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Joe Zlatic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

CCJ2250 Institutional & Community Corrections; CCJ3700 Research Methods in Criminal Justice; CCJ 4960 Criminology and Criminal Justice Capstone; CCJ6000 Issues in Policing


  • Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, Saint Louis University
  • M.A., Administration of Justice, Saint Louis University
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Saint Louis University

Practice Areas

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Interests

  • Corrections
  • Community Supervision
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Diversion
  • Evidence-Based Practice Implementation and Evaluation
  • Pretrial Practices
  • Specialty/Treatment Courts

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Alpha Phi Sigma, Member
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Member
  • American Criminology Society, Member

Community Work and Service

Dr. Zlatic has engaged in criminal justice policy advising and implementation at federal, state, local, and non-profit levels. He seeks to conduct field-based action research dedicated to the identification and exploitation of points of leverage within criminal justice organizations in order to contribute to enhanced public service and community safety. In addition, Zlatic regularly presents at local and national events and authors articles to further the development and dissemination of field knowledge. He has mentored numerous students at all levels of study and long served as a peer reviewer for academic publications.