Andrew J. Baranauskas

Andrew J. Baranauskas , Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5502
Office: Brown 235


  • PhD, Northeastern University, 2018 – Criminology and Justice Policy
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2012 – Criminal Justice
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2011 – Criminal Justice

Areas of Specialty

  • Crime and media
  • Public opinion about crime and justice
  • Urban communities and crime
  • Criminological theory

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Crime and Media
  • Death Penalty
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Race and Crime

Current Projects

  • Ongoing research into the social construction of violent crime in urban neighborhoods by the news media and the role of the media in shaping perceptions of crime in urban neighborhoods.
  • Investigating the sources of the public perception that immigrants pose a criminal threat.