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Jessica Hodge

Associate Professor
Office
OEC 441
Phone
(651) 962-5631
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5631
Fax
(651) 962-5682
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Dr. Hodge is an Associate Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at the University of St. Thomas where she teaches courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, and Corrections. Her research interests include hate crimes, juvenile justice, and gender and queer issues in crime and criminal justice. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Feminist Criminology, Women & Criminal Justice, The Prison Journal, and the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Her book Gendered Hate: Exploring Gender in Hate Crime Law was published with Northeastern University Press in 2011.

Dr. Hodge recently finished work on an evaluation project funded by the Vera Institute of Justice that examined the development and implementation process of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in two correctional facilities in Kansas. This project resulted in a national resource guide that is now available for correctional facilities across the country. She is now working on a community-based research project that involves various non-profit organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area. Through a mixed-methods approach, including surveys, interviews and observations, this study examines the victimization experiences of individuals identifying as LGBTQ, and the interactions between the LGBTQ community and law enforcement.

Prior to joining the faculty at St. Thomas, she was a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for seven years. At UMKC, she was honored with The Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Arts & Sciences; in addition, she received the UMKC's Outstanding Faculty Pride Award from theLGBTQIA Programs & Services office and the Outstanding Advisor Award from the College of Arts & Sciences Student Council.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203
CRN: 40273 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jessica P. Hodge An introduction to the American criminal & juvenile justice systems. Studies the role of the police, courts and corrections in the administration of criminal justice. This course meets a requirement in the Justice and Peace Studies program.

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SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 209
CRN: 41000 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jessica P. Hodge Why do people commit crime? Why do crime rates vary over time? Why do some communities and societies have more crime than others? This course focuses on sociological theories and research that are designed to answer these questions. It addresses various types of crime including homicide, corporate crime, drug use, gangs and domestic violence and hate crime. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

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Spring 2018 Courses

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