Phinney Hall 313
Department of Culture, Society & Justice
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.
- Theory construction and testing
- Prison education
- Psychopathology and crime
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). Legal restrictions and challenges for police and law enforcement authorities. 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).
Hodwitz, O. (2019). NGO intervention in jihadist conflicts: A closer look at Afghanistan and Somalia. Behavioral Sciences and Political Aggression, 11(2), 158-177.
Hodwitz, O. (2018). NGO interventions: Influences on terrorist activity. Behavioral Sciences and Political Aggression, 10(1), 1-26.
Hodwitz, O. and K. Frey (2016). Anomic suicide: A Durkheimian analysis of European normlessness. Sociological Spectrum, 36(4), 236-254.