Alison Marganski

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Le Moyne College

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Cyber-stalking
  • Victimization
  • Online harassment
  • Victim support services

Key Findings

  • Family violence victimization and adult violence are not rare. MORE
  • More than one-third of the respondents reported engaging in violent behavior in the past year. MORE
  • Instances of parent-to-child violence and sibling violence victimization were strongly associated with adult violent behavior. MORE
  • Intimate partner cyber aggression is a reliable predictor of intimate partner in-person victimization. MORE
  • Threatening and harassing behavior that begins and escalates online is likely to continue when the partners are in close physical proximity. MORE


Alison Marganski, Assistant Professor of Criminology at Le Moyne College, is an expert in gender and violence, intimate partner violence, victimization, cyber-stalking and online harassment.

Marganski works with organizations that address violence-related issues and serves as a board member for the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology. She consulted with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing at the Department of Justice and the greater Newark community. Marganski was selected for the Mednick Memorial Fellowship Award and traveled to Poland as part of her cross-cultural research study on socially interactive technology and contemporary dating relationships.

She has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, International Criminal Justice Review and Violence & Victims.

Marganski received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology from Rutgers University and B.S. from the College of New Jersey.