Melissa Rorie
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Melissa Rorie, Ph.D

Department Chair

Criminal Justice
GUA 5144
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Dr. Melissa Rorie received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013. She began teaching at UNLV in the summer of 2013, and currently serves on UNLV’s Faculty Senate as well as a faculty advisor for the Criminal Justice Club. Her research interests are primarily in the field of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, but also include theory testing and research methodology. She is currently involved in a variety of projects that examine regulation and corporate compliance, theoretical explanations for elite white-collar and corporate crime, the prevention of corporate crime, and the use of Monte Carlo Simulations as well as other quantitative methods. Her research has been published in Oxford Handbooks and Edgar Elgar readers as well as a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including: Crime, Law and Social Change; Criminology & Public Policy; Criminal Justice Studies; Law & Policy; The International Journal of Law, Crime, and Social Justice; Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology; and UNLV’s Gaming Research and Review Journal.