Alison J. Marganski

Associate Professor & Director of Criminology, Le Moyne College

Dr. Alison Marganski (Ph.D. 2010; Rutgers University) is Associate Professor and Director of Criminology in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology, & Sociology. Her background includes quantitative and qualitative research, and she has experience working with victims, offenders, and justice-related services. Her research primarily focuses on violence victimization and violence perpetration, including lethal (e.g. mass murder) and non-lethal (e.g. family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence) events. Her current work examines how gender, technology, and violence intersect, along with modern solutions. Her work appears in places such as Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, Violence & Victims, Journal of Clinical Psychology, International Journal of Cyber Criminology, International Criminal Justice Review, and Sociology Compass.

Dr. Marganski is Vice President for the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology (2018 – 2020), an organization committed to increasing knowledge of social behavior for academic and non-academic practitioners and creating positive social change. She has engaged in various applied projects with community partners (e.g. sexual and domestic violence agencies, centers for formerly incarcerated persons, animal welfare organizations) and taught numerous courses that integrate experiential learning opportunities including but not limited to: Criminological Theory, Family Violence, Victimology, Extreme Murder, and Gender and Crime.

Dr. Marganski has been recognized for her research (e.g. selected in a global competition by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime to present her research on technology and intimate partner violence to the United Nations – UN Women; 2019, 2018 & 2017 Center for Urban & Regional Applied Research Fellow; 2012 VFIC Mednick Memorial Fellow), teaching (e.g. American Society of Criminology's Division of Victimology 2014 Faculty Teacher of the Year), and service (e.g. VWC’s 2015 Service & Community Engagement Award), and she was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Awards in the Rising Star category. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice from the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology, which "is presented to an outstanding sociologist who has made a special contribution demonstrating how sociological practice (applied or clinical) can advance and improve society."

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor & Director of Criminology, Le Moyne College

Education

  • 2010 
    Rutgers University - Newark, Ph.D. / Criminology & Criminal Justice

Publications

  • 2020
    Cyber and in-person intimate partner violence victimization: Examining maladaptive psychosocial and behavioral correlates., Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.
  • 2020
    Technology-facilitated violence against women and girls in public and private spheres: Moving from enemy to ally., In J. Bailey, A. Flynn, & N. Henry (Eds.) Technology-Facilitated Violence & Abuse: International Perspectives and Experiences.
  • 2020
    Silent voices, hidden stories: A review of sexual assault (non)disclosure literature, emerging issues, & call to action., International Journal for Crime, Justice, & Social Democracy.
  • 2019
    Feminist theories in criminology and the application to cybercrimes., In: T. Holt & A. Bossler (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of International Cybercrime and Cyberdeviance.
  • 2019
    The impact of physical abuse & exposure to parental intimate partner violence on young adolescents in Poland: A clinical assessment and comparison of psychological outcomes., Journal of Family Violence.
  • 2019
    Making a murderer: The importance of gender and violence against women in mass murder events. , Sociology Compass.
  • 2018
    Intimate partner violence victimization in the cyber and real world: Examining the extent of cyber aggression experiences and its association with in-person dating violence. , Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • 2018
    Feminist theory and technocrime: Examining online harassment, stalking, and gender violence in contemporary society, In K. F. Steinmetz & M. R. Nobles (ed.) Technocrime and Criminological Theory.
  • 2017
    Sexting in Poland and the United States: A comparative study of personal and social-situational factors., International Journal of Cyber Criminology.
  • 2014
    Psychopathology of family violence perpetrators: The personality categorization of perpetrators. , Current Issues in Personality Psychology.
  • 2013
    Adult attachment as a criminological construct in the cycle of violence., Violence & Victims.
  • 2013
    Socially interactive technology & contemporary dating: A cross-cultural exploration of deviant behaviors in the modern, evolving technological world. , International Criminal Justice Review.
  • 2013
    The extent of virtual relationship violence & perspectives on punishment: Do gender or nationality matter? , Future Internet.

Professional Memberships

  • The American Society of Criminology
  • The Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology