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 seven textbooks in numerous editions, including most recently Introduction to Criminal Justice: The Essentials (Wolters-Kluwer, 2015) with G. Larry Mays and Leanne Fiftal Alarid. 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).