James Windell

James Windell

Adjunct faculty



Curriculum vitae

James Windell

James Windell, M.A., is an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at Wayne State University. He was a court clinical psychologist with the Oakland County (Michigan) Circuit Court's Psychological Clinic for more than 25 years where he conducted group therapy with delinquent adolescents and co-led a high-conflict post-divorce group. Prior to that, he was a probation officer in the juvenile court and a supervisor in a delinquency prevention program. He was a weekly newspaper columnist for 30 years, and, in addition, has published widely in many areas, including criminal justice. Among his 29 books are the Student’s Guide to Writing a Criminal Justice Research Paper (Kendall-Hunt, 2012) and The American Criminal Justice System (Cognella, 2013). He is also the editor of the Michigan Psychologist, the newsletter for the Michigan Psychological Association.


M.A. Clinical Psychology

Selected publications

Recent Books:

Looking Back in Crime: What Happened on this Date in Criminal Justice History
CRC Press (May, 2015)

Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Case Studies Workbook
James Windell & Nicole Bain
CRC Press (October, 2015)

A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First Five Years
James Windell & Kristin Meekhof
Sourcebooks (November, 2015)

Crime and Intelligence Analysis: An Integrated Real-Time Approach
James Windell & Glenn Grana
CRC Press (November, 2016)


Courses taught

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ1010)

Juvenile Delinquency (CRJ3400)