Faculty & Staff
Heather Zaykowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Director of the Criminal Justice Program
Areas of Expertise
Victimization, Youth Violence, Communities and Crime, Law and Society
PhD, University of Delaware
Professional Publications & Contributions
Zaykowski, H. (forthcoming) “Victim Consciousness among Youth and Responses to Violent Encounters.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Smelson, D., Zaykowski, H., Guevermont, N, Siegfriedt, J., Sawh, L., Modzelewski, D., Tsemberis, S. & Kane, V. (2016.) “Integrating Permanent Supportive Housing and Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment for Individuals who are Homeless.” Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 12(2), 193-201.
DeCamp, W., & Zaykowski, H. (2015). Developmental victimology: Estimating group victimization trajectories in the age–victimization curve. International Review of Victimology, 21(3), 255-272.
Zaykowski, H. (2015). “The Penal Couple”: An Examination of the Relationship Between Victimization and Offending and Its Implications for Criminal Justice. Sociology Compass, 9(5), 336-347.
Zaykowski, H. (2015) “Reconceptualizing Victimization and Victimization Responses.” Crime & Delinquency, 61(2), 271-296.
Zaykowski, H., & Campagna, L. (2014). Teaching theories of victimology. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 25(4), 452-467.
Zaykowski, H., Kleinstuber, R. & McDonough, C. (2014) Judicial Narratives of Ideal and Deviant Victims in Judges’ Capital Sentencing Decisions. American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI10.1007/s12103-014-9257-3.
- Zaykowski, H. (2014) Mobilizing victim services: the role of reporting to the police. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27(3), 365–369.
- Zaykowski, H., & Gunter, W. (2013) Gender Differences in Victimization Risk: Exploring the Role of Deviant Lifestyles. Violence and Victims, 28(2), 341-356.
- Zaykowski, H. (2013) “Reporting Physical Assault: How Experiences with Violence Influence Adolescents’ Response to Victimization.” Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice, 11(1) 44-59.
View Professor Zaykowski's Curriculum Vitae
Heather Zaykowski's research interests include victimization, youth violence, the intersection of victimization and offending, and police-community relationships. Recent and ongoing projects include research funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative.