Dr. Ellen G. Cohn (aka “Dr. Pepsi”) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Florida International University and an affiliated faculty member in the Women’s Studies Center. She received a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in criminology from the University of Cambridge in England, as well as a B.A. and M.A. in criminal justice from the University of Maryland. Dr. Cohn's research focuses primarily on the effect of weather and temporal variables on criminal behavior and on the use of citation analysis in criminology.  She is considered to be one of the leading experts worldwide in both areas.


Dr. Cohn has published in a wide variety of criminology and psychology journals, including Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, British Journal of Criminology, Environment and Behavior, and Crime and Justice. Her book on citation analysis, Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice was published by the Greenwood Publishing Group and is considered the leading work on the subject.


Dr. Cohn currently serves as a reviewer for journals in both criminology and psychology as well as serving on several local and national boards.  She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Miami-Dade Police Department's Citizen Volunteer Program, which saves the department hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Youth Crime Watch of America and has served as both President and Chair of the Board.  In addition, Dr. Cohn serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.


CCJ 3666:  Victimology (Undergraduate)

CCJ 6665: Victimology (Graduate)

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