Faculty Profile

Jessica Craig

Jessica Craig

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Criminal Justice
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2015.
Major: The Effects of Desire-For-Control, Self-Control, and Empathy on White Collar Crime
MS, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013.
Major: Investigating the Effects of Marriage, Military Enlistment, and Parenthood on Desistance among Juvenile Offenders across Race and Ethnicity
BS, Texas A&M University, 2011.
Major: Psychology and Sociology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 5000.001, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5000.601, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5700.001, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5700.601, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 4901.001, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5000.001, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5000.601, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5000.900, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5700.001, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5750.001, Criminal Justice Statistics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2020
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
CJUS 4901.001, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 5000.601, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5000.900, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5000.950, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5700.001, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
CJUS 4700.001, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5900.601, Special Problems, Spring 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Spring 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5000.900, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5000.950, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5700.001, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
CJUS 4700.002, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3700.900, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5750.001, Criminal Justice Statistics, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
CJUS 4700.002, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5000.900, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5000.950, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5700.900, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5700.950, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
CJUS 4700.002, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4860.001, Studies in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5750.001, Criminal Justice Statistics, Spring 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5700.900, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Spring 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5000.900, Criminal Justice Policy, Fall 2016 SPOT
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.002, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4700.900, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5750.001, Criminal Justice Statistics, Spring 2016 SPOT
CJUS 5700.900, Evaluation and Research Methodologies, Spring 2016 SPOT
CJUS 4460.001, Community Corrections, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Craig, J., Connell, N. M. (2018). Secondary data analysis: The effects of military participation on offending. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. SAGE.
Craig, J., Piquero, A. R. (2015). Crime and Punishment. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood. 543-558. New York: Oxford University Press.
Craig, J., Diamond, B., Piquero, A. R. (2014). Marriage as an Intervention in the Lives of Criminal Offenders. Effective Interventions in the Lives of Criminal Offenders. 19-37. New York: Springer.
Journal Article
Craig, J., Zettler, H. (2021). Are the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Violent Recidivism Offense-Specific?. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 19(1), 27-44.
DeLisi, M., Butler, D., Caudill, J., Craig, J., Trulson, C. R. (2021). 99 Percenters: An Examination of the Misconduct Careers of the Most Violent and Disruptive Incarcerated Delinquents. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 60, 1-9.
Powell, Z., Craig, J., Piquero, A. R., Baglivio, M., Epps, N. (2021). Delinquent Youth Concentration and Juvenile Recidivism.. Deviant Behavior. 42(7), 821-836.
Craig, J., Wolff, K. T., Baglivio, M. T. (2021). Resilience in Context: The Association between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Cumulative Positive Childhood Experiences among Justice-Involved Youth.. Crime & Delinquency. 67(11), 1647-1675.
Craig, J., Stewart, A., Hurren, E. (2021). Are Dual-System Offenders Different? An Examination of Prevalence and Specialization in Criminal Offending and Child Maltreatment Perpetration. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 65(10-11), 1164-1191.
Craig, J., Malvaso, C., Farrington, D. P. (2021). All in the family? Exploring the intergenerational transmission of Adverse Childhood Experiences and their effect on offending behavior. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 19(3), 292-307.
Baglivio, M. T., Zettler, H., Craig, J., Wolff, K. T. (2021). Evaluating RNR-based targeted treatment and intervention dosage in the context of traumatic exposure. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 19(3), 251-276.
Craig, J., Trulson, C. R., DeLisi, M., Caudill, J. (2020). Toward an Understanding of the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Recidivism of Serious Juvenile Offenders. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Craig, J., Guerra, C., Piquero, A. R. (2020). Immigrant Status, Offending, and Desistance: Do Relationship Characteristics Matter?. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. 6, 67-94.
Baktir, Y., Icer, M. M., Craig, J. (2020). Military and crime: A systematic review of the literature. Deviant Behavior. 41(2), 233-251.
Craig, J. (2020). Do Adverse Childhood Experiences influence the Desistance Process?. Deviant Behavior. 41(6), 683-704.
Trulson, C. R., Craig, J., DeLisi, M., Caudill, J. (2020). The Impact of Adult Prison Transfer on the Recidivism Outcomes of Blended Sentenced Juvenile Delinquents. Crime & Delinquency.
Craig, J., Nodeland, B., Long, R., Spivey, E. (2020). Student Perceptions of Team-Based Learning in the Criminal Justice Classroom. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 1-18. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2020.1742756
Nodeland, B., Craig, J. (2019). Perceptions of Legal and Extralegal Punishments for Sexual Harassment in the ‘MeToo’ Era. Deviant Behavior.
Barbieri, N., Clipper, S. J., Narvey, C., Rude, A., Craig, J., Piquero, N. L. Assessing General Strain Theory and Measures of Victimization, 2002-2018. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
Craig, J., Trulson, C. R. (2019). Continuity of the Delinquent Career Behind Bars: Predictors of Violent Misconduct among Female Delinquents. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
Craig, J., Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P. (2019). Not all At-Risk Boys have Bad Outcomes: Predictors of Later Life Success. Crime & Delinquency. 66(3), 392-419.
Craig, J., Zettler, H. R., Wolff, K. T., Baglivio, M. T. (2019). Considering the Mediating Effects of Drug and Alcohol Use, Mental Health, and their Co-Occurrence on the Adverse Childhood Experiences-Recidivism Relationship. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 17(3), 219-240.
Craig, J. (2019). The potential mediating impact of future orientation on the ACE-crime relationship. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 17(6), 111-128.
Craig, J., Intravia, J., Wolff, K., Baglivio, M. (2019). What can help? Examining levels of substance (non)use as a protective factor in the effect of ACEs on crime.. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 17(1), 62-61.
Craig, J. (2019). Extending Situational Action Theory to White-Collar Crime. Deviant Behavior. 40, 171-186.
Craig, J., Piquero, A. R., Murray, J., Farrington, D. (2018). A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Effects of Criminal Justice Involvement on Later Mental Health. Journal of Experimental Criminology.
Craig, J., Cartwright, A. D., Baglivio, M. T., Wolff, K. T., Piquero, A. R., Epps, N. (2018). Why They Did It?: Sex Differences in the Impact of Mental Health and Substance Use on Motivations for Offending.”. Crime & Delinquency. 64(6), 723-757.
Barbieri, N., Craig, J. (2018). Do the Effects of Strain and Religiosity on Criminal Coping Differ by Race and Ethnicity?. Crime & Delinquency. 64(6), 807-828.
Zettler, H. R., Wolff, K., Baglivio, M., Craig, J., Epps, N. (2018). The Racial and Gender Differences in the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Juvenile Residential Placement. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 16(3), 319-337.
Craig, J., Zettler, H., Wolff, K., Baglivio, M. (2018). Considering the mediating effects of drug and alcohol use, mental health, and their co-occurrence on the adverse childhood experiences-recidivism relationship. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 17(3), 219-240.
Craig, J., Piquero, A., Farrington, D., Ttofi, M. (2017). A little early risk goes a long bad way: Adverse Childhood Experiences and life-course offending in the Cambridge Study. Journal of Criminal Justice. 53, 34-45.
Craig, J., Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P. (2017). The Economic Maturity Gap Encourages Continuity in Offending. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. 3(4), 380-396.
Craig, J., Baglivio, M. T., Wolff, K. T., Piquero, A. R., Epps, N. (2017). Do Social Bonds Buffer the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Re-offending?. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 15(1), 3-20.
Craig, J., Cardwell, S. M., Piquero, A. R. (2017). The Effects of Criminal Propensity and Strain on Later Offending. Crime & Delinquency. 63(13), 1655-1681.
Craig, J., Piquero, N. L. (2017). Sensational Offending: An Application of Sensation Seeking to White-Collar and Conventional Crimes. Crime & Delinquency. 63(11), 1363-1382.
Craig, J. (2017). The Effects of Social Concern on White-Collar Offending. Deviant Behavior. 38(7), 837-854.
Zettler, H. R., Cardwell, S. M., Craig, J. (2017). The gendering effects of co-authorship in criminology & criminal justice research. Other. 30(1), 30-44.
Zettler, H., Cardwell, S., Craig, J. (2016). The gendering effects of co-authorship in criminology & criminal justice research. Criminal Justice Studies. 30(1), 30-44.
Craig, J., Piquero, N. L. (2016). The Effects of Low Self-Control and Desire-For-Control on White-Collar Offending: A Replication. Deviant Behavior. 37(11), 1308-1324.
Craig, J. (2016). Which Bond Matters More?: Assessing the Differential Strengths of Parental Bonding Measures on Adolescent Delinquency Over Time.. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 14(3), 225-242.
Piquero, A. R., Bouffard, J. A., Piquero, N. L., Craig, J. (2016). Does Morality Condition the Deterrent Effect of Perceived Certainty Among Convicted Felons?. Crime & Delinquency. 62(1), 3-25.
Bouffard, J. A., Craig, J., Piquero, A. R. (2015). Comparing Attitudinal and Situational Measures of Self-Control among Felony Offenders. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 25(2), 112-125.
Craig, J., Morris, R. G., Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P. (2015). Heavy Drinking Ensnares Adolescents into Crime in Early Adulthood. Journal of Criminal Justice. 43(2), 142-151.
Craig, J., Connell, N. (2015). The All-volunteer Force and Crime: The Effects of Military Participation on Offending Behavior. Armed Forces and Society. 41, 329-351.
Craig, J. (2015). The Effects of Marriage and Parenthood on Offending Levels Over Time among Juvenile Offenders Across Race and Ethnicity. Journal of Crime and Justice. 38(2), 163-182.
Piquero, N. L., Piquero, A. R., Craig, J., Clipper, S. J. (2013). Assessing Research on Workplace Violence, 2000-2012. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 18, 383-394.
Craig, J., Foster, H. (2013). Desistance in the Transition to Adulthood: The Roles of Marriage, Military, and Gender. Deviant Behavior. 34(3), 208-223.
Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P., Jennings, W. G., Diamond, B., Craig, J. (2012). Sex Offenders and Sex Offending in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development: Prevalence, Frequency, Specialization, Recidivism, and (Dis)continuity over the Life-Course. Journal of Crime and Justice. 35(3), 412-426.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Craig, J., "Building a Multidisciplinary Pipeline of Researchers in Child Abuse and Neglect: Summer Training Institute for Early Career or Transitioning Scholars," Sponsored by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Federal, Funded. (July 2018).
Grant - Research
Contractor, A. (Principal), Slavish, D. (Supporting), Craig, J. (Supporting), Caldwell, L. (Supporting), Sharma, R. (Supporting), "UNT-Military Health Collaborative," Sponsored by University of North Texas Team Grant Mentoring Program, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (December 2020July 2021).
Craig, J., "CREATE Support Program," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (June 2019July 2019).
Craig, J., "Sustaining Research Connections through National Conferences," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (October 2017).
Fritsch, E. J., Trulson, C. R., Belshaw, S. H., Nodeland, B., Craig, J., "Mentoring Junior Faculty Team Grant Project: Sustaining Networks through Community Outreach," Sponsored by UNT Team Grant, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (December 2016).
Grant - Teaching
Craig, J., Nodeland, B., Bradetich, J. R., "Online Team-Based Learning Workshop Hosted by UNT’s TBL Ambassadors," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (August 2019 – Present).
Zettler, H., Craig, J., Dixon, A., Trahan, A., "Inside-Out Prison Exchange Network Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (August 2021May 2022).
Craig, J. (Principal), Bradetich, J. R. (Co-Principal), Nodeland, B. (Supporting), Long, R. (Supporting), Hagan, B. (Supporting), "Team Based Learning Collaborative," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20192020).
Bradetich, J. R. (Principal), Craig, J. (Co-Principal), Hagan, B. (Supporting), Long, R. (Supporting), Shadduck, M. (Supporting), Nodeland, B. (Supporting), "Cross-Campus Collaborators," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 2018May 2019).
Craig, J., Wachter, H., Mukherjee, D., "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund Award," Sponsored by Charn Uswachoke International Development, University of North Texas, $2500 Funded. (June 2018May 2019).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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