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Department of Criminal Justice

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

Dr. Jennifer Varriale Carson

Associate 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 Criminal Justice Research & Statistics
CJ 4444 - Terrorism
CJ 4920 - Women and Crime

Research Interests

Policy Evaluation
Comparative Criminology

Professional Experience

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Selected Publications

Carson, J. V. (2017). Assessing the effectiveness of high‐profile targeted killings in the “war on terror.” Criminology & Public Policy16 (1), 191-220.

Carson, J. V., & Bartholomew, B. (2016). Terrorism outside the proverbial vacuum: Implications for the moral context. Deviant Behavior37(5), 557-572.

Carson, J.V. (2014). Counterterrorism and radical eco-groups: A context for exploring the series hazard model. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 30(3), 485-504.


See: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships

Office: JCKL 1450
Phone: 660-543-4696