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Dr. Sean Patrick Roche

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY (2017)
M.S. Criminal Justice, Northeastern University (2011)
B.S. Philosophy, College at Geneseo, SUNY (2009)

Areas of Expertise:

Perceptual Deterrence
Public Opinion on Crime and Justice Issues
Survey Research Methods
Criminological Theory


Sean Patrick Roche, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. He joined the faculty in 2017 after earning his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY. Dr. Roche’s research interests include offender decision-making, policing, the impact of social technologies, criminological and sociological theory, and public opinion on crime and criminal justice issues. He also specializes in survey design and implementation, particularly in online contexts. His work has recently appeared in Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.


Contact Information:

Office: Hines 112


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Courses taught at Texas State:

  • Juvenile Justice (Undergraduate)

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (Undergraduate)

  • Statistics for Criminal Justice (Undergraduate)

  • Survey Research Methods for Criminal Justice (Doctoral)

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae