Dr. Mark Lanier

Dr. Mark Lanier



  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S., Auburn University


Research Interests

  • Human trafficking
  • Epidemiological criminology
  • Sociocultural context of AIDS/HIV
  • Law enforcement

Selected Publications

  • Lanier, Mark M., Stuart Henry, and Desire’ Anastasia. 2015.
    Essential Criminology, 4th ed.. New York, NY: Westview/Perseus Press.
  • Lanier, Mark M., Catherine Ford, Jonathan Reid, and Katlyn Stricklend (editors). 2014.  Advanced Research Methods for the Social Sciences. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing,
  • Lanier, Mark M. and Lisa Briggs. 2014. Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Klutz, Douglas and Mark M. Lanier (editors). 2013. From the Crime to the Courts: An Overview of Criminology and Criminal Justice,. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, .
  • Lanier, Mark M., Barbara Zaitzow, and Colin Farrell. 2015, in press. “Epidemiological Criminology: Contextualization of HIV/AIDS Health Care for Female Inmates.” Journal of Correctional Health Care, 21, 2 (Special Issue).
  • Lanier, Mark M., Colin Farrell, and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. 2015, in press. “A Comparative Analysis of Human Trafficking Between the United States of America (USA) and the Republic of South Africa (RSA).” International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.
  • Lanier, Mark M. and Colin Farrell. 2014, in press. “A Mixed Methods Analysis of Human Trafficking.” Journal of Social Sciences Research.
  • Restivo, Emily and Mark M. Lanier. 2013. “Measuring the contextual effects and mitigating factors of labeling theory.” Justice Quarterly, 1-26.
  • Polizzi, David and Mark M. Lanier. 2013. “Crime as Dis-ease: Towards an Epidemiological Criminology of the Social Body.”Acta Criminologica: the South African Journal of Criminology, 25, 2, 37-49.
  • Chowdhury, Ishita* and Mark M. Lanier. 2012. “Rape and HIV as Methods of Waging War: Epidemiological Criminology’s Response.” Advances in Applied Sociology, 2, 1, 47-52.