Rebecca L. Paynich

Rebecca Paynich earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (2000) and Ph.D. in Political Science (2003) from Washington State University, and currently teaches at Curry College, in Milton, MA.

Dr. Paynich's teaching skills take a generalist approach toward the Criminal Justice field. She holds classes in statistics, crime mapping corrections, police ethics, criminology, policing, and many others.

Dr. Paynich has been involved in several research projects throughout her academic career including work as a researcher on the Project Safe Neighborhood grant for the state of North Dakota analyzing and mapping gun crimes in that state. Currently, Dr. Paynich is conducting research on the work experiences of women in law enforcement and is examining key concerns women face in this male-dominated profession including balancing family and work, dealing with the stresses of the job and issues of sexual harassment.  While her research interests revolve around law enforcement, she also does work in the areas of criminal justice theory and policy, and crime mapping.

Rebecca L. Paynich

Name: Rebecca Paynich

Department: Criminal Justice and Sociology

Title: Professor

Phone: (617)333-2084

E-mail: Contact Me


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