B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Office: 249-C DeVos
Mass Incarceration; Research Methods/Statistics; Communities and Crime; Life Course Criminology
Dr. Jaclyn Cwick joined GVSU’s School of Criminal Justice in 2016 after earning her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Prior to this, she earned a M.A. in Sociology at Northern Illinois University in 2010 and completed her B.A. in Psychology at Eastern Illinois University in 2007.
Dr. Cwick's research focuses on communities and crime, with an emphasis on informal social control or residents’ efforts to prevent crime. Her current research examines the community consequences of mass incarceration, including gendered consequences to informal social control. Other research focuses and interests include criminological theory, life course or developmental criminology, social disorganization theory and its extensions, and the correlates and consequences of mass incarceration. Dr. Cwick also has an interest and training in advanced quantitative research methodologies, including hierarchical linear modeling and geographic information systems (GIS). Her research has been published in peer reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (JRCD) and Justice Quarterly (JQ).
Dr. Cwick is a devoted scholar with a love for teaching and learning with her students. She currently teaches Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Justice & Society, Correctional Process, Criminology, the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program, and graduate-level Corrections & Punishment and Special Topics: Communities & Crime.
- Walsh, John, P., and Jaclyn M. Cwick. 2018. Victimization within Prison and Jail Facilities. In Carly M. Hilinski-Rosick and Daniel R. Lee (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Victimology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Hilinski-Rosick, Carly, and Jaclyn M. Cwick. 2017. Reentry and Community Corrections, In Justice and Society an Introduction. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
- Doherty, Elaine E., and Jaclyn M. Cwick. 2016. Unpacking the Complexity of Life Events and Desistance: An Application of Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations to Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 2(1).
- Doherty, Elaine E., Jaclyn M. Cwick, Kerry M. Green, and Margaret E. Ensminger. 2015. Examining the Consequences of the “Prevalent Life Events” of Arrest and Incarceration among an Urban African-American Cohort. Justice Quarterly, 33(6).
- DiPietro, Stephanie M., and Jaclyn M. Cwick. 2014. Gender, Family Functioning and Violence across Immigrant Generations. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 51(6): 785-815.
Conference Papers and Presentations
- Cwick, Jaclyn M. 2017. Returning Home: The Impact of Prison Release Rates on Residents’ Forms of Capital and Neighborhood Social Control. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M., and Elaine E. Doherty. 2016. Unpacking the Paradox of Neighboring Ties: The Moderating Effect of Criminal Context on Victimization. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M. 2015. Expanding Coercive Mobility: Women’s Social Capital and Neighborhood Social Control. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M., Elaine E. Doherty, and Margaret E. Ensminger. 2015. Unpacking the Paradox of Network Ties: The Moderating Effect of Criminal Context on Victimization and Collective Efficacy. Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M. 2014. Expanding Coercive Mobility: Women’s Social Capital and Neighborhood Social Control. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Ca.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M. 2013. Understanding Local Network Immersion and its Place within the Systemic Model. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Ga.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M., and Stephanie M. DiPietro. 2012. Family Functioning and Delinquency across Immigrant Generations: A Gendered Examination. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
- Cwick, Jaclyn M. 2012. Incarcerating the Community: Mass Incarceration and Social Disorganization in Chicago Neighborhoods. Western Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Newport Beach, Ca.