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Colby L. Valentine

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

B.A., University of the PacificM.S., San Diego State UniversityPh.D., Florida State University


Dr. Valentine received her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2012. Before moving to Florida, Dr. Valentine volunteered in the California Criminal Justice System for victim advocate agencies as well as juvenile diversion programs. In Florida, she worked in the Bureau of Grants and Development for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) and examined FDOC data for her dissertation investigating the relationship between age and prison misconduct. 

Her current research interests include prison misconduct, office-involved domestic violence, police stress, and neighborhood predictors of intimate partner violence.

Dr. Valentine joined the Department of Criminal Justice here at LIU Post in the Fall of 2015 where she is teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, Correctional Philosophy, and Methods of Criminal Justice Research.


Intimate Partner Violence, Prison Misconduct, Police Stress


Co-Author, “Unpacking the relationship between age and prison misconduct.” Journal of Criminal Justice. 2015.

Co-Author,  “Law enforcement officers and employee assistance programs.”  Policing:  International Journal of Management and Strategies. 2015.

Co-Author, Through a computational lens: Using dual computer-criminology degree programs to advance the study of criminology and criminal justice practice.” Security Informatics, 2013.

Co-Author, “Domestic violence beliefs and experiences among correctional officers.” Journal of Family Violence, 2012

Co-Author, "Protecting lives, careers, and public confidence: Florida’s efforts to prevent officer-involved domestic violence." Family Court Review, 2011.

Co-Author, "Disparate levels of stress in police and correctional officers: Preliminary evidence from a pilot study on domestic violence." Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 2010.


Recipient, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award, 2013; 2014

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Criminology

Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences