- Title: Associate Professor & Graduate Director
- Phone: (813) 974-9531
- Office: SOC 338
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- Curriculum Vitae
Ráchael A. Powers, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology. She received her master's degree in criminology from the University of Maryland in 2008 and her doctorate degree in criminal justice from the University at Albany in 2012. Dr. Powers has previously served in the Governor of Maryland's Office of Crime Control and Prevention where she worked on a variety of issues including the death penalty, racial profiling, and trends in violent crime. Her main research interests lie in the areas of violent victimization, public perceptions of crime, and domestic violence. She has conducted research on the causes and consequences of self-protective behaviors, longitudinal trends in domestic violence, cross-national comparisons of victimization risk, and the moderating effects of gender on the risk of injury in violent encounters.