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Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Seattle University

Dr. Parkin received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from the City University of New York, Graduate Center and currently is an Associate Professor at Seattle University in the Department of Criminal Justice. His research interests include domestic extremism and terrorism, homicide victimization, the media’s social construction of criminal justice issues, and mixed methods research.

Dr. Parkin is a co-principal investigator on the Extremist Crime Database, a multi-institute project examining domestic extremism funded by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

Some of the journals he has published in include The Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, The Journal of Criminal Justice, Terrorism & Political Violence, PLoS ONE, Homicide Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Interpersonal Violence, and Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict. He is also co-editor of the book, Victims of Violence: For the Record.


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    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Seattle University