I'm a Criminology Professor. I teach classes in Deviance, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and Society, and Serial Murder.

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The real estate app Trulia has a crime heat map feature. This is great for spotting crime hot spots. What do these red hot spots have in common besides higher crime rates?

Here are some crime rate charts I made for one of my assignments.  These are based on FBI UCR data - thus only reported crime, except for the last chart, Violent Victimization by Age, which is based on NCVS data.

rokkrs asked
Hi, I'm starting my criminology degree in the fall and I'm very worried about getting a job. Because I'm not very keen on becoming a police officer. What are some career choices that aren't a police officer ?

Probation, parole, social services, private investigation, private security, government research, or even something completely unrelated. It’s a good education for developing critical thinking. Employers will love you.

white-tropical asked
Hey, I'm interested in serial killers. Any way I was wondering what should I do so I can become a profiler , analyzing the behavior of killers? Thank you in advance.

There are very few people who have full time jobs as criminal profilers. Most have graduate degrees in psychology or criminology and law enforcement experience. Check out a forensic psychology textbook at your library and read through it to see if you’re interested in the content.

Criminal Profiling by Brent Turvey is a good textbook for dispelling the myths. That’s the text I use when I teach profiling. Take a look at it for more information.

m-adis0n asked
So I am currently majoring Criminology and am about to add Psychology and double major. I am not 100% certain exactly what I want to do. Forensic psychologist would be awesome but I know there's virtually no job market in that. I've also looked at Crime Analysis and being a Criminologist. But my big question is where on earth do I find an internship that relates to Crim and Psych?

Look at your local prosecutor’s office or public defender’s office. Search government jobs. We have an office of criminal justice research in our state that hires interns, as does the state prison system.

felisquet asked
Hi, Do you know much on Youth in Public spaces? Im looking at doing research into it. Are there any key concepts and terms that are vital in assessing how authority and power leads towards violence and move on orders by lets say police and people in authoritative positions?

That’s not my area of expertise at all, but I would recommend starting by reading the classic “The Saints and the Roughnecks” by Chambliss.

If women's roles in ads were played by men

Not really criminology related, but an easy way to identify sexism is to reverse the roles. How is performing masculinity (or femininity) associated with crime?