Home Page of Christopher D. Maxwell

Christopher D. Maxwell, Ph.D.


School of Criminal Justice

College of Social Science

Michigan State University


438 Baker Hall

655 Auditorium Road

East Lansing, Michigan, 48824



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Email: cmaxwell@msu.edu

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Christopher Maxwell is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University and is a member of MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen). 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 2008 and 2014, Dr. Maxwell served as the Associate Dean for Research for MSU's College of Social Science, and between 2004 and 2009 he was appointed Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan where he served as the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice'sNational Archive of Criminal Justice Data. He is currently Faculty Associate at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. 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.

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Last updated December 16, 2014