Faculty Profile

Mark Saber

Title
Lecturer
Department
Criminal Justice
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016.
Major: Criminology
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Individual and Contextual Determinants of Protective Gun Ownership: Analysis of Data from the National Survey of Private Ownership of Firearms
MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011.
Major: Criminology
Certificate, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009.
Major: Criminology
MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 2006.
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dissertation Title: Inductive Theoretical Integration: Approaching a General Theory of Crime
BA, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004.
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Current Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 3610.001, Juvenile Justice, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 4700.001, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 4901.901, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 3210.900, Judicial and Legal Systems, Summer 5W2 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 3310.900, Organized and Consensual Crime, Summer 5W2 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 4330.001, Domestic and International Terrorism, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4330.800, Domestic and International Terrorism, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3620.001, Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5550.900, World Criminal Justice Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5460.900, Correctional Practices and Programs, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5460.950, Correctional Practices and Programs, Fall 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 3201.001, Criminal Law, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4330.900, Domestic and International Terrorism, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3300.900, Police Systems, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 2600.950, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 4330.001, Domestic and International Terrorism, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 3620.001, Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 5460.900, Correctional Practices and Programs, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3600.950, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3610.001, Juvenile Justice, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4250.001, Law and Social Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4330.900, Domestic and International Terrorism, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4330.950, Domestic and International Terrorism, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3210.900, Judicial and Legal Systems, Summer 5W2 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5750.001, Criminal Justice Statistics, Spring 2019 SPOT
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4330.001, Domestic and International Terrorism, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.950, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5460.900, Correctional Practices and Programs, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5460.950, Correctional Practices and Programs, Fall 2018
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4901.002, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3201.900, Criminal Law, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3201.950, Criminal Law, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3210.900, Judicial and Legal Systems, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3620.001, Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.001, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5470.900, Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5470.950, Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 2100.001, Crime and Justice in the United States, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.001, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4901.002, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 3201.900, Criminal Law, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3210.900, Judicial and Legal Systems, Summer 5W2 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3700.001, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4660.001, Offender Behavior, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.002, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.950, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5700.001, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2016 SPOT
CJUS 4700.001, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5500.900, Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration, Fall 2016 SPOT
CJUS 4901.002, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Encyclopedia Article
Saber, M. C. (2015). Attempted Assassination of George Wallace. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CLIO.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Manuel Antonio Noriega Trial. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Murder of Bob Crane. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Scopes Monkey Trial. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Tailhook Scandal, Las Vegas. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CLIO.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Whiskey Rebellion. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CLIO.
Saber, M. C. (2015). Wounded Knee Incident. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CLIO.
Journal Article
Nodeland, B., Saber, M. C., DeBoer, L. (2021). Student Plans to Obtain a License to Carry on Campus after the Passage of Texas Senate Bill 11. Security Journal.
Saber, M. C., Nodeland, B., Wall, R. (2021). Predicting DNA Exonerations: Analysis of Data Obtained from the National Registry of Exonerations. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
Saber, M. C., Nodeland, B. (2020). Concealed Handgun Licenses in Tennessee: An Examination of Factors Predicting Permits at the County-level. Journal of Crime and Justice.
Nodeland, B., Saber, M. (2019). Student and Faculty Attitudes toward Campus Carry after the Implementation of SB11. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice.
Nodeland, B., Belshaw, S., Saber, M. (2019). Teaching Cybersecurity to Criminal Justice Majors. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 30(1), 71-90. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511253.2018.1439513
Kleck, G., Kovandzic, T., Saber, M. C., Hauser, W., (2011). The effect of perceived risk and victimization on plans to purchase a gun for self-protection. 39, 312-319. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Teaching
Belshaw, S. H. (Co-Principal), Saber, M. C. (Co-Principal), Nodeland, B. (Co-Principal), Fritsch, E. J. (Co-Principal), "Mentoring Junior Faculty Team Grant Project: Sustaining and Developing Networks through Community Outreach," University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (October 1, 2017July 1, 2018).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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