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Biography

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Peck is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. She earned her PhD in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2014. Her research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system, the treatment of disadvantaged groups throughout juvenile court processing, and special populations in courts and corrections. Dr. Peck’s recent publications appear in Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, and Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Juvenile justice
  • Race/ethnicity

Education

PhD in Criminology, University of South Florida
MA in Criminology, University of South Florida
BA in Criminal Justice, University at Albany – State University of New York
BA in Sociology, University at Albany – State University of New York

Research

Research Interests

  • Racial/ethnic disparities in juvenile court processing
  • Treatment of disadvantaged groups in the juvenile justice system
  • Vulnerable populations in criminal justice settings

Awards

(2018) Tory J. Caeti Young Scholar Memorial Award. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Section.

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