Michelle N. Eliasson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice & Sociology Department

Michelle Eliasson
(914) 633-2241 (914) 633-2241


  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Florida,
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Florida
  • B.S. Sociology & B.S. Criminology, Lund University, Sweden

Dr. Michelle Eliasson teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in criminal justice and sociology. Her research focuses on victimology, policing, criminal justice professionals and qualitative methodology. Her most recent work examines how police officers perceive battery victims’ credibility.

Eliasson, M., & DeHart, D. (2023). Police Officers Empathy Towards Victims – A Question of Innocence. International Journal of Police Science, 1(2), 12–35. https://doi.org/10.56331/487529/IJPS3 

Eliasson, M. N. (2023). Good and Bad Cops – How do American and Swedish Police Officers Perceive Policing? European Journal of Policing Studies, 6(2), 117-137. https://doi.org/10.5553/EJPS/2034760X2022001

Eliasson, M. N. (2022). A Qualitative Examination of Swedish Police Officers’ Perceptions of Victim Culpability. Victims & Offenders, https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2022.2091069

Eliasson, M. N. and DeHart, D. (2022). Trauma experienced by researchers: challenges and recommendations to support students and junior scholars. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 17(2), 487-497. https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-10-2021-2221