Stewart D'Alessio


Areas of Expertise

Terrorism | Race and Crime | Criminal Sentencing | Criminal Justice Policy


Ph.D., Florida State University, Criminology, 1993
M.S., Florida State University, Criminology, 1987
B.A., Stetson University, History, 1984


Office: PCA-263B
Phone: 305.348.6277


Stewart J. D'Alessio is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. He received his BA in History from Stetson University and his MS and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. Professor D'Alessio has an extensive publication record and practical experience in program evaluation. He is currently working on a project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to assist prosecutors around the county in achieving greater fairness and effectiveness in their handling of criminal cases. Professor D'Alessio also served previously as a Captain in the Military Police, and he participated in "Operation Just Cause" and "Operation Desert Storm." His unit received the "Valorous Unit Award" for extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations during "Operation Just Cause" in Panama. 

Featured Publications

D’Alessio, S. J., Stolzenberg, L., Guerette, R. T., & Zgoba, K. M. (2022, OnlineFirst). The effect of self-defense laws on firearm use among criminal offenders. Crime & Delinquency.

Cruz, E., D'Alessio, S. J., & Stolzenberg, L. (2022). Air pollution and violent criminal behaviour.The British Journal of Criminology, 62, 450-467.

Torres, C. E., D’Alessio, S. J., & Stolzenberg, L. (2020). The Effect of Social, Verbal, Physical, and Cyberbullying Victimization on Academic Performance. Victims & Offenders, 15, 1-21.