Bethany Backes

March 18, 2021 by
Dr. Backes is an assistant professor in the Violence Against Women Faculty Cluster Initiative at the University of Central Florida and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Criminal Justice and School of Social Work. Her areas of scholarship broadly encompass research and evaluation on violence against women (VAW) and crime victimization including formal […]

Erica Fissel

March 18, 2021 by
Dr. Fissel’s primary research interests focus on interpersonal victimization that occurs in cyberspace, including cyberstalking, intimate partner cyber abuse, and cyberbullying. Dr. Fissel has specific expertise in examining theoretical causes and correlates of victimization, post-victimization behaviors (e.g., reporting and help-seeking behaviors), and the consequences of victimization. She has experience in the design and implementation of […]

Ryan Labrecque

August 8, 2019 by
Ryan Labrecque is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Ryan earned his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and he previously worked as a Probation and Parole Officer in Portland, Maine. Dr. Labrecque’s current research projects focus on the development and […]

Meghan Mitchell

August 8, 2018 by
Meghan Mitchell is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. She received her BS and MS from North Dakota State University and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Her current work examines the areas of corrections, subcultures, reentry, and research methodologies. She has published […]

Raymond Surette

June 13, 2018 by
Research Interests Media Crime and Criminal Justice Copycat Crimes Evaluation CCTV and Public Surveillance Survey Research Crime Prevention

William Moreto

June 13, 2018 by
I am a criminologist, criminal justice scholar, and crime scientist that engages in both applied and theoretical inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research. I am currently involved in a number of projects that center on better understanding the characteristics and dynamics of wildlife crime, including the illegal wildlife trade, as well as its intersection with other criminal […]

Kristina Childs Fisher

June 13, 2018 by
Research Interests Problem Behavior Syndrome Public Health Issues in Juvenile Corrections Disproportional Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Justice

Ross Wolf

April 16, 2018 by
Dr. Ross Wolf holds a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration and Educational Leadership and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has over thirty years of experience in higher education and over thirty years of experience as a law enforcement officer, where he has served as a member of patrol, criminal investigations, specialized patrol, […]
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