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)