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Brent Teasdale

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Brent Teasdale is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and an affiliate faculty of the Honors College at Georgia State University. In addition, Dr. Teasdale is an affiliate faculty of the Emory University Center for Injury Control. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University’s Crime Law and Justice program and prior to joining the Criminal Justice faculty, Dr. Teasdale was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at the University of Akron.

Dr. Teasdale is a quantitative methodologist and has published using a variety of advanced data analytic techniques. Dr. Teasdale’s publications have utilized techniques for the analysis of complex survey data, hierarchical linear and nonlinear models, structural equation models, and the analysis of longitudinal data. In addition, Dr. Teasdale teaches graduate level methods and statistics courses in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Substantively, Dr. Teasdale is interested in violence, mental illness, and substance abuse prevention. Recent publications have investigated the predictors of violence by and against people with mental illness, police interactions with citizens with mental disorders, substance abuse prevention among adolescents, and victimization trajectories. Recent publications have appeared in outlets such as Prevention Science, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Areas of Focus

Quantitative Criminology, Violence, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

Published Papers

Teasdale, Brent, Leah E. Daigle, and Ellen Ballard. (2013). “Trajectories of Recurring Victimization Among People With Major Mental Disorders.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(6), 987-1005.

Teasdale, B. (2009). “Mental Disorder and Violent Victimization.” Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(5), 513-535.

Teasdale, Brent, Lynn M. Clark, and Joshua C. Hinkle. “Subprime Lending Foreclosures, Crime, and Neighborhood Disorganization: Beyond Internal Dynamics.American Journal of Criminal Justice Am J Crim Just 37.2 (2011): 163-78.

Classes Taught (Spring 2016)

  • CRJU 3310: Corrections
  • CRJU 8620: Statistics in Criminal Justice I

Classes Taught (Fall 2016)

  • CRJU 3310: Corrections
  • CRJU 8610: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

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