Janet LauritsenJanet L. Lauritsen is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of victimization, the social and historical contexts of crime and victimization, and quantitative research methodologies. Her current research analyzes how correlates of violent victimization such as gender, race and ethnicity, and poverty status have changed in the US over the past four decades. Recent publications cover topics on crime data and trends, gender inequality and violence against women, and the relationship between changing economic conditions and violent victimization. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Lauritsen recently served as Chair of the Panel on Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics for the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Science. She is Co-Editor of the journal Criminology and in 2013, was named Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Areas of Specialization
Trends and patterns in victimization risk
Quantitative research methodologies

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Email: janet_lauritsen@umsl.edu

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