Shea W. Cronin

Professor Shea W. CroninAssistant Professor, Criminal Justice; Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program

PhD, American University
BS, Northeastern University


Dr. Cronin received his PhD in Justice, Law, and Society from American University, School of Public Affairs. His dissertation research examined political explanations of neighborhood-level arrest rates in an urban police agency. Cronin’s research interests include the administration of criminal justice, communities and crime, policing, and issues of democratic accountability. His research has been published in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and other academic journals. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice programs at MET, including courses in criminology, criminal justice, policing, communities and crime, and analytic methods. Before his appointment at Boston University, Cronin taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.