Criminal Justice Program
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Justin W. Patchin joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University (2004). For the past several years he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States and abroad training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology.
Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and has written numerous articles on adolescent behaviors online. His co-authored book: “Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews. His latest book: "School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time" was published in April 2012. He has spoken at the White House and the FBI Academy, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times to discuss issues related to teens use and misuse of technology.
Dr. Patchin received UW-Eau Claire's 2011 Excellence in Scholarship Award (more info here). He regularly teaches Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ/SOC 103) and Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301).
|Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ/SOC 103)|
|Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301)|
|Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (CRMJ 302)|
|Youth Gangs (CRMJ 349)|
|Teen Technology Misuse (CRMJ 359) [info coming soon!]|
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|Questions? Email: Dr. Patchin|
|updated: May, 2013|