Kaitlyn Clarke

Associate Professor




2015 - Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
2012 - M.A., Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell
2009 - B.A., Criminal Justice, Saint Anselm College

I consider myself a generalist in criminology, researching a variety of topics related to social inequality and public policy. Currently, I am researching several justice outcomes that disproportionately affect people of low socioeconomic status and minorities including environmental justice, the decision to arrest, and wrongful conviction. I am also interested in the genesis and perpetuation of crime from a criminological standpoint, having conducted reentry research in New Hampshire, and changes in criminal law in public policy, having conducted research on domestic violence statute changes.

I thoroughly enjoy working with students to improve learning and career outcomes. Drawing from courses I teach such as Research Methods and Statistics, I have supervised undergraduate research by students that have culminated in presentations at a national conference. I also teach Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminal Profiling.