Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty



  • Catherine Gallagher

    Catherine Gallagher

    Associate Professor

    Juvenile Justice; Health outcomes and delivery for vulnerable populations; Suicide, injury, illness and deaths in confinement; Evidence synthesis and big data analytics for healthcare and justice policy

  • Charlotte Gill

    Charlotte Gill

    Assistant Professor

    Community-based crime prevention, place-based criminology, policing, youth and crime, re-entry, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, research synthesis


  • Devon Johnson

    Devon Johnson

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Public opinion on criminal justice issues, race and criminal justice, politics of crime and justice policy, survey methods


  • Christopher Koper

    Christopher Koper

    Associate Professor

    Firearms, violence, and public policy; police and crime control; technology and organizational change in policing; policy and program evaluation


  • Cynthia Lum

    Cynthia Lum

    Associate Professor

    Policing, security, criminal justice evaluation, translational criminology


  • Stephen D Mastrofski

    Stephen D Mastrofski

    University Professor

    Police discretion, police organizations and their reform, systematic field observation methods in criminology

  • Linda M. Merola

    Linda M. Merola

    Associate Professor

    Constitutional law, privacy and technology, terrorism, evidence-based courts, public opinion and survey/experimental methods


  • Lisa Newmark

    Lisa Newmark

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Term Associate Professor

    Justice system's and society's response to victims of crime

  • Andrew Novak

    Andrew Novak

    Term Assistant Professor

    The death penalty, comparative constitutional law, common law in Africa, international criminal law


  • Ajima Olaghere

    Ajima Olaghere

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Reentry, place-based criminology, corrections, systematic reviews, meta-analysis


  • Allison D. Redlich

    Allison D. Redlich


    Guilty pleas, interrogations and confessions, wrongful convictions, mental health courts, and experimental criminology

  • Laurie Robinson

    Laurie Robinson

    Clarence J. Robinson Professor

    Crime and public policy, federal role in supporting translational criminology and criminal justice innovation, policing, public management and strategic leadership in criminal justice

  • Danielle S. Rudes

    Danielle S. Rudes

    Associate Professor

    Organizational change, community corrections (probation/parole), prisons, law & society, prisoner reentry, problem-solving courts, implementation studies, street-level bureaucrats, and qualitative methods


  • Dennis D Staszak

    Dennis D Staszak

    Term Lecturer

    Criminal investigations, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, intelligence theory and applications


  • Faye Taxman

    Faye Taxman

    University Professor

    Health services and correctional research, evidence based courts and corrections, program design and interventions, experimentation and evaluation, organizational change, seamless systems of care



  • David Weisburd

    David Weisburd

    Distinguished Professor

    Police innovation, geography of crime (crime and place), experimental criminology, statistics and research methods, white collar crime

  • James Willis

    James Willis

    Associate Professor

    Police organizations, police reform, police decision making, police technology, punishment in an historical context

  • David B Wilson

    David B Wilson



    Crime prevention and correctional treatment programs, meta-analysis, quantitative research methods


  • Sue-Ming Yang

    Sue-Ming Yang

    Assistant Professor

    Place-based criminology, racial stereotypes and urban disorder perception, experimental methods, international terrorism