Criminology Faculty

James C. Barnes
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
Research areas: Biosocial factors that influence antisocial behaviors
Program: Criminology

Denise Paquette Boots
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, University of South Florida
Research areas: Homicide and violence
Program: Criminology

Timothy M. Bray
Clinical Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research areas: Community, social bonds, community development, determinants of quality of life
Program: Criminology

Nadine Connell
Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park
Research areas: Juvenile Delinquency, School Based Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation
Program: Criminology

Bruce A. Jacobs
Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, University of Southern California
Research areas: Decision-making processes of active street offenders
Program: Criminology

Tomislav V. Kovandzic
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
Research areas: Gun control, deterrence, incapacitation, crime control, structural correlates of violence
Program: Criminology

James W. Marquart
Professor of Criminology and Vice Provost

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Education: PhD, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Prison organizations, capital punishment, criminal justice policy
Program: Criminology

Robert G. Morris
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Non-conventional criminality, inmate behavior, social response to crime
Program: Criminology

Alex R. Piquero
Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology,
Co-Editor - Journal of Quantitative Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: criminal careers, criminological theory, quantitative research methods
Program: Criminology

Nicole Leeper Piquero
Professor of Criminology,
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

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Education: PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland College Park
Research areas: white-collar crime, criminological theory, women and crime
Program: Criminology

Elmer Polk
Clinical Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Research areas: Community and institutional corrections, violent crime, juvenile systems, criminological theory
Program: Criminology

Robert W. Taylor
Professor of Criminology and Public Affairs

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Education:
Research areas: Police responses to terrorism
Program: Criminology

Lynne M. Vieraitis
Associate Professor of Criminology

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Education: PhD, Criminology, Florida State University
Research areas: Impact of criminal justice policy on crime rates, inequality and violence, identity theft
Program: Criminology

John L. Worrall
Professor and Department Head of Criminology
Editor, Police Quarterly

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Education: PhD, Political Science, Washington State University
Research areas: Crime control policy, legal issues, prosecution, courts
Program: Criminology