Criminology, criminal justice, sociology
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Dr. Seffrin earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the Bowling Green State University before joining the Marywood faculty in 2009. He teaches courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, and criminal justice. Before entering graduate school, he was a supervisor in an Ohio juvenile residential center housing felony sex offenders. He is certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in Ohio.
Dr. Seffrin's research interests include juvenile delinquency, at-risk youth, socioeconomic disadvantage, and the study of crime over the life course. His recent publication in the journal Justice Quarterly highlights the role of early heterosexual relationships in the development of a pattern of delinquent involvement and drug use. His current research investigates the role of heterosexual relationships as an intermediate link between crime and social class.
Introductory Sociology (SOC 211)
Anthropology (SOC 218)
Criminology (CJ/SOC 303)
Social Research (CJ/SOC 351)
The Family (SOC 411)
Computer Applications in Social Research (CJ/SOC 454)
Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (CJ/SOC 465)
Criminal Justice Research Methods (CJ 507)
Criminology (CJ 522)
Sex, Drugs, and Crime (CJ 524)
Criminal Justice Polices (CJ 530)
Youth Offenders (CJ 528)
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