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Connie Hassett-Walker

Assistant Professor
Norwich University, Dept. of Justice Studies & Sociology

Dr. Hassett-Walker is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies & Sociology at Norwich University. Previously she worked as a research associate at the Violence Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers University; and taught at Kean University. She is the author of Guns on the Internet: Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common Ground on Gun Control (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis); and Black Middle Class Delinquents (2009, LFB Scholarly Publishing).

Biography

Connie Hassett-Walker is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies and Sociology at Norwich University. She holds a PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University (2007). Her dissertation ("Delinquency and the Black Middle Class") was awarded second place by the by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for the 2006 Social Issues Dissertation Award. Prior to joining the faculty at Kean University, Dr. Hassett-Walker previously worked as a research associate at the Violence Institute of New Jersey, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University); and taught at Kean University. Her work has been published in a variety of scholarly journals including the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice; as well as in The Conversation and the Washington Post. Dr. Hassett-Walker is the author of Guns on the Internet: Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common Ground on Gun Control (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis); and Black Middle Class Delinquents (2009, LFB Scholarly Publishing). She tweets out daily historical crime & justice facts -- follow her at https://twitter.com/@chassettwalker.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    online gun subculture, First Amendment, free speech protections; race, class & crime

Personal Interests

    travel, reading, spending time with family, being outdoors with my dog

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Guns on the Internet - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Washington Post, Made by History

What the Salem witches can teach us about how we treat women today


Published: Jun 10, 2018 by Washington Post, Made by History
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

On the anniversary of the first hanging of an accused Salem witch (Bridget Bishop in 1692), this article reflects on how poor, vulnerable women are at risk -- then and now -- for mistreatment by society and the justice system.

Washington Post, Made by History

Trump may plead the Fifth. Why we should be glad he has that option.


Published: May 16, 2018 by Washington Post, Made by History
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

On the 52nd anniversary of the Miranda v. Arizona U.S. Supreme Court decision, this article discusses the legacy of the ruling that gave America "you have the right to remain silent..." (Miranda rights).

The Conversation

Want to understand gun owners? Watch their videos


Published: Apr 27, 2018 by The Conversation
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Sociology

The study discusses online gun subculture as experienced through YouTube videos uploaded by gun owners.

Journal & Developmental & Life-Course Criminology

How Does Early Adulthood Arrest Alter Substance use Behavior? Are There Differential Effects by Race/Ethnicity and Gender?


Published: Jun 05, 2017 by Journal & Developmental & Life-Course Criminology
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker et al.
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study examined how early adulthood arrest influences individuals’ transitions from non-substance use to substance use (binge drinking, marijuana use), & substance use to non-substance use, through age 30.

Police Practice and Research: An International Journal

The training of emergency service personnel regarding citizens with hidden disabilities.


Published: Jan 04, 2016 by Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Authors: Edward Kelly, Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study examined the adequacy of training among New Jersey first responders (e.g. police, emergency medical technicians) as pertains to a 2008 state law requiring that training in autism and hidden disability recognition be conducted.

DivisioNews (Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology)

Whips, restraints, and consenting victims: New ideas for teaching crime victims and victimology


Published: Apr 01, 2014 by DivisioNews (Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology)
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

The book review discusses several recently published sociology books about BDSM (bondage/discipline/sadomasochism) -- Staci Newmahr’s (2011) Playing on the Edge and Margot Weiss’ (2011) Techniques of Pleasure -- and considers how they might be incorporated into a crime victims/victimology course within the criminal justice discipline.

Justice System Journal

Do female sex offenders receive preferential treatment in criminal charging and sentencing?


Published: Mar 14, 2014 by Justice System Journal
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker, Thomas Lateano, Michael diBenedetto
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study examined whether female sex offenders are charged less harshly, and/or receive shorter incarceration sentences, than their male counterparts.

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

Race, social class, communication, and accusations: The Duke University lacrosse team party


Published: Oct 05, 2012 by Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study investigated how class and race differences between the female performers and male team members affected the angry verbal exchange at the Duke University lacrosse party; and whether this contributed to the subsequent false rape allegations against several players.

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

Delinquency and the Black middle class: An exploratory study.


Published: Nov 29, 2010 by Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study addressed the gap in research about crime among non-poor African Americans, examining causal factors for delinquency among middle class Blacks.

Journal of School Violence

Reducing overt and relational aggression among young children: the results from a 2-year outcome evaluation


Published: Oct 11, 2008 by Journal of School Violence
Authors: Douglas Boyle, Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study presents the results of an evaluation of the I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) violence prevention program.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Individual-level and socio-structural characteristics of violence: An emergency department study.


Published: Feb 22, 2008 by Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Authors: Douglas Boyle, Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study discusses a hospital emergency care data collection system on assault-related injuries in Newark, New Jersey. The results show that that neighborhoods that are poor, and have more vacant housing, produce higher rates of assault-related injuries.

Justice Research & Policy

Conducting criminological research in a hospital: The results of two exploratory studies and implications for prevention


Published: Jun 01, 2007 by Justice Research & Policy
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker, Douglas Boyle
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study presents the results of two exploratory studies that used hospital data on intentional assault injury (e.g., gunshot wounds).

Journal of Criminal Justice

Juvenile Conference Committees: Issues in assessing a diversionary court program.


Published: Mar 01, 2002 by Journal of Criminal Justice
Authors: Connie Hassett-Walker
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This study discusses the lack of response by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts to a process evaluation of the Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) program by David Twain in 1983-84. Also discusses are ideas for evaluating the JCC's effectiveness in reducing delinquency recidivism among JCC participants.