Harold Geistman

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor - Teaching


Criminology and Criminal Justice







FAB 3237


Harold James Geistman is a Lecturer in Criminal Justice. He is also currently the facilitator of the Masters of Science (M.S.) online program and coordinator of internships. His work is currently focused on online learning. His major research interests are stalking, intimate partner violence (IPV), and police issues. His current research interests include: online learning, especially at the graduate level and dating, abuse, and stalking issues among mixed-race women.

Selected Publications

2013 Lambert, Eric G., Brad Smith, James Geistman, Terry Cluse-Tolar, and Shanhe Jiang. “Do Men and Women Differ in Their Views on Stalking: An Exploratory Study among College Students.” Violence and Victims, 28.2, 195-209.

2013 Geistman, James, Brad Smith, Eric G. Lambert, Terry Cluse-Tolar. “What to Do About Stalking: A Preliminary Study of How Stalking Victims Responded to Stalking and Their Perceptions of the Effectiveness of These Actions.” Criminal Justice Studies 26. 1 (2013): 1-24.

2011 Geistman, James. Women, the Crime of Stalking, and Its Effects: A Study of Police Attitudes and Practices. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

2007 Geistman, James, and Brad W. Smith. “Juvenile Attitudes toward Police: A National Study.” Journal of Crime & Justice, 30.2, 27-51.

Courses taught

1. Undergraduate
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 1010); Corrections (CRJ 3350); Juvenile Delinquncy and Justice (CRJ 3400); Research Methods (CRJ 3550); Harassment, Bullying, and Stalking (CRJ 5995); Gangs (CRF 5995)

2. Graduate
The Nature of Crime (CRJ 7020, Nature of Crime; CRJ 7200, Public Policy & Criminal Justice; CRJ 7220, Delinquency and Justice; CRJ7995, Harassment, Bullying, and Stalking and CRJ 7995, Gangs

Affiliated Departments