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Mario L. Hesse St Cloud State University, USA

MARIO HESSE is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis in deviance and demography from South Dakota State University; a M.S. in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University; and a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. He is one of two professors responsible for the Corrections Minor within the Department of Criminal Justice. He has correctional experience at county and local levels within Minnesota (public and private). He is a contributing member to the Minnesota Juvenile Detention Association (MNJDA). His research and teaching interests include juvenile justice, gangs, corrections, and crime and media, and he is a review-editor for A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society. He has been published in ACJS Today, Criminal Justice Review, and The Journal of Gang Research. He is a regular attendee and presenter at the National Gang Crime Research Center Conference. Additionally, he has attended and presented at other criminal justice related conferences.