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