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Jessica Hodge

Associate Professor
Office
OEC 441
Hours
Monday and Wednesday 9:30 to 10:30 am, or by appointment
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 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 452

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 452

Course Registration Number:

40310 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 346 - 01 Corrections in America M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 209

Course Registration Number:

42524 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

This course takes a sociological approach in examining the role of corrections in the criminal justice system focusing on the rationales for punishing offenders, the range of correctional placements, and the effectiveness of correctional policies in achieving social control. Topics include correctional treatment practices, mass incarceration , reentry, restorative justice, and ethical decision making in corrections. Prerequisites: SOCI 100 and SOCI 200

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 200 - 01 Intro to Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 310

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

20260 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 405 - 01 Internship in Criminal Justice - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22938 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jessica P. Hodge

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply academic training in a criminal justice setting. Students will spend a minimum of 10 hours per week in an agency or organization directly involved in some aspect of criminal justice. Students will be supervised by an on-site supervisor. They also will participate in a weekly meeting with other interns and a St. Thomas faculty member. Prerequisites: SOCI 200, 210, 320, and permission of the instructor

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