Dr Amanda Emmert

Assistant Professor

Amanda Emmert

Contact Information

CLA, Room 3350


Ph.D., Criminal Justice, SUNY University at Albany, 2015
B.A., Sociology, The College of New Jersey, 2011
B.S., Criminology, The College of New Jersey, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Public policy
Adolescent delinquency
Weapon carrying and use
Research methods


Amanda Emmert graduated with a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany in 2015 and joined the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Towson University in 2016.  Her research focuses on offender reintegration/reentry, adolescent delinquency, and weapon carrying and use. Dr. Emmert teaches Introduction to Criminology, Research Methods, and Theories of Crime.

Selected Publications

Emmert, A. D. (2018). Doing Time and the Unemployment Line: The Impact of Incarceration on Employment Outcomes. Crime & Delinquency. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128718779363

Emmert, A. D., Hall, G. P., & Lizotte, A. J. (2018). Do Weapons Facilitate Adolescent Delinquency? An Examination of Weapon Carrying and Delinquency Among Adolescents. Crime & Delinquency, 64(3), 342-362. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128717714466

Emmert, A. D., Carlock, A. L., Lizotte, A. J., & Krohn, M. D. (2017). Predicting adult under- and over-reporting of self-reported arrests from discrepancies in adolescent self-reports of arrests: A research note. Crime & Delinquency, 63(4), 412–428. http://doi.org/10.1177/0011128715575141

Emmert, A. D., & Lizotte, A. J. (2015). Weapon carrying and use among juveniles. In M. D. Krohn & J. Lane (Eds.), Wiley Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (pp. 544–561). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.