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.
Doctor of Philosophy Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University
Master of Science Criminology
Minor - Community College Instruction
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
Minor - Political Science
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
Awards and Accomplishments
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
The World Society of Victimology (WSV)
National Victim Center
The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)
Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
American Society of Victimology (ASV)
Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA)
Jerin, R.A. and L.J. Moriarty (2010) The Victims of Crime. Prentice Hall.
L.J.Moriarty and R.A. Jerin (eds) (2008) Current Issues in Victimological Research. 2nd edition. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press
Fields, C.B. & R.A. Jerin (2005) "Murder and Mayhem in the Media:Media Misrepresentation of Crime and Criminality" in R. Muraskin and A. Roberts (eds), Visions for Change: Justice and the Twenty-First Century. Forth Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Jerin, R.A. (2004) “The Status of Victimological Research and Victims’ Rights in the United States.” Tokiwa International Victimology Institute Journal. 1 (1) 129 - 149
Jerin, R.A. (2003) “Jerome Miller” in M.D. McShane and F.P. Williams (eds) Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Fields, C.B. & R.A. Jerin (2002) "The Media and the Criminal Justice System" in R. Muraskin and A. Roberts (eds), Visions for Change: Justice and the Twenty-First Century. Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Jerin, R.A and B. Dolinsky (2001) "You've Got Mail! You Don't Want It: Cyber-Victimization and On-Line Dating." Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 9(1) 15-21.
Jerin, R.A. (2001) "Victim's Rights Legislation: An Overview" in L. Moriarty (ed) Policing and Victims. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Jerin, R.A. "Victimological Education in North America." Roundtable presented at the 12th International World Symposium on Victimology meeting, Orlando, FL August, 2006.
Jerin, R.A. "Academic Educational Programs in Victimology." roundtable presented at the American Symposium on Victimology, Huntsville, TX March 2006
Jerin, R.A. “Accessing Interns for Victims’ Services.” Program presentation for the National Organization for Victim Assistance annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August, 2005
Jerin, R.A. "Crime Victims Rights the Americas." Plenary speaker at the 3rd American Symposium on Victimology meeting, Fresno, CA January 2005.
Jerin, R.A. “Edwin H. Sutherland: The First Victimologist?” Poster session presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Denver, CO, November, 2003.
Jerin, R.A. “Accessing Interns for Victims’ Services.” Program presentation for the National Organization for Victim Assistance annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, August, 2003
Jerin, R.A. "Crime Victims Rights in the United States." Plenary speaker at the 11th International World Symposium on Victimology meeting, Stellenboch, South Africa, July, 2003.
Jerin, R.A. “Accessing Interns for Victims’ Services.” Program presentation for the National Organization for Victim Assistance annual meeting, Nashville, TN, August, 2002
Jerin, R.A. "Internship Evaluation of Criminal Justice Majors by Site Supervisors." Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, March, 2002
CJ 205 - American Court System
CJ 356 - Victimology
CJ/HMS 425 - Domestic Violence
HMS 427 - The Victimization of Children