Fred Markowitz

Scholarly Interests

My research is in the areas of crime, violence, social control, and stigma and recovery from mental illness. My current work focuses on the relationships between mental illness, homelessness and crime in Finland. I hold the title of Dosentti from the University of Helsinki. My work has been published in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, CriminologyJournal of Health and Social Behavior, Aggression and Violent BehaviorSociety and Mental HealthInternational CriminologyAdvances in Criminological TheoryDeviant BehaviorMilitary Psychology and Nordic Journal of Criminology

  • 2023-2024 Fellow of the American Scandinavian Foundation and Researcher at the University of Helsinki Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy
  • 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki
  • 2020 recipient of the NIU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award

Recent Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sociological Statistics
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Theories of Criminology
  • Seminar in the Sociology of Mental Illness


Office: Zulauf 804


Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany

Curriculum Vitae