Social Sciences

Jennifer Klein

Jennifer Klein

Title: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: Social Sciences
Building: CAS 135
Phone: 903.566.7438


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

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

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


Dr. Klein is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and began working at the University of Texas at Tyler in the Fall of 2014. Additionally, she serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Program.

Since arriving at UT Tyler, Dr. Klein has taught a variety of courses focused on corrections, criminal justice research, criminal law, criminological theory and more. Her course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level include: CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRIJ 3326 Advanced Criminal Law (now CRIJ 1310 Fundamental of Criminal Law), CRIJ 3344 Drugs, Behavior and Criminal Justice, CRIJ 4301 Sexual Offenders, CRIJ 4313 Corrections, Theory and Practice (now CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices), CRIJ 4355 Senior Seminar, CRIJ 5303 Contemporary Criminological Theory, and CRIJ 5313 Contemporary Issues in Corrections.  

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 American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Review, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society.

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