Jennifer Wareham

Jennifer Wareham



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 3278 FAB

Curriculum vitae

Jennifer Wareham


Criminology & Criminal Justice

Dr. Jennifer Wareham is a Professor who completed her Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of South Florida. She has served as the Graduate Director for the Master's in Criminal Justice Program and the Acting Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSW) program at WSU. She conducts research on the causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency, interpersonal violence, and evaluation of justice programs. She has published over 70 articles various journals, including Criminal Justice and Behavior, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence Against Women. She is also actively engage in service to the college (CLAS), university, and profession, including serving multiple terms on Academic Senate and serving as the Lead Fellow for Reporting as part of general education assessment.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Juvenile delinquency; Criminological theory; Program evaluation; Intimate partner / domestic violence; Research methods; Quantitative analysis 


  • Ph.D., Criminology, University of South Florida, 2005
  • M.A., Criminology, University of South Florida, 2001
  • B.A., Criminology, University of South Florida, 1998

Awards and grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator. (January 2010-June 2011). Mental Health and Violent Offending in Chicago Youth: A Multilevel Approach. Data Resources Program 2009. Funder: National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice. Amount: $37,490.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. (January 2010-June 2011). Community and Disorganizational Influences on Law Enforcement Retention. American Statistical Association (ASA)/Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Small Grants Research Program for Analysis of Crime and Justice Data. Funder: ASA and BJS. Amount: $32,469.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. (June 2009-November 2010). Detroit Citizens' Responses to Crime and Disorder. President's Research Enhancement Program in Urban Research. Funder: Wayne State University. Amount: $49,970.

Courses taught

  • Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, CRJ/GSW 2750
  • Gender & Crime, CRJ/GSW 2650
  • Race, Crime and Justice, CRJ 2550
  • Research Methods, CRJ 3550
  • Criminological Theory, CRJ 3800
  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice, CRJ 3110
  • Contemporary Criminal Justice, CRJ 7010
  • Data Management and Analysis for Criminal Justice, CRJ 7400
  • Delinquency and Justice, CRJ 7220
  • Master’s Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice, CRJ 7870
  • Nature of Crime, CRJ 7020
  • Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice, CRJ 7000
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice, CRJ 7860