Dr. Aida Y. Hass


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Sociology/Criminal Justice, 1995, George Washington University
  • MS, Sociology/Criminal Justice, 1994, George Washington University
  • BA, Criminal Justice, 1991 George Washington University


  • CRM 220 - Criminology
  • CRM 301 - Movies, Media and Crime
  • CRM 335 - Criminal Typologies
  • CRM 336 - Criminal Psychology
  • CRM 445 - Victimology
  • CRM 720 - Crime Theory & Policy

Research and professional interests

Dr. Hass’ research interests include an examination of the development and implementation of community correctional alternatives to incarceration, the impact of the changing dynamics of sentencing and corrections on the structural operation of prisons, and the effect of prisoner reentry programs on successful integration of offenders into the community. She currently serves as the department’s Graduate Director and has published a variety of books, including a major textbook titled Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research, and Practice which is now in its second edition.

Awards and honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation, 26th Annual Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, Missouri State University, 2019 

  • Faculty Mentorship Award, Maroon and White Honors Banquet, Missouri State University, 2019, 2018 
  • Faculty Leadership Award, Maroon and White Honors Banquet, Missouri State University, 2017 
  • Outstanding Team Award, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, 2003 
  • Performance Achievement Award, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, 2002, 2001 
  • National Recognition Award, National Criminal Justice Association, 2000