Dr. William ‘Casey’ Heath – Assistant Professor


Areas of Interest


My areas of interest are in:

  • policing
  • Interview and Interrogation Methods
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Intelligence Led Policing
  • Supervision and Management
  • Issues in Governance
  • Criminal Justice Policy Evaluation
  • Homeland Security
  • International Terrorism
  • Courses as needed by the department


My research interests involve:

  • Contemporary Issues of Policing
  • Policing Policy
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Police Stress
  • Use of Force Decision Process
  • Search and Seizure Issues
  • Governance
  • Rational Choice applications in Government
  • Issues facing Rural Administration
  • Intelligence Led Policing.


  • Ph.D. Public Administration and Public Policy (PAPP), University of Texas Arlington,
    August 2021. Dissertation Title: Metropolitan vs. Micropolitan: An examination of city size and police funding in Texas. August 2021.
  • Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) Criminal Justice, Tarleton State University (36-hour program), May 2014.
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) Criminal Justice Administration, Tarleton State University, December 2011.

Courses Taught

  • First Year Seminar
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Policing
  • Professional Writing in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Critical Issues in Policing
  • Internal Investigations
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • Court Systems and Practices
  • Police Use of Force
  • Militarization of Police
  • Supervision and Management
  • Senior Seminar