George E. Higgins



George E. Higgins is a Full Professor with Tenure of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville’s Department of Criminal Justice.   His research focuses on testing criminological theories and organizational theories applied to criminal justice using advanced quantitative methods.  Substantively, Dr.  Higgins examines substance use, cybercrime, race and ethnicity differences, criminal justice organizational issues (i.e., leadership, administration, and profiling), and suicide issues.  He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and 10 books. 

A selection of Dr. Higgins’s awards are as follows:  

2022 Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s (ACJS) Fellow.

2022 Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s (ACJS) Outstanding Book Award.

Gabbidon, S. L., & Higgins, G. E. (2020). 

Shopping while black: Racial profiling in retail America. New York, NY:  Routledge.


2019 Robert Jerin Victimology Book of the Year

Clevenger, S., Navarro, J. N., Marcum, C. D., & Higgins, G. E. (2018).

Victimology:  An Active Learning Approach.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press-

Taylor & Francis Group.

2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s (ACJS) Founder’s Award. 

2015 ranked as the 24th of the top 100 influential Criminologists

(Glenn D. Walters, Measuring the quantity and quality of scholarly productivity in criminology and criminal justice: A test of three integrated models, Scientometrics (2015), 102, 2011-2022). 

2014 ranked 4th Worldwide in Scholarly Publications among Criminologists

(Ellen G. Cohn & David P. Farrington, Publication Productivity among Criminologists, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, (2014), Vol. 25, No. 3, p275-303).