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Rustu Deryol, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Office: USFSM - C256
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Dr. Deryol holds a M.S. in Computer Forensics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Presently an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida-Sarasota Manatee campus, his research focuses on victimization, environmental criminology, and crime prevention at both micro and macro levels.

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Deryol, R. & Payne, T. (2020). Environmental Design and Neighborhood Context: A Multi-level Analysis of Crime at Apartments in Cincinnati Neighborhoods. Crime & Delinquency. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0011128720962448

Cho, S., & Deryol, R. (2020). Examining the impacts of low self-control and online lifestyles on cyberbullying perpetration among Korean adolescents: Using parallel process latent growth curve modeling. Children and Youth Services Review, 117, 105288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105288

Deryol, R., & Wilcox, P. (2020). Physical health risk factors across traditional bullying and cyberbullying victim and offender groups. Victims & Offenders, 15(4), 520-547. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2020.1732510

Gilchrist, A., Deryol, R., Payne, T., & Wilcox, P. (2019) Place management in neighborhood context: An analysis of crime at apartments in Cincinnati. Security Journalhttps://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-019-00177-7

Deryol, R., & Wilcox, P. (2018). School-based violent victimization in Turkey: Are correlates gender-specific? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518787813

Deryol, R., & Payne, T. C. (2018). A method of identifying dark-time crime locations for street lighting purposes. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 20(1), 47-62.

Unnever, J., Owusu-Bempah, A., & Deryol, R. (2017). A test of the differential involvement hypothesis. Race and Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/2153368717697104

Deryol, R., Wilcox, P., & Dolu, O. (2017). School-based violent victimization in Turkey: An examination of the cross-national generality of lifestyle-routine activities and self-control theories. Victims & Offenders, 12(6), 913-938. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2016.1231727

Madero-Hernandez, A., Deryol, R., Ozer, M. M., & Engel, R. S. (2017). Examining the impact of early childhood school investments on neighborhood crime. Justice Quarterly, 34(5), 759-787. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2016.1226935

Deryol, R., Wooldredge, J., Wilcox, P., & Logan, M. (2016). Pondering products of place-level distances: A reply to Reinhart. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32(4), 725-735. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-016-9300-2

Deryol, R., Wilcox, P., Logan, M., & Wooldredge, J. (2016). Crime places in context: An illustration of the multilevel nature of hot spot development. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32(2), 305-325. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-015-9278-1

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