Danielle Marie Lacorazza
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
BA, Daniel Webster College; MA, PhD University of Massachusetts Lowell
Office: Hyde Hall 343
Fall office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 11am and 12:15pm – 1:15pm or by appointment
About Danielle Marie Lacorazza
Danielle Marie Lacorazza, Ph.D. joined the Criminal Justice Department an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. Danielle Marie is also the Managing Editor of Crime & Delinquency. Her primary research focus is crime across the life course, and the risk and protective factors as youth make the transition from teenager to young adult. Her dissertation focused on the onset, persistence and desistence of criminal behavior over the life course and expanded the literature on criminal careers as it explored criminal careers in a manner never done before through the use of quantitative and qualitative data, including offender specific variables, offense specific variables and life transitions.
She is currently the Senior Research Associate and Co-PI of the Second Chance Act Re-entry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders and has a two more grants pending regarding re-entry programs for offenders suffering from CODs.
Danielle Marie Carkin and Paul E. Tracy (2015). “Moffitt Revisited: Validating An Alternate Typology of Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime Pathways.” Journal of Law and Criminal Justice.
Danielle Marie Carkin and Paul E. Tracy (2015). “Adjusting for Survey Non-response Through Weighting.” Crime & Delinquency, 61 #1: 143-158
Danielle Marie Carkin (Forthcoming) “Sibling Abuse.” The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Wiley-Blackwell.
Paul E. Tracy and Danielle Marie Carkin (2014) “Adjusting for Design Effects in Disproportionate Stratified Sampling Designs Through Weighting.” Crime & Delinquency 60: #2: 306-325.
2014 Danielle Marie Carkin and Paul E. Tracy “Chronic Offenders: Divergent Origins and Alternate Destinations.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California.
2014 Danielle Marie Carkin, Rimonda Maroun, and Ryan Leavens “To Arrest or Not To Arrest: Impact of Situational Factors on Police Decision Making.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California.
2013 Danielle Marie Carkin, Timothy Edson, and Paul E. Tracy “Extending Moffitt’s Taxonomy of Life Course Trajectories: Juvenile and Adult Criminal Careers in the 1958 Philadelphia Birth Cohort.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.
2015 Outstanding PhD Graduate Award, Doctoral Program, Criminology & Justice Studies, UMass Lowell
2014 Outstanding Service Award, Doctoral Program Criminology & Justice Studies, UMass Lowell
2012 Outstanding Graduate Award, Master’s Program, Community Social Psychology, UMass Lowell
2009 Outstanding Graduating Student Award, Bachelor’s Program, Social Science, Daniel Webster College
CJ 1010 The Criminal Justice System
CJ 2070 Corrections
CJ 3040 Race, Class & Crime
Adviser, Criminal Justice Organization, Plymouth State University (Sept. 2015 – present)