Contact Information

Kathleen Pierino Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Campus Address:
173 Bogel Hall
Areas of Expertise:
  • Ethics, Criminal Justice
  • Ethics, Police
  • Female Officers
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • New York State Police
  • Police Stress
  • Women and Crime
Pierino is a specialist in police ethics, use of force, social inequalities and unequal access to justice, corruption and bribery, integrity of evidence and truthful testimony, plea bargaining, and coercion, and ethics training for law enforcement. An expert on police officer stress, she’s been involved with a research study on this topic and can discuss coping mechanisms, anger and physical and psychological distress. Pierino, a 10-year veteran of the New York State Police where she received specialized training in narcotics detection and enforcement, can talk about the impact of drugs and substance abuse on the criminal justice system. She can also provide insight into women who work in the law enforcement field, female criminals, and juvenile delinquency in the U.S.