Jennifer Copp

Jennifer Copp

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Florida State University
  • Phone: 860-645-2305
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2014

CFDR Primary Research Area: Deviance, Crime, and Violence in Social Context

Jennifer E. Copp's 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. ​

Recent Publications

Copp, J. E., Giordano, P. C., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (Forthcoming). Desistance from crime during the transition to adulthood: The influence of parents, peers, and shifts in identity. Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency.

Meldrum, R., Young, B. C., Soor, S., Hay, C., Copp, J. E., Trace, M., Smith-Darden, J. P., & Kernsmith, P. D. (Forthcoming). Are adverse experiences associated with deficits in self-control? A test among two independent samples of youth. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Vazquez, D., Aizpurua, E., Copp, J. E., & Ricarte, J. J. (Forthcoming). Perceptions of violence against women in Europe: Assessing individual and country-level factors. European Journal of Criminology.

Copp, J. E., Taylor, B. G., & Mumford, E. A. (Forthcoming). Financial behaviors, couple-level conflict, and adolescent relationship abuse: Longitudinal results from a nationally representative sample. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Soller, B., Copp, J. E., Haynie, D. L., & Kuhlemeier, A. (Forthcoming). Adolescent dating violence victimization and relationship dissolution. Youth & Society.

Aizpurua, E., Copp, J. E., Ricarte, J. J., & Vazquez, D. (Forthcoming). controlling behaviors and intimate partner violence among women in Spain: An examination of individual, partner, and relationship risk factors for severe physical and psychological abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Giordano, P. C., Copp, J. E., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2020). When worlds collide: Linking involvement with friends and intimate partner violence in young adulthood. Social Forces, 98(3), 1196-1222NIHMSID: NIHMS1063072 doi: 10.1093/sf/soz033.

Giordano, P. C., Copp, J. E., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2019). Linking parental incarceration and family dynamics associated with intergenerational transmission: A life course perspective.” Criminology, 57(3), 395-423.

Copp, J. E., Giordano, P. C., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2019). Neighborhood norms, disadvantage, and intimate partner violence perpetration. Sociological Forum, 34(3), 594-615.

Copp, J. E., Giordano, P. C., Longmore, M. A., & Manning, W. D. (2019). The development of attitudes toward intimate partner violence: An examination of key correlates among a sample of young adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(7):1357-1387. doi: 10.1177/0886260516651311. NIHMSID: 794467

Giordano, P. C., & Copp, J. E. (2019). Girls’ and women’s violence: The question of general versus uniquely gendered causes. Annual Review of Criminology, 2, 167-189.

Copp, J. E., Giordano, P. C., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (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, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/2378023118779306

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