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.  His most recent book is the co-authored book, Shopping While Black:  Consumer Racial Profiling (2020; Routledge).  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s (ACJS) Founder’s Award.  In 2015, Dr. Higgins was 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).  In addition, he was 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).