Jonathan Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
Olmsted, W160

Dr. Jonathan Lee holds bachelor's degree in economics and master's and doctoral degrees in criminal justice. He specializes in quantitative research on crime and police behavior and is Associate Editor of International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. He is also a project consultant to County DA's Office and municipal police departments in Pennsylvania, while serving as a principal investigator of a crime prevention project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to entering academe, he retired from Army and worked as a business negotiator.

Professional affiliation

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (Treasurer)
  • Criminology
  • Family and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crime Profiling
  • Police Operation
  • Public and Police

Lee, J. (In Press). Contextualizing informal labeling effect on adolescent recidivism in South Korea. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Gibbs, J., Lee, J., Moloney, J., & Olson, S. (In Press). Exploring the neighborhood context of serious assaults on police. Policing & Society.

Han, S., Lee, J., & Park, K. (2017). The impact of extracurricular activities participation on youth delinquent behaviors: An instrumental variables approach. Journal of Adolescence, 58, 84-95.

Lee, J., Lee, J. & Hoover, L. (2017). What conditions affect police response time?: Examining situational and neighborhood factors. Police Quarterly, 20(1), 61-80.

Lee, J. (2016). Police use of non-lethal force in New York City: Situational and community factors. Policing & Society, 26(8), 875-888.

Lee, B., Lee, J., & Hoover , L. (2016). Neighborhood characteristics and auto theft: An empirical research from the social disorganization perspective. Security Journal, 29(3), 400-408.

Lee, J. & Gibbs, J. (2015). Race and attitudes toward police: The mediating effect of social distance. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38(2), 314-332.* Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2016 winner

B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D. (Sam Houston)