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Jennifer Cobbina, PhD

Associate Professor

2009 PhD, University of Missouri - St. Louis
2006 MA, University of Missouri -  St. Louis
2004 BA, Indiana University

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Jennifer E. Cobbina is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.  Her 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.  Dr. Cobbina’s work appears in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Sociological Inquiry, Journal of Drug Issues, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, and Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.


Coping Strategies to Avoid Victimization among Female Probationers and Parolees

Year: 2014 Authors: Cobbina, J.E., Morash, M., Kashy, D., and Smith, S.W. Journal: Race and Justice

Men, Women, and Post-Release Offender: An Examination of the Link Between Relational Ties and Recidivism

Year: 2012 Authors: Cobbina, J.E., Huebner, B. and Berg, M.T. Journal: Crime and Delinquency

Reintegration Success and Failure: Factors Impacting Reintegration among Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women

Year: 2010 Authors: Cobbina, J.E. Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Women Coming Home: Long-Term Patterns of Recidivism

Year: 2012 Authors: Huebner, B., DeJong, C., and Cobbina, J.E. Journal: Justice Quarterly

Gender, Neighborhood Danger, and Risk Avoidance Strategies among Urban African American Youth

Year: 2008 Authors: Cobbina, J.E., Miller, J. and Brunson, R. Journal: Criminology