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Daren Fisher, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hampton University. Before joining Hampton, Dr. Fisher served as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at The Citadel. His research interests include the relationship between government actions and subsequent terrorism, criminological theory, policing, and crime prevention. Dr. Fisher specializes in empirically testing the predictions of criminological theory to better inform government policies that aim to reduce crime using econometric methods and qualitative approaches. 


Dr. Fisher received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, where he was awarded an Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, which supports candidates who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and show promising impact in their dissertation work. 

Dr. Fisher has published articles in the Annual Review of CriminologyJustice Quarterly, the European Journal of CriminologyJournal of Research in Crime and DelinquencyStudies in Conflict and TerrorismWomen & Criminal Justice, and the American Journal of Criminal Justice. He has also authored book chapters on Sociological and Criminological Explanations of Terrorism (Oxford University Press, eds. Erica Chenoweth, Andreas Gofas, Richard English, and Stathis Kalyvas) and the Emergence of Classical Criminological Theory (Wiley, ed. Ruth A. Triplett).


Dr. Fisher has also received a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours 1) in Criminology from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland





Fisher, D. and Meitus, A. (2017). Uprooting or Sowing Violence?: Coca Eradication and Guerrilla Violence in ColombiaStudies in Conflict & Terrorism. Vol. 40, No. 9, 790-807.


University of Maryland

Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Governance and Society

Fisher, D. (2018). Gender equality and its heterogeneous impact on the incarceration of women in Turkey. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. Online first at:

Crime Prevention

Clancey, G., Fisher, D., and Yeung, N. (2016). A Recent History of Australian Crime PreventionCrime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal. Online at:


University of Maryland

Master of Arts, Criminology and Criminal Justice


University of New South Wales

First Class Honours, Criminology


University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Social Science and Social Policy, Criminology (with Distinction)

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