Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.S., American University
B.S., The College of New Jersey
- Courses this Semester
- CJ 101-01
Dr. Mele is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include repeat victimization and intimate partner violence. Dr. Mele has published several articles on improving police records of domestic violence, protection order withdrawal, and victim advocacy. Before joining academia, Dr. Mele worked as an advocate for domestic violence victims. She currently teaches courses in criminology, research methodology, and victimology.
- Research Interests
Intimate partner violence, domestic homicide, repeat victimization