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Dr. Justin W. Patchin

Justin Patchin
  • Professor
  • Criminal Justice Program
  • Political Science

Justin W. Patchin joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice that year from Michigan State University. Since 2002, 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. He regularly teaches Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ 103), Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301), Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (CRMJ 302), and Teen Technology Misuse (CRMJ 359) but has also taught several other courses related to youth violence and juvenile delinquency.

Teaching Interests
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
Research and Creative Activities
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Online Social Networking
  • School Violence
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University (Criminal Justice)
  • M.S., Michigan State University (Criminal Justice)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior (Sociology-Criminal Justice)