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Faculty & Staff Directory

William Moreto

William Moreto

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
Employed Since: 2013

Professional Links

  • Research
  • Courses


Selected Recent Publications

Moreto, W.D. (Forthcoming). Avoiding The Tragedy of (Un)Common Knowledge: Reflections on Conducting Qualitative Criminological Research in Conservation Science. Qualitative Research. DOI: 10.1177/1468794116668001

Moreto, W.D., Lemieux, A.M., and Nobles, M.R. (Forthcoming). "It's In My Blood Now": The Satisfaction of Rangers Working in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation. FirstView. DOI:

Moreto, W.D., Brunson, R.K., and Braga, A.A. (Forthcoming). "Anything We Do, We Have to Include the Communities": Law Enforcement Rangers' Attitudes Towards and Experiences of Community-Ranger Relations in Wildlife Protected Areas in Uganda. British Journal of Criminology. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azw032

Moreto, W.D. (Forthcoming). Occupational Stress among Law Enforcement Rangers: Insights from Uganda. Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation. FirstView. DOI:

Moreto, W.D. (2015). Introducing Intelligence-Led Conservation: Bridging Crime and Conservation Science. Crime Science, 4. DOI: 10.1186/s40163-015-0030-9

Moreto, W.D., and Lemieux, A.M. (2015). Poaching in Uganda: Perspectives from Law Enforcement Rangers. Deviant Behavior, 36: 853-873. 

Moreto, W.D., Brunson, R.K., and Braga, A.A. (2015). "Such Misconducts Don't Make a Good Ranger": Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda. The British Journal of Criminology, 55(2): 359-380. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azu079

Moreto, W.D. and Lemieux, A.M. (2015). From CRAVED to CAPTURED: Introducing a Product-Based Framework to Examine Illegal Wildlife Markets. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 21: 303-320. DOI: 10.1007/s10610-014-9268-0

Moreto, W.D., Piza, E.L., and Caplan, J.M. (2014). 'A Plague on both Your Houses?': Risks, Repeats and Reconsiderations of Urban Residential Burglary. Justice Quarterly, 31: 1102-1126. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2012.754921


Research Interests

  • environmental criminology
  • policing
  • crime analysis
  • crime prevention
  • geographic information systems
  • crime science
  • wildlife crime
  • qualitative methods


  • CCJ 6077 (Summer Semester): Advanced Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 6079 (Spring Semester): Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 6073 (Fall Semester): Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis
  • CCJ 6074 (Spring Semester): Investigative and Intelligence Analysis: Theory and Methods

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— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
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My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
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— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
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