Adam Dobrin

Associate Professor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Adam Dobrin, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, both his Master’s and Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Maryland, and a Law Enforcement Certificate from Indian River State College. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Dobrin co-founded and held leadership positions in two international health research entities: he was the Field Coordinator for the Cochrane Justice Health Field, and was the Assistant Director of the Cochrane College for Policy at George Mason University. Through these affiliations he presented his research at the US Capitol for the Congressional Briefing on Juvenile Justice and later the Congressional Briefing Predicting and Preventing Homicide and Other Violence. Dr. Dobrin was an Academic Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, where part of his Fellowship involved overseas travel for an intensive immersion in the world of terrorism, and the ways the political, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and criminal justice systems respond to or prevent it. More recently, he traveled to the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech to become a certified instructor on the prevention and response to suicide bombing incidents. Shifting his research trajectory and personal interests, Dr. Dobrin is currently exploring various issues relating to volunteer policing. He sees volunteer policing as a bridge between the police and those they serve. He has produced numerous academic and professional articles and conference presentations on volunteer policing topics, and is active in a leadership role with the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance, a 501(c)3 charity. Dr. Dobrin won FAU’s first Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Service in 2017 for his volunteer work as a road patrol deputy with his local sheriff’s office’s reserve unit.


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