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Heather Zaykowski

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.6254


Department: Sociology

Areas of Expertise

Victimization, Youth Violence, Communities and Crime, Law and Society


PhD, University of Delaware

PhD, University of Delaware

Additional Information

View Professor Zaykowski's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

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.