Faculty profile

Marthinus (Martin) Christoffel Koen

Assistant Professor


Contact

456 Mahar Hall
315.312.3411
315.312.5444
marthinus.koen@oswego.edu

Office hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 0800hrs-0900hrs; 1100hrs-1230hrs

Or by appointment

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Marthinus C. Koen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice within the Criminal Justice Department at the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) where he teaches classes such as research methods, criminological theory, policing, and criminal profiling. His research interests lie in police organizational change, pandemic policing, police technology, and criminal justice education. Dr. Koen’s most recent published works have focused on the impacts of body-worn cameras on police organizational structures, practices, accountability, and technological frames. Marthinus is also an editorial board member of the American Journal of Qualitative Research. 

Research

Research Interests: Policing outcomes and processes, police technology, police reform and innovation, criminal justice organizations, criminal justice education, technology in the courts, impacts of COVID-19 on criminal justice organizations.

Dissertation: On-Set with Body-Worn Cameras in a Police Organization: Structures, Practices, and Technological Frames. Completed August 2016. Advisor: James Willis, Ph.D.

Professional Memberships:

  • Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Qualitative Research
  • Western Association of Criminal Justice
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Law and Society Association
  • European Society of Criminology

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Koen, Marthinus C., Newell, B. C.; Roberts, M. R., (2022) The Pennybridge pioneers: understanding internal stakeholder perceptions of body-worn camera implementation, Journal of Crime and Justice, DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2022.2112265 

Mathna, B. E.; Koen, Marthinus. C., (2022). Police ride-along programs: exploring student perceptions, Police Practice and Research, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2022.2105334 

Gaub, J. E., Koen, Marthinus. C., & Davis, S. (2021). Transitioning from pandemic to normalcy: what police departments can learn from the rank-and-file. Policing: An International Journal. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-09-2021-0127 

Koen, Marthinus C., Newell, Bryce C., Roberts, Melinda R. (2021). Body-worn cameras: Technological frames and project abandonment. Journal of Criminal Justice, 72, 101773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101773

Wy, Gabrielle C., Gaub, Janne E., Koen, Marthinus C. (forthcoming accepted). The impacts of body-worn cameras: An examination of Police Specialty Unit Perceptions through Diffusion of Innovations. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Mathna, Brooke, E., Roberts, Jennifer, J., Koen, Marthinus, C. (2021) “A Comparison of Self-Control Measures and Drug and Alcohol Use among College students” Midwest Social Sciences Journal.

Koen, Marthinus C., Mathna, Brooke, E. (2019) “Body-Worn Cameras and Internal Accountability at a Police Agency.” American Journal of Qualitative Research. https://www.ajqr.org/download/body-worn-cameras-and-internal-accountability-at-a-police-agency-6363.pdf

Koen, Marthinus C., Willis, James, J. (2019) “Making Sense of Body-Worn Cameras in a Police Organization: A Technological Frames Analysis." Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15614263.2019.1582343

Koen, Marthinus C., Willis, James, J., Stephen D Mastrofski. (2018). "The Effects of Body-Worn Cameras on Police Organisation and Practice: A Theory-Based Analysis". Policing & Society. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439463.2018.1467907

Textbook Chapters

Gaub, J.E., Koen, Marthinus C. (2021). “Cameras and Police Dataveillance: A New Era of Policing” In Eds., Brian Sellers., Bruce Arrigo, and Faith Butta. The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture, and Control in the Ultramodern Age. Policy Press. 

Koen, Marthinus C., Willis, James J. (2017). “Body-Worn Cameras: ‘The New Normal?’” In L. Moriarty, ed., Criminal Justice Technology in the 21st Century. Charles Thomas Publisher, Ltd. Springfield, IL

Encyclopedia Entries

Koen Marthinus C. 2017. “Body-Worn Cameras” In the Criminal Justice System, Second Edition. Grey House Publishing. Amenia, NY

Research and Technical Reports

Lutgen Laura., Mathna Brooke., Koen Marthinus Koen C. (2020) “The Extent of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Needs among Vanderburgh County Jail Inmates.” University of Southern Indiana, Longwood University, SUNY Oswego. Research report for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Koen Marthinus C., Newell, Bryce., Roberts, Melinda. (2019). "The Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in Evansville, IN." University of Southern Indiana. Research report for the Evansville Police Department in Evansville, IN.

Koen Marthinus C. Wy, Gabrielle. (2018). “Evansville Police Department Body-Worn Camera Program.” University of Southern Indiana. Focus group and survey data report regarding new body-worn camera pilot program for the Evansville Police Department in Evansville, IN.

Koen. Marthinus C. (2016). "The Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in Laurel, MD." University of Southern Indiana.  Research report for the Laurel Police Department in Laurel, MD.

Conferences

Roubanian, G; Koen, M.C. Management Cops and Street Cops: Making Sense of Changing Times. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association. July 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Koen, M.C. Body Cameras and Structuration: An Uninspiring Story of Organizational Change. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association. July 2022, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Koen, M.C. Body-Worn Cameras: Technological Frames and Project Abandonment. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. November 2021. 

Mathna, B.E., Koen, M.C. Ride-Alongs and Student Perceptions of the Police. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. November 2021. 

Koen, M.C. Body-Worn Cameras and Organizational Change: A Case Study in Pennybridge. Individual paper presentation at the. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. November 2021 

Koen, M.C. Body-Worn Cameras: Technological Frames and Project Abandonment. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Criminology Consortium. Online. November 2020. 

Koen, M.C., Mathna, B.E. Body-Worn Cameras and Internal Accountability at a Police Agency. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Criminology Consortium. Online. November 2020. 

Wy, G.C., Gaub, J.E., Koen, M.C. Special Unit Perceptions of Body-Worn Cameras at Two Police Organizations: A Diffusion of Innovations Analysis. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Criminology Consortium. Online. November 2020

Newell, B. Koen, M. C. Body-Worn Cameras and the Techno-Regulation of the Police. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. Gold Coast, Australia, July 2020 (Online due to COVID19)

Koen, M. C. Body-Worn Cameras and Internal Accountability at a Single Police Agency. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2020 (Online due to COVID19)

Koen, M. C., Roberts, M., Newell, B. Organizational Change and Body-Worn Cameras at a Single Police Agency. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 2019

Koen, M. C. Body-worn cameras and Organizational Change Across Two Police Agencies. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 2019

Koen, M. C., Roberts, M., Newell, B. The Implementation of Body-Worn cameras at a Mid-Sized Police Agency. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Coeur d’Alene, ID. October, 2019

Koen, M. C., Roberts, M., Newell, B., Wy, G.C., A Case Study of the Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras at a Single Police Agency. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD, March, 2019

Roberts, M., Koen, M.C., Newell, B. “A Case Study of Administrator Perceptions and Experiences with the Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD, March, 2019

Wy, G.C., Koen, M.C. “Making Sense of Body-Worn Cameras: Aa In-Depth Examination of Special Units Across Two Agencies. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD, March, 2019

Zhang, Q., Koen, M.C. " The Legalization of Cannabis and its Impact on Serious Crime" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 2018

Mathna, B. E., Roberts, J. J., Koen, M. C. “Hirschi’s (2004) Self-Control Theory & Drug and Alcohol Use Among College Students” Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 2018

Newell, B., Koen, M. C., Roberts, M., Mathna, B. E. “Running with Cameras: The Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in a Midwestern Police Agency”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 2018

Koen, M. C. “Pennybridge Pioneers: A Case Study of Command Staff Perceptions and Experiences with the Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras.” Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 2018

Koen, M. C. “Coming to Terms with Body-Worn Cameras: A Technological Frames Perspective”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017

Koen, M. C. “Police Perceptions: Making Sense of Body-Worn Cameras.” Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Spokane, WA, October, 2017

Koen, M. C. “Body-Worn Cameras and Internal Accountability: Scope vs Intensity”. Research presentation at the Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, September 2017

Koen, M. C. “Making Sense of Body-worn Cameras at a Police Organization”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO, March, 2017

Koen, M. C. “Understanding the Impacts of Body-Worn Cameras on Accountability”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA, November 2016

Koen, M. C. “Body-Worn Cameras and Accountability”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Graduate Student Research Showcase of George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. April 2016

Koen, M. C. "On-Set with Body-Worn Cameras: In Theory and in Practice". Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO. March 2016.

Koen, M. C. “Behind the Scenes of Body-Worn Cameras: Implementation and Organizational Change at a Police Department”. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C, November 2015.

Koen, M. C ."Social Control: A Comprehensive Definition. Individual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY, March 2012

Koen, M. C. “Pedophilia vs Child Sexual Abuse from a Social Bonding Perspective: Future Policy Recommendations”. Poster session at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC, November 2011

Koen, M. C. “War on Drugs: A Vicious Cycle with Long-term Effects on Society and the Criminal Justice System”. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, ON, March 2011

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant ($750) from State University of New York Oswego 
  • Early Start Program Grant from State University of New York Oswego (Summer 2020)
  • Early Faculty Career Grant ($7000) from the University of Southern Indiana (Summer 2018)
  • Applied Research Faculty Award ($4000) from the University of Southern Indiana (Summer 2018)
  • College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Award ($5000) from the University of Southern Indiana (Spring 2018)
  • Liberal Arts Research Award (LARA) Grant from the University of Southern Indiana (Spring 2018 and Fall 2019)
  • Dissertation Completion Grant from George Mason University ($15000) (Spring 2016)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University (2016)
  • Master of Arts in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University (2009)
  • Associate of Science in Social Sciences from Northern Virginia Community College (2007)

Classes taught

  • CRJ300 Deviance and Crime in Sports
  • CRJ300 Victimology
  • CRJ210 Introduction to Policing
  • CRJ413 Criminal Profiling
  • CRJ333 Crime Theories & Victimization
  • CRJ387 Research Methods