Fred Markowitz

Scholarly Interests

My research is in the areas of crime, mental illness and social control. I am especially interested in the relationships between mental illness, homelessness and crime. Recent work includes studies of mental health services and crime in Finland, risky behavior among military veterans, and the stigma associated with homelessness. I was a 2021 visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy and recipient of the NIU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. My work has been published in Criminology, Military Psychology, Society and Mental Health, International Criminology, Advances in Criminological Theory, Deviant Behavior and Nordic Journal of Criminology.

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