Gillian M. Pinchevsky

Gillian M. Pinchevsky is an assistant professor of criminal justice in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2013. Her research primarily focuses on criminal justice and community responses to violence against women. Recently, Pinchevsky has conducted research on specialized domestic violence courts, police perceptions of domestic violence, and untested sexual assault kits. She is also working on research related to victimization experienced by college students. Her research has been published in a number of refereed publications, including Violence Against Women, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Pinchevsky is currently one of the research partners working on the Nevada Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, which aims to address the issue of untested sexual assault kits in the state of Nevada.

Pinchevsky also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the UNLV chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma – Theta Tau) and co-directs the Trailblazers Program, which was designed to provide support for first-generation students in the Department of Criminal Justice. She received the 2018 Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Excellence in Teaching award.