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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950

Dr. Jennifer Varriale Carson

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

B.S. in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota

Classes Regularly Taught

CJ 3600 - Intro. to Crim. Justice Research & Stat.
CJ 4444 -Terrorism
CJ 5003 - Comparative Criminology

Research Interests

Gender and Crime
Policy Evaluation
Comparative Criminology

Professional Experience

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Selected Publications

Carson, J.V. (2013) Counterterrorism and Radical Eco-Groups: A Context for Exploring the Series Hazard Model. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 1-20

Carson, J.V., LaFree, G., & Dugan, L. (2012). Terrorist and nonterrorist criminal attacks by radical environmental and animal rights groups in the United States, 1970-2007. Terrorism and Political Violence, 24(2), 295-315.

Varriale, J. (2008). Female gang members and desistance: Pregnancy as a potential exit strategy? Journal of Gang Research, 14(4), 35-64.

Contact Information

Office: Humphreys Building, Room 301C-1
Phone: 660-543-4275