Dr. Tom Winfree

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. University of Montana 1976




Dr. Tom Winfree retired from NMSU in 2012. His forty-plus year career included academic appointments at the University of New Mexico, Texas A&M-Commerce, Louisiana State University, and Arizona State University. Tom is the co-author of eight textbooks in numerous edition, including, most recently, Mental Health and Criminal Justice (Wolters Kluwer, 2019) with Anne F. Segal and Stan Friedman, and Introduction to Criminal Justice: The Essentials, 2nd edition (Wolters Kluwer, 2019) with G. Larry Mays and Leanne Fiftal. Presently, he is working on new editions of two other textbooks and a series of academic articles. He has also authored or co-authored over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters; and he continues to contribute to the criminological and criminal justice literature, particularly in juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice and corrections. His current research interests include recruitment to and involvement in youth gangs, both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Tom Winfree received two awards at NMSU: Darnall Faculty Achievement Award (2003) and NMSU Campus Globalization Award (2006-2007).