Gillian Pinchevsky

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Faculty Advisor - UNLV chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Co-director of the Trailblazers Program for first-generation students
Expertise: Criminal justice responses to violence against women


Gillian M. Pinchevsky is an expert in the field of criminal justice, particularly criminal justice responses to violence against women.

An assistant professor of criminal justice with UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, her recent research includes analysis of specialized domestic violence courts, police perceptions of domestic violence, victimization experienced by college students, and untested sexual assault kits. Pinchevsky is currently working as a research partner for the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which aims to address the issue of untested sexual assault kits in the state of Nevada.

Pinchevsky’s research has been published in a number of publications, including Violence Against Women, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

She is the faculty advisor to the UNLV chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma – Theta Tau) and co-directs the Trailblazers Program, which was designed to provide support for first-generation students in the Department of Criminal Justice. She received the 2018 Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Excellence in Teaching award.


  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland – College Park
  • B.A., Criminology, University of Florida

Gillian Pinchevsky In The News

Nevada Current
August 31, 2018
Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured “silence breakers” selected as the 2017 TIME Person of the Year.

Articles Featuring Gillian Pinchevsky

woman presenting at conference
Business and CommunityOctober 15, 2018
Criminal justice professor Gillian Pinchevsky on how you can empower yourself to empower survivors of interpersonal violence.