- 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
- Crime and Media
- Death Penalty
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Race and Crime
- Scholar of the Year, School of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Brockport, 2022
- Academic Advising Award Nominee, 2022
- Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, 2021
- Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, 2020
- Doctoral Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2018.
- New Media and Perceptions of Police Misconduct: Does Racial Empathy Matter? Criminal Justice Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1478601X.2023.2233675
- Online News Media and the Framing of the Executions under the Trump Administration. Journal of Crime and Justice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0735648X.2023.2171472
- Baranauskas, Andrew J. (2022). Perceptions of Immigrants as a Criminal Threat: The Role of Negative Affect and Ethnocentrism. Race and Justice. Advance publication online: https://doi.org/10.1177/21533687221127447
- Baranauskas, Andrew J. (2022). Racial Resentment, Crime Concerns, and Public Attitudes toward Defunding the Police. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 20(1), 48-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/15377938.2022.2053626
- Baranauskas, Andrew J. (2022). News Media and Public Attitudes toward the Protests of 2020: An Examination of the Mediating Role of Perceived Protester Violence. Criminology and Public Policy. 21(1), 107-123. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12569
- Baranauskas, Andrew J. (2021). Racial Sentiment and Support for Arming Teachers with Guns in the United States. Race and Justice. Advance publication online: https://doi.org/10.1177/21533687211038950
- Baranauskas, Andrew J. (2021). Public Support for Arming Teachers with Guns in the United States. Justice Quarterly. 38(7), 1342-1362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2020.1849360
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Andrew J. Baranauskas (2021). Anger about Crime: How Common is it, Where Does it Come From, and Why Does it Matter? Crime, Law and Social Change. 76, 451-472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-021-09973-y
- “News Media, Racial Empathy, and Public Perceptions of Police Use of Force.”
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA
- “Public Attitudes toward Bail: The Role of Politics, Racial Resentment, and Media
Consumption.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Las Vegas,
- “Perceptions of Immigrants as a Criminal Threat: The Role of the Media and Political Interest.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA, 2019.
- “Perceptions of Immigrants as a Criminal Threat: The Role of Negative Affect and Ethnocentrism.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting: Baltimore, MD, 2019.
- “The Social Construction of Violent Crime in Urban Neighborhoods by the News Media.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA, 2018.
- “Constructing Communities: Local News and the Framing of Neighborhood Crime in Boston.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA, 2017.
- “Media Construction of Crime Revisited: Media Influence on Perceptions of Crime Trends and Policy Opinion.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, 2016.
- “Exploring the Social Construction of Crime by Neighborhood: News Coverage of Crime in Boston.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Washington, DC, 2015.
- “Afraid or Angry about Crime? The Differential Sources and Consequences of Affect.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA, 2014.
Current Research 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.
- “The American City in Crime Films” (working title), a criminological examination of the role that cities play in crime movies.
- Research into various types of public opinion on crime and the criminal justice system.
- Member of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium (RGVRC) through SUNY’s Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Honors Theses Advised
- Stephanie Aubin, 2021-2022. “Capital Punishment in the United States: A Racially Biased Institution”
- Natalie Bailey, 2022. “Manifestations of Crime and Justice in Nancy Drew Novels”
- Alyssa Gadoury, 2022-2023. “A Water Analysis: The Green Victims of Rochester, New York”
Please feel free to contact me about research! I’m always happy to work with students on research projects.