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Dr. Brent Teasdale

University Professor
Criminal Justice Sciences
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 415
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Biography

Dr. Brent Teasdale is a University Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to becoming a Redbird, Dr. Teasdale served on the faculty at the University of Akron and Georgia State University. Dr. Teasdale’s scholarship focuses on advanced quantitative methods, violence by and against people with mental disorders, and substance abuse prevention. His published work has appeared in outlets such as Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Prevention Science, and Social Problems. Dr. Teasdale has been recognized in several publications ranking the best Criminologists in the U.S. (Copes et al., 2012; Walters, 2015; Khey, 2017).

Teaching Interests & Areas

Criminology, Research Methods, Statistics, Corrections

Research Interests & Areas

Violence by and against people with mental illness;
Quantitative Methods;
Victimization;
Substance Abuse Prevention

Ph D Sociology

The Pennsylvania State University

MA Crime, Law, and Justice

The Pennsylvania State University

BA Sociology and Psychology

California State University, Sacramento

University Professor

Illinois State University
2022

Ranked 8th amongst Hit Parade scholars at mid-career

Journal of Criminal Justice Education article
2017

Ranked in the top 100 Criminologists

Article published in Scientometrics
2015

Ranked 7th amongst Assistant Professors in the U.S.

Journal of Criminal Justice Education article
2012

Gene Carte Student Paper Competition

American Society of Criminology
2002

Book, Authored

Teasdale, B., & Bradley, M. Preventing Crime and Violence. In Zili Sloboda and Hanno Petras (Series Eds.) Advances in Prevention Science. Springer Press (2017)

Book, Chapter

Teasdale, B., Daigle, L., & Gann, T. People Suffering from Mental Illness in Prison. Laurie A. Gould and John J. Brent (EDs), Routledge Handbook on American Prisons (2021): 133-145.
Teasdale, B., Dabney, D., & Gann, T. Do Attractive Women "Get Away" with Traffic Violations: An observational study of police responses to traffic stops. Physical Appearance and Crime. Cambridge University Press (2019)
Teasdale, B., & Berry, B. 'Ugly' Criminals and 'Ugly' Victims: A Quantitative Analysis of Add Health Data. Physical Appearance and Crime. Cambridge University Press (2019)
Teasdale, B., & Ivanich, J. Longitudinal Methods in Substance Abuse Research. VanGeest JB, Johnson TP, Alemagno S. (EDs), Handbook of Substance Use Methods (2017)
Teasdale, B. Psychopathology. Janet K. Wilson (EDs), The Praeger Handbook of Victimology (2009)

Encyclopedia

Teasdale, B., Baumann, M., & Harris, M. Threat/Control-Override Delusions and Violence. Robert D. Morgan (EDs), The Sage Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology (2019)
Rosen, M., & Teasdale, B. Mental Illness and Crime. Wesley G. Jennings, George E. Higgins, Dave N. Khey, and Mildred M. Maldonado-Molina (EDs), The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2016)

Journal Article

Teasdale, B., Daigle, L., & Gann, T. The Contingent Effect of Guardianship on Victimization: An examination of people with and without mental health problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 36.11-12 (2021): 5186-5208.
Daigle, L., Teasdale, B., & Harris, M. Psychopathic Traits and Victimization: What Mediates the Relationship?. Criminal Justice & Behavior 47.7 (2020): 886-904.
Caravaca Sanchez, F., Wolff, N., & Teasdale, B. Exploring Associations Between Interpersonal Violence and Prison Size in Spanish Prisons. Crime & Delinquency (2019)
Crank, B., & Teasdale, B. Create in Me a Clean Heart: The Role of Spirituality in Desistance from Substance Use. Journal of Drug Issues 49.2 (2019): 203-227.
Baumann, M., & Teasdale, B. Guns, Mental Illness, and Violence: What is the real danger?. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 46.1 (2018): 44-49.

Newsletter

Clark, L., & Teasdale, B. Ghost Neighborhoods, CPTED, and the Foreclosure Crisis. CPTED Perspectives (2010)

Presentations

A Return to Durkheim: A Macro-Level Approach to Understanding Variation in Victimization Across Countries. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2017)
Disability and Victimization: An Examination of Risk within U.S. State Correctional Facilities. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2017)
Police Response to Crime Suspects' Appearance: Results from an Observational Study. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2017)
Why Is there an Association Between Comorbidity and Violence?: A Mediation Analysis. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2017)
Examining the Impact of Disability on Victimization. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2016)
Guns, Mental Illness, and Violence: What is the real danger?. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2016)
The Prediction of Violent Recidivism amongst Individuals with Mental Disorders: Situational vs. Dispositional Factors. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2016)
Mental Disorder, Substance Misuse, and Violence: Is there a maladaptive substance use coping effect?. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2015)
Suicide amongst Adolescent Native Americans in a Longitudinal Context. Annual Meeting. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (2015)
The Effect of Social Network Characteristics on Adolescent Deviance for Individuals with Depression. Annual Meeting. American Society of Criminology. (2015)

Grants & Contracts

Social Problems Forum Editorship. Society for the Study of Social Problems. Other. (2011)
Statewide Victim Notification System Needs Assessment. Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia. State. (2010)
The Effect of Predatory Lending on Crime in Akron Neighborhoods. University of Akron. Other. (2005)