Danielle McGurrin, Ph.D.

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Dr. Danielle McGurrin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida and held a faculty position in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Stonehill College (Massachusetts), before joining the PSU CCJ Department.

Dr. McGurrin’s work focuses on white collar crime, with an emphasis on corporate-state crime. In particular, she is interested in the manner in which U.S. regulatory agencies monitor and enforce laws and regulations against corporations. One of her more in-depth studies focused on the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s enforcement strategies and penalty assessments in the apparel industry. Dr. McGurrin’s other work includes studies on the topic of white collar crime representation in the criminological literature, economic victimization, environmental crimes, police sexual violence, criminalization of medical negligence, and corporate crime. In addition, Dr. McGurrin is a certified instructor in the Inside Out Prison Exchange program and teaches a domestic violence course at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon each year. Dr. McGurrin is a member of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium and American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime. Dr. McGurrin also coordinates the internship program for CCJ on-campus undergraduate students.


  • Ph.D., Criminology, University of South Florida
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.A., Sociology, with emphasis in Criminology, Ohio University