Chad Posick


Dr. Chad Posick is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Graduate Coordinator. He received his doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His dissertation examined the overlap between offending and victimization in 30 countries. This line of research focuses on what makes victims and offenders similar and how to prevent violence by intervening in the “cycle of violence.”

His primary research interests include the intersection of victimization and offending, the role of biological functioning in human behavior, and the history of criminology. His research has been published in Psychology of Violence, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He is currently working on his second book, the Development of Criminological Thought (Routledge). He teaches Criminal Behavior, Statistics, and the Inside-Out special topics course. He also works with the Ochsner Institute for Injury Research and Prevention at Memorial Hospital in Savannah and serves on the executive board for the Ogeechee Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization.

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Last updated: 1/11/2017

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