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Rita Poteyeva

poteyemx@jmu.edu
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Rita Poteyeva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies teaching primarily in Track A (Crime & Criminology). She received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Delaware. She regularly teaches the following courses: JUST 212 (Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice); JUST 324 (Death Penalty); JUST 318 (Sex Offenders); and JUST 399 (Research Methods). Dr. Poteyeva’s research interests include contextual variations in sentencing, policing, violence in relationships, and use of criminal justice institutions for political ends.