Jared Dmello

Jared Dmello

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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 organizations, 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 and Rolling Stone Magazine.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Senior Lecturer of 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 Analysis 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.
    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.
    DOI Scopus1
    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, 30 pages.
    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, 23 pages.
    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 Scopus1 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 Scopus1 WoS2
    2022 Ranjan, S., & Dmello, J. R. (2022). Proposing a Unified Framework for Coordinated Community Response. Violence Against Women, 28(8), 1873-1889.
    DOI Scopus2 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.
    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 Scopus2 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 Scopus2 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 Scopus16 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 Scopus3 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
    2022 Wallace, K., Belshaw, S., & Dmello, J. (2022). The Need for Weed: Marijuana Policy and Public Politics in the Criminal Justice System. Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    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.
    2018 Dmello, J. R. (2018). Dacoity in India: Investigating thievery and banditry in the british raj’s jewel. In Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications (pp. 283-301). Springer International Publishing.
  • 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
Year Amount Funding Body Project
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: Co-Principal 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
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
2021 - 2022 $15,597 ($10,000 USD) Humanities Texas Diverse Leadership for a Diverse
2020 - 2021 $38,439 ($25,000 USD) Texas A&M International University Ethnic Violence and Community Terrorization: Investigating Longitudinal Gang Violence in the United States from a Networked Perspective
2020 - 2021 $11,531 ($7,500 USD) Texas A&M International University Digital Draft and Health Promotion:
Investigating the Networked Use of Social Media to Promote Public Awareness and Health-Related Activities in the Border Town Areas.
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

Jared coordinates the following courses:

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


  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Far-Right Extremism University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Aaron Thomas Calbert
  • 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

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