studied internationally at the University of London, Cambridge University in Cambridge England, and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.
Publications & Presentations
Refereed Research Publications
Chermak, S., Carter, J.G., Carter, D., McGarrell, E., & Drew, J. (Forthcoming). Law enforcement’s information sharing infrastructure: A national assessment. Police Quarterly.
Carter, J. G. & Rip, M. (Forthcoming). Homeland security and public health: A critical integration. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
Carter, J. G. & Carter, D. L. (2012). Law enforcement intelligence: Implications for self-radicalized terrorism, Police Practice and Research, 13(2), 138-154.
Carter, D. L. & Carter, J. G. (2009). Intelligence-led policing: Conceptual considerations for public policy. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 20(3), 310-325.
Carter, D. L. & Carter, J. G. (2009). The intelligence fusion process for state, local and tribal law enforcement. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(12), 1323-1339
Carter, J. G. (2008). The structure and function of public-private partnerships for homeland security. Homeland Security Review, 2(3), 235-251.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
Carter, Jeremy G. & Chermak, S. (Forthcoming). Evidence-Based Intelligence Practices: Examining the Role of Fusion Centers as a Critical Source of Information. In C. Lum and L. Kennedy. (Eds). Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy. New York: Springer.
Invited Book Chapters
Carter, Jeremy G. (2011). Law Enforcement Intelligence: Suspicious Activity Reporting and Preventing Self-Radicalized Terrorism. In, L. Kennedy and E. McGarrell. (Eds), Crime and Terrorism Risk: Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 184-195. New York: Routledge.