Bonny M. Mhlanga, Associate Professor
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Dr. Bonny Mhlanga received his Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice in 1993 (published in 1997) and M.S. degree in 1984, both at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Previous to joining WIU, he worked as a Senior Research Officer in the Research, Development and Statistics Directorate of the United Kingdom Home Office for 5 years (1998-2003). Also, he worked in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hull University as an Economic and Social Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for three years (1995-1998).
His pioneer research into the decision-making process by Crown or State Prosecutors attracted extensive main-stream, regional and internet media attention. He has also been a Research Fellow in the Department of Law at Brunel University and a juvenile justice practitioner in Reading, Chicago, and London. One of his recent publications won him an award as Best Newcomer, in terms of the methodology used, from the Market Research Society in 2001. Dr. Mhlanga teaches statistics courses at WIU, and is a member of both the American and the British Societies of Criminology, where he served as a Council member for 3 years. He is a recipient of the WIU College of Education and Human Services 2006 award for scholarly and professional activities.