Staci Strobl

Staci Strobl

Associate Professor
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2007    PhD    Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Criminal Justice)
1999    MA      John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice)
1995    BA       Cornell University (Near Eastern Studies)


Staci Strobl is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the 2009 winner of the British Journal of Criminology's Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for her work on the criminalization of domestic workers in Bahrain.  Her areas of specialization are women in policing in the Arabian Gulf, multiethnic policing in Eastern Europe, and comic book portrayals of crime in the United States.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a U.S. Probation Officer and a crime journalist.  Dr. Strobl completed her doctorate in Criminal Justice at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, received her MA in Criminal Justice at John Jay and her BA in Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University.


Strobl, S. (2015).  Policing the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: Understanding the role of sectarian history and politics.  Policing & Society. Advance online access:

Strobl, S. (2014, accepted; pending publication). “The dream recently came true”: Globalization and media discourse about Kuwaiti policewomen.” In Dabbagh, M. & L. Abdelhady (Eds.), Woman and globalization in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  Berlin, Germany: Gerlach Press.

Phillips, N. & S. Strobl (2014, accepted; pending publication).  When (Super)heroes kill:  The Justice League, Red Team, and the Christopher Dorner crime spree.  In T. Giddens (Ed.), Graphic justice: Intersections of comics and law.  Abingdon (UK): Routledge.

Strobl, S., E. Banutai, S. Duque & M. Haberfeld (2014).  Nothing to do about them without them: The Slovenian National Police and Roma joint-training program.  International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 38 (2), 211-233.

Phillips, N. & S. Strobl (2013). Comic book crime: Truth, justice and the America way.  New York: New York University Press.

Strobl, S. (2011).  Presentence officers as beasts of burden: Coping with drug mule cases in an age of punitive sentencing. In L. M. Johnson (Ed.), Experiencing corrections: From practitioner to professor (pp.27-38).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Strobl, S. (2011).  From colonial policing to community policing in Bahrain: The historical persistence of sectarianism.  International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(1), 19-37.

Strobl, S. (2010).  Neo-traditional or progressive? Policewomen in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  Feminist Formations. [Formerly the National Women’s Studies Association Journal], 22(3) pp. 51-74. [Article reprinted in Getting in is not enough: Women in the global workplace (2012). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.)

Strobl, S. (2010).  Post-colonial policing and the "woman" question: A history of the Women's Police Directorate in Bahrain.  In L. Khalili and J. Schwedler (Eds.), Policing and prisons in the Middle East: Formations of coercion (pp. 119-135).  New York: Columbia University Press.

Strobl, S. and H. Sung (2009).  Attitudes about gender integration among Bahraini policewomen.  Policing & Society, 19(4), 425-441.

Strobl, S. (2009).  Policing housemaids: The criminalization of domestic workers in Bahrain.  British Journal of Criminology, 49(2), 165-183. [Won the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for best paper of the year in the British Journal of Criminology; Article to be reprinted in Crime and globalization, David Nelken and Susanne Karstedt (Eds.) (2013, pending). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.

Strobl, S. (2008).  The Women’s Police Directorate in Bahrain: An ethnographic observation of a gender segregated unit and the likelihood of integration. International Criminal Justice Review, 18, 39-58. [Won the Richard J. Terrill Award for best paper of the year in the International Criminal Justice Review]

Phillips, N. & S. Strobl (2006). Cultural criminology and Kryptonite: Constructions of crime and justice in best-selling American comic books.  Crime, Media, Culture, 2 (3), 304-331. [Article reprinted in Furst, G. (2009) Contemporary readings in Criminology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage]

Volpe, M. & S. Strobl (2005).  Restorative justice responses to post 9/11 hate crimes.  Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 22 (4).


Women and minorities in policing in the Arabian Gulf and Eastern Europe, comic book portrayals of crime in the United States, and alternative dispute resolution

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