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Lori Hall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Phone: (727) 873-4077
Office: USFSP - HWH 236K
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Curriculum Vitae

Lori L. Hall, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Criminology. Dr. Hall received her BA (2009) in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, her MA (2013) in Criminal Justice from Arkansas State University and her Ph.D. (2017) in Sociology from Virginia Tech with a concentration is crime/deviance and race. Her research focuses on crime, control and inequality and examines ways of reducing community, collective, and state violence along the lines of race, class, and gender within the criminal justice system. Dr. Hall’s research examines vulnerable populations within the criminal justice system and puts forth data-driven solutions that law enforcement, court systems and correctional systems can utilize in reducing inequality within the larger structure of the criminal justice system. Her current research analyzes police responses to mental health related calls for service and the utilization of crisis intervention teams in reducing criminal justice system interventions for those with mental illness. She also conducts research in the following areas: hate and cybervictimization, race and drugs, correctional education and recidivism, and racism.