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Molly Block is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Dr. Block holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. Her research focuses on the prevention of crime through opportunity and how policies should be shaped to prevent crime. She is currently published in Deviant Behavior and has an active research agenda. Currently Dr. Block’s research is focused on the prevention of terrorist attacks against airports and aircrafts through situational crime prevention. Additionally, Dr. Block is researching substance abuse policy by examining the capabilities of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and analyzing the opportunities which allow specific populations of adolescents to use drugs and alcohol.
- Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Louisville, 2016
- M.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 2012
- B.A., Political Science, Hanover College, 2009
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, 2016-2017
Selected Intellectual Contributions
"Strengths and Weaknesses of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Focus Group Assessment of Law Enforcement Officers." (with G. F. Vito, G. E. Higgins) Criminology and Public Policy (2017)