Wayne State University
Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson

Assistant Professor



656 W. Kirby, 3293 F/AB


Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University. He received his PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice in 2013 from from Arizona State University. His research examines the implications of romantic relationships/instability for crime across the life course, violence, and the consequences of incarceration for relationships, families, and health. Matthew previously was invited to the Fragile Families & Family Wellbeing Genetic Data Workshop at Columbia University’s Population Research Center and has since been modifying his research to include greater sensitivity to the intersection of biological and environmental forces.

Area of Expertise

  • Longitudinal research designs and data analysis
  • policy evaluation


Criminal Justice


College of Liberal Arts Sciences