Zachary Loftus received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University. His research focuses on personality correlates of offending—primarily the Big Five personality traits and self-control—with an emphasis on intervening and conditional processes. His research interests also include morality, informal sanctions, and deterrence. In addition to his research, he also teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Corrections, Methods of Offender Treatment, Drugs in the Criminal Justice System, and Criminology.
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“The FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has given me numerous opportunities to critically engage our criminal justice system. Through my internship I was able to develop the interpersonal and professional skills that made me marketable to graduate schools and future employers. I've created lasting relationships with faculty through research, and all my professors have actually cared about my progress as a student. The outstanding education I've received through my coursework, and the support I've received from the department's advisors has allowed me to pursue a career in criminal law.”