Christina DeJong

Christina  DeJong
  • Associate Professor
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • PhD 1994, University of Maryland
  • MA 1992, University of Maryland
  • BA 1990, University of Texas
  • 528 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 432-1998


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Christina DeJong is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on gender, sexuality, crime, and justice.

Current Research

Dr. DeJong’s current work is focused on Queer Criminology, specifically the homicide of transgender people in the United States and how sexuality shapes juvenile offending. She is also currently studying and bullying and misconduct in academe.

Areas of Expertise

  • Queer Criminology
  • Sexual Violence
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Quantitative Methods


"A Human Being Like Other Victims": The Media Framing of Trans Homicide in the United States

Year: 2021 Authors: DeJong, C., Helm, B., & Morgan, S.J. Publisher: Critical Criminology

Male Rape in Context: Measures of Intolerance and Support for Male Rape Myths (MRMs)

Year: 2020 Authors: DeJong, C., Morgan, S., & Cox, A. Publisher: Criminal Justice Studies


Protections for Transgender Inmates Under PREA: A Comparison of State Correctional Policies in the United States

Year: 2019 Authors: Malkin, M., & DeJong, C. Publisher: Sexuality Research and Social Policy


Measuring Journal Prestige in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Year: 2018 Authors: DeJong, C., & St. George, S. Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice Education