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Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology.  She earned her Doctorate in Sociology and Criminology at The Ohio State University.  Her research spans several areas: violence against women, stalking, criminal victimization, risks for victimization, registered sex offenders, child abuse, locations, sources, and patterns of crime, and publishing in criminology and criminal justice.  She teaches courses that compliment these research interests: Social Policy and Research, Child Abuse, Women, Culture, and Law, Sociology of Law, Criminal Victimization, Sociology of Murder, Violence in Society, and Social Problems.  Currently, Dr. Mustaine is working with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to launch a program where victims of child sexual abuse are paired with a therapy dog to help them get through the criminal justice process more successfully.  She also conducts training programs on how to identify child abuse for community organizations in the Central Florida region.  And, she regularly talks to students at local schools and community organizations about behavioral forensics.

Research Interests:

Criminal Victimization
Routine Activity Theory
Violence against Women
Sexual Offenders and Policies
Child Abuse
Impact of Legal Changes

Spring 2019

By appointment

Congratulations, Summer 2018 Ph.D. Grads!

The College of Sciences celebrated its new Ph.D. graduates in a reception hosted by Dean Michael Johnson. Twenty students were recognized at the ceremony with their family members and faculty advisors by thei... Read more

Team Works to Understand Social Behavior

by Mark Schlueb The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a combined $12.5 million in federal contracts to two UCF research teams to develop models and massive simulations to help understand onl... Read more

Introducing 13 New Ph.D. Graduates

In a reception hosted by Dean Michael Johnson, Ph.D., the College of Sciences celebrated its new Ph.D. graduates in the Physical Sciences building. Thirteen students were recognized with family members and fac... Read more

COS Faculty Join Elite Society

Eight University of Central Florida College of Sciences faculty were inducted into the Scroll and Quill Society on April 13, 2017. The society honors faculty members who have brought positive national and/or in... Read more

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