Dr. Victor Kappeler
- Dean and Foundation Professor
- Department: College of Justice and Safety
- Office: Stratton 354
- Mailing Address: Stratton 354
- Email: Victor.Kappeler@eku.edu
- Phone: (859)622-3565
Dr. Victor Kappeler is a Foundation Professor and Dean of the School of Justice Studies. Dr. Kappeler is a three-time EKU graduate whose textbooks are commonly used by universities worldwide. He is recognized as a leading scholar in policing as well as media and the social construction of crime, among other related fields. Among many other honors, Dr. Kappeler received the 2006 Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety Award for Academic Excellence, the 2005 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University, where he earned his doctoral degree, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology for “sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the field of critical criminology.”.
Dr. Kappeler’s primary areas of academic interest include crime and political economy, social construction of crime, ideology and crime, crime and popular culture, and police deviance and corruption.