Christopher D. Maxwell, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research


College of Social Science

Michigan State University


203 Berkey Hall

East Lansing, MI  48824



(517) 432-0860



Christopher Maxwell serves as the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Social Science, and is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.   Dr. Maxwell’s research interests include testing for the benefits and costs of sanctions and therapeutic treatments for spouse abusers, the impacts of police and court services on victims of domestic violence, the epidemiology of violence against intimates, and the causes and correlates of violence against intimates.  He has published his research in several referred journals including Criminology, Criminology and Public Police, Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  This research was supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the John T and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the State of Michigan's Department of Community Health


Between 2004 and 2009 he served as the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, and is currently Faculty Associate at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.  Dr. Maxwell earned a B.A. degree in sociology and criminal justice and a B.A. degree in psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington (1990), and M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Newark.


Dr. Maxwell's curriculum vita, Community of Science profile, and ResearcherID report.


Last Edited on 07/10/2010                                                                                                                                                          


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