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Norair Khachatryan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Norair Khachatryan is a new Visiting Assistant Professor at the department, who will be teaching Criminology, Introduction to Criminology, and Senior Capstone in Policy Analysis this year. He received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and an M.A. in criminology from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. He is currently a doctoral candidate in criminology at USF, and is one semester away from completing his degree. Norair’s research primarily focuses on recidivism and reentry, homicide subtypes, and juvenile offending. His dissertation examines individuals who committed a homicide offense as juveniles, the challenges they face while incarcerated and after release from adult prison, and the factors that help them desist from crime. He has previously published articles on topics such as the historical characteristics of juvenile homicide offenders, absconding from parole, and cyber-initiated homicides (i.e., homicides that are committed after a meeting in cyberspace), among others. In his free time, Norair enjoys reading mystery novels, going to art museums, following the Orlando Magic basketball team, and traveling to new places.