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Dr. Elizabeth Quinn

Associate Professor,
Assistant Department Chair

Phone: (910) 672-2192
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 335

Educational Background

Ph.D., Criminal Justice,
Sam Houston State University

Dr. Elizabeth Quinn

Dr. Elizabeth Quinn received her Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in 2004. Her interests include: victimology and victim's studies, females and criminal justice, juvenile justice and delinquency, police-community relations, critical criminology and research methods.  Dr. Quinn has worked as a corrections liaison with both incarcerated boys and girls.  Additionally, she worked for a number of years as a rape crisis hotline counselor and support group facilitator and continued her victim advocacy work through the Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County organization from 2007-2011.  In addition to responding to the occasional crisis line call or emergency room companion call, she served as a member of the Board of Directors for four years and assisted with grant writing, training, and fundraising efforts.

Though she never thought she would return to college after earning her Bachelor's degree it became very clear that she needed more education to offer her clients the attention and services they deserved. Little did she know that she would end up in academia - an area she now loves.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Quinn has worked on projects exploring fear of crime and citizen satisfaction of police for the Fayetteville Police Department, exploring availability and utilization of victim services for domestic violence victims in four counties within North Carolina, evaluating a self-defense program for victims of sexual assault, and assessing teaching at the undergraduate level in criminal justice.  She also worked hard to assist the department in their bid and earning of Certification by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

She has been published in Women & Criminal Justice, Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, Contemporary Justice Review, ACJS Assessment Forum, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety. She has also written four book chapters exploring different victimological and victims' rights issues and a technical report presented to the Texas State Legislature. 

Dr. Quinn has been teaching at FSU in the Department of Criminal Justice since August 2004 and is currently the Assistant Chair.  She teaches in both the Undergraduate and Graduate programs and most often can be found teaching Research Methods in CRJC, Victimology, Ethics in CJ, and Females, Crime and Justice at the Graduate level.


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