Tina L. FreiburgerTina L. Freiburger

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Sam Houston State University
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Email: freiburg@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6134
Room: 1129 Enderis Hall

Professional Interests

  • Criminal sentencing
  • Gender and racial disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Criminology theory
  • Juvenile justice and decision making in the juvenile court

Tina Freiburger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. from Sam Houston State University.

Her primary research areas are gender and racial disparities in sentencing, criminological theory, juvenile justice, and disparities in juvenile court processing.

Dr. Freiburger is the graduate coordinator for the Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. She also teaches CJ 295 Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, CJ 662 Methods in Social Welfare Research, CJ 671: Juvenile Justice, and CJ 756: Analysis of Criminal Justice Research.

Recent Grants

2012-2013: Outcome and Process Evaluation of Police Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases. Total Funds: $14,967.36. Source: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School Research Committee Awards.        

2011-2012: MillerCoors Alcohol Retail Partnership Project. Total Funds: $70,710. Source: MillerCoors.

Select Recent Publications: Refereed Articles

Freiburger, T.L. & Burke, A.S. (2011). Status offenders in the juvenile court: The effects of
gender, race, and ethnicity on the adjudication decision. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 9(4), 352-365.

Freiburger, T.L. (2011). The impact of gender, offense type, and familial role on the decision to incarcerate. Social Justice Research, 24(2), 143-167.

Freiburger, T.L. & Jordan, K.L. (2011). A multilevel analysis of race on the decision to
prosecute in the juvenile court. Race and Justice: An International Journal, 1(2), 185-201.

Freiburger, T.L. & Hilinski, C. (2010). The impact of race, gender, and age on the pretrial decision. Criminal Justice Review, 35(3), 318-334.

Professional Work

Book Reviewer
SAGE Publications
Routledge /Taylor and Francis Group
Manuscript Reviewer
Journal of Criminal Justice Education
Journal of Crime and Justice
Social Problems
American Journal of Criminal Justice
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Criminal Justice Policy Review
Crime & Delinquency, Race and Justice: An International Journal
Deviant Behavior
Journal of Criminal Justice and Education
Editorial Board Member
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Journal of Crime and Justice

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Society of Criminology
Midwest Criminal Justice Association

Recent Work with the Media

Columnist, The Huffington Post. June 2014 to present.

Essaying, WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio. July 2014 to present.

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