Dr. Butch Beach

Butch Beach
  • Title: Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Department: Counseling & Human Services
  • Phone: 706-385-1212
  • Email: butch.beach@point.edu


  • B.S., Criminal Justice—Troy University
  • M.S., Criminal Justice—Troy University
  • M.P.A.—Columbus State University
  • D.P.A.—Valdosta State University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminology, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Police Administration, Criminal Investigation, Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice

Where are you from?

Columbus, Georgia

What brought you to Point University?

Short answer: God brought me here. The longer answer is that it was time for me to retire, and Point had a new criminal justice program, and teaching at a Christian University was very attractive to me.

What are some of your hobbies?

Hunting, fishing, golf, reading

What advice would you give to new students?

The greatest advice is, of course, to stay close to Jesus. Second to that is to develop their time management skills and study habits.

What are your research interests?

Ethical decision making in criminal justice, use of force, and criminal procedure

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