Penny R. Shtull is a professor of criminal justice in the School of Justice Studies at Norwich University and a former associate dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts.
She earned a PhD and MPhil in criminal justice and an MA in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a BSW from McGill University in Montreal.
In addition to publications in police, criminological, and psychological journals and texts, Penny has consulted for various organizations and state agencies, including the Police Foundation (Washington, DC), the New York City Police Department, the Vera Institute of Justice (NY), the Criminal Justice Research Center (NY), the Vermont Center for Justice Research, the Burlington Police Department, the Vermont Department of Corrections, the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, the Vermont Children’s Alliance and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and Margolis Healy (Solutions for Safe Campuses).
Penny serves on the board of directors for the Crime Research Group, is a past president of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has served on the National Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Board in various capacities. Penny is also the recipient of numerous faculty and professional awards and was recently awarded a sabbatical to study stalking on college campuses.
Penny is a sought-after expert on violent crime. In addition to teaching, consulting, and research, Penny often appears on international radio and other news media and has been featured as an expert criminologist on the A&E true crime documentary The Killer Speaks. Her most current publications address violence and campus public safety, and criminal behavioral profiling.
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