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Sociology and Criminology & Law

Frederick A. Shenkman

Emeritus Professor



  • B.A. University of Florida, 1966
  • M.A. University of Florida, 1967
  • Ed.D. University of Florida, 1970

Research Interests

  • Police Administration
  • Police Procedures
  • Communication
  • Personnel Selection
  • Training
  • Career Development
  • Minority Group Relations

Selected Publications

  • An Evaluation of Administrative Practices and Procedures That Impact Stress Levels of Employees in the Pinellas County Emergency Communications Center. Pinellas County Board of Commissioners. March, 1989.
  • An Analysis of the Quincy, Florida Department of Public Safety. City of Quincy Commission. August, 1989.
  • An Assessment of Law Enforcement Services in the City of Archer, Florida. City of Archer City Council. August, 1988.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Principals of Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Analysis of Police Organizations
  • Law Enforcement Internship
  • Police and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Law and Legal Process

Honors and Professional Activities

  • University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professorship Award, 1997.
  • University of Florida Criminology and Law Honor Society Teacher of the Year, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
  • University of Florida Award for Teaching (TIP Award), 1994, 1997.
  • Member, Department of Criminology, Law and Society Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee
  • Undergraduate Coordinator for Center for Studies in Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Curriculum Committee
  • Elected Member, University of Florida Senate