Lynne Vieraitis

Professor of Criminology
PhD Advisor of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Editor, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology
lynnev@utdallas.edu
972-883-6901
GR 2.120
Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Criminology
Florida State University - 1999
M.S. - Criminology
Florida State University - 1995
B.A. - Psychology
University of Texas at Austin - 1991

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Identity Theft
  • Gender Inequality and Violence
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Structural Correlates of Crime

Publications

Copes, Heith and Vieraitis, Lynne M. Identity Theft. Forthcoming in J. Mitch Miller (Ed.), 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. forthcoming - Publication
Kovandzic, Tomislav, Vieraitis, Lynne M. and Boots, Denise. Does the Death Penalty Save Lives? New Evidence from State Panel Data 1977-2006. Forthcoming in Criminology & Public Policy. forthcoming - Publication
Copes, Heith, Lynne M. Vieraitis, Stephanie M. Cardwell*, and Arthur Vasquez*. Accounting for Identity Theft: The Roles of Lifestyle and Enactment. Forthcoming in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. forthcoming - Publication
Piquero, Nicole Leeper, Lynne M. Vieraitis, Alex R. Piquero, Stephen G. Tibbetts, and Michael Blankenship. The Interplay of Gender and Ethics in Corporate Offending Decision-Making. Forthcoming in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. forthcoming - Publication
Copes, Heith and Vieraitis, Lynne M. Identity Theft. In Michael Tonry, (ed.). Oxford Handbook on Crime and Public Policy. Oxford University Press. ? - Publication
Copes, Heith and Vieraitis, Lynne M. Identity Thieves Perceptions of Risk. In Paul Cromwell (Ed.), In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime, 5th Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury. ? - Publication
Copes, Heith and Lynne M. Vieraitis. Identity Thieves: Motives and Methods. Northeastern University Press. 2012 - Publication
2012. Vieraitis, Lynne M., Nicole Leeper Piquero, Alex R. Piquero, Stephen G. Tibbetts, and Michael Blankenship. Do Women and Men Differ in Their Neutralizations of Corporate Crime? Criminal Justice Review, 37:478-493. 2012 - Publication
Vieraitis, Lynne M., Sarah Britto, and Robert G. Morris. Assessing the Impact of Changes in Gender Equality on Female Homicide Victimization: 1980-2000. Crime & Delinquency, 0011128711420100, first published on November 8, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Copes, Heith and Vieraitis, Lynne M. Understanding Identity Theft: Offenders Accounts of Their Lives and Crimes. Pre-published in Criminal Justice Review, January 26, 2009 at DOI: 10.177/0734016808330589. 2009 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas\ [2007–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham [2001–2007]
Research Assistant
Florida State University [1997–1998]

Additional Information

Professional and University Citizenship
 Professional activities and committees 
  • Editorial Board, Deviant Behavior, beginning 2012. 
  • Editorial Board, Criminology and Public Policy, beginning 2010 
  • 2012. Manuscript Reviewer for refereed journals including Justice Quarterly, Journal of Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Deviant Behavior, Violence Against Women, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Feminist Criminology. 
  • 2011. Manuscript Reviewer for Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Western Criminology Review, Violence Against Women, Feminist Criminology and Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 
  • Chair, Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2010. 
  • Deputy Chair, Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2009. 

 

 Departmental activities and committees 
  • Master’s Chair, Arthur G. Vasquez, Completed Fall 2012. 
  • Committee Member, Elizabeth Swensen, Master’s Analytical Paper, Completed Fall 2012. 
  • Dissertation Committee Member, Erin Orrick, Graduated Summer 2012. 
  • Dissertation Chair, Stephanie Abramoske-James, Graduate Spring 2012. 
  • Committee Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences (served January 2011 to Present). 
  • Committee Member, Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences (served December 2012). 
  • Committee Member, 3rd year Review Committee for Assistant Professor Brandon Kinne (served Fall 2011). 

 

  • Committee Member, Criminology Program Development Committee, School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences (served August 2007 to Present). 
  • Committee Member, 3rd Year Review Committee for Assistant Professor of Criminology, Robert G. Morris (served Fall of 2009) 
  • Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee for Assistant Professor of Criminology, Karen Hayslett-McCall (served Fall of 2009)
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee for Criminology (Fall-Spring of 2009 and 2010)
  • Committee Member, 3rd Year Review Committee for Assistant Professor of Criminology, Denise Boots (served Fall of 2008)
  • Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee for Assistant Professor of Criminology Graduate Student Associate (2008-present).
 School activities and committees 
  • Committee Member, EPPS School Faculty Personnel Review Committee, (Appointed September 2012). o Committee Member, EPPS School Academic Review and Scholarship Committee (served August 2010 to May 2012). 
  • Committee Member, EPPS School Faculty Advisory Committee (Appointed September 2010) 
  • Committee Member, EPPS By-Laws Committee, Fall 2008. 
   Courses and other curricula developed 
  • Special topics course on urban crime 
   University activities and committees 
  • Committee Member, Committee for Granting of Tenure and Promotion to Rank of Associate Professor, Dr. Zhonglan Dai. (Appointed September, 2012). 
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Academic Integrity, University of Texas at Dallas (Appointed August 2012). 
  • Vice-Chair, Committee on Educational Policy, University of Texas at Dallas (Served October 2010-August 2012). 
  • Committee Member, University Safety & Security Council, University of Texas at Dallas (Appointed October 2008). 
  • Committee Member, Committee on Educational Policy, University of Texas at Dallas (Appointed October 2008). 
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Criminology 
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

News Articles

Criminology Study Explores Youths' Motivations for Painting Graffiti
Youths who paint graffiti on businesses and public property, also called street taggers, say they don’t view their actions as criminal because they are not injuring anyone and the graffiti can be easily erased, according to a new UT Dallas study.

Two criminologists from the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences interviewed 25 Dallas taggers to explore why they paint graffiti and how they rationalize the crime. The researchers’ goal is to help policymakers design better solutions to address tagging.