Dr. Rustu Deryol

Dr. Rustu Deryol USFSM

Title: Instructor

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Phone: 941-359-4200

Email: deryolr@sar.usf.edu

Office: Modular Unit 107

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Dr. Deryol earned a B.A. from the Police Academy in Turkey in 1997, and served in several positions within the Turkish National Police after graduation in 1997. He earned a M.S. in Computer Forensics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2015. He is currently an instructor of Criminology at the University of South Florida-Sarasota Manatee. His research focuses on quantitative analyses including data mining, victimization, environmental criminology, crime prevention, and evaluating crime prevention efforts or policies.


Deryol, R., Wilcox, P., Logan, M., and Wooldredge, J. (2016). Crime Places in Context: An Illustration of the Multilevel Nature of Hot Spot Development. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Link to the article: Crime Places.
Deryol, R., Wooldredge, J., Wilcox, P., and Logan, M. (2016). Pondering Products of Place-Level Distances: A Reply to Reinhart. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Link to the article: Products of Place-Level Distances.
Hernandez, A., Deryol, R., Ozer, M and Engel, R. (2016). Examining the Impact of Early Childhood School Investments on Neighborhood Crime. Justice Quarterly. Link to the article: Examining the Impact of School.
Deryol, R., Wilcox, P., and Dolu, O. (2016). Lifestyle, Self-Control, and School-Based Violent Victimization in Turkey. Victims and Offenders. Link to the article: Violent Victimization.
Unnever, J., Owusu-Bempah, A., and Deryol, R. (2017). A Test of the Differential Involvement Hypothesis. Race and Justice, 2153368717697104. Link to the article: Racial Bias
Deryol, R. and Payne, T.C. (2018). A Method of Identifying Dark-Time Crime Locations for Street Lighting Purposes. Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Link to the article: Street Lighting