Dr. Michael Cherbonneau
Cherbonneau joined the CCJ department in the Fall of 2014 after completing his Ph.D.
in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also holds a master’s
in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a B.A. in
Criminal Justice and also Psychology from the University of Alabama.
research interests lie in the theoretical and empirical understanding of crime
and offenders, criminal decision-making, interpersonal violence, and crime
prevention. His most immediate research examines the situated practice of street
crime and violence with emphasis on the ways in which offenders ply their trade
and make decisions in real-life settings and circumstances. Michael has
interviewed individuals involved in auto theft, carjacking, and predatory and
dispute-based violence through active offender research and targeted
sampling within institutionalized offender populations. His published work has
appeared in continental and international criminological journals including,
among others, the Journal of Research in
Crime and Delinquency, Justice
Quarterly, and British Journal of
joining the faculty at UNF, Michael taught criminology and criminal justice
courses on a variety of topics such as theories of crime, introductory
statistics, advanced criminal justice, social control and criminal sanctions,
and media and crime.
Refereed Journal Articles
Jacobs, Bruce and Michael
Cherbonneau. (forthcoming). Managing Victim Confrontation: Auto Theft and Informal
Sanction Threats. Justice Quarterly. DOI:10.1080/07418825.2014.891638
Jacobs, Bruce and Michael Cherbonneau. (2014). Auto Theft and Restrictive
Deterrence. Justice Quarterly,
Copes, Heith, Any Hochstetler, and Michael Cherbonneau.
(2012). Getting the Upper Hand: Scripts for Managing Victim Resistance in
Carjackings. Journal of Research in Crime
and Delinquency, 49(2):249-268.
Mullins, Christopher and Michael Cherbonneau. (2011). Establishing
Connections: Gender, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Disposal Networks. Justice Quarterly, 28(2):278-302.
and Heith Copes. (2006). ‘Drive It Like You Stole It’: Auto Theft and the
Illusion of Normalcy. British Journal of
and Heith Copes. (2012). Avoiding Arrest: The Case of Driving Stolen Vehicles. In
Dean A. Dabney (Ed.), Crime Types: A
Text-Reader (2nd ed.), (pp. 249-262). Waltham, MA: Aspen
and Richard Wright. (2009). Auto Theft. In Michael Tonry (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public
Policy (pp. 191-222). New York: Oxford University Press.