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 web-based questionnaires, semi-structured interviews/focus groups, and extensive measurement and mixed-methods training. Some of her recent work has been published in Social Science Computer Review, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Crime and Delinquency, and Violence Against Women.

Areas of Expertise
  • Victimization
  • Cybercrime

Doctor of Philosophy
Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati


Research Interests
  • Cyberstalking
  • Intimate Partner Cyber Abuse
  • Reporting and help-seeking behaviors of victims
  • Public perceptions of cybercrimes

Faculty Research Cluster

Violence Against Women Cluster


  • CCJ4670: Women and Crime
  • CJE4694: Cybercrime and the Criminal Justice System
  • CJE6688: Cybercrime and Criminal Justice