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Benecia Carmack

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Professor Carmack teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence & Courtroom Procedure, Law of Corrections & Prisoners’ Rights, SP: White Collar Crime, Graduate Legal Aspects, and serves as the CJC Internship Coordinator.

  • She is a faculty sponsor and advisor of the Pre-Law Student Association. She frequently works with the Central Missouri Police Academy training cadets on suppression hearings and evidence matters.
  • After a short time in private practice, she served as municipal judge for the city of Clinton, Missouri in Henry County for over 16 years.  While serving as a municipal judge, she was a board member of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association for four years.
  • She is a member of the Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association
  • Professor Carmack holds degrees from:

University of Missouri - Kansas City (1993) JD

Central Missouri State University (now UCM) (1990) MBA in Business Administration

University of Missouri - Kansas City (1979) BA in Communications Studies

 Publications include:

Carmack, B. (2020). Ethics within the court system. In D. Mackey & K. Elvey (1st Eds.), Society, Ethics, and the Law: A Text/Reader (pp. 146-155). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning

Chenault, S. & Carmack, B. (2020).  Solitary confinement in Midwestern states: Are best practices in place? Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. doi.org/10.1080/23774657.2020.1747954

Carmack, B. (2019). Solitary confinement, society, ethics, and the law.  In F. Reddington & G. Bonham (Eds.) Flawed criminal justice policies: At the intersection of the media, public fear, and legislative response (2nd ed). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

 Carmack, B. & Wallace, D. (2018). Teaching an innocence case review course to undergraduate students.  Journal of Criminal Justice Education.  DOI: 10.1080/10511253.2018.1424224

 Carmack, B. (2014). An overview of Missouri courts.  In F. Reddingon (Ed.) Missouri’s criminal justice system (35 – 62).  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

 Carmack, B. (2009). Informing defendants of their rights: Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association Regional Seminar.

 Carmack, B. (2008). Ethics: When you should recuse yourself: Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association Regional Seminar

Contact

Benecia Carmack
Assistant Professor
HUM 301 C - 5
Tel: (660) 543-8891

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