Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.

Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.

Interim Director and Associate Professor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 210
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Dr. Bruce J. Arneklev is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director for the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.  His research interests include testing theories of crime especially those including or related to the concept of “low self-control”.  He has developed original quantitative measures for concepts such as “low self-control”, the “desire to control ‘low self-control’”, “curiosity” and “exploratory deviance”.  A portion of his present research looks at whether curiosity may be an overlooked concept in criminological theory. His research has been published in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  Dr. Arneklev has recently taught “Understanding Criminal Behavior”, “Methods of Research in Criminal Justice”, “Class, Race, and Gender in Criminal Justice”, and “Law, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System”.  Dr. Arneklev serves as a member of FAU’s Steering Committee, the University’s Faculty Senate, and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.  He is also a strong believer in student engagement and has been the faculty adviser for FAU’s Tae Kwon Do Club for the past 18 years.