Oren M. Gur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice
Office Phone: 215-881-7904
Office Location: Sutherland, 310d

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Ph.D. Criminology, Law & Justice; University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
M.S. Criminology; University of Pennsylvania, 2007
B.A. Urban Studies; University of Pennsylvania, 2006


CRIMJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIMJ 210 Policing in America
CRIMJ 415 Drug Control Policy in Comparative Perspective


Substance use
Pretrial supervision
Interpersonal violence
Criminal justice technologies
Research methods
Neutralization theory


Youth Execution Research Team
Policing in Montgomery County
Drug Overdoses in Montgomery County


“Degrees of separation: Drug use by graduate and professional school students.”
Students attending graduate and professional school use psychoactive substances, but are rarely stigmatized through criminalization. Accounts of early and recent use highlight how privilege and professional socialization influence substance use practice and discourse.


Gur, O.M., Ibarra, P.R., Erez, E. Specialization and the use of GPS for domestic violence by pretrial programs: Findings from a national survey of U.S. practitioners [Special issue]​. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 34(1), 32-62. Forthcoming. DOI 10.1080/15228835.2016.1139418    

Moore, T.M., Martin, I.K., Gur, O.M., Jackson, C.T., Scott, J. Cobb, Calkins, M.E., Ruparel, K., Port, A.M., Nivar, I., Krinsky, H.D., Gur, R.E., & Gur, R.C. (2016). Characterizing social environment’s association with neurocognition using census and crime data linked to the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort. Psychological Medicine, 46(3), 599-610.

Erez, E., Ibarra, P.R., Gur, O.M. (2015). At the intersection of private and political conflict zones: Policing domestic violence in the Arab community in Israel. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(9), 930-963.

Ibarra, P.R., Gur, O.M., Erez, E. (2014). Surveillance as casework: Supervising domestic violence defendants with GPS technology [Special issue]. Crime, Law and Social Change, 62(4), 417-44.

Erez, E., Ibarra, P.R., Gur, O.M. (2013). Using GPS in domestic violence cases: Lessons from a study of pretrial programs. Journal of Offender Monitoring, 25(1), 5-10.

Erez, E., Ibarra, P.R., Bales, W., Gur, O.M. (2012). GPS monitoring technologies and domestic violence: An evaluation study. A report submitted to the National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C. Available:www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/238910.pdf.

Gur, O.M. (2010). Persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system: Police interventions to prevent violence and criminalization. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 10, 220-240.


Gur, R.C., Gur, O.M. (2014). The challenge of linking brain and behavior measures in the medical legal context. In R.L. Sadoff (Ed.), Forensic Psychiatry: Historical Review, Current Developments, Future Directions. NY, NY: Oxford University Press.

Erez, E., Ibarra, P. R., Gur, O.M. (2013). Policing domestic violence in the Arab community in Israel: Meanings and consequences. In U. Gopher and G. Ben-Porat (Eds.), Policing a Divided Society (Chapter 11). Haifa, Israel: Pardes Publishing House with Abraham Foundation.


2015 Runner-up, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Outstanding Thesis Award
Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago

2014-2015 Summer Faculty Research Fellow ($4,000)
The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College

2014 Dean’s Scholar Award, Dissertation ($25,000, declined)
Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 Summer Graduate Research Grant ($1,000)
Jewish Studies Program, University of Illinois at Chicago


Anthony Scaringelli, “Crime Mapping: Predicting Shootings in Trenton, New Jersey” (Winner, Division of Social Sciences