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Richard Mackey
Criminal Justice Instructor


"Golf is a good walk spoiled." — Mark Twain



Contact Information

Office Location: DCIT 127, Elko Campus
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday: By Appointment
  • Friday: By Appointment


  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1981
  • M.A., California State University, Dominguez HIlls, 2001


Recommended Reading

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett



  • Golfing, Hiking, Spoiling Grand Children
  • FBI National Academy Graduates Association
  • Peace Officer's Research Association of California


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CRJ 104
Title:Introduction to Administration of Justice
Catalog Description: American criminal justice system, its development, components, and processes. Includes consideration of crime and criminal justice as a formal area of study.
CRJ 164
Title:Introduction to Criminal Investigation
Catalog Description: Fundamentals of investigation, crime scene search and recording, collection and presentation of physical evidence, scientific aids, sources of information, case preparation, interviews and interrogations, and follow-up. Recommend: CRJ 104. (Formerly CRJ 164, Principles of Investigation)
CRJ 211
Title:Police in America
Catalog Description: Course includes policy history and organization, the personal side of policing, police operations, critical issues in policing, specific police problems, women and minorities in policing, and becoming a police officer. Designed to help students develop their own philosophy of law enforcement. Critical thinking and discussion of ideas and opinions essential. Recommend: CRJ 104.
CRJ 220
Title:Criminal Procedures
Catalog Description: Origin, development, and rationale of the structural and procedural aspects of America's criminal justice system. Emphasis on arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and related legal issues.
PSC 101
Title:Introduction to American Politics
Catalog Description: A survey of United States, national, state, and local governments with emphasis on the cultural aspects of the governing process. Satisfies the legislative requirement for the United States and Nevada Constitutions. (Formerly PSC 103, Principles of American Constitutional Government)
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