Victor Kappeler, Ph.D.

Victor Kappeler, Ph.D.

Foundation Professor


  • Ph.D. Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice

Research/Academic Interests

  • Crime and political economy
  • Social construction of crime
  • Ideology and crime, crime and popular culture
  • Police deviance and corruption


  • 2006 Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety Award for Academic Excellence
  • 2005 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology for “sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the field of critical criminology”