Faculty Bio

Jeanna M. Mastrocinque, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


  • B.A., University of Delaware
  • M.A., University of Albany, State University of New York
  • Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York


  • Criminal Law
  • Judicial Process

Research Interests

  • Victimology: specific victim populations; needs and use of resources; health consequences; experiences in the criminal justice and health systems
  • Criminal justice and health
  • Families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide
  • Quantitative methods
  • Capital Punishment


  • Presidential Award, Initiatives for Women, University at Albany
  • Honors Degree with Distinction, University of Delaware
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Golden Key International Honor Society

Recent Publications

  • Mastrocinque, J.M. (In press). Victim Personal Statements: An analysis of notification and utilization. Criminology & Criminal Justice.
  • Stamatel, J.P. & Mastrocinque, J.M. (2011). Using NIBRS data to understand financial exploitation of the elderly: A research note. Victims & Offenders, 6(2), 117-136.
  • Mastrocinque, J.M. (2010). An overview of the victims' rights movement: Historical, legislative, and research developments. Sociology Compass, 4(2), 95-110.
  • Acker, J.R. & Mastrocinque, J.M. (2006). Causing death and sustaining life: The law, capital punishment, and criminal homicide victims' survivors. In J.R. Acker & D.R. Karp (Eds.), Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty (pp. 141-160). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.