Jesenia  Pizarro-Terrill

Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill

Arizona State University (ASU)

Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University

Expertise: Criminology and Criminal Justicecrime policyCorrectionsChild HealthViolence

Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill studies situational factors around gun violence, specifically, what combination of circumstances might lead to or avoid a shooting, such as weapon selection.

As an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, her research focuses on the importance of understanding the situational factors that result in violence. In doing this, she examines violence and homicide through the lens of theories of crime, and how various contextual factors come together in time and place to result in a homicide. While her research focus centers on violence, she also studies the politics of punishment. With a surge in funding for gun violence studies, she is helping to set the national agenda on research into pediatric firearm injury and death.

Domestic violence, also known as intimate-partner violence, refers to violence and other forms of abuse perpetrated against a current or former spouse or intimate partner. Women are more likely to be abused, suffer injuries and mental health consequences

“For (ASU), this means that by putting Jesenia (Pizarro-Terrill) on the map, it publicizes the work that the school is doing," she said. "Certainly we’ll provide her with a myriad of opportunities to use the data produced by the project … and to publish w

“As a criminologist and social scientist, you always want to do something that will matter and save lives,” said Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill, an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice who studies urban violence. “This is a publi

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