Mitchel P. Roth

Dr. Mitchel P. Roth is professor of criminal justice and criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. His areas of interest include terrorism, organized crime, comparative policing, history of criminal justice and related issues. He has written 14 books on the history of criminal justice, the history of the Houston Police Department etc., on war journalism, organized crime, prison history and the American West. Some of his most famous works are Prisons and Prison Systems: A Global Encyclopedia (2005), Organized Crime (2009), Crime and Punishment: A History of the Criminal Justice System (2010), A History of Crime and Punishment: Readings and Documents in Criminal Justice (2011), An Eye for An Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment (2014).

Roth has appeared or been featured on CNN, FOX, local televisions stations, and the PBS series on organized crime, Lords of the Mafia. In April 2006 he was one of featured experts on PBS's History Channel program on the 10 Commandments, where he discussed the criminal justice related commandments from an historical perspective. Dr. Roth was Selected Fellow by Freedom for Defense of Democracies, Counter-Terrorism study in Tel Aviv in 2008. He served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime from 1999-2001.