Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2001.
Specializations: Decision Making in Criminal Justice Organizations, Policing, White-Color Crime, Cyber Crime, Theory Testing.
Dr. Burruss received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Before getting his graduate degree, Dr. Burruss served as a criminal investigator with the Office of the Missouri Attorney General. His research focuses on decision making in criminal justice organizations, policiing, homeland security, criminological theory testing, and cyber and white-collar crime. He came to SIU in 2004.