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Sociology & Criminology Faculty

Dr. Pavel Vasiliev

Dr. Pavel Vasiliev
- Assistant Professor


Dr. Vasiliev teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Penology, Criminology, Comparative Criminology, Sociological Theory, and Community, Crime, and Social Network Analysis.


Dr. Vasiliev’s research interests are in the areas of criminological and sociological theory, corrections, comparative criminal justice, and global gambling. Dr. Vasiliev’s current research explores the post-recessionary criminal justice policy adjustments in the U.S. at the state-level. Recently, Dr. Vasiliev has been working on a book exploring the history of criminal justice in America.


Pavel Vasiliev earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for testing the major utilitarian and extrajudicial explanations of the incarceration rates change in the U.S. at the state-level between 1980 and 2005. His work appears in the Gaming Research and Review Journal.

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