Dr. Amy Reckdenwald is an Associate Professor at UCF in the department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Florida in 2008. Her research interests include violent victimization and offending, as it relates to domestic violence, intimate partner homicide (IPH), and sexual violence. Her teaching interests include criminology, murder, domestic violence, research methods, and statistics. Her current research focuses on improving the response to strangulation in domestic violence cases, understanding the gendered nature of IPH, and examining the important role of gender inequality, economic deprivation, domestic violence resources, and geographic location in homicide offending. Dr. Reckdenwald has published in Criminology, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Feminist Criminology, Homicide StudiesViolence Against WomenViolence and Victims, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.


  • Ph.D. Criminology, 2008 – University of Florida
  • M.A. Criminology, 2004 – University of South Florida
  • B.A. Psychology, 2001 – Carnegie Mellon University

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