Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Department
Dr. Marthinus C. Koen is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Southern Indiana where he has been a faculty member since 2016. Marthinus completed his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University in 2016. He teaches courses that cover research methods, statistics, victimology, police discretion, technology in crime and justice. His research interests lie in police innovation (particularly technology), crime policy, police organizational change, and social control. Marthinus completed his dissertation research on the implementation of body-worn cameras at a police organization in the mid-Atlantic United States. His research focused on how the adoption of body-worn cameras shaped key structures and practices and how officers belonging to different organizational groups made sense of the technology over time. More recently, Marthinus and other criminal justice faculty members from USI have begun a process evaluation of the implementation of body-worn cameras at a mid-sized, city-level police agency.