2015 Wall of Fame Inductee: Norair Khachatryan

Norair Khachatryan is a first-year Ph.D. Student in Criminology at the University of South Florida (USF). In 2006, he completed a BA in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, and in May 2015, he graduated from USF with an MA in Criminology.

Norair's main research interests are juvenile homicide and sexual homicide. His Master's thesis was a 30-year follow-up study of juvenile homicide offenders. He has an article published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology on recidivism of juvenile sexual homicide offenders, and two articles under review in other peer-reviewed journals. He also has an encyclopedia entry published in the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment.

Norair has served as a Teaching Assistant for the following courses: Serial Killers, Juvenile Murderers, and Theories of Criminal Behavior. He very much looks forward to gaining more research and teaching experience as a Doctoral Student at USF.