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William Gaines

Gaines, William


Criminal Justice/Criminology, Forensics/Crime Scene Investigation, Policing/Law Enforcement, Terrorism


Criminal investigation, Narcotic identification, DUI prosecutions, Advanced homicide investigation, Active shooter response, Mobile field force

Degree: M.S.

Title: Lecturer

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology


Office Phone: 303-615-0255

Interviewed by: CW2, FOX31, 9NEWS

Social Media: Linkedin


William Gaines, M.S., is a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Gaines has worked as a patrol officer, a field investigator and a criminal justice instructor. He has received extensive training in the areas of criminal investigation, narcotic identification, DUI prosecutions, advanced homicide investigation, active shooter response and mobile field force. His research interests include racial profiling, biased policing, immigration control and destructiveness of low self-control. 

Gaines received a master of science in public administration from Florida International University in 2016; and a master’s and bachelor's in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University in 2012 and 2010. He is currently completing his doctorate in criminal justice and criminology from Nova Southeastern University.

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