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William Spelman

William  Spelman

Professor of Public Affairs


Contact Info

512-471-8953
SRH 3.227
spelman@mail.utexas.edu

An urban policy specialist, William Spelman holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has a background in operations research and evaluation and in local government law, administration, and finance. In May 1997 he was elected to the Austin City Council.

Formerly associated with the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C., Professor Spelman has developed and evaluated police programs aimed at apprehension, deterrence, and rehabilitation of repeat offenders and solution of neighborhood crime and disorder problems. Two of his programs, the Baltimore County (Maryland) Citizen Oriented Police Enforcement program and the Newport News (Virginia) Problem-Oriented Policing program, have been selected as finalists for the Ford Foundation's prestigious Innovations Awards.

His numerous publications focus on criminal justice policies, mainly in the areas of community crime prevention, repeat offenders, and neighborhood problem solving.

Education

Ph.D., M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Current Positions
Previous Positions

Austin City Council (1997-2000); member, Police Executive Research Forum; Director, Texas Institute for Public Problem-Solving initiative on Community Policing.

“Growth, stability, and the urban portfolio,” Economic Development Quarterly, 20 (2006) 299-316; “Jobs or jails? The crime drop in Texas,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24 (2005) 133-165;Criminal Incapacitation (Plenum Press, 1994); co-author, Problem Solving: Problem-oriented Policing in Newport News (Police Executive Research Forum, 1987); co-author, Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Target of Justice (Harvard University Press, 1985); co-author, Calling the Police: Citizen Reporting of Serious Crime (Police Executive Research Forum, 1982).

Faculty in the News

09/27/2013 Adapt or Fry: UT Climate Adaptation Symposium Austin Chronicle

Courses

Semester
Summer 1 2010 Summer 1 2010 - 94225 - PA325 - Topics in Policy
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 60860 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 60930 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 - 61872 - PA383C - Politics and Process
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 - 61835 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Summer 1 2011 Summer 1 2011 - 94635 - PA325 - Topics in Policy
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61110 - PA383C - Politics and Process
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61135 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 - 61840 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 - 61805 - PA383C - Politics and Process
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62135 - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62150 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 62715 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 62685 - PA383C - Policy Development
Summer 1 2013 Summer 1 2013 - 94350 - PA325 - Topics in Policy
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63500 - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63515 - PA384C - Public Management
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 - 63375 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 - 63400 - PA384C - Public Management
Summer 1 2014 Summer 1 2014 - 93615 - PA325 - Topics in Policy
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62495 - PA384C - Public Management
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62475 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2015 Spring 2015 - 61020 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2015 Spring 2015 - 61330 - PA392D - Theory and Philosophy of Public Policy II
Fall 2015 Fall 2015 - TBD - PA384C - Public Management
Summer 1 2015 Summer 1 2015 - 91765 - PA310C - Public Policy
Fall 2015 Fall 2015 - TBD - PA383C - Policy Development

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