Michael Costelloe

Michael Costelloe Professor
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Blg SBS Rm #238
Phone: 928-523-7261



PhD Florida State University

MS Florida State University

BS University of Alabama- Birmingham

Professional interests

  • criminological theory
  • wrongful conviction
  • political economy
  • social control
  • punitive attitudes
  • immigration issues

Academic interests and affiliations

My current research interests include: criminological theory; issues of social control; political economy; public attitudes toward crime, welfare, and immigration; and policing immigration.

Current research projects include an examination of the influence of crime salience and economic insecurity on attitudes toward crime, welfare and immigration, immigration discourse as an example of moral panic, and a study of the expanding role of local and state police in the enforcement of federal immigration statutes.