Omi completed her PhD in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland in January, 2015.  She holds a BA (honors) in Criminology and Psychology and an MA in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.  Her research interests include community violence, terrorism and tactics, and theoretical applications.  

Areas of Interest

  • Terrorism, community violence, and theory


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminology and Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 2006
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 2009
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, January 2015


  • Research interests include the analysis of the relationship between external instigating factors (threat to constituent support, community cohesion, environment) and the escalation in violent tactics in impacted communities.
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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