Mays, G. Larry 1949-

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Mays, G. Larry 1949-


Born July 2, 1949, in Knoxville, TN; son of Robert and Dorothy Mays; married June 12, 1971; wife's name Brenda O. (a state revenue and taxation employee); children: Gregory Lawrence, Gelaine Leslie Mays Jensen. Education: University of Tennessee, B.S., 1971, Ph.D., 1979; East Tennessee State University, M.A., 1975. Religion: Southern Baptist.


Home—Las Cruces, NM. Office—New Mexico State University, Box 30001, MSC 3487, Las Cruces, NM 88003. E-mail—[email protected]


Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN, police officer, 1971-76; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, instructor, 1975-79; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, assistant professor, 1979-81; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Regents Professor, 1981—.


Carnegie Foundation award, New Mexico professor of the year, 1997.


(With Joseph W. Rogers) Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, Wiley (New York, NY), 1987.

(Editor, with Joel A. Thompson) American Jails: Public Policy Issues, Nelson-Hall (Chicago, IL), 1991.

(With Dean J. Champion) Transferring Juveniles to Criminal Courts: Trends and Implications for Criminal Justice, Praeger (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor, with Peter R. Gregware) Courts and Justice: A Reader, Waveland Press (Long Grove, IL), 1995, 3rd edition, 2004.

(Editor, with Tara Gray) Privatization and the Provision of Correctional Services: Context and Consequences, Anderson Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1996.

(Editor) Gangs and Gang Behavior, Nelson-Hall (Chicago, IL), 1997.

(With L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.) Contemporary Corrections, Wadsworth Publishing (Belmont, CA), 1998, 3rd edition published as Essentials of Corrections, 2005.

(With L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.) Juvenile Justice, McGraw-Hill (Boston, MA), 2000, 2nd edition, Waveland Press (Long Grove, IL), 2006.

(With Rick Ruddell) Making Sense of Criminal Justice: Policies and Practices, Roxbury Publishing (Los Angeles, CA), 2007.

Contributor of more than seventy articles to regional, national, and international journals.


G. Larry Mays told CA: "Much of my writing is motivated by my interactions with undergraduate and graduate students. I see in them a desire to understand criminal justice processes better. To that end I try to make each of my books tell a story that students will find engaging as well as educational."

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