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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Areas of Expertise:

  • Offender Rehabilitation
  • Issues Involving Imprisonment or Incarceration
  • Community Corrections: Parole, Probation and Drug Courts
  • Risk Assessment: Prediction of Criminal Behavior
  • Causes of Criminal Behavior


Lemke, who came to Lakeland in 2012, has a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and his master's in forensic psychology from Castleton State College.

Prior to joining Lakeland, Lemke was an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia and prior to that, served as adjunct professor at Marion University (Wis.), the University of Cincinnati and Castleton State College (Vt.)

Lemke's research areas include risk assessment, correctional program effectiveness and criminological explanations of crime. His work has been published in "Federal Probation," "Offender Programs Reports," "Criminal Justice and Behavior," and "Journal of Criminal Justice Education."

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