Auzeen Shariati

Auzeen Shariati

Auzeen Shariati

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Assistant Professor

Environmental Criminology, Crime Prevention, Victimization, Policing Studies, Comparative Criminal Justice, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods

Dr. Auzeen Shariati is an Assistant Professor and the director of the undergraduate program in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Her research and teaching interests are primarily centered on crime prevention, victimization, school safety, and comparative criminal justice. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journal articles, including Criminal Justice, Journal of School Violence, Homicide Studies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Planning Practice and Research. Dr. Shariati is originally from Iran. Formerly, she was a defense attorney at the Iranian Bar Association where she worked on a variety of criminal and civil law cases.

Selected Publications

Irvin-Erickson, Y., & Shariati, A. (2024). The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd on victim and third-party reporting of domestic violence to the police in the US. Journal of Criminal Justice, 90, 102141.

Shariati, A., Guerette, R.T. (2022), Findings from a Natural Experiment on The Impact of Covid-19 Residential Quarantines on Domestic Violence Patterns in New Orleans, Journal of Family Violence, 1-12.

Shariati, A. (2021). Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and its potential for campus safety: a qualitative study. Security Journal, 1-22.

Shariati, A., & Guerette, R. T. (2020). The Forgotten (Practical) Side of School Safety: What Do Clery Reports Say about CPTED and Crime on College Campuses?. Planning Practice & Research, 35(4), 396-417.

Shariati, A., Guerette, R.T. (2019), Resident Students' Perception of Safety in On-Campus Residential Facilities: Does Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Make a Difference? Journal of School Violence, 18(4), 570-584.

Headley, A.M., Guerette, R.T., Shariati, A. (2017), A Field Experiment of the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) on Police Officer Behavior and Perceptions, Journal of Criminal Justice, 53, 102-109.

Courses Taught

CRIM 210 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 405 Law and Justice Around the World

CRIM 495 Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society

CRIM 516/CRIM 781 Evaluation of Crime and Justice Policies and Practices



Ph.D., Public Affairs and Criminal Justice, Florida International University (2017)

M.A., Criminal Law and Criminology, Allameh Tabataba’I University (2010)

B.A., Judicial Law, University of Tehran (2006)

Recent Presentations

Shariati, A. 2021. An Analysis of Domestic Violence Patterns Following COVID-19 Pandemic, Annual Peace Conference, Loyola University New Orleans, LA, March 2021.

Shariati, A. 2019. The Forgotten Side of School Safety: Lessons Learned from University Clery Reports, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD, March 2019.

Shariati, A. 2018. Place-Based Crime Prevention: From Theory to Practice, American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.

Shariati, A. 2018. Campus Design and Safety: Facts and Challenges, Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual, Portsmouth, RI, June 2018.

Shariati, A. 2017. A Collaborative Effort Toward a Safer Campus, American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017.

Shariati, A. 2016. How Do Police Officers Really Feel About Police Body-Worn Cameras, American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

In the Media

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