Criminal Justice
       Patrick R. Cundiff, PhD

Patrick R. Cundiff, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Rivers 246
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

Dr. Patrick Cundiff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. He earned a PhD and M.A. in Crime, Law, and Justice from The Pennsylvania State University and B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. His research centers on a social-psychological approach to the study of crime and criminal justice with a focus on delinquency and the impact of expectations, aspirations, and the life-course.

Select Publications:
  • Felson, Richard B. and Patrick R. Cundiff. (forthcoming) “Sexual Assault as a Crime Against Young People.” Archives of Sexual Behavior

    Cundiff, Patrick R. (2013). “Ordered Delinquency? The “Effects” of Birth Order on Delinquency.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(8):1017-1029.

    Felson, Richard B., Patrick R. Cundiff, and Noah Painter-Davis (2012). “Age and Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities: A Blocked Opportunity Approach.” Criminology, 50(4):887-911.

    Felson, Richard B. and Patrick R. Cundiff (2012). “Age and Sexual Assault During Robberies.” Evolution and Human Behavior, 33 (1):10-16.

Courses Taught:

JUST 1000      Introduction to Criminal Justice
JUST 3004      Crime and Criminality
JUST 3012      Police Operations
JUST 4200      Juvenile Justice

Research Interests:

Adolescent expectations and delinquency, violence/violent victimization, life-course perspective, evaluation of theories of crime causation, and public punitiveness.

Teaching Interests:

Criminology, criminal justice, juvenile justice, policing, research methods.









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