Dr. Reid served on the board of the Midwest Sociological
Society and the executive staff of the American Sociological Association.
She has served as chairperson, associate dean, and dean.
Sue Titus Reid
Specializations: Criminology, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Torts, A.D.A.
Phone: (850) 644-7604
Sue Titus Reid, a professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in many states. She has served as a law school professor and associate dean, a distinguished professor of law and sociology, a dean of criminology, and a chairperson of sociology. In 1985, she held the prestigious George Beto Chair in criminal justice at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.
Dr. Reid graduated with honor from Texas Woman’s University in 1960 and received graduate degrees in sociology (M.A. in 1962 and Ph.D. in 1965) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1972, she graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. She was admitted to the Iowa Bar that year and later to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Reid is unique among authors in the criminal justice field because of her distinguished qualifications in both law and the social sciences. She launched her text publishing career with Crime and Criminology in 1976, and that text, currently in production in its fifteenth edition, has been widely adopted throughout the United States and in foreign countries. Dr. Reid’s other titles include Criminal Justice: the Essentials, tenth edition; The Correctional System: An Introduction; and Criminal Law, 9th edition. She has contributed articles to encyclopedias and other books, in addition to publishing scholarly articles in both law and sociology.
Dr. Reid’s contributions to her profession have been widely recognized nationally and abroad. In 1982, the American Society of Criminology elected her a fellow “for outstanding contributions to the field of Criminology.” In 1979, Dr. Reid received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Texas Woman’s University, one of the youngest graduates to be awarded that honor. In 2000, she received a university teaching award from Florida State University. In August 2010, the Commission on Physical and Mental Disabilities of the 400,000-member American Bar Association featured Dr. Reid in its monthly spotlight on a lawyer or judge who, despite disabilities, has made a significant contribution to the legal profession.
Quoted and revised from Sue Titus Reid, Criminal Law: The Essentials, 3rd ed; Oxford University Press
Ph.D., Missouri-Columbia, Sociology
Recent Publications and Papers
Criminal Law: The Essentials, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2017
Who’s Who in America (Marquis, 70th Platinum Anniversary edition - 2015)