The University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention invites you to a Distinguished Faculty Seminar with Dr. Jesenia Pizarro, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in Arizona State University.

Firearm Use in Violence: A Criminological Informed Approach

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
School of Public Health I — Room 1680
(1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor MI, 48109)


Pizarro, Jesenia

The presentation will focus on the criminological study of firearm violence and will present findings on two studies. The first study examines firearm use in violence via the lens of Rational Choice Theory. The second study examines how firearm use affects the processing of criminal events though the criminal justice system, particularly in homicide investigations.

Jesenia M. Pizarro, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Her research is transdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the proximal event and situational factors that result in violence, the processing of violent crime in the criminal justice system, and anti-violence strategies. Her research also explores correctional practices in the United States. Dr. Pizarro is a member of the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens Consortium (FACTS), and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG). She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary and International Journal. Dr. Pizarro serves on the External Scientific Advisory Board of U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. (Link to full bio)