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Lisa Muftic

Director of CJC Undergraduate Programs

  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, North Dakota State University (2006)
  • M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago (1996)
  • B.S. Sociology, North Dakota State University (1995)


Office: C-205
Phone: (936) 294-3871

Areas of Expertise:
Interpersonal Violence, Victimology, International and Comparative Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Program Evaluation


Lisa R. Muftić, PhD, is the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. For the 2012-2013 academic year she was appointed the United States J. William Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia and Herzegovina where she was a visiting faculty member with the Faculty of Criminal Justice Sciences, Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo. Her work explores the intersectionality of interpersonal violence perpetration, victimization, sex, and justice responses. Relatedly, Dr. Muftić has extensive experience in the areas of violence against women, human trafficking, and international criminal justice issues, with special expertise regarding the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has conducted field work in Bosnia and Herzegovina related to intimate partner violence, law enforcement responses to human trafficking in the region, and the impact reformation efforts have had on police attitudes and behaviors. Her published scholarship has appeared in well-respected refereed journals including Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

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