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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950


Dr. Scott Chenault



Associate Professor


PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska Omaha
MS in Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University
BS in Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University

Research Interests:

Correctional Staff
Inmate Programming
Criminal Justice/Media interactions
Criminal Justice Education

Courses Regularly Taught:

CJ 3006: Corrections
CJ 3104: Institutional Operations 
CJ 4000: Criminal Justice and the Media

Selected Publications:

Trammell, R. & Chenault, S. (2009). “We have to take these guys out”: Motivations for assaulting incarcerated child molesters. Symbolic Interaction, 32 (4), 334-350.

Hoffman, D., Chenault, S., Conn, M., Dong, J., Koski, C., Liu, Y., Morris, W., Peterson, S., Thompson, L., & Westfall, E. (2007). Sink or swim: A model for immersing criminal justice doctoral students in the craft of teaching. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 18 (3), 479-491.

Professional Associations and Organizations:

American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Missouri Correctional Association
American Correctional Association


Contact Information:

Office: Humphreys Building, Room 301C-2
Phone: 660-543-4951