Core Faculty - Shea Cronin

Shea W. Cronin

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Chair, Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Cronin is assistant professor of criminal justice and chair of Applied Social Sciences at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. He is an expert in the areas of crime policy and administration. His work has been published in the Journal of Urban Health, Journal of Crime and Justice, Justice Quarterly, and Crime & Delinquency. He has conducted quantitative research on firearms trafficking and firearms-related homicide, police strategies, organizations, and policy implementation. An active applied researcher, Cronin is a co-principal investigator on the Shannon Community Safety Initiative grant, funded by the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, where his work assists local law enforcement and community-based partners in addressing youth violence in their communities. He was previously a co-investigator on a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant examining the impact of state firearm laws on homicide rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Cronin teaches courses in criminology and crime policy, policing, and crime analysis and evaluation methods.