James Hurst

James Hurst is an Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice. He received his B.A. (2007) in Psychology and M.A. (2014) in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. and expects to complete his dissertation by May 2020.

His research interests include fear of crime, campus safety, crime prevention, crime mapping, and drug use. His primary research goal seeks to address the discrepancies between campus fear of crime, perceived risk of victimization, and actual risk of victimization.Findings from this research will help identify realities and misconceptions related to crime on campus. He has also served the university in a variety capacities, which range from serving on college and university-level committees to holding positions in the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost. James Hurst can be reached at (501) 560-3195 or jnhurst@ualr.edu. Please click here to view his CV.