Lisa Stolzenberg


Areas of Expertise

Crime Analysis | Prosecutor Discretion | Criminal Sentencing | Law and Policy Impact Analysis | Quantitative Analysis


Ph.D., Florida State University, Criminology, 1993
M.S., Florida State University, Criminology, 1986
B.S., University of Florida, Criminal Justice, 1985


Office: PCA-253A
Phone: 305.348.5890
Website: ResearchGate


Dr. Stolzenberg engages in quantitative research in multiple fields, including criminology and criminal justice, terrorism, drugs and alcohol, health-related studies, and motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Her research has appeared in various criminology and sociology journals, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems, among others. She received funding from NIJ and BJA to support her research and held previous research positions in several organizations, such as Westat, Inc., Justice Research and Statistics Association, Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, and the Florida Department of Corrections.

Featured Publications

Sharma, M., Stolzenberg, L., and D'Alessio, S. J. (2022). Evaluating the cumulative impact of indigent defense attorneys on criminal justice outcomes. Journal of Criminal Justice, 81, 101927.

D’Alessio, S. J., Stolzenberg, L., Guerette, R. T., and Zgoba, K. M. (2022). The Effect of Self-Defense Laws on Firearm Use Among Criminal Offenders.Crime & Delinquency. OnlineFirst.

Cruz, Erik, D'Alessio, S. J., and Stolzenberg, L. (2022). Air Pollution and Violent Criminal Behavior. British Journal of Criminology, 62, 450-467.