Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is the American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology’s 2022 researcher of the year.
The Faculty Researcher of the Year Award recognizes a scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of victimology.
“To be recognized by the Division of Victimology is a tremendous honor and I couldn’t be more excited,” Lantz said. “This award speaks to the value of what we are doing here at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.”
Lantz’s research focuses primarily on hate crime victimization, including the psychological and physical consequences of hate crimes, as well as victim interactions with the criminal justice system. That work includes research funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, among others.
“This award demonstrates recognition of the timely and significant research on hate crime that Dr. Lantz is conducting and, importantly, his translation of this research into evidence-based policies that can effectively confront this growing problem,” said Thomas Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lantz has been an assistant professor with the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice since 2017. He also serves as the director of the Hate Crime Research & Policy Institute, a branch of the College’s Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research.
The Division of Victimology will present the award during the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Nov. 16-19, in Atlanta.