I am an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Idaho. I have been at the UI since the fall semester of 2006. I obtained my Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, NJ, in 2007, and my doctorate in Psychology from the University of Rennes, France, in 2008.
Being an expat has not only been at the heart of who I am (not quite American, but not really French anymore either…), but also at the heart of my research. I am truly persuaded that an internationally comparative approach in the social sciences is necessary in today’s world. Based on this assumption, my main research focuses on the certification of the manner of death (whether a death is qualified as natural, a homicide, a suicide, or an accident) in medical examiners' and coroners' offices in France and in the United States. Generally speaking, I focus on violent crime and methodological issues of crime and public health data collection in an international context. My primary interest is in homicide and violent death research.
At the University of Idaho, I try to put my special expertise to use by teaching classes that pertain to my research specialization and general interests: Justice Policy Issues, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Violent Crime, Crime, Justice and the Media, Methods of Social Research, and Criminology Theory.