Criminology is not merely work for Erica Hutton, Ph.d.. It's her passion.
B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Argosy University; Ph.D., Capella University
I am a native of Norfolk, Va., and joined Trine’s Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology, & Social Sciences in 2011. My specializations include criminology, forensic psychology, behavioral profiling and death investigations.
I had the pleasure of working with the Miami-Dade Police Department Robbery Bureau in conducting my doctoral dissertation research and was able to proffer a monumental shift to empirical investigation regarding the profiling measures employed for analyzing home-invasion robbery. I plan to replicate my study throughout the United States, in addition to writing and publishing a book on the intricacies pertaining to this crime.
I have the desire to educate, empower and equip my students with the tools necessary to be professional and successful within their area(s) of interest. Enriching the lives of others is a priceless experience, and I am sincerely appreciative to be a part of that process at Trine. I have had the pleasure to develop the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice forensic psychology concentration for the university. I am eager to watch the program expand and evolve as graduate students are allotted opportunities to challenge their abilities, dedication and passions regarding the synergy that subsists between forensic psychology and the realm of criminal justice.
I occupy my spare time with writing and publishing my research, working on crime scene investigations with my investigator, exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.