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The Criminologists Podcast

Mar 27, 2019

The boys discuss Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is a client-centered approach, used for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Oh, and in case you were wondering, it is indeed true that the Human Torch could not get a bank loan...


Mar 9, 2019

In their triumphant return to the Podcast universe, Joe and Shawn discuss the influence the media has over the public's view of the criminal justice system.  They discuss the fact that the news media in particular is not focused on the evidence and research when it comes to crime, but instead portrays the world as much...


Jan 22, 2019

Joe and Shawn discuss the cognitive-behavioral approach to assisting clients with behavior change.  They talk about how virtually everyone that works to help justice-involved individuals is using this approach, from therapists, counselors, and program staff, to Probation Officers and Correctional Officers.  It is truly...


Jan 8, 2019

Season 2 kicks off with a bang!  Joe and Shawn discuss Desistance Theory, which is much more exciting than it sounds!  As exciting (at least in their opinion), as a rock star running from the law with a car full of drugs!  Enjoy!


Dec 25, 2018

As a late Christmas gift, we offer you an episode full of advice for people interested in working in the field of Corrections.  We share our own journeys, and offer our thoughts on some things you can do while to help increase your chances of getting hired.