Craig Goforth
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Department Chair
Department: Criminal Justice
Office:  Cornwell 323
P.O. Box:  6662
Phone:  (828) 689-1405
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1982
  • M.Ed., Western Carolina University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2010

Curriculum Vitae


“Police History.” Craig Goforth and Barbara Sims, in the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Wesley Jennings (ed.) 2014, Wiley-Blackwell.

“Radical/Marxist Theories of Crime.” With Barbara Sims in Encyclopedia of Sociology, Blackwell Publishers, Edited by Ruth Triplett, 2016 (revised).

Research Interests:

The effectiveness of focused deterrence programs

Barriers to the successful prosecution of hate crimes