Heather Jeffries

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Director of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Email: hjeffries@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • Indiana State University M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Indiana University B.S. Public Affairs
  • Indiana University A.S. Criminal Justice

Clinical Expertise/Certification

  • PRIME for Life Alcohol and Drug Education Instructor
  • Probation Officer for the State of Indiana
  • Indiana Risk Assessment System, Certified Risk Assessor
  • Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation

Awards and Recognitions

  • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Professional Memberships

  • American Correctional Association
  • Indiana Criminal Justice Association
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Research Areas of Interest

  • Drug Courts’ intervention reducing recidivism rates
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment impacting criminal behavior
  • Resurgence of an American heroin epidemic
  • How television crime dramas impact public perception

Research Conducted

  • Socioeconomic Factors that Contribute to the Successful Completion of a Drug Court Program
  • The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Delinquency
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids: Criminalization
  • Have Television Crime Dramas and Reality Crime Shows Affected How Criminal Justice Professionals Perform Their Job Functions?

Prior Community Service

  • Allen County Arson Task Force.
  • Crime Stoppers Advisory Board Member.
  • Interview panel for Fort Wayne Police Department recruit class applicants.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Advisory Board Member

Curriculum Vitae

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