David A. Schroeder, Ph.D.


Ph.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2007

M.Phil., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005

M.A., University of Hull [United Kingdom], 1999

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1992

About David

Professor Schroeder's research interests include homicide investigation, the utility of forensic evidence (most notably DNA), aberrant/episodic homicide, defense investigation, and tolerance issues in law enforcement.

Recently Published Books and Articles

Schroeder, D. and White, M. (2009) Exploring the Use of DNA Evidence in Homicide Investigations: Implications for Detective Work and Case Clearance, Police Quarterly, September, 12: 319-342. 

Schroeder, D., (2007) DNA and Homicide Clearance: What's Really Going On? The Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, Vol 7.

Recent Conference Presentations

Schroeder D. A. & Emigh M.(2017) The Role of Forensic Evidence in the Absence of Eyewitness Reports. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.


Schroeder D. (2014) Impact of Forensic Evidence on Arrest.

Courses Taught
  • CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 201 Principles of Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 311 Criminology
  • CJ 400 Criminal Justice Problems Seminar
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News and In the Media

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Polish Law Enforcement Officials Recognize Lee College Leader

David Schroeder, Ph.D., acting dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, received the Centenary Medal from the Polish National Police, and one of his students – who hails from Poland – called the celebration a "one-of-a-kind experience."