Meet Leonard (Leo) J. Genco
Assistant Teaching Professor, Criminology
Phone: (813) 257-4019
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2013 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, B.S.
2016 University of South Florida, M.A.
2021 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
White Collar Crime
Crimes Against Animals
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Leo Genco has published articles on the effectiveness of animal registry, animal cruelty and welfare laws, and the taking of wildlife by government agencies. His latest publicans have focused on domestic hunting of wildlife. He has published in both social and natural science journals such as Human Dimension of Wildlife, Criminological Encounters and Sustainability. His research focuses on exploring the cultural urban-rural division of hunting, the distribution of punishment for animal abusers and the spatial clustering of illegal hunting. He is expanding research into rural criminality and how rural criminality elaborates the story of crime in the United States of America. Genco’s scholarship has been presented at national and regional conferences such as the American Society of Criminology.
Genco is also involved in archery and outdoor activities such as hunting. His focus is to use his outdoor hobbies to support outdoorsmen to advocate for conservation and environmental protection. Additionally, he works on a podcast centered around environmental politics to provide a space for conservative individuals to understand environmental activism, policies and theories. The goal is to educate the nuances of environmental harm and to call for more attention to our societal practices that harm ecosystems.