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Richard Lumb
Richard Lumb, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty

Research Interest

Problem oriented policing
Organizational change and reengineering    
Neighborhood crime and violence
Organization and staff development
Police, Public Safety and Community

Educational Background

Ph.D.: Florida State University
M.S./M.A.: University of Southern Maine
B.A.: University of Southern Maine


Lumb received his doctorate from Florida State University.  He is an Emeritus Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, SUNY Brockport and previously Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  A collaboration between UNCC and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; he directed the Research, Planning and Analysis Bureau, primary support utilizing data and GIS analysis for community problem oriented policing.   He simultaneously directed the Carolinas Institute for Community Policing for North and South Carolina.  A $3.4 million project by the U. S. Department of Justice.   Previously to which he completed 25 years in policing.

Select Publications:
Lumb, R., & Higgins, M. (2007). “Corrections training: Maximizing outcomes.”  The Correctional Trainer, Fall, pp.9-12.

Lumb, R. & Wang, Y. (2006).  “The theories and practice of community problem-oriented policing: A case study.”  The Police Journal, 79, 91-108.

Wang, Y. & Lumb, R. (2006).  “Future research in criminal justice higher education: A case study of curriculum renovation.”  Futures Research Quarterly, Winter 2005, 5-24.

Lumb, R., & Breazeale, R. (2003). “Police officer attitudes and community policing implementation: Developing strategies for durable organizational change.”  Policing & Society.  13(1), March.

Hirschel, D. Lumb, R. & D.J. Dawson (2002).  “Victim Assessment of the Police Response to Burglary: Does Dispatch of a Crime Scene Search Unit Serve More of a Law Enforcement or Public Relation Function?  Journal of Police Practice, 2(4), 1-19.