Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Assistant Professor of Criminology

SC Club Faculty Advisor


2020 - Ph.D. in Criminology, University of South Florida

2014 - M.A. in Criminology, University of South Florida

2009 - B.A. in Anthropology, University of South Florida

2007 - A.S. in Crime Scene Technology, St. Petersburg College

Research Interests

Green Criminology

White-Collar Crime/Corporate Crime/Crimes of the Powerful

Environmental and Social Justice

Social/Racial/Ethnic Inequality

Genocide and Human Rights

Parricide/Familicide/Family Homicide


  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology – Sections: Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice; Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime
  • American Sociological Association – Sections: Environmental Sociology; Sociology of Human Rights
  • EnJust Network
  • Homicide Research Working Group
  • International Green Criminology Working Group
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association
  • Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

Recent Publications

Lynch, M. J., Fegadel, A. R., & Long, M. A. (2020). Green Criminology, State-Corporate Crime and the Ecocide-Genocide Nexus with Examples from Nigeria. Journal of Genocide Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2020.1771998

Fegadel, A. R., & Heide, K. M. (2018). NIBRS and SHR: A Comparison of Two National Homicide Data Bases with Respect to Parricide. Victims & Offenders, 13(2), 235-256.

Fegadel, A. R., & Heide, K. M. (2017). Offspring-Perpetrated Familicide: Examining Family Homicides Involving Parents as Victims. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(1), 6-24.


Averi Fegadel joined Arkansas State University after completing a Ph.D. in Criminology (specializing in Green Criminology and Environmental Crimes) at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the intersection of corporate crime, environmental and social justice, and genocide. She is also involved with research focusing on parricide and familicide in the U.S.