Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

Dr. Eva Aizpurua
Visiting Research Fellow, Law


Eva Aizpurua, PhD, is a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She earned her PhD in Criminology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Northern Iowa (USA, 2016-2018). Her main research interests include criminal victimization, life in prison, public opinion on crime and criminal justice, and survey research methods.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Wolff, N., Caravaca-Sanchez, F. & Aizpurua, E. , Childhood Adversity Classes of Incarcerated Men and Their Association with Prison-based Psychological Distress and Substance Use, Children and Youth Services Review, 109, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

León, C.M. & Aizpurua, E. , Prevalencia y denuncia de conductas de acoso en estudiantes universitarios, InDret Revista para el Análisis del Derecho, 1, 2019, p1 - 19 Journal Article, 2019 URL


Vuk, M., Applegate, B.K., Oulette, H., Bolin, R., & Aizpurua, E., The Pragmatic Public? The Impact of Practical Concerns on Support for Punitive and Rehabilitative Prison Policies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Martin, S., Zabala, C., Del-Monte, J., Graziani, P., Aizpurua, E., Barry, TJ, & Ricarte, JJ, Examining the relationships between impulsivity, aggression, and recidivism for prisoners with antisocial personality disorder, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Vazquez, D., Aizpurua, E., Copp, JE, & Ricarte, JJ, Perceptions of violence against women in Europe: Assessing individual-and country-level factors, European Journal of Criminology, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Eva Aizpurúa, Mary Rogan , La situación de las prisiones y los centros de menores en España: Analizando las observaciones del CPT, Boletín Criminológico, 1, (182), 2019, p1-11 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text URL

La encuesta en Criminología in, editor(s)R. Barberet, R. Bartolomé & E. Fernández-Molina , Metodología de investigación en Criminología, Valencia, Spain, Tirant Lo Blanch, 2019, pp137 - 160, [Aizpurua, E. & Gámez Fraguela, XA] Book Chapter, 2019

León, C. & Aizpurua, E., "Persisten las actitudes sexistas en los estudiantes universitarios? Un análisis de su prevalencia, predictores y diferencias de género, eDUCACION xxi, 2019, p275 - 296 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI

León, C.M. & Aizpurua, E, Percepciones y sentimientos hacia las víctimas: Resultados de un experimento split-ballot, Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica, 16, 2018, p1 - 26 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Ricarte, J.J., Aizpurua, E., Ros, L., Latorre, J.M. & Raes, F, Psychometric properties of the Spanish short depressive rumination scale in a nonclinical sample, The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 21, (e34), 2018, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Aizpurua, E., Heiden, E.O., Park, K., Wittrock, J., & Losch, M., Investigating Respondent Multitasking and Distraction Using Self-reports and Interviewers' Observations in a Dual-frame Telephone Survey, Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

León, C.M., Aizpurua, E. and Vázquez, D, "Cómo influye el campo de texto en las respuestas a preguntas abiertas? Evidencias de un diseño experimental en un cuestionario auto-administrado, Revista Electrónica de Metodología Aplicada, 23, (2), 2018, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Aizpurua, E., Caravaca, F. & Stephenson, A., Victimization Status of Female and Male College Students in Spain: Prevalence and Relation to Mental Distress, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

León, C.M. & Aizpurua, E. , "Condiciona el dispositivo empleado para responder las encuestas la tendencia a revelar conductas de acoso?, Boletín Criminológico, 7, (181), 2018, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2018 URL

León, C.M. & Aizpurua, E., "Formulación abierta o cerrada de las preguntas en los cuestionarios? Resultados de un experimento sobre opinión acerca de la finalidad de las penas, Boletín Criminológico, 7, (174), 2017, p1-11 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Aizpurua, E., Copp, J., Ricarte, J.J., & Vázquez, D., Controlling behaviors and intimate partner violence among women in Spain: An examination of individual, partner, and relationship risk factors for severe physical and psychological abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2017, p1 - 24 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Aizpurua, E., Singer, A., Butler, L., Collier, N. & Gertz, M., Fifteen Years Later: Post 9/11 Support for Increased Security and Criminalizing Muslims, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 15, (4), 2017, p372-393 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Aizpurua, E., Park, K.H., O'Heiden, E., Wittrock, J., & Losch, M., Predictors of multitasking and its impact on data quality: Lessons from a statewide dual-frame telephone survey, Survey Practice, 11, (2), 2018, p1-15 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Stephenson, A., Aizpurua, E., & Losch, M., Clear Creek Watershed Social Assessment: Urban Survey, Iowa, Clear Creek Watershed Coalition, March, 2018, p1 - 36 Report, 2018 URL

Aizpurua, E., Park, K.H., Avery, M., Wittrock, J., Muilenburg, R. & Losch, M., The impact of advance letters on cellphone response in a statewide dual-frame survey, Survey Practice, 11, (2), 2018, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Stephenson, A., Aizpurua, E., & Losch, M., Clear Creek Watershed Social Assessment: Landowner Survey, Iowa, Clear Creek Watershed Coalition, March, 2018, p1 - 45 Report, 2018 URL

Avery, M., Aizpurua, E., Park, K., & Losch, M., Iowa Tobacco Cessation Program Evaluation: FY2018, Iowa Department of Public Health, July, 2018, p1 - 77 Report, 2018 URL

Research Expertise


Crime Prevention; Criminal Justice; Criminal Statistics; Criminology; Cross-Cultural Studies; Democracy; Gender Differences; Juvenile Delinquency; Law and Society; Prison; Statistics; SURVEY RESEARCH; Surveys & Survey Research; Victimization/Compensation; Violence Prevention; Violent Behavior; Women's Studies



Editorial Board Member, Criminal Justice and Behavior 2019-Present

Reviewer, Oñati Socio-legal Series 2019-Present

Reviewer, Violence and Victims 2019-Present

Reviewer. Women's Studies International Forum 2019-Present

Reviewer, European Journal of Public Health 2018-Present

Reviewer, InDret, Revista para el Análisis del Derecho 2018-Present

Reviewer, International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences 2018-Present

Reviewer, Social Forces 2016-Present

Reviewer, Cuadernos de Trabajo Social 2015-Present

Reviewer, Survey Research Methods 2019-Present

Reviewer, Crime & Delinquency 2019-Present

Reviewer, European Journal of Criminology 2019-Present

Reviewer, - Violence against Women 2019-Present

Awards and Honours

National Award for Academic Excellence, Spanish Ministry of Education 2011

Outstanding Graduate of the Year, University of Castilla-La Mancha 2011

Outstanding Thesis in Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha 2017

Early Career Award, Spanish Society of Criminological Research 2014

1st Place Poster Competition, 71st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research 2016

3rd Place Poster Competition, 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology 2017

Best Scientific Poster Award in the field of Social Sciences, 3rd Doctoral Conference. University of Castilla-La Mancha 2014

Roper Fellow Award, American Association of Public Opinion Research 2019


American Association for Public Opinion Research

American Society of Criminology

European Society of Criminology

Sociedad Española de Investigación Criminológica