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Department Chairperson and Professor
Eastman Hall, Room 2186

John McCluskey is the chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD from the University at Albany. His primary teaching areas include Criminal Justice Theory and Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Recent research includes studies of offender and victim interactions in robberies, a Bureau of Justice Assistance supported initiative to train crime analysts in San Antonio, Texas, and research modeling bullying behavior. He is co-guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Criminology, on the topic of bullying, with Christopher Schreck and Byongook Moon.


McCluskey, John D. & Cancino, Jeffrey M. (forthcoming) “Commercial and Bank Robbery” in R. Wright, Oxford Online Annotated Bibliographies.

Moon, Byongook, McCluskey, John D., Hwang, Hey Won, Blurton, D.  (forthcoming) "Parent and Teacher Practices as Sources of Low Self-Control: Evidence from Korea.” Accepted in Youth Violence and Criminal Justice.

McCluskey, John D. (2013) “A Comparison of Robbers’ Use of Physical Coercion in Commercial and Street Robberies.” Crime & Delinquency 59(3): 419-442.

Moon, Byongook, McCluskey, John D., McCluskey, Cynthia P., Lee, Sangwon. (2012). “Gender, General Theory of Crime, and Computer Crime.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.57(4): 460-478.

Blair, J. Pete, Levine, Timothy, Reimer, Torsten O., and McCluskey, John D. (2012) The Gap Between Reality and Research: Another Look at Detecting Deception in Field Settings. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 35 Iss: 4.

Moon, Byonogook, Merry Morash, and John D. McCluskey.  (2012) “General Strain Theory and School Bullying: An Empirical Test.” Crime & Delinquency 58(6): 827-855.

Moon, Byongook, Hey Won Hwang, and John D. McCluskey. (2011)“Causes of School Bullying: An Empirical Test of A General Theory of Crime, Differential Association Theory, and General Strain Theory.”  Crime & Delinquency 57(6): 849-877.

Mastrofski, Stephen D., Roger B. Parks, and John D. McCluskey.   (2010) “Systematic Social Observation.” In The Handbook of Quantitative Criminology, Piquero and Weisburd (Eds.).  New York: Springer-Verlag.

Moon, Byongook, McCluskey, John D. & McCluskey, Cynthia P. (2010).  “A General Theory of Crime and Computer Crime: An Empirical Test. Journal of Criminal Justice 38(4) 767-772.