I joined UCF in 1994 as a graduate of Florida State University's doctoral program in Criminology. I am an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. Both my teaching and research are focused on various aspects of adult punishment and social control in the U.S. Secondary teaching and research interests include victim services, judicial decision-making in protection order hearings, and guns, crime, and American culture.

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Punishment
  • Offender Reentry
  • Privatization in Corrections


Florida State University, PhD in Criminology

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