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Chair and Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Office: 237-C DeVos
Criminological Theory; White Collar Crime; State-Corporate Crime; & Restorative Justice
Patrick Gerkin is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Gerkin completed his Ph.D. in sociology, with emphasis in criminology and race and ethnic relations at Western Michigan University in 2006. After teaching for two years at a small school in western Colorado, Dr. Gerkin returned to his home state and joined the faculty at GVSU in the fall of 2007.
White collar crime, corporate and state-corporate crime, restorative justice, masculinity and crime desistence, classic and contemporary criminology.
Gerkin, P. & Doyon-Martin, J. (2017). State-Corporate Crime: Maintaining the Failure of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Through State-Corporate Symbiosis. State Crime. 6(2), 241-264.
Walsh, J. & Gerkin, P. (2017). Flipping the Script: Masculinity and Reintegration in a Parolee Mentoring Program. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. 56(4), 454-479.
Patrick Gerkin & Jacquelyn Doyon. (2015). Asbestos: Not Just an Exhibit at the Smithsonian. Critical Criminology 23(3), 311-328.
Gerkin, P. Walsh, J. & Joseph, R. (2017) Utilizing Restorative Circles in Response to School Misbehavior: First Year Implementation Report.