Pamela M. Kelley


Prof. Pam Kelley is an expert on crime analysis and mapping, research and evaluation methods, criminal justice statistical analysis, law enforcement administration, gun violence, gang violence, and domestic violence. In addition to her teaching position, Prof. Kelley is the Executive Director of Kelley Research Associates, a private evaluation and research firm specializing in criminal justice, which provides her students with internships conducting crime analysis and crime mapping for local police agencies. Prof. Kelley's firm was recently recognized as a "Best Practice" by the U.S. Department of Justice for her work with the Brockton, MA police department.

In addition to supervising student interns, Prof. Kelley teaches Critical Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Violent Crime - Federal Initiatives, Research Methods, and Statistical Analysis. In addition, Prof. Kelley developed a course called Spatial Crime Analysis which teaches her students highly sought-after, advanced techniques of crime mapping, for which there is a demand in many criminal justice organizations.


  • Ph.D. Candidate Law Politics & Society (ABD Status), Northeastern University
  • Master Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • B.A., Political Science, Rhodes College

Courses Taught

  • Critical Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Violent Crime & Federal Initiatives
  • Research Methods for Criminology
  • Statistical Analysis in Criminology