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Rustu Deryol, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Office: USFSM - Modular Unit 107
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M.S.: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics       

Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Deryol earned a B.A. from the Police Academy in Turkey in 1997, and served in several positions within the Turkish National Police after graduation in 1997. He earned a M.S. in Computer Forensics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2015. He is currently an instructor of Criminology at the University of South Florida-Sarasota Manatee. His research focuses on quantitative analyses including data mining, victimization, environmental criminology, crime prevention, and evaluating crime prevention efforts or policies.

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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