Gillian M. Pinchevsky is an expert in the field of criminal justice, particularly criminal justice responses to violence against women.
An associate professor of criminal justice with UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, her research focuses primarily on sexual victimization and domestic abuse, and the ways that current systems respond to victims of these crimes. Past projects have included analysis of specialized domestic violence courts, police perceptions of domestic violence, victimization experienced by college students, and untested sexual assault kits. Pinchevsky has also worked as a research partner for the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which aimed 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 current internship director in the Department of Criminal Justice 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