Larry Bassi

Instructor


Department of History, Politics, Society and Law

Biography

Professor Bassi has taught in the criminal justice field for more than 40 years. After
completing his graduate studies in police science and administration at Washington State University, he went on to teach in the Law Enforcement Department at Central Missouri State University, where he also was an instructor at the Missouri Highway Patrol Academy. From there, Professor Bassi accepted a position in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and again taught at the State Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

While in Nebraska he pursued further graduate study at the University in Lincoln. In New York, he held two academic positions, one with Niagara County Community College and more recently with the State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY). He planned, initiated and, for an extended period, chaired the criminal justice programs at both of these institutions. Professor Bassi retired from SUNY at Brockport in 2004. Since then, he has served on the CALU
faculty.

 

Professor Bassi has been active in a number of professional organizations. His national experiences include
being a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards; the Criminal Justice Accreditation Council of ACJS; and the Chairperson of its Accreditation and Standards Committee. He is widely experienced in criminal justice education program evaluations.


Professor Bassi has served as a resident co-director in three international education programs for American students. During the late 1970s, his international interests focused on Denmark, being located in the capital of Copenhagen. Since then, he has served in similar posts at Brunel University in England, and the Centro Bilingue in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He also received a grant from the Canadian government to develop a course covering its criminal justice system. In recent past, he completed a sabbatical leave studying criminal justice in San Jose, Costa Rica.

 

Selected Publications

  • Bassi, L. R. (2003) "Criminal Justice: Multimedia Manager," Wadsworth Publishing Co. A compilation of PowerPoint slides covering a number of textbooks produced by Wadsworth Publishing Co.
  • Bassi, L. R. (2003) "Criminal Justice 2003," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media in the form of PowerPoint that can be used as a stand alone resource for teaching introductory criminal justice courses or in combination with a number of widely used and available textbooks. This work is based on the materials from Cole/Smith 10e American System of Criminal Justice
  • Bassi, L. R. (2003) "Criminology, Theory, Practice and Patterns," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media in PowerPoint format for use in teaching Criminology courses. Media can be used as stand alone material for teaching Criminology or used in conjunction with a number of major textbooks used in such courses.
  • Bassi, L. R. (2002) "Juvenile Delinquency 2003," Wadsworth Publishing Co. This is a new edition of electronic media in the form of PowerPoint that covers basic subjects in the field of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice process.
  • Bassi, L. R. (2001) "Criminal Justice 2002," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media in the form of PowerPoint that can be used as a stand alone resource for teaching introductory criminal justice courses or in combination with a number of widely used and available textbooks.
  • Bassi, L. R. (2001) "Criminology," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media in PowerPoint format for use in teaching Criminology courses. Media can be used as stand alone material for teaching Criminology or used in conjunction with a number of major textbooks used in such courses.
  • Bassi, L.R. (2001) "Criminal Justice," Wadsworth Publishing Co. A CD of electronic media for use in Introductory Criminal Justice courses.
  • Bassi, L. R. (2000) "PowerPoint 2001, Introduction to Criminal Justice 2000," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media for use in Introductory Criminal Justice courses.
  • Bassi, L. R. (1999) "PowerPoint for Juvenile Delinquency," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media for use in juvenile delinquency courses.
  • Bassi, L. R. (1999) "PowerPoint for Criminology 7/e," Wadsworth Publishing Co. Electronic media for use in criminology courses (ISBN 0-534-51704-8).
  • Bassi, L. R. (1999) "PowerPoint 2000, Introduction to Criminal Justice 2000, Wadsworth Publishing Co, Electronic media for use in Introductory Criminal Justice courses, (ISBN 0-534-56824-6).
    Bassi, L. R. (1998) "PowerPoint 1999, PowerPoint Presentations," West/Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998. (This is a new electronic publication that includes more than 400 PowerPoint slides covering a broad spectrum of criminal justice topics that accompany all West/Wadsworth Introductory Criminal Justice Textbooks until the year 2000.)
  • Bassi, L. R. (1998) "Criminology, PowerPoint Presentation," West/Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998. (This is an electronic publication that includes more than 300 slides covering theoretical criminology from sociological, psychological and political science perspectives, as well as practical issues in the applications of criminal justice.)
  • Bassi, L. R. (1998) "The American System of Criminal Justice, PowerPoint Presentation," West/Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998. (This is an electronic publication that includes more than 360 PowerPoint slides covering a broad spectrum of criminal justice topics.)
  • Bassi, L. R. (1997) "Essentials of Criminal Justice," PowerPoint Presentation, Wadsworth Publishing Co. (This is an electronic publication that includes more than 300 PowerPoint slides covering a broad spectrum of criminal justice topics.)
  • Bassi, L. R. (1997). Review of the book Criminal Justice in England and Wales. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 41, 380-382.
  • "Student Notes to Accompany Criminal Justice" (1997), West Publishing Company.
  • "Introduction to Criminal Justice," PowerPoint Presentation, West Publishing Co., 1996. (This is an electronic publication that includes more than 650 PowerPoint slides covering a broad spectrum of criminal justice topics.)
  • "Criminal Justice," PowerPoint Presentation, West Publishing Co., 1996. (This is an electronic publication that includes more than 450 PowerPoint slides covering a number of criminal justice issues.)
  • "International Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice Using the Internet." Paper present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, in Miami, Florida, 1994.
  • "Emerging Developments and Trends in the Instruction of Comparative Criminal Justice." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992.
  • "Fundamental Issues in Comparative Criminal Justice Studies." Paper presented at the
    annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held in Denver, Colorado, 1990.
  • B.S. Political Science and Administration, Washington State University
  • M.A. Political Science and Administration, Washington State University
  • Post-Master's: University of Nebraska 

Email: bassi@calu.edu

Phone: 520-360-0033