Alison Marganski

Associate Professor & Director 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, Associate Professor & Director 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 (e.g. domestic and sexual violence agencies). She is the Vice President for the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology and selected by the American Society for Criminology’s Division of Women & Crime to present her research on technology and violence at UN Women. She was also selected for the Mednick Memorial Fellowship Award whereby she traveled to Poland as part of her cross-cultural research study on socially interactive technology and contemporary dating relationships. Marganski is a research fellow for the Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research and has consulted with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing at the Department of Justice as well as other agencies.

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.