Dr. Lee Wade

Interim Associate Dean and Professor

Dr. Lee Wade
+1 (615) 898-29
Room 340-G, Academic Classroom Building (ACB)
MTSU Box 92, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

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Global Expertise

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise

  • United Kingdom

Languages Spoken

    Areas of Global Specialization

    • Comparative Policing History and Concepts (American vs. British); Education Abroad

    Degree Information

    • PHD, University of Southern Mississippi (2012)
    • MPA, University of West Georgia (2008)
    • BS, University of West Georgia (2003)

    Areas of Expertise

    Policing issues regarding: investigation techniques, crime scene investigations, and use of technology in police operations.


    Biography

    Dr. Lee M. Wade joined Middle Tennessee State University in 2011, where he is currently the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.  Dr. Wade holds a B.S. in Criminology and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of West Georgia; he earned his doctorate in criminal justice from The University of Southern Mississippi.  Dr. Wade was a police officer for over ten years in the state of Georgia, where he worked as a patrol supervisor, DUI ...

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    Dr. Lee M. Wade joined Middle Tennessee State University in 2011, where he is currently the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.  Dr. Wade holds a B.S. in Criminology and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of West Georgia; he earned his doctorate in criminal justice from The University of Southern Mississippi.  Dr. Wade was a police officer for over ten years in the state of Georgia, where he worked as a patrol supervisor, DUI task force officer, investigator and in the office of professional standards.  Dr. Wade has taught law enforcement courses and crime scene investigations to both forensic science and criminal justice students.  His research interests involve legal issues involving investigations, crime scene evidence, and police management issues. 

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    Publications

    • Wade, L. M., Shulman, W. L. (2022) Are judges locking out crime scene reconstruction testimony?  An evaluation of crime scene legal cases related to judicial gatekeeping. Journal of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction, (under review).
    • Wade, L. M. (2021). Sustained Footwear Characteristics Across Athletic Footwear Over Several Years: A Case Study of Impression Wear Patterns for Investigative Value. Police Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting An Inte...
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    • Wade, L. M., Shulman, W. L. (2022) Are judges locking out crime scene reconstruction testimony?  An evaluation of crime scene legal cases related to judicial gatekeeping. Journal of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction, (under review).
    • Wade, L. M. (2021). Sustained Footwear Characteristics Across Athletic Footwear Over Several Years: A Case Study of Impression Wear Patterns for Investigative Value. Police Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting An International View (vol. 1). Routledge/Taylor and Francis Publishing.
    • Wade, L. (2017)  Social unrest and COPS.  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 27(6), 636-638.
    • Harms, J. & Wade, L. (2017) Reconnecting with the public: An evaluation of policing and social media use.  Journal of Law Enforcement, 6(1), 1-10.
    • Wade, L. (2014) High-Risk Pursuit Classification: A categorical Analysis of variables from georgia police           pursuits.  Criminal Justice Policy Review, 25(2), 1-15.
    • Wade, L. & Dial, K.C. (2012) Toward taser regulation:  A content analysis of news print media on Taser™-related deaths. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 12, 4, 96-106.
    • Newman, D.W., Tyndall, E., & Wade, L.M.  (2011) Understanding the impact of school shootings.  Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 11, 3, 117-130.
    • Nored, L.S., Thompson, R.A., & Wade, L.M. (2010) Improving collection of data on deaths in police custody Hattiesburg, MS:  Mississippi Statistical Analysis Center
    • Wade, L.  (2010) Instructional Materials:  An Introduction to Criminal Law.  Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
    • Nored, L.S., Thompson, R.A., & Wade, L.M. (2009) Results of the Mississippi crime poll.  Hattiesburg, MS: Mississippi Statistical Analysis Center
    • Wade, L.  (2009) Arizona v. Gant & post-arrest vehicle searches. Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association Magazine.

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    Presentations

    Presentations

    Oral Presentation

      Morris, R. E., Ly, A., Wade, L. M., Johnston, T. V., O'Neill, T., Lim, S. J., Bedekar, V., "Sustainable Study Abroad," LT & ITC, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, United States of America. (April 2017).

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      Wade, L. M., Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference, "Police v. Students: Varying Perceptions of Police Shooting Incidents in the News  Media," Southern Criminal...

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    Presentations

    Oral Presentation

      Morris, R. E., Ly, A., Wade, L. M., Johnston, T. V., O'Neill, T., Lim, S. J., Bedekar, V., "Sustainable Study Abroad," LT & ITC, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, United States of America. (April 2017).

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      Wade, L. M., Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference, "Police v. Students: Varying Perceptions of Police Shooting Incidents in the News  Media," Southern Criminal Justice Association, Nashville, TN, Nashville, TN. (September 2019). 

        Harms, J. A., Wade, L. M., 55th Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference, "Police Use of Force: Factors that Influence the Severity of Force," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (February 17, 2018).

          Wade, L. M., Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, "Who wants to kill a cop? A preliminary analysis of geospatial, social media data," ACJS, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA. (March 2015).  

      Harms, J. A., Wade, L. M., 51st Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference, "Reconnecting with the Public: Preliminary Evaluation of Policing and Social Media Use," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America. (February 19, 2014).

          Wade, L. M., Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference, "Chasing unti the wheels come off: Development of a high risk profile of Georgia Police Pursuits," SCJA, Nashville, TN. (September 2011).  

    Poster

      Wade, L. M., International Association of Identification Annual Conference, "Are judges locking out crime scene reconstruction testimony?  An evaluation of crime scene legal cases related to judicial gatekeeping.," IAI, Nashville, TN. (August 2021).   IAI conference-1.pdf

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    Awards

    Awards and Honors  

    Phi Kappa Phi Recognition as Influential Faculty Member, Middle Tennessee Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. (November 12, 2020).

    Nominated for: MTSU Foundation Faculty Public Service Award. (2016).

    Research / Scholarly Activity

    • Policing History
    • Legal Issues in Investigations
    • Crime documentation and investigation
    • Footwear impression evidence
    • Police ambushes & correlation to social, news media
    • Police pursuit variables

    Courses

    Past Courses:

    • Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
    • Prevention & Control of Crime
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Crime Scene Investigations
    • Crime Scene Photography
    • International Criminal Justice
    • Seminar in Law Enforcement
    • Innovations in Law Enforcement
    • Special Issues in Criminal Justice:  Crime Scene Evidence