Spring on the York College campus


Philip J. Verrecchia, Ph.D.


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


  • Coordinator, Internship Coordinator for Criminal Justice


  • 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 (2016). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Ling, E. & Verrecchia, PJ (2016). Perspectives on Crime: An Introduction to Criminal Justice (2nd Edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Verrecchia, PJ (2016). The choice between civil liberties and security. The Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy.
  • 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.