Dr. Chad Posick is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology. 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 emotions in human behavior, and measurement issues in criminology and criminal justice. His research has been published in Psychology of Violence, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He is currently working on finishing a chapter on empathy and justice for the Handbook of Biosocial Criminology with co-authors Michael Rocque and Matt Delisi and a second edition of the Criminal Brain with co-authors Nicole Rafter and Michael Rocque. He teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, Criminal Behavior, and the Inside-Out special topics course. He also serves on the executive board for the Ogeechee Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization.