Ráchael Powers

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Violent victimization
  • Gender-based violence
  • Hate crime
  • Bystander behavior

Key Findings



Ráchael A. Powers, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, is an expert in violent victimization, gender-based violence, hate crime, and bystander behavior.

Powers is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is the Second Vice President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. She has been published in numerous academic journals, including Justice Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, International Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, and Crime & Delinquency.

Powers received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Alabama.