Jennifer E. Copp received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University. Her work focuses on crime and other problem behaviors during adolescence and young adulthood, with a particular emphasis on intimate partner violence (IPV). Her recent research explores the role of anger as a mediator of the association between neighborhood disadvantage and IPV. Other work examines the complex interplay of neighborhood disadvantage, normative climates, and economically related conflicts as influences on IPV within the context of young adult relationships.

Research Interests

Intimate Partner Violence | Neighborhoods and Crime | Adolescence and Young Adulthood | Consequences of Incarceration | Health and Well-Being

Education

Ph.D. 2014, Bowling Green State University; Sociology

M.A. 2012, Bowling Green State University; Sociology

M.A. 2009, The University of Cadiz; Gender Studies

B.A. 2007, The Ohio State University; International Relations and Spanish

Grants

“Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department Project Second Chance for Incarcerated Parents with Minor Children” Principal Investigator of subcontract to Florida State University ($112,455). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ($689,315), 2019-2021.

“Assessment of the FDC’s Pilot Program for the Spectrum Risk Assessment.” Principal Investigator. Florida Department of Corrections ($15,000), 2018.

“A Validation of the Palm Beach County Jail Risk Assessment Instrument for the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission.” Co-Investigator of subcontract to Florida State University ($160,000). Palm Beach County CriminalJustice Commission, funded by MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Grant ($2,424,400), 2018-2019.

“Relationship Dynamics in the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence.” Co-Investigator. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice ($998,574), 2018-2020.

“Improving the Validity of Risk Assessment in the Florida Juvenile Justice System.” Co-Investigator. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice ($207,817), 2017-2018.

“The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Child Well-Being: Identifying Sources of Variability.” Principal Investigator. Florida State University’s Council on Research and Creativity, Planning Grant ($13,000), 2016-2017.

“Parental Incarceration and Child Well-Being: An Examination of Mediating Mechanisms and Conditional Effects.” Principal Investigator. Florida State University’s Council on Research and Creativity, First Year Assistant Professor Program ($20,000), 2016.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – Longitudinal Data on Teen Dating Violence: Postdoctoral Fellowship ($199,139), 2014-2015.

Recent Publications

Jennifer E. Copp, Bruce G. Taylor, & Elizabeth A. Mumford. 2018. “Financial behaviors, couple-level conflict, and adolescent relationship abuse: Longitudinal results from a nationally representative sample.” Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Peggy C. Giordano, and Jennifer E. Copp. 2018. “Girls’ and Women’s Violence: The Question of General versus Uniquely Gendered Causes.” Annual Review of Criminology.

Soller, Brian, Jennifer E. Copp, Dana L. Haynie, & Alena Kuhlemeier. 2018. “Adolescent Dating Violence Victimization and Relationship Dissolution.” Youth & Society.

Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Monica A. Longmore, & Wendy D. Manning. 2018. “The development of attitudes toward intimate partner violence: An examination of key correlates among a sample of young adults.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, & Monica A. Longmore. 2018. “Parental Incarceration and Child Well-being: Conceptual and Practical Concerns Regarding the Use of Propensity Scores.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 4(1), 1-12.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming Peggy C. Giordano, and Jennifer E. Copp. “Girls’ and Women’s Violence: The Question of General versus Uniquely Gendered Causes.” Annual Review of Criminology.

2018 Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, & Monica A. Longmore. “Parental Incarceration and Child Well-being: Conceptual and Practical Concerns Regarding the Use of Propensity Scores.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 4(1), 1-12.

2018 Copp, Jennifer E., and William D. Bales. “Jails and Local Justice System Reform: An Overview and Recommendations.” The Future of Children, 28(1), 103-124.

2016 Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore. “Couple-Level Economic/Career Concerns and Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 78:744-758.