Dr. Victoria Collins Joins the School of Justice Studies Faculty
Victoria Ellen Collins grew up in Norfolk England, where she pursued a higher education in law receiving a LLB in English and European Constitutional law before immigrating to the United States. When in the US, Victoria enrolled at Old Dominion University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and then a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Sociology. Wanting to gain some practical experience in the field of criminal justice, Victoria then worked for a domestic violence agency as a Victim Advocate and Police Liaison in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This position was unique in that it allowed Victoria to work directly with victims of violence, as well as with different agencies in the criminal justice system such as the local police, NCIS, FBI, Military advocacy services, court personnel, and the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Additionally, a large part of this job involved working directly with both detectives and patrol officers responding to victims of violence, providing them with educational information, as well as regularly riding in the car with patrol officers to ensure victims received adequate access to the resources to which they both needed and were entitled. More recently, Victoria completed her PhD in criminology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University. Her dissertation research examined the processes involved in creating, implementing, and enforcing policy on maritime piracy in Somalia. Victoria’s research and teaching interests include state crime, victimology, white collar crime, transnational crime, and violence against women. Some of Victoria’s most recent publications have appeared in journals such as International Criminal Law Review, Critical Criminology, Contemporary Justice Review, and The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.
Published on September 04, 2013