Jennifer Copp received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses broadly on the ways in which economic and other forms of marginalization shape family life and contribute to diminished life chances. Current projects, which have received funding from the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the MacArthur Foundation, among others, examine desistance from crime, child well-being in the context of parental incarceration, and the role of discretion in pretrial decision-making.
2020. “Desistance from Crime during the Transition to Adulthood: The Influence of Parents, Peers, and Shifts in Identity.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 57(3), 294-332.
2020. “Adolescent Dating Violence Victimization and Relationship Dissolution.” Youth & Society, 52(2), 187-208.
2020. “When Worlds Collide: Linking Involvement with Friends and Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood.” Social Forces, 98(3), 1196-1222.
2020. “Financial Behaviors, Couple-Level Conflict, and Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Longitudinal Results from a Nationally Representative Sample.” Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(S1), 255-269.
2019. “Linking Parental Incarceration and Family Dynamics Associated with Intergenerational Transmission: A Life Course Perspective.” Criminology, 57(3), 395-423.