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Michael Reisig

Faculty Profile: Michael Reisig, Ph.D

Criminology and Criminal Justice


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Phone: (602) 496-2352


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Washington State University - Ph.D.
Washington State University - M.A.
Pittsburg State University - B.S.

ASU at the Downtown Campus
Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Michael D. Reisig is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Prior to joining the ASU faculty in 2008, Reisig held faculty appointments at Michigan State University (1996-2004) and Florida State University (2004-2008). His research interests include social control, crime theory and applied statistics. He is the Co-Principal Investigator on the National Institute of Justice funded study “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context.”

Courses Taught

  • CRJ 225  Criminology
  • CRJ 526 Theories of Crime Causation
  • CRJ 598  Conducting Criminological Research

Recent Publications


  • Reisig, Michael D. & Robert J. Kane (editors) (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Reisig, Michael D., Scott E. Wolfe, & Travis C. Pratt (2012). Low Self-Control and the Religiosity-Crime Relationship. Criminal Justice & Behavior, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1172-1191.
  • Reisig, Michael D., Scott E. Wolfe, & Kristy Holtfreter (2011). Legal Cynicism, Legitimacy, and Criminal Offending: The Non-Confounding Effect of Low Self-Control. Criminal Justice & Behavior, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 1170-1184.
  • Reisig, Michael D. (2010). Community and Problem-Oriented Policing. Crime & Justice: A Review of Research, vol. 39, pp. 1-53.


Grant Activity

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. ($393,174; Grant Number: 2010-IJ-CX-0008). Kristy Holtfreter (Principal Investigator, Arizona State University), Michael D. Reisig (co-Principal Investigator), and Daniel Mears (co-Principal Investigator, Florida State University), 2011-12.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
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