Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Jennifer Cobbina, recipient of the 2016 ACJS Becky Tatum Excellence Award. Awardees must be committed to conceptual or empirical contributions to the study of minorities as victims, professionals in criminal justice, or offenders.
Associate Professor Cobbina’s primary research focuses on the issue of corrections, prisoner reentry and the understanding of recidivism and desistance among recently released female offenders. Her second primary research area is centered on examining how gender and social context impact victimization risks among minority youth. She is currently a co-principal investigator on a team of researchers that was awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Michigan State University Foundation to examine how probation and parole officer interaction with female drug offenders affects recidivism, rule violations, and changes in crime-related needs.