Christopher J. Marier

Christopher J. Marier is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida. His teaching and research focus primarily on race, policing, and theories of social control. He is a recipient of the University of South Florida Graduate Fellowship Award, the ACJS International Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, and the Appalachian State University Undergraduate Research Council Grant. His research has been published in leading journals, including Justice Quarterly, Criminology and Public Policy, and Homicide Studies.


Colorado police officers’ use of force dashboard to publish this fall

A statewide report and public dashboard on police officers’ use of force, a requirement set under Colorado’s sweeping police accountability reforms, is set to be published by the end of fall, months after its original deadline. The report, which will include data from 270 law enforcement agencies in Colorado, will show the number of incidents …

DHS looks to combat illicit drugs inside and out of the United States through targeted strategy

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday rolled out what it is calling a comprehensive guide to combating illicit opioids from coming into the country. The report, titled “Strategy for Combating Illicit Opioids,” outlines four goals the Department hopes will stop opioids from coming into the country. Primary elements of the strategy include: Reducing the …