Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.


Bruce Arneklev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(561) 297-3242
Curriculum Vitae

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, SO 212
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Dr. Bruce J. Arneklev is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice (SCCJ).  His recent research interests are in the area of critical criminology and the influence of neoliberalism in upper education.  He has also tested testing theories of crime especially those including or related to the concept of “low self-control.”  He has developed original quantitative measures for concepts such as “low self-control,” the “desire to control ‘low self-control’,” “curiosity,” and “exploratory deviance.”  A portion of his present research looks at whether curiosity may be an overlooked concept in criminological theory. His research has been published in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  

Dr. Arneklev has recently taught “Criminology,” “Methods of Research in Criminology & Criminal Justice,” “Law, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System,” and “Understanding Criminal Behavior.”  Dr. Arneklev serves as a member of FAU’s Steering Committee, the University’s Faculty Senate, FAU’s SPOT Committee, the University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, and he is Chair of the Student-Athlete Well-Being Committee at FAU.  He is also a strong believer in student engagement and has been the faculty adviser for FAU’s Tae Kwon Do Club for the past 19 years.