A criminology and criminal justice professor's research contributions aim to prevent violence

Alaina DeBiasi in the woodsDr. Alaina DeBiasi's research contributes to three related domains that fall underneath the larger umbrella of violence prevention, with a special focus on firearm violence: law enforcement, crime and place, and community.

DeBiasi strongly values action research and is engaged in collaborative partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to improve and evaluate responses to combat firearm violence. Currently, she is an academic collaborator on the National Firearms in Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA), a four-part, comprehensive examination of commerce in firearms and the diversion of firearms to illegal markets supported by the Department of Justice. DeBiasi earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 2020.

Alaina DeBiasi joined the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2022 following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the California Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California-Davis.

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