BA, University of Florida; MA, University of Arizona; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Professor Schreck has been a member of the criminal justice faculty at RIT since 2004. His research focuses on explanations of crime, with a particular interest in crime target decision-making and precautionary behavior. Recent scholarship on these topics appear in the Advances in Criminological Theory series, the British Journal of Criminology, the Annual Review of Criminology, and Justice Evaluation Journal. He is the past editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education and the Journal of Crime and Justice. Dr. Schreck is the 2021 recipient of the Bruce Smith Sr. Award, given by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in recognition of outstanding contributions to research.
In the News
November 21, 2022
Dozens of RIT researchers included on Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% of scientists
Numerous Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, professors emeriti, and postdoctoral researchers were recognized as top-cited scientists in their fields, according to a Stanford University study published by Elsevier.
October 28, 2021
Criminal justice department chair honored with Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences award
Christopher Schreck, chair of the criminal justice department in the College of Liberal Arts, was honored with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ (ACJS) 2021 Bruce Smith Sr. Award.
June 30, 2021
Rochester on pace for its deadliest year in recent history
WROC-TV talks to Chris Schreck, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, about the increase in homicides in Rochester and access to firearms.