Omeed S. Ilchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Omeed Ilchi is an assistant professor of criminal justice in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. His primary research and teaching interests are policing, corrections and criminological theory.
Ilchi’s current research focuses on perceptions of the police and police militarization, as well as support for policies that seek to increase police accountability. He has also published journal articles and book chapters related to the effectiveness of early intervention programs and life-course criminology.
In my spare time, I love to cook and bake. I have become pretty good at making pizza dough and sauce from scratch.
Ilchi, O.S., & Frank, J. (2021) Supporting the message, not the messenger: The correlates of attitudes towards Black Lives Matter. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 377-398.
Ilchi, O.S., & Frank, J. (2020). Public servants or soldiers? A test of the police-military equivalency hypothesis. Journal of Crime and Justice, 43(2), 228-244.
Sullivan, C.J., Welsh, B.C., & Ilchi, O.S. (2017). Modeling the scaling up of early crime prevention: Implementation challenges and opportunities for translational criminology. Criminology & Public Policy, 16(2), 457-485.
Ilchi’s main teaching areas include policing, community corrections, institutional corrections, criminological theory, courts, statistics and race and ethnicity in the criminal justice system.
Assistant Professor, Westfield State University, Department of Criminal Justice, 2018 – 2021