Dr. Nicole Hendrix

Professor of Criminal Justice
Interim Core Curriculum Director
Washington, DC Travel Study Program Coordinator


Office: CHBS Building, Room 5038B
Phone:  40-831-6161
E-Mail: pnhendrix@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., University at Albany
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Hendrix joined the Radford University faculty in 2006.

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • CRJU 490 06: Inside Out Program, 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays

Office hours: Thurdays: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Dr. Hendrix’s current research interests include a variety of criminal justice topics, including police use of force, gender and justice issues, firearm related topics, specifically the purchase, storage, and carrying of guns.

Recent Professional Activities

Dr. Hendrix focuses much of her professional activities on those that increase partnerships with criminal justice agencies and provide enriching experiences for her students. Recently, her undergraduate research methods students partnered with political science students from Dr. Tanya Corbin’s course on disaster policy to conduct a survey of City of Radford residents on the needs and resources available for responding to crises and disasters. Dr. Hendrix presented findings resulting from collaborations with graduate students at both the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Her current work examines cultural determinants of gun ownership and the role of media depictions of gun policy.

Recent Publications

Verrecchia, Philip J. and Nicole Hendrix. (2016) “The Effects of Self-Classification on Perceptions of Security Levels and Civil Liberties Among a Sample of College Students,” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression

Misis, Marcos L., Michael D. Bush, and Nicole Hendrix. (2016). “An examination of College Students’ Fears about Terrorism and the Likelihood of a Terrorist Attack,” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Verrecchia, Philip J. and Nicole Hendrix. (2015) “The Effects of Individual Characteristics on Perceptions of Security Levels and Civil Liberties: An Examination Over a Decade After 9/11,” Virginia Social Science Journal.

Corbin, Tanya and Nicole Hendrix. (2014) “The Demise of the American Middle Class and the Rise of the Police State,” in Global Criminal and Sovereign Free Economies and the Demise of the Western Democracies: Dark Renaissance edited by Robert Bunker and Pamela Bunker.

Hendrix, Nicole. (2014) “Integrating Criminal Justice Professionals into the Research Methods Classroom", The Criminologist, publication for the American Society of Criminology, edited by Dr. Charisse Coston

Hendrix, Nicole. (2013) Experience Criminal Justice, 1E, New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing.