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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty and Staff Directory

Robert Kaminski

Associate Professor


Ph.D. 2002, The University at Albany, State University of New York, Criminal justice

M.A., 1985, The University at Albany, State University of New York, Criminal justice

B.S., 1980, Marist College, Criminal justice

A.S., 1978, Ulster County Community College, Criminal justice

Office: 111, Currell College
Research Interests: Policing, research methods, crime mapping and analysis, applied quantitative methods
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Dr. Kaminski has conducted studies on a variety of policing topics, including police use of force, violence against the police, less-lethal technologies, foot pursuits, training, and public perceptions of police. Recent research includes measurement issues in the analysis of officer-involved shootings, fatal police encounters with mentally ill suspects, and the impact of conducted energy weapons on officer and suspect injuries.

Selected Publications

Lowery, P., Burrow, J. & Kaminski, R. J. (Forthcoming). Correlates of probation sentences versus incarceration sentences in the juvenile courts of South Carolina. Crime and Delinquency. 

Crittenden, C., Koons-Witt, B., & Kaminiski, R. J. (2016). Being assigned work in prison: Do race and gender matter? Feminist Criminology. First published September 14, 2016. doi: 10.1177/1557085116668990.

Wolfe, S. E., Nix, J., Kaminski, R. J., & Rojek, J. (2016). Is the effect of procedural justice on police legitimacy invariant? Testing the generality of procedural justice and competing antecedents of legitimacy. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32, 253-282.

Kaminski, R. J., Engel, R. S., Rojek, J., Smith M. R., & Alpert, G. P. (2015). A quantum of force: The consequences of measuring routine conducted energy device punctures as injuries. Justice Quarterly, 32, 598-625.

Nix, J., Wolfe, S. E., Rojek, J., & Kaminski, R. J. (2015). Trust in the police: The influence of procedural justice and neighborhood perceptions. Crime & Delinquency, 61, 610-640.