Dr. Jihoon Kim

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Criminology, Law, and Society, University of Florida, 2018
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Hansei University, 2011
  • B.A., Policing, Dongguk University, 2007

Research Areas

  • Life-Course Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Cyber Criminology
  • Victimology
  • Comparative Criminology


Dr. Jihoon Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. He was awarded several national and regional awards, including the ASC Gene Carte paper award, the ACJS international section graduate student paper award, the Ronald L. Akers graduate student paper award, the SCJA outstanding student poster award, the most innovative dissertation award, and the most innovative data analysis award. His research interests lie in the area of life course/developmental theory, juvenile delinquency, cybercrime, victimization, and quantitative analysis. His recent publications appear in academic journals such as Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Selected Publications