Penn State Harrisburg

Jonathan Lee, Ph.D.

· Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Public Affairs


Dr. Jonathan Lee holds bachelor's degree in economics and master's and doctoral degrees in criminal justice. He specializes in quantitative research for crime analysis, police behavior, and sociology and psychology of deviance. Dr. Lee is a consultant to Harrisburg and Swatara Township Police and is the Principal Investigator of Harrisburg Crime Prevention Project funded by U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to entering academe, he retired from Army (1st Ltn.), and worked as a business negotiator.

Professional affiliation

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Research Interests

  • Criminology
  • Family and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crime Profiling
  • Police Operation
  • Public and Police

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Publications and Research

  • Lee, J., Jang, H., & Bouffard, L. A. (In Press). Maternal employment and juvenile delinquency: A longitudinal study of Korean adolescents. Crime and Delinquency.
  • Lee, J., Zhang, Y., & Hoover, L. (In Press). Police response to domestic violence: Multilevel factors of arrest decision. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.
  • Jang, H., Lee, J., & Lee. H. (In Press). Examination of the recent increase of rape rate in South Korea: An explorative approach. 사회와 안전 (Society and Security).
  • Lee, J. & Ruiz, J. (2011). Investigating discriminative bail setting: Multivariate analysis on Louisiana drug interdiction. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 9, 22-40.
  • Ruiz, J., & Lee, J. (2009). Revisiting Louisiana drug interdiction: Drug profiling in the Louisiana justice system. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 11(2), 236-250.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Lee, Joongyeup. (Forthcoming). Routine activities theory. In Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Research Reports

  • Lee, Joongyeup. (2010). Substance use and school dropout. In S. Menard, et al. Inhalant abuse and related problem behaviors across generations in a national sample. National Youth Survey Family Study Project Report Number 2/National Youth Survey Report Number 61, Final Report to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 241-263.