Dr. Zeoli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Broadly, Dr. Zeoliís research examines public policy as a tool through which to reduce intimate partner violence and homicide. One of Dr. Zeoliís main research goals is to increase the safety of mothers separating from intimate partner abusing fathers. Her primary line of research, therefore, is to investigate the connections between family court processes, custody determinations, and safety outcomes for female survivors of intimate partner violence and their children. Through this research, she seeks to identify modifiable factors at the critical juncture of child custody cases in family court that facilitate or deter the continuation of violence. Dr. Zeoli is also specifically interested in the role of firearms and alcohol in intimate partner violence and homicide, as well as the criminal and civil justice system responses to intimate partner violence. Additionally, Dr. Zeoli also researches the effects of laws mandating arrest for domestic violence incidents and laws designed to reduce known domestic violence perpetratorsí access to firearms on intimate partner homicide.