UT Tyler

Social Sciences

Jennifer Klein

Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: Social Sciences
Building: BUS 229
Email: jenniferklein@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7438


B.A. (2009), Criminology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Florida

M.A. (2011), Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida

Ph.D. (2014), Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida


Dr. Klein began working at the University of Texas at Tyler in the Fall of 2014. Her primary research interests focus on sex offenders and the registry system, collateral consequences of sex offender laws, the Jerry Sandusky scandal, criminological theory testing, and policy evaluation.  She has published in journals such as the Justice Policy Journal, the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society.

Dr. Klein teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses that include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Law, and Corrections.  She serves on M.A. student thesis committees, and also serves as an undergraduate advisor for the department.

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