Female professor stops at students desk to discuss his work.

Philip J. Verrecchia, Ph.D.


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


  • Internship Coordinator for Criminal Justice


  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Examining Terrorism
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice Statistics

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Terrorism
  • Handgun possession on college campuses

Recent Publications

  • Witherup, K.L. & Verrecchia, PJ (2023). Domains of the YLS: Do some matter more than others? Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 10, 23-35
  • Beskid, J.A. & Verrecchia, PJ (2023). Do correctional officer recruits' attitudes change toward the job during entry-level training? The results of the Positive and Negative Affect (PANAS) Scale. Virginia Social Science Journal, 56, 103-117
  • Witherup, K.L & Verrecchia, PJ (2022). The relationship between YLS score and placement length. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 9, 1-9.
  • Verrecchia, PJ (2022). Is the time right for a paradigm shift? Where we have been and where we might be going. International Journal of Sociology and Criminology, 11, 130-135
  • Verrecchia PJ (2021). The effectiveness of the flipped classroom in a 300 level terrorism class. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 9(7), 1-7.