Vicki Lindsay, PHD

Associate Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Policing
  • Criminological Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods.


  • PhD Administration of Justice with minor in educational research
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Hattiesburg, MS


  • ​A Profile of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer: An Alcohol Consumption Study

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​The morality of policing
  • Morality and the law
  • Natural Law
  • Quantitative Methodology
  • inferential statistics


  • Certified Mississippi Peace Officer, Mississippi Minimum Standards Certification number 15046, 2001-2007.
  • Instructor / Prevention Specialist, Prime for Life, International. (February 2008 - Present). 

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Northcentral University, Associate Professor, School of Business specialization in Criminal Justice. 2018 - present.
  • Troy University, Dothan, AL. Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences. Criminal Justice specialization. 2011-2018. 
  • Project Director. Region III Mental Health's Underage Drinking Initiative. Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. SAMSHA through Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 2008-2011.
  • Certified Law Enforcement officer for the State of Mississippi, 2001-2007.

Selected Publications:

  • Lindsay, V., & Rush, J. (2016). Alabama's Criminal Justice System (pp. 344). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 
  • Lindsay, V. (2014). What was ever wrong with witchcraft anyway? Journal of International Criminal Justice Research, 1, 233-242.
  • Lindsay, V., & Greenberg, M. A. (2013). The evolution of the need for establishing a national certification program for criminology/criminal justice majors. Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies (13), 129-139. 
  • Lindsay, V., & Shelley, K. (2009). Social and stress-related influences of police officers' alcohol consumption. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 24(2), 87-92. 
  • Lindsay, V., Taylor, W. B., & Shelley, K. (2008). Alcohol and the police: An empirical examination of a widely-held assumption. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 31(4), 596-609. 
  • Lindsay, V. (2008). Police officers and their alcohol consumption: Should we be concerned? Police Quarterly, 11(1), 74-87.
  • Lindsay, V. (2008). United States Security Authority: U.S. Secret Service - Authority to Combat Terrorism. In Michael Palmiotto (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Security Studies. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Lindsay, V., Nored, L. (2006). The Maryland Judicial System. In Richard Clucas (Ed.), State Judicial Systems. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishing. 
  • Lindsay, V. (2006). Factors that predict freshmen college students' preference to drink alcohol. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education.