Faculty profile

Margaret Schmuhl

Assistant Professor


440 Mahar Hall

Office hours

By Appointment

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  • Reviewer, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
  • Reviewer, Sage Publishing
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • Criminal Justice Educators of New York State
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society


Quantitative analysis (SPSS, Stata, ArcGIS, QGIS); Qualitative research methods



Research Interests: Violence against women, gender and crime, sex offending and policy, cross-national crime and punishment, quantitative methods, crime mapping



Amy Adamczyk, PhD, Chunrye Kim, Margaret Schmuhl “Newspaper Presentations of Homosexuality: Comparing Muslim and Protestant Countries” (Forthcoming: Sociological Perspectives)

Margaret Schmuhl, Hung-en Sung, PhD, and Chongmin Na, PhD “Gender Equality and State Executions within and across 100 countries from 1997-2010” (Forthcoming: International Criminal Justice Review)

Mangai Natarajan, Margaret Schmuhl, Susruta Sudula, and Marissa Mandela “Sexual Victimization of College Students on Public Transit Systems” (Forthcoming: Crime Prevention and Community Safety)


Margaret Schmuhl, and Chongmin Na, PhD “Globalization and Software Piracy within and across 103 countries”  (Under review: Crime, Law and Social Change)



  • 2018     Margaret Schmuhl and Michelle Cubellis (June) Patriarchy and Clearance Rates of Sexual Victimization: A Multilevel Analysis. World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology International Criminology and Sociology Conference, Paris, FR
  • 2017     Margaret Schmuhl, Mangai Natarajan, Marissa Mandala, Susruta Sudula (November) Sexual Victimization in Transit Environments: Understanding Gender Differences. Annual Meeting of the American Criminology Society, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016     Margaret Schmuhl (November) Patriarchy and Varieties of Violence Against Women: A multilevel analysis. Annual Meeting of the American  Criminology Society, New Orleans, LA
  • 2016     Mangai Natarajan, Margaret Schmuhl, Susruta Sudula, Marissa Mandala (November) Sexual Victimization of College Students on Public Transit Systems Annual Meeting of the American  Criminology Society, New Orleans, LA
  • 2015     Margaret Schmuhl, Colleen Mills, and Emily Pelletier (November) Policing the Minority Threat: Police Misconduct as an Outcome of Minority Group Threat. Annual Meeting of the American Criminology Society, Washington D.C.
  • 2014    Margaret Schmuhl, Hung-en Sung, and Chongmin Na (November) Judicial Executions across the World. Annual Meeting of the American Criminology Society, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013   Amy Adamczyk, Chunrye Kim, and Margaret Schmuhl (August) cross-national comparison of homosexuality in the public press: Anexamination of messages in predominantly Muslim and Christian nations. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco, CA  
  • 2013   Graduate Student Committee, Association for the Sociology of Religion (August), New York, NY


Awards and honors

  • 2016 Doctoral Student Conference Grant, John Jay College - CUNY ($550)
  • 2016 2016- 2017 Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow, The Graduate Center - CUNY ($23,000)
  • 2016 Diversity Projects Development Fund Award, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Management Office of Recruitment and Diversity - CUNY ($4,902)
  • 2015 Doctoral Student Conference Grant, Graduate Center - CUNY ($600)
  • 2013 Rudin Graduate Research Fellow in Applied Justice Research, Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College - CUNY
  • 2014 Doctoral Student Conference Grant, John Jay College - CUNY ($617)
  • 2014 Doctoral Student Conference Grant, The Graduate Center - CUNY ($300)
  • 2012 - 2016 Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, The Graduate Center - CUNY ($18,000/yr)
  • 2011 President’s Public Service Fellowship, University of New Haven ($4,000)
  • 2011 Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Performances and exhibitions

  • May 2014 - Jeffrey Osborne, , Colleen Mills, Cora Hui, Margaret Schmuhl, Data Analysis Final Report: Practicum in Evaluation and Evidence Generation Presented at Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, NY
  • December 2014 - Margaret Schmuhl and Emily Pelletier, Implementing Restorative Practices. Presented at Good Shepherd Services, New York, NY.


2017 Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice -CUNY Ph.D. Criminal Justice

Dissertation: Patriarchy and Varieties of Violence against Women: A contextual analysis

Chair: Dr. Karen Terry


Classes taught

  • CRJ 101
  • CRJ 198
  • CRJ 220
  • CRJ 333
  • CRJ 387