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Marc Ruffinengo, M.A.


Marc Ruffinengo has been with the Criminal Justice Program at Boise State University since 2013 and instructs a variety of courses on topics such as policing, criminal procedure, organized crime, white-collar crime, and research methods. He has a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his M.A. from Boise State University. His research interests center around policing related issues such as police hiring practices and deployment. He is also interested in criminological theory and is generally fascinated by the totality of the criminal justice system. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dog when he is not working.


M.A., Criminal Justice (2008).  Boise State University.
B.S., Natural Sciences (2005).  University of Pittsburgh.

Recent Publications

Ruffinengo, M. & Walsh, A. (2019, Forthcoming). Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and criminal behavior: A criminological viewpoint. Book chapter in Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 4: Application to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Boca Raton, FL: CRC/Taylor & Francis.

Heylen, B., Pauwels, L. J. R., Beaver, K.M., & Ruffinengo, M. (2015). Defending biosocial criminology: On the discursive style of our critics, the separation of ideology and science, and a biologically informed defense of fundamental values. Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology, 7, 83-95.