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

"Longitudinal Data on Teen Dating Violence," funded by the National Institute of Justice ($199,139). Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology.

Recent Publications

Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Monica A. Longmore, and Wendy D. Manning. 2016. “Dating Violence and Physical Health: A Longitudinal Lens on the Significance of Relationship Dynamics and Antisocial Lifestyle Characteristics” Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 26(4), 251-262.

Longmore, Monica A., Wendy D. Manning, Jennifer E. Copp, and Peggy C. Giordano. 2016. “A Prospective Study of Adolescents’ Sexual Partnerships on Emerging Adults’ Relationship Satisfaction and Intimate Partner Aggression” Emerging Adulthood 4(6) 403-416.

Giordano, Peggy C., Jennifer E. Copp, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore. 2016. “Anger, Control, and Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective” Journal of Family Violence, 31(1):1-13.

Woodard, Tracey, & Jennifer E. Copp. 2016. “Maternal Incarceration and Children’s Delinquent Involvement: The Role of Sibling Relationships” Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 340-348.

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

Selected Publications

Giordano, Peggy C., Jennifer E. Copp. “‘Packages’ of Risk: Implications for Determining the Effect of Maternal Incarceration on Child Wellbeing.” Criminology and Public Policy (Forthcoming).

Copp, Jennifer E., Peggy C. Giordano, Monica A. Longmore, and Wendy D. Manning. “Stay/Leave Decision-Making in Non-Violent and Violent Dating Relationships.” Violence and Victims (Forthcoming).

Longmore, Monica A., Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano, and Jennifer E. Copp. 2014. “Poor Relationship Quality, Intimate Partner Aggression, and Depressive Symptoms during Emerging Adulthood.” Social Science Research, 48:77-89.