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.

Research Interests

Pretrial Justice | Social Influences on Crime (and other Problem Behaviors) | Social Inequality | Intimate Partner Violence | Adolescence and Young Adulthood | Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

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

“Mechanisms Underlying Desistance from Crime: Individual and Social Pathways.” Co-Investigator. National Institute of Justice, 2020-2022.

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

“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. MacArthur Foundation, 2018-2020.

“Relationship Dynamics in the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence.” Co-Investigator. National Institute of Justice, 2018-2020.

Recent Publications

Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Monica A. Longmore, & Wendy D. Manning. 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.

Soller, Brian, Jennifer E. Copp, Dana L. Haynie, & Alena Kuhlemeier. 2020. “Adolescent Dating Violence Victimization and Relationship Dissolution.” Youth & Society, 52(2), 187-208.

Giordano, Peggy C., Jennifer E. Copp, Wendy D. Manning, & Monica A. Longmore. 2020. “When Worlds Collide: Linking Involvement with Friends and Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood.” Social Forces, 98(3), 1196-1222.

Copp, Jennifer E., Bruce G. Taylor, & Elizabeth A. Mumford. 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.

Giordano, Peggy C., Jennifer E. Copp, Wendy D. Manning, & Monica A. Longmore. 2019. “Linking Parental Incarceration and Family Dynamics Associated with Intergenerational Transmission: A Life Course Perspective.” Criminology, 57(3), 395-423.