Dr. William L. Sandel


Criminology and Criminal Justice
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Criminal Justice, 2019, Texas State University
  • MS, Criminal Justice, 2014, Texas State University
  • BS, Criminal Justice, 2012, Texas A&M university at Corpus Christi
  • BS, Marine Biology, 2012, Texas A&M university at Corpus Christi


  • CRM 250 Policing
  • CRM 390 Active Shooter Events
  • CRM 392 Sports and Crime
  • CRM 395 Hostage Negotiations
  • CRM 397 Active Shooter Events
  • CRM 401 Wildlife Criminology
  • CRM 496 Senior Seminar for Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CRM 697 Criminal Justice Ethics and Decision Making
  • CRM 728 The Ethics of Justice
  • CRM 777 Crime Prevention in the Modern Age

Research and professional interests

Bill started his career as a Research Specialist at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center. His research interests include police and citizen perceptions of use-of-force, police tactics, active shooter events, and hostage negotiations. Bill also conducts research in the area of conservation criminology where he uses his background in Marine Biology to examine crimes against wildlife.

Awards and honors

  • Doctoral Research Assistant of the Year, Texas State University, 2017 
  • Doctoral Merit Fellowship Inaugural Recipient, Texas State University, 2015