Chris Harris

Chris Harris, Criminal Justice

Associate Professor, Transfer Student Advisor
Health and Social Sciences Building #487


Policing, Developmental Criminology, Quantitative Research Methods

Research Interest

Policing, Developmental Criminology, Quantitative Research Methods

Educational Background

B.A.: Criminal Justice, SUNY Plattsburgh

Ph.D.: School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany


Chris Harris joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2006, having recently finished his dissertation at the University at Albany.  His research interests are primarily in police performance and public perceptions of police, as well as evaluation research of various police initiatives.  He has been involved in research with various police departments in New York State, including serving as the principal research analyst for Project Safe Neighborhoods in Syracuse, as well as an analyst for the Crime Analysis and Problem Solving partnership between the Albany police department and the University at Albany’s School of Criminal Justice.

Select Publications:
Harris, Christopher (2010).  Pathways of Police Misconduct.  Carolina Academic Press.