Maria Arndt

Maria Arndt

Assistant Professor


Ph.D, Florida International University (2022, International Crime and Justice)

M.S., Florida International Univesrity (2019, Criminology and Criminal Justice)

B.A., University of Florida (2016, International Studies and Cirminology & Law)


Maria Arndt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Police Science. She studies prosecutorial decision making, racial and ethnic disparities in criminal case processing, and data-informed prosecution. She has published her work in various journals including Race and Justice, Criminal Justice Review, and Criminology and Public Policy. She is a Florida native and attended Florida International University for graduate school and the University of Florida for her undergraduate degrees in Criminology & Law and International Studies. 

Course Taught

Current courses

CJBS250 Research Method

CJBS300 Criminal Justice Theory in Practice


Scholarly Work

Arndt, M., Stolzenberg, L., & D’Alessio, S. J. (2020). The effects of race and physical evidence on the likelihood of arrest for homicide. Race and Justice, 2153368719900358. 

Arndt, M., Examining the gap between prosecutor attitudes and decisions: Case prioritization through case elimination mechanisms in driving with a suspended license cases. Criminal Justice Review.

Kutateladze, B. L., Dunlea, R. R., Liu, L., & Arndt, M. (2022). A test of the bifurcation hypothesis in prosecutorial diversion. Criminology & Public Policy.

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