Assistant Professor


Lynn Pazzani joined the Criminology Department at the University of West Georgia in 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Her dissertation research was on sexual assault, and focused on the characteristics of an event that would lead someone to classify it as an assault, and how blame is attributed for the event. Her research interests include violence against women, victims of crime, and inequality in the criminal justice system, along with research methodology and statistics.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Sociology, Reed College, 2003
  • M.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 2005
  • Ph.D., Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine, 2011