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Culture, Society & Justice

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Culture, Society & Justice Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

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Omi Hodwitz

Associate Professor

Office

Phinney Hall 313

Phone

208-885-2976

Mailing Address

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, 2015
M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2009
B.A., Criminology and Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 2006


Omi Hodwitz is a criminologist who specializes in terrorism studies, theory construction and application, and research methods. Prior to joining the University of Idaho, she was a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. Hodwitz focuses on the role that non-combatants play in the escalation of terrorist activity and her research has led her to a variety of conflict areas such as Pakistan and Turkey. She is also interested in testing theoretical assumptions using innovative quantitative techniques.

  • Terrorism
  • Theory construction and testing
  • Prison education
  • Psychopathology and crime

  • Hodwitz, O. (ed.) [2022].  The Origins of Criminological Theory. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Hodwitz, O. and S. King (2021).  Modeling public policy: Influences on terrorism and public opinion.  Journal of Applied Security Research (published online; journal forthcoming).
  • Hodwitz, O. and K. Massingale (2021).  Rhetoric and hate crimes: Examining the public response to the Trump narrative.  Behavioral Sciences and Political Aggression (published online; journal forthcoming).
  • Hodwitz, O (2020).  Threat to aviation: Modeling effectiveness. Journal of Applied Security Research, 15(3), 385-407.
  • Hodwitz, O. and H. Tracy (2020).  President Trump’s travel ban: Inciting or deterring terrorism? Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 12(4), 292-306.
  • Hodwitz, O. (2019). NGOs and the challenge of global terrorism. In T. Davies (Ed.), “Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations.” Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Hodwitz, O. (2019). Rule-of-law and respect for human rights considerations. In J. Vacca (Ed.), “Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization.” Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Hodwitz, O. (2019). The Terrorism Recidivism Study (TRS): Examining recidivism rates for post-9/11 offenders. Perspectives on Terrorism, 13(2).

Culture, Society & Justice

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Culture, Society & Justice Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

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