Robert A. Jerin is a Professor and former Chair in the Law and Justice Department at Endicott College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven, an Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University, and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1987. He has published a textbook in 2010 with Dr. Laura Moriarty entitled The Victims of Crime and edited another book in 2000 and 2008 with Dr. Moriarty entitled Current Issues in Victimology. He has published articles in the American Journal of Police, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture. Additionally, he has had chapters published in edited volumes on Media and Crime, Crime in the 21st Century, Crime Victims Services, Current Correctional Issues, and the Juvenile Justice System. Dr. Jerin is currently volunteering as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence and a domestic violence hotline counselor. He has worked as a crime victim’s advocate, a battered women’s and rape crisis counselor in North Carolina and a juvenile detention officer for the State of Connecticut. He is a life member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, The World Society of Victimology, a board member of the American Society of Victimology and a member of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Dr. Jerin is also a recipient of the John P. J. Dussich award from the American Society of Victimology for his contributions to the field of Victimology. He is currently involved in research on Internet victimization, victim service providers, economic victimization, international criminal justice issues, victim’s rights and criminal justice pedagogy.
Sam Houston State University
Doctor of Philosophy Criminal Justice
Florida State University
Master of Science Criminology
University of New Haven
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
Awards and Accomplishments
Alpha Phi Sigma - Honorary membership in the Criminal Justice Honor Society
Gerhard Mueller Innovator Award – Presented by the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences in recognition of direct, positive, and significant contributions within the criminal justice system as a scholar-practitioner in advancing program development, policy, implementation, education and training.
John P.J. Dussich Award – Presented by the American Society of Victimology in recognition of the many and significant contributions to Victimology in the United States and Worldwide.
Elderly Abuse and Neglect
History and development of Victimology and victims' services
Standards for Criminal Justice programs
Dolinsky, B., and R.A. Jerin, (2019) Elderly Abuse and Neglect: A Victimological and Psychological Perspective. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Dolinsky, B., Jerin, R., & Johnson, B. (2018) Chap X. Healthy and otherwise: Women in intimate relationships. In Mokoro, S. and XXX (Eds.) Feminist Perspectives in Social Work Practice: The Intersecting Lives of Women in the 21st Century. Chicago, Lyceum Publishing
Moriarty, L. J. and R.A. Jerin (eds) (2018) Current Issues in Victimology Research. Fourth Edition. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press
Introduction to American Courts
Elder Abuse and Neglect
The Victimization of Children