Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.

Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Director and Undergraduate Coordinator 
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 212
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Dr. Bruce J. Arneklev is an Associate Professor in 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 is relevant to “labeling theory” and attempts to uncover some of the causes of “primary deviance” (which is exploratory) and how they might be different from those that lead to more persistent and serious involvement in crime and delinquency.  His research has been published in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  Dr. Arneklev has recently taught Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Class, Race, and Gender in Criminal Justice; and Law, Crime and the Criminal Justice System.   He is also a strong believer in student engagement.  For the past 15 years, he has been faculty adviser for FAU’s Tae kwon Do Club.