Jones, Marshall

Director - Center for Applied Criminal Case Analysis & Faculty Member Forensic Psychology
CoPLA Online Programs

Educational Background

M.S. Criminal Justice University of Alabama
B.A. Organizational Management Warner Southern College

Continuing toward a PhD in Inductrial-Organizational Psychology

Current Courses

SOC 2541: Juvenile Delinquency

PSF 3512: Forensic Behavior Investigation

PSF 3551: Integrated Theories of Crime

PSF 4591: Critical Issues in Forensic Psychology

PSF 3515/4515: Special Topics: Serial Killer Series

PSY 3541: Psychology of Leadership

Professional Experience

Program Coordinator, Forensic Psychology Program - Florida Institute of Technology (1999-present): Undergraduate forensic psychology degree program coordinator. Responsible for development and delivery of the curriculum in forensic psychology. Courses include forensic behavior investigation, forensic psychology, juvenile delinquency, criminological theory, critical issues, and program/grant development.

Director of Online Programs, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts (CoPLA) - Florida Institute of Technology (2006-present): Responsible to the Dean of CoPLA for the day-to-day operations for CoPLA online degrees and courses. Manages and supports various CoPLA online program chairs. Represents CoPLA for university-wide initiatives and programs regarding online programs.

President – Law Enforcement Solution Services Inc. (2003-present): Consulting firm dedicated to combining the experience of practitioners in the field with the theory and application of scholars from academia. Focal areas include law enforcement recruiting and retention, law enforcement leadership and management, performance appraisal, juvenile delinquency prevention, grant writing, program development & evaluation, personal selection practices, training and curriculum development, and organizational training and development for teams & leadership training. Current consulting includes promotional exam development for various law enforcement agencies, program development for NASA, and online education development.

Police Officer/Sergeant - Palm Bay Police Department (1990 – 2003): Duties included field supervisor and watch commander, supervisor of Field Training & Evaluation Program for newly hired police officers, staff support supervisor, Police Athletic League (PAL) supervisor, school resource officer (SRO), and patrol officer. Collateral duties have included research and development of juvenile diversion and prevention programs and grants, responsible for creating and funding delinquency programs including counseling services, ROPES course, and community service.

Adjunct Instructor- Brevard Community College (1991 – 2002): Experience teaching (1991-2002) at the Law Enforcement Academy (BCC) for both basic police recruits and advanced training courses for experienced officers in areas of human diversity, instructor techniques, patrol, water rescue, first responder, CPR, and military drill. Developed and implemented state curriculum for police and firefighter water safety and survival instructors (Police Water Safety and Survival Instructor).

Non-Commissioned Officer - United States Air Force Reserve (1995-1999): Security-Police duty in the USAF Reserves primarily consisted of patrol, training and instructor-trainer duties for USAF active duty and reserve components, and coordination/facilitation of special events.

Non-Commissioned Officer - United States Marine Corps (1985-1989): Primary Military Occupation Specialty was Infantry Mortarman (0341). Special duties included Barracks Duty (physical security), Logistics NCOIC, and Water Safety Survival Instructor (Trainer).
Teaching Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy is simple; facilitate the transfer of skills and abilities necessary for students to better assess problems and explore a variety of potential solutions. Teaching environments may differ from traditional to online but the basic understanding that each student has unique perspectives and learning styles is critical to this transfer. My teaching style is to use my practical experience as a bridge and demonstrate the value of theory and research to application in the field. I seek to motivate and assist students to look beyond their own perspectives and learn to explore the value in the viewpoints of others. Adult learners can themselves be a teaching resource in a learning environment where they freely express their experiences and where others are open to discuss and debate differences in a non-threatening and positive manner.

Current Research

Hostage and Captive Taking

Perceptions of Racial Profiling.

Leader Member Exchange (LMX) and Perceived Organizational Support (POS).

Assessing Learning Styles and Methods for Adult Students.

Selected Publications

Jones, M. (2010). Leaderships role in shaping organizational culture: The key to the future. In J.A. Schafer & S. Boyd (Eds.), Advancing police leadership: Considerations, lessons learned, and preferable futures (PP. 53-67). Volume 6: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico, VA. 2010.

Jones, M., Moulton, E. & Reynolds, J. (2010). The universality of leadership & management in policing. In J.A. Schafer & S. Boyd (Eds.), Advancing police leadership: Considerations, lessons learned, and preferable futures (PP. 30-44). Volume 6: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico, VA. 2010.


Jones, M., & Huff-Corzine. (2008). Military and policing recruiting and retention: Common threads. In M. Odea & J. Jarvis (Eds.), The police and the military: Future challenges and opportunities in public safety (pp. 77-87). Volume 5: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico, VA. 2010.

Jones, M.A., & Scott, A. (2003). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Law enforcement career marketing: The old dog wont hunt. The Florida Police Chief. 29, (3).

Steelman, L.A., Jones, M.A., Harmon, K., & Malm, T. (2003). ). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Performance management for law enforcement: Common questions & current conditions. The Florida Police Chief. 29, (2).

Griffith, R.L., Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., & Kung, M. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Managing members of generation X. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (10)

Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., Kung, M. & Griffith, R.L. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Leadership and organizational support; Keys to retention. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (9).

Griffith, R.L., Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., & Kung, M. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Leadership training: An LMX based curriculum. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (8)

Griffith, R.L., Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., & Kung, M. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: The road to positive leadership exchange. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (7).

Griffith, R.L., Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., & Kung, M. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: The impact of leadership and organizational support. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (6).

Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., Kung, M. & Griffith, R.L. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: Recruiting and retention: A singular problem. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (5).

Jones, M.A., McChrystal, E., Kung, M. & Griffith, R.L. (2002). Florida law enforcement recruiting and retention series: An introduction and overview. The Florida Police Chief. 28, (4).

Jones, M.A., & Sigler, R.T. (2002). Law enforcement partnership in community corrections: An evaluation of juvenile offender curfew checks. Journal of Criminal Justice, 30, 245-256.