Core Faculty

Valli Rajah
Executive Officer

Brian Lawton
Deputy Executive Officer

Brian Lawton
Quantitative Methods I & II

Gohar Petrossian
Research Methods I and II

Samantha Majic
Research Methods I and II

Lila Kazemian
Criminological Theory I and II

Kevin Wolff
Research Advisor

Karen Terry
Academic Advisor

All Faculty
Amy Adamczyk
Religion, Deviance and Crime, Sociological Theory, Health
George Andreopoulos
War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity & Genocide
Jana Arsovska
International Criminal Justice, Criminology Sociology
Rosemary Barberet
Crime Indicators, Violence Against Women, Gender and Crime, Cross-Cultural Methodology
Warren “Ned” Benton
Public Administration, Organizational Theory, Corrections, Computer & Criminal Justice
Teresa A. Booker
Restorative Justice, Policy Implementation, African Indigenous Courts, Access to Education
David Brotherton
Juvenile Crime & Justice, Gangs, Qualitative Research, Ethnographic Methods in Criminal Justice
Heath Brown
Public Policy Process, Justice Policy, Interest Groups, Immigration, NonProfit Studies
Jeffrey A. Butts
Evaluation of Policies and Programs, especially designed to prevent and reduce youth crime.
Anthony Carpi
Environmental and Forensic Toxicology
Katarzyna Celinska
Violence Prevention, Corrections and Gender
Preeti Chauhan
Policing, Public Policy, and Corrections
Angela Crossman
Memory Development, Child Suggestibility, Child Witness Accuracy & Credibility, Deception & False Beliefs
Mark R. Fondacaro
Procedural and Distributive Justice, Multicultural Competence and Decision Making, Ecological Jurisprudence, Family Conflict Resolution, and Juvenile Justice
Joshua D. Freilich
Causes of & Responses to Terrorism, Environmental Criminology, Measurement Issues
Maria (Maki) Haberfeld
Policing with Emphasis on Comparative, Training, Leadership, Integrity and Ethics, Comparative Criminal Justice, Counter-Terrorism
David Green
Crime and the Media, Crime and Public Opinion, Crime and Political Culture, Comparative Criminology, Sentencing, Sociology of Punishment, Qualitative Methods
Lila Kazemian
Life-course and Criminal Career Research, Desistance from Crime, Prisoner Reentry, Comparative Research
Jonathan A. Jacobs
Ethics, Theories of Punishment, Relation Between Law and Morality, Criminalization
David Kennedy
Crime Prevention Strategies, Policing, Gangs & Deterrence, Policy, Oversight and Administration
Lawrence Kobilinsky
Molecular Biology, Biology, Forensic DNA Analysis
Deborah Koetzle
Corrections, Drug Courts, Risk/Need Assessment, Program Evaluation
Margaret Kovera
Eyewitness Identification, Jury and Judge Decision Making, Scientific Evidence
Thomas Kubic
Chemical Instrumentation, Electron Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Scientific Evidence
Brian Lawton
Crime and Place, Intersection of Health and Criminal Justice, GIS
Richard Li
Forensic Science, Forensic Biology and Molecular Biology
Samantha Majic
Qualitative Methods, Sex Work / Sex Industry
Marie-Helen Maras
Cybercrime, Transnational Terrorism, Transnational Security, Surveillance
Keith A. Markus
Test Validity, Program Evaluation, Discourse, Organizational Structure & Change, Interpretation of Statistical & Causal Models and Policy, Oversight and Administration
Michael Maxfield
Environmental Criminology, Research Methods, Policing, and Policy, Oversight & Administration
Candace McCoy
Police and Municipal Governance, Courts, Law and Society, Plea Bargaining and Sentencing
Jeff Mellow
Issues in Correctional Policy, Practice and Organizational Effectiveness, Community Corrections, Reentry, Evaluation of Criminal Justice Programs, Critical Incidents in Prisons and Jails
Richard E. Ocejo
Urban Sociology and Urban Theory, Culture, Cultural Economy, Community Studies, Ethnography/Qualitative Methods, Public Space Work
Mangai Natarajan
Criminological Theory, Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping, Cross-Cultural Studies in Criminal Justice, Drug Trafficking, Policing, Comparative Cross-Cultural Research, International Criminal Justice and Violence against Women


Nicholas D. K. Petraco
Statistical Pattern Recognition of Trace Evidence, Quantum Chemistry, and Mathematical Chemical Physics
Gohar Petrossian
Environmental Criminology, Wildlife Crime, Problem-Oriented Policing, Spatial Analysis of Crime
Frank Pezzella
Causes, Correlates, & Consequences of Hate Crimes Victimizations
Eric Piza
GIS Mapping, Evidence-Base Policing, Program Evaluation, Crime Control Technology
Henry N. Pontell
Deviance and Social Control, White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Punishment and Criminal Justice System Capacity Issues, Financial and Health Care Fraud, Identity Theft, Comparative Criminology, and Cyber Crime
Chitra Raghavan
Intimiate Partner Homicide, Intimate Partner Rape, Femicide and Policy, Oversight and Administration
Mechthild Prinz
Forensic Genetics, Forensic Biomarkers, Crime Laboratory Ethics and Quality Assurance


Valli Rajah
Victimology, Resistance studies, and sociology of the body
Gabrielle Salfati
Offender Profiling, Homicide, Sexual Offences, Research Methodology
Richard W. Schwester
Public Management, Organization Theory and Management, Research Methods
Jon M. Shane
Police Policy and Practice, Violent Crime, and Situational Crime Prevention, Theoretical Interests include Routine Activities, Social Disorganization and Environmental Criminology
Hung-En Sung
Substance Abuse and Treatments, Political Corruption, Policing, Comparative Criminal Justice, and Program Evaluation
Karen Terry
Sexual Abuse, Victimization, Sex Offender Policy
Mark Ungar
Criminal Justice Policy, Inspection and Oversight
Valerie West
Criminal Justice, Sociology
Cathy Spatz Widom
Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods
Kevin Wolff
Spatial Patterning of Crime, Criminological Theory, Quantitative Methods and Juvenile Justice
Sung-suk Violet Yu
Environmental Criminology, Correctional Health, Spatial Pattern Analysis, Crime Prevention
Patricia A. Zapf
Forensic Psychology, Competencies (criminal and civil) and Decision Making Capacity, Forensic Assessment, Development and Validation of Forensic Assessment Instruments, Psychometrics, Insanity