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Department of Criminal Justice
321 Shippen Hall 
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 
1871 Old Main Drive 
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

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Student Research

We strongly encourage students to perform or assist with scholarly research.  In doing so, students are able to expand their educational experience by applying the techniques and theories learned in class to real world situations.  Not only does this help them better understand the material they learn in the classroom, but it also gives them a distinct advantage over others who are also entering fields in criminal justice.  Over the last few years, we have seen dozens of students either perform original research or assist faculty members with their research.


Graduate Student Research Projects

Jon Gist (2011) “Risks of Property Victimization among College Students” presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference, Toronto, Canada (Dr. Laura Patterson, co-author)

Andrew Gladfelter (2011), "Perceived Risk and Fear of Crime on Campus: A GIS Approach" presented at American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference, Washington D.C. (Dr. Melissa Ricketts & Dr. Jan Smith, co-authors)


Undergraduate Student Research Projects

Alexa Barrick (2013), “An Exploratory Study of TWD among College Students” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Melissa Ricketts, Faculty Sponsor)

Jordan Dewalt (2013), “An Analysis of Effective Leadership in Criminal Justice: The Roles and Implications of Leadership Practice in a Challenging Environment” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Liz Fisher, Faculty Sponsor

Chelsea Keenan & Kelby Kitzmiller (2013), “Big Brother Big Sister” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Cynthia Koller & Dr. Carrie Maloney, Faculty Sponsors

Steven Masel (2013), "State Spending: Locking Up Our Educational Funds" presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Britt Patterson, Faculty Sponsor)

Kyle Morris (2013), “Megan’s Law and Correctional Quackery” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Cynthia Koller & Dr. Carrie Maloney, Faculty Sponsors)

Matthew Murray (2013), “Adolescent Gang Involvement Prevention: Tactics from Different Institutions” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Cynthia Koller & Dr. Carrie Maloney, Faculty Sponsors

Kayla Warmuth & Kylee Lantz (2013), “Aggression Replacement Training” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Cynthia Koller & Dr. Carrie Maloney, Faculty Sponsors)

Jadan Notarangelo (2010) “Dating and Peer Violence Survey” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Laura Patterson, Faculty Sponsor)

Cody R. Wertz (2010) “Crime Mapping with ArcGIS” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Laura Patterson, Faculty Sponsor)

Lisa  Zook (2010) "10 Year Study of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Version 2 (MAYSI-2) in PA Juvenile Detention Facilities" presented to Juvenile Detention Centers Association of Pennsylvania (JDCAP) Conference, Lancaster, PA (Dr. Laura Patterson, co-author)

Jon Gist & Allison Jackson (2008) “Student Victimization Survey” presented at Celebration of Student Research conference, Shippensburg, PA (Dr. Laura Patterson, Faculty Sponsor)
  

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