IUPUI Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Kenna Quinet

Kenna Quinet

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety
Research Fellow, Center for Criminal Justice Research
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4064
Phone: 317-274-3447
Email: kfquinet@iupui.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Kenna Quinet joined the SPEA faculty in 1992. Her research focuses on various aspects of homicide including serial and mass homicides, missing persons, unidentified dead and prostitutes as serial homicide victims. She teaches courses on criminological theory and policy as well as a popular course on homicide. Quinet has won 13 teaching awards since she came to IUPUI. She has worked with the Indiana law enforcement and firefighter community for 15 years. Most recently, she is a co-author of The Will To Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder with Jamie Fox and Jack Levin.

Education

  • Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • M.A., 1984, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • B.A., 1982, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Professional affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Homicide Research Working Group
  • Indiana Violent Crime and Homicide Investigators Association
  • National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

Major fields of expertise

  • Serial and mass murder
  • Missing persons and unidentified dead
  • Causes of death, homicide, suicide and accident patterns
  • Causes of crime
  • Evaluation of police interventions

Intellectual contributions

  • 2013 Quinet, Kenna and Sam Nunn, “Establishing the Victim-Offender Relationship of Initially Unsolved Homicides: Partner, Family, Acquaintance or Stranger?” Homicide Studies, Volume 18:3, 271-297, (published online, July 9, 2013).
  • Quinet, Kenna, “Missing Persons.” U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. October 2012. http://www.popcenter.org/problems/missing_persons/
  • Quinet, Kenna. “Crimes Against Animals.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology. Editor, Richard Rosenfeld. New York: Oxford University Press. July 2012. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396607/obo-9780195396607-0127.xml?rskey=oGYpr8&result=4&q=  
  • Quinet, Kenna, “Prostitutes as Victims of Serial Homicide: Trends and Case Characteristics from 1970-2009.” Homicide Studies, Volume 15(1), pp. 74-100. 2011.
  • Jamie Fox, Jack Levin and Kenna Quinet, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, Fourth edition. Pearson. 2011.
  • Rosenfeld, Richard, Kenna Quinet and Crystal Garcia (eds.). Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research, Cengage/Wadsworth. 2010.
  • 2008 Quinet, Kenna, Thomas D. Stucky and Samuel Nunn, Project Safe Neighborhoods: Southern District of Indiana, review of 2007 Subgrantees. Prepared through the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Center for Criminal Justice Research. August, 2008.
  • 2008 Stucky, Thomas D., Samuel Nunn and Kenna Quinet, Promising Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence: Report to Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods. Prepared through the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Center for Criminal Justice Research. August, 2008.
  • 2008 Nunn, Samuel, William Newby, Kenna Quinet, Dona Sapp, Thomas D. Stucky and Rachel Thelin, ICJI Grants Assessments Synthesis Report. Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Center for Criminal Justice Research. June 2008.
  • 2008 Quinet, Kenna and William Newby, External Causes of Death in Indiana: Firearm Deaths. Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. May 2008.
  • 2008 Quinet, Kenna and William Newby, External Causes of Death in Indiana: Youth Accidents, Suicides and Homicides. Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. April 2008.
  • 2008 Quinet, Kenna and William Newby, External Causes of Death in Indiana: Race, Age and Gender Risks. Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. February 2008.
  • 2007 Quinet, Kenna and William Newby, External Causes of Death in Indiana. Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. December 2007.
  • 2007 Quinet Kenna. "The Missing Missing: Towards a Quantification of Serial Murder Victimization in the United States", Homicide Studies, Volume II (4) November, pp. 319-339.
  • 2007 Fox, James Alan, Jack Levin and Kenna Quinet. The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder. Allyn and Bacon.
  • 2006 Quinet Kenna, Roger Jarjoura, Robert Brown, Thomas Stucky, Samuel Nunn, Bill Newby and Crystal Garcia, "Performance Metrics for ICJI, 2006", Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. March 2006.
  • 2006 Nunn, Sam, Quinet, Kenna, Rowe, Kelley and Donald Christ, "Interdiction Day: Covert Surveillance Operations, Drugs and Serious Crime in an Inner-City Neighborhood." Police Quarterly, Volume 9, No. 1, pp.73-99.
  • 2005 Nunn, Sam, Quinet, Kenna and William Newby. "Indiana Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces, 2002 and 2003." Prepared for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute through the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. August 2005.
  • 2014 Nunn, Sam, Quinet, Kenna. "Establishing the Victim-Offender Relationship of Initially Unsolved Homicides: Partner, Family, Acquiantance, or Stranger?" Homicide Studies, originally published online 9 July 2013. DOI: 10.1177/1088767913493783.   
  • 2003 Quinet, Kenna, Sam Nunn and Nikki Kincaid, "Measuring the Effectiveness of Problem Oriented Policing Training: An Empirical Assessment of Attitudinal Change." Police Practice and Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 263-283.
  • 2002 Nunn, Sam and Kenna Quinet, "Evaluating the Effects of Information technology on Problem Oriented Policing: If It Doesn't Fit, Must We Quit?" Evaluation Review, Volume 26 No.1, pp. 81-107.
  • 2002 Quinet, Kenna and Angelina Bird, "Suicides Outnumber Homicides in Central Indiana." Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. March 2002.
  • 1998 Davis Quinet, Kenna and Sam Nunn. "Illuminating Crime: The Impact of Street Lighting on Calls for Service." Evaluation Review, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 751-779.
  • 1997 Quinet, Kenna, David Bordua and Wright Lassiter. "Line of Duty Police Deaths: A Paradoxical Trend in Police Homicides." Policing and Society, Vol. 6, pp. 283-296.
  • 1995 Lauritsen, Janet and Kenna Davis Quinet. "Repeat Victimization Among Adolescents and young Adults." Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Vol. 11, No. 2: 143-166.

Courses taught

  • Criminological Theory and Policy
  • Murder In America
  • Indiana Homicides
  • Animal Rights

Service

  • National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS), Indiana Victim’s Advocate, 2010-present.
  • Board Member, Indiana Violent Crime and Homicide Investigator's Association.
  • Mayoral appointment, Marion County Forensic Services Advisory Board.
  • Criminal Justice, Public Safety and Law Program Director, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI, 2005-2006. Chair of the Criminal Justice faculty in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs throughout the state of Indiana (seven campuses) 2001-2004. Served as Director of Undergraduate Programs for all of SPEA's undergraduate degree programs 2002-2003.
  • Worked with police and fire training academies to accredit training and coordinate public safety and criminal justice education for fire, emergency management and law enforcement.
  • Faculty sponsor, Indianapolis World Police & Fire Games Scholarship, IUPUI.
  • Service and invited presentations on serial murder, the missing, the CSI effect and women who kill.
  • Extensive international, national, state and local work with media, 1990–present.

Awards and recognition

  • Thirteen teaching awards since 1992 while at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • Five teaching awards as a graduate assistant and Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

2013 Quinet, Kenna and Sam Nunn, “Establishing the Victim-Offender Relationship of Initially Unsolved Homicides: Partner, Family, Acquaintance or Stranger?” Homicide Studies, Volume 18:3, 271-297, (published online, July 9, 2013).