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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Alex Kigerl

Kigerl, AlexAssistant Research Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Alex Kigerl, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University (WSU). He received his Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University and his Doctorate from Washington State University. His previous work was as Data Analyst for the Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice (WSICJ), managing the criminal justice datasets and databases from partner state agencies in Washington for WSU researchers. His current work is focused on developing new risk assessment instruments for predicting criminal recidivism and re-hospitalization for the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP). His research interests include corrections, personality theory, and cybercrime with a focus on illicit email spam.