Jared Dmello

Dr Jared Dmello

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Jared R. Dmello is a Senior Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Adelaide. Jared has led multiple funded research teams on a variety of topics, including illicit networks, firearm violence, and pedagogical innovation. He is a globally recognized expert on illicit networks, with specialisations in gangs, terrorist organisations, and cartels. His research applies innovative methodologies to explore new dynamics of conflicts. Jared has published his research findings in many of the leading peer-reviewed outlets in the field, holds multiple competitive grants, and has been featured by media outlets across the globe as a quoted expert, including the LA Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, and National Geographic.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Senior Lecturer in Criminology University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2024 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology Sam Houston State University
    2019 - 2021 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Texas A&M International University
    2017 - 2018 Research Analyst U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2024 Research Award Early Career Scholar Award Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Security & Crime Prevention Section United States -
    2021 Award Instructional Technology Excellence Award Texas A&M International University United States -
    2021 Award Outstanding Leadership Award Laredo Rotary Club United States -
    2020 Award Outstanding Service Award School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell United States -
    2020 Award Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences United States -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Massachusetts Lowell United States Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Option in Terrorism Studies
    2017 University of Massachusetts Lowell United States M.A., Criminal Justice
    2015 California State University, San Bernardino United States M.A., National Security Studies
    2013 University of Hawai`i at Mānoa United States B.A., Political Science
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Updegrove, A. H., Cooper, M. N., & Dmello, J. R. (2024). Heritage Not Hate? Confederate Flag Supporters Less Likely to Perceive Criminal Injustice, More Likely to View Police as Friends. Race and Justice, 14(1), 32-53.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2024 Kras, K. R., Meyer, K. S., Dmello, J. R., & Rudes, D. S. (2024). Individual and Organizational Correlates of Morale Among Workers in a Youth and Family Court Agency. Crime and Delinquency, 70(2), 491-518.
    DOI
    2024 Hbeilini, G., & Dmello, J. (2024). The Rise of #Cartels: Exploring the Organizational Operations and Messaging of Public Perception on Twitter. Journal of Applied Security Research, 1-29.
    DOI
    2024 Dmello, J. R., & Neudecker, C. H. (2024). Monsoon Marauders and Summer Violence: Exploring the Spatial Relationship between Climate Change and Terrorist Activity in India. Journal of Applied Security Research, 26 pages.
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    2023 Reid, J. C., Brown, S. J., & Dmello, J. (2023). COVID-19, Diffuse Anxiety, and Public (Mis)Trust in Government: Empirical Insights and Implications for Crime and Justice. Criminal Justice Review, 49(2), 117-134.
    DOI Scopus2
    2023 Updegrove, A. H., Dmello, J. R., Cooper, M. N., & Cho, A. (2023). Racial Differences in Public Support for Federal Law Enforcement Finding and Prosecuting the January 6th Insurrectionists Who Broke Into the U.S. Capitol. Crime and Delinquency, 1-30.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2023 Pfeifer, H. L., Button, D. M., Summers, M. E., Porter, C. M., & Dmello, J. R. (2023). Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Student Summit: A Model of Professional Development. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1-23.
    DOI
    2022 Newton, X. A., Lohmeier, J. H., Thompson, S. R., Oh, B., Dmello, J. R., & Trainor, A. (2022). Rethinking Alternative Education Accountability Indicators: A Multilevel and Contextual Perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 34(4), 455-489.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2022 Dmello, J. R., Perliger, A., & Sweeney, M. (2022). The Violence of Political Empowerment: Electoral Success and the Facilitation of Terrorism in the Republic of India. Terrorism and Political Violence, 34(7), 1281-1304.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2022 Ranjan, S., & Dmello, J. R. (2022). Proposing a Unified Framework for Coordinated Community Response. Violence Against Women, 28(8), 1873-1889.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2022 E. Nikitopoulos, C., K. Ho, I., & R. Dmello, J. (2022). Just Do It: Exploring the Factors that Predict Physical Activity among Women over Age 40. Journal of Physical Activity Research, 7(1), 56-65.
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    2021 Dmello, J. R. (2021). Ostracisation, inequity, and exclusion: the lasting effects of 9/11 and the war on terror on South Asian diasporas. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 14(4), 405-411.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2021 Dmello, J. R., & Kras, K. R. (2021). Photovoice as a Research Technique for Student Learning and Empowerment: A Case Study from a South Texas Border Town. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 32(4), 513-536.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2021 Shortland, N., Nader, E., Imperillo, N., Ross, K., & Dmello, J. (2021). The Interaction of Extremist Propaganda and Anger as Predictors of Violent Responses. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4), NP1391-1411NP.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS11 Europe PMC3
    2021 Alaniz, H., Dodson, K., & Dmello, J. (2021). Race, Rallies, and Rhetoric: How Trump’s Political Discourse Contributed to the Capitol Riot. Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, 5(1), 22-39.
    2020 Dmello, J. R., & Ranjan, S. (2020). Lock Unlock: The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Security in Pakistani and Indian Prisons. Victims and Offenders, 15(7-8), 970-987.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2020 Dmello, J. R., & Bichler, G. (2020). Assessing the impact of civil gang injunctions on the use of online media by criminal street gangs. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 14(1), 44-62.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2019 Kras, K. R., Dmello, J. R., Meyer, K. S., Butterfield, A. E., & Rudes, D. S. (2019). Attitudes Toward Punishment, Organizational Commitment, and Cynicism: A Multilevel Analysis of Staff Responses in a Juvenile Justice Agency. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(3), 475-491.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2019 Bichler, G., Norris, A., Dmello, J. R., & Randle, J. (2019). The Impact of Civil Gang Injunctions on Networked Violence Between the Bloods and the Crips. Crime and Delinquency, 65(7), 875-915.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS21
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2024 Güçyetmez, F., & Dmello, J. (Eds.) (2024). Arctic 8 Policy: Reassessing International Relations. Transnational Press London.
    2022 Wallace, K., Belshaw, S., & Dmello, J. (2022). The Need for Weed: Marijuana Policy and Public Politics in the Criminal Justice System. Online: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2024 Dmello, J., & Acosta, B. (2024). Iceland. In F. Güçyetmez, & J. Dmello (Eds.), Arctic 8 Policy: Reassessing International Relations. Transnational Press London.
    2023 Dmello, J. R. (2023). Ostracisation, inequity, and exclusion: the lasting effects of 9/11 and the war on terror on South Asian diasporas. In 9/11 Twenty Years On (pp. 9-15). Routledge.
    DOI
    2021 Dmello, J., & Ranjan, S. (2021). Lock Unlock: The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Security in Pakistani and Indian Prisons. In J. Byrne, D. Hummer, & S. Rapisarda (Eds.), The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutional and Community Corrections (pp. 143-160). Routledge.
    DOI
    2019 Dmello, J. R., & Perliger, A. (2019). Terrorism: International. In Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management (pp. 1-8). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI
    2018 Dmello, J. R. (2018). Dacoity in India: Investigating thievery and banditry in the british raj’s jewel. In A. J. Masys, & L. S. F. Lin (Eds.), Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications (pp. 283-301). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Khasawneh, M. T., Dmello, J. R., Franco, Y. S., & Kilburn, J. C. (2021). Campus undergraduate research awareness and its effect on retention and interest of STEM majors. In IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2021 (pp. 127-132). online.
    2020 Khasawneh, M., Kilburn, J. C., Dmello, J. R., Sanchez, D. E., & Segovia, A. (2020). A proposed survey-based student-centered framework for evaluation of undergraduate research awareness in minority-serving institutions. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings Vol. 2020-June. ASEE Conferences.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2024 Khalil, L., Peucker, M., Grossman, M., Roose, J., Richards, I., Dmello, J., . . . Gerrand, V. (2024). The Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) Network's Submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee of the Senate: Inquiry into Right Wing Extremist Movements in Australia. AVERT Research Network.
    2022 Khasawneh, M., Kilburn, J., Dmello, J., & Franco, Y. (2022). TAMIU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): 2022 Annual Report.
    2022 Franco, Y., Dmello, J., Khasawneh, M., & Kilburn, J. (2022). An Interview-Based Evaluation Study of Supplemental Instruction in STEM Courses at TAMIU.
    2021 Khasawneh, M., Kilburn, J., Dmello, J., & Franco, Y. (2021). TAMIU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): 2021 Annual Report..
    2021 Dmello, J., Khasawneh, M., Kilburn, J., & Franco, Y. (2021). TAMIU Back Together: Divergent Faculty and Staff Experiences with FlexLive Course Administration during the Fall 2020 Semester.
    2020 Khasawneh, M., Kilburn, J., Dmello, J., Segovia, A., & Sanchez, D. (2020). TAMIU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): 2020 Annual Report..
    2020 Dmello, J., Khasawneh, M., Segovia, A., Kilburn, J., & Sanchez, D. (2020). Campus Experiences Migrating to a Virtual Learning Environment in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    2019 Newton, X., Lohmeier, J., Thompson, S., Dmello, J., Trainor, A., & Oh, B. (2019). Alternative Education Accountability Indicators (1900).
    2019 Dmello, J., Lohmeier, J., & Thompson, S. (2019). Increasing the Underrepresented Talent Pipeline for Engineering and the Navy: Year 3 Interview Results for a Summer Bridge and Mentoring Program at UMass Lowell (1901).
    2019 U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2019). Streamlining Government: OMB and GSA Could Strengthen Their Approach to Implementing a New Shared Services Plan.
    2018 U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2018). Defense Contracts: Improved Information Sharing Could Help DOD Determine Whether Items Are Commercial and Reasonably Priced (18-530).
    2018 Shortland, N., Nader, E., Thompson, L., Ross, K., & Dmello, J. (2018). The Person x Propaganda Interaction: The Role of Individual Differences in Reactions to Exposure to Extremist Propaganda and Counter-Extremist Measures.
    2018 Lohmeier, J., Thompson, S., Nader, E., Dmello, J., & Reid, C. (2018). Increasing the Underrepresented Talent Pipeline for Engineering and the Navy: 2018 Summer Bridge Mentoring Program Survey Results Briefing (1812).
    2017 U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2017). Defense Science and Technology: Adopting Best Practices Can Improve Innovation Investments and Management (17-499).
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2019 Dmello, J. (2019). Friends, Foes, and Unknowns: Investigating the Dynamics of Relationships Between Actors in Ethnic Conflicts. (PhD Thesis).

External Research Funding

Year Amount Funding Body Project
2024 - 2026 $302,755 ($200,000 USD) U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice Inter-Agency Agreement to Support the ACJS Doctoral Student Summit (Role: Partner Investigator)
2023 - 2024

$152,395 ($100,000 USD)

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice & Bureau of Justice Statistics Inter-Agency Agreement to Support the ACJS Doctoral Student Summit (Role: Partner Investigator)
2022 - 2023

$76,139 ($49,959 USD)

New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center Behind the Trigger: Investigating the Typologies of Gang-Involved Individuals charged with Firearm-Related Offenses in New Jersey (Role: Chief Investigator)
2021 - 2024

$678,520 ($435,020 USD)

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice Gun Wars and Community Terrorization: Investigating Longitudinal Gang Violence in New Jersey from a Networked Perspective (Role: Chief Investigator)
2021 - 2022 $15,597 ($10,000 USD) Humanities Texas Diverse Leadership for a Diverse Society (Role: Chief Investigator)

 

Internal Research Funding

Year Amount Funding Body Project
2024

$5,000

University of Adelaide, Faculty of ABLE: Early Career Funding Scheme Radicalisation and its Effects on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Professionals in Australia (Role: Chief Investigator)
2020 - 2021

$38,439 ($25,000 USD)

Texas A&M International University: University Research Development Grant Ethnic Violence and Community Terrorisation: Investigating Longitudinal Gang Violence in the United States from a Networked Perspective (Role: Chief Investigator)
2020 - 2021

$11,531 ($7,500 USD)

Texas A&M International University: University Research Grant Digital Drift and Health Promotion: Investigating the Networked Use of Social Media to Promote Public Awareness and Health-Related Activities in the Border Town Areas. (Role:Chief Investigator)
2017 $3,075 ($2,000 USD) University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Asian American Studies: Indochinese Refugee Fund Recruitment Processes Among Asian-American Gangs in Massachusetts  (Role: Chief Investigator)

Dr. Dmello coordinates the following courses here at the University of Adelaide:

Code Title
CRIM 1002 Crime and Criminal Justice
CRIM 2007 Criminal Network Analysis
CRIM 3007 Criminal Network Analysis
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Associate Editor Crime and Delinquency Sage United States
    2023 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Criminal Justice Education Taylor & Francis United States
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Mass Violence Research -- United States
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research Emerald Australia
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Applied Security Research Taylor & Francis United States
    2020 - 2023 Board Member Victims and Offenders Taylor & Francis United States
    2019 - 2020 Board Member Journal of Gang Research National Gang Crime Research Center United States
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Executive Committee Member Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) Research Network Australia
    2023 - ongoing Vice Chair Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Section United States
    2023 - ongoing Executive Counselor American Society of Criminology, Division on International Criminology United States
    2022 - 2023 Secretary/Treasurer American Society of Criminology, Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes United States
    2020 - 2022 Executive Counselor American Society of Criminology, Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes United States
    2019 - 2020 President Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators United States
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133975
  • Email: jared.dmello@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor First Floor
  • Room: 139A
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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