Victoria (Tori) Knoche, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Criminal Justice & Criminology

Victoria (Tori) Knoche is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare’s Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests center around the intersection between psychology, criminal justice, sociology, and social welfare.

In her current position she has worked on several projects, including evaluating outcomes of a program designed to increase youths’ perceptions of police; conducting and assessing interviews from participants and stakeholders to examine their perceptions of a pre-charge diversion program for narcotics possession; and examining predictors of drug court success. She has contributed to grant applications aimed at examining the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system.


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2020
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
  • B.A., Psychology and Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015

Professional Interests:

  • Program evaluation
  • Psychology and the legal system
  • Juvenile justice and child welfare systems
  • Judicial impact on juvenile outcomes

Curriculum Vitae