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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 regularly teaches courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, and Corrections. Dr. Hodge also serves as the Faculty Director for the Center for the Common Good at the university. In this role she encourages and supports students, staff, and faculty to be transformational partners who work tirelessly for social justice in our local, national and global communities.


Dr. Hodge’s 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, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, and the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Her book Gendered Hate: Exploring Gender in Hate Crime Law Law was published with Northeastern University Press in 2011. Dr. Hodge recently finished working on a community-based research project that involved various non-profit organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area. Through a mixed-methods approach, including surveys, interviews and observations, the study examined the victimization experiences of individuals identifying as LGBTQ, and the interactions between the LGBTQ community and law enforcement. Her most recent work is on civic engagement and community service-learning.


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 the LGBTQIA Programs & Services office and the Outstanding Advisor Award from the College of Arts & Sciences Student Council.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 480 - W01 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 454

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

40511 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

The senior seminar serves as a capstone experience for students to address several central issues in the study of crime and justice. The major focus is to build upon students knowledge from previous courses with a focus upon an integration of knowledge from material learned throughout the major. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a criminal justice topic that could lead to future work in the criminal justice field. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and 312 or permission of instructor

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20244 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 297 - 01 Hate Crime - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22330 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

The purpose of this course is to examine the development and enforcement of hate crime law within our legal system. Discussion focuses on the causes and consequences of hate crimes, the constitutional issues associated with hate crime statutes, and the effectiveness of formal and informal social controls for eliminating hate crimes.

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