Angela Madden

Associate Professor

321 McCord Hall
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Angela Madden


Dr. Madden has focused on policy analysis and program evaluation in law enforcement, courts, and corrections, as well as in many other intersecting areas of society (e.g., schools, neighborhoods, social service agencies). She works with public, private, and non-profit agencies on grant proposals, as well as on program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. She enjoys integrating criminological theory with the practice of criminal justice to develop evidence-based, data-driven prevention, suppression, intervention, and response strategies to address social problems, delinquency, and crime.


Ph.D., Criminology, 1996, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Criminal Justice & Criminology, 1992, East Tennessee State University
B.S., Psychology, 1989, Tusculum College (Greeneville, TN)

Select Publications

  • Madden, A. (forthcoming, 2015). Guns and crime. In W. Jennings, G. Higgins, D. Khey & M. Maldonado-Molina (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment. Hoboken, NJ:Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Crews, G., Crews (Madden), A. & Burton, C.E. (2013). The only thing that stops a guy with a bad policy is a guy with a good policy: An examination of the NRA's "National School Shield" proposal. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(2), 183-199.

  • Johnson, R. & Crews (Madden), A. (2013). My professor is hot! Correlates of RateMyProfessors.com ratings of criminal justice & criminology faculty. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(4), 639-656.

  • Crews (Madden), A. (2013). Growth of the supermax option in Britain. In J. I. Ross (ed.), The globalization of supermax prisons, pp. 49-66. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • West (Madden), A. (2005). Horton the elephant is a criminal: Using Dr. Seuss to teach social process, conflict, and labeling theory. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 16(2), 340-358.

Teaching Interests

Program evaluation & policy analysis, research methods, ethics, criminology