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Jonathan Lee

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Pennsylvania State University
United States of America


Dr. Jonathan Lee holds bachelor's degree in economics and master's and doctoral degrees in criminal justice. He specializes in quantitative research for crime analysis, police behavior, and sociology and psychology of crime. Dr. Lee is Associate Editor of International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology , a prestigious journal in criminology. He is also a consultant to Dauphin County DA's Office and Harrisburg Police Department, and is the Principal Investigator of Harrisburg Crime Prevention Project funded by U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to entering academe, he retired from Army (1st Ltn.), and worked as a business negotiator.

Research Interest

Criminology, Family and Juvenile Delinquency, Crime Profiling, Police Operation, Public and Police


  • Lee J, Hoover L (2017) What conditions affect police response time?: Examining situational and neighborhood factors. Police Quarterly 20: 61-80.

  • Han S, Lee J, Park K (2017) The impact of extracurricular activities participation on youth delinquent behaviors: An instrumental variables approach. Journal of Adolescence 58: 84-95.

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