Thomas Loughran
Associate Professor
Thomas Loughran
2220J LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Thomas A. Loughran is an Assistant Professor in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Tom’s main research interests focus on deterrence, specifically individuals' response to sanctioning, models of offender decision-making and risk. Other research interests include juvenile justice policy and methods for eliciting treatment effects from non-experimental data.

Areas of Interest:
  • Criminal Decision-Making and Deterrence, Juvenile Justice, Statistical Methods


Carnegie Mellon University
Course Name Course Title Syllabus
CCJS699P Testing Criminological Theory
CCJS699L Seminar on Causal Inference in Criminological Research
CCJS389H Independent Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CCJS388H Honors Reading Seminar
CCJS710 Advanced Research Methods in Criminology

Current Students