Faculty Profile

James Burfeind

James Burfeind


Email: james.burfeind@umontana.edu
Office: Social Sciences 331
Office Hours:

Spring Semester 2018.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 - 2:00pm, Thursday 9:15 - 10:15am, and by appointment


Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor of Sociology





Spring Semester 2018:

SOCI 330 Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 498 and 492 Sociology Internship


Moorhead State College (Minnesota State University, Moorhead), BA

Portland State University, MUS

Portland State University, PhD


Research Interests

My primary scholarly interest is writing textbooks that are clear, compelling, and pedagogically unique.



Under contract with Routledge Publishing: a new textbook entitled Juvenile Justice: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Research with Dawn Jeglum Bartusch and Dusten Hollist. To be published 2018.

Field of Study

Criminological Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Sociology of Corrections


Selected Publications

Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach (3rd edition). James W. Burfeind and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. New York and London: Routledge. 2016.

Crime and Justice in Two Societies: Japan and the United States. Ted D. Westermann and James W. Burfeind. Belmont, CA: Wadsworh Company. 1991.










Specialized Skills




Home Department

Department of Sociology 

Area of Expertise

Juvenile Delinquency; Juvenile Justice; Criminological Theory, and Sociology of Corrections

Teaching Experience

Primary teaching responsibilities: Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 330), Juvenile Justice System (SOCI 335); Criminological Theory (SOCI 438 and 538), and Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423).


Professional Experience

Director of Treatment, The Next Door, Inc., Hood River, OR

Cottage Parent, Queen Louise Home for Children, St. Croix, Virgin Island

Probation and Parole Officer, Scott County Court Services, Shakopee, MN


International Experience