Faculty Bio

Philip J. Verrecchia, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Education

  • B.S., West Chester University (1990)
  • M.S., Shippensburg University (1995)
  • Ph.D., Marywood University (2003)

Credentials

  • Coordinator, Internship Coordinator for Criminal Justice

Courses

  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • Examining Terrorism
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice Statistics

Research Interests

  • Juvenile offenders in adult court.
  • Gender issues in criminal justice.
  • Delinquency and maltreatment.
  • Restorative justice.

Recent Publications

  • Verrecchia, PJ & Hendrix, N. (2015). The effects of individual characteristics on perceptions of security levels and civil liberties: An examination over a decade after 9/11. Virginia Social Sciences Journal (50), 4-10.
  • Verrecchia, PJ & Arp, R. (2015). Family structure in Pennsylvania and its effect on delinquent acts: a data analysis. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 4, 52-58.
  • Verrecchia, PJ & Hutzell, K.L. (2014). Exploring community protection. Contemporary Justice Review (17)4, 408-420.
  • Verrecchia, PJ & Sloan, M. (2013). Has 30 years made a difference? Attitudes of male criminal justice majors towards female police officers revisited (again). Virginia Social Science Journal (48), 97-112.
  • Verrecchia, PJ & Ling, E. (2013). The effects of legal and extralegal factors on probation revocation decisions. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology (2), 13-19.