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Professor/ Department Chair Criminal Justice
Office: (206) 296-5477/ Cell: (206) 954-5132
Ph.D.1992, Pennsylvania State University; Administration of Justice/Graduate Minor,Psychology
M.A.1991, Pennsylvania State University; Administration of Justice/Graduate Minor,Psychology
B.A.1988, University of Washington; Society & Justice and Psychology
• Criminal Justice Theory (Graduate) • Typologies of Crime & Criminal Behavior (Graduate)• The Psychopath (Undergraduate/Graduate) • Forensic Psychology • Murder Movies & Copycat Crime • Introduction to Criminal Justice • Forensic Science • Criminal Profiling • Deviance & Social Control • Criminal Justice Research Methods • Gender, Race, & Crime • Victimology • Law, Society, & Justice • Punishment & Social Theory • Adult Corrections • Juvenile Corrections • Correctional Counseling • Probation & Parole • Correctional Organization and Management • Police Organization & Behavior For Course Descriptions, click here.
• Criminal Behavior • Psychopathy • Corrections • Offender reentry • Restorative Justice
Gunnison, E. &Helfgott, J.B. (2011). Factors that hinder reentry success: A view fromcommunity corrections officers. International Journal of OffenderTherapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(2), 1-18.
Helfgott, J.B. (2008). Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Helfgott, Jacqueline B.,and Elaine Gunnison. 2008. “The Influence of Social Distance on CommunityCorrections Officer Perceptions of Offender Reentry Needs.” FederalProbation June: 2-12. Gunnison, E. &Helfgott, J.B. (2007). Community corrections officer perceptions ofex-offender reentry needs and challenges. Journal of Police and CriminalPsychology, 22(1). Helfgott, J.B. (2004).Primitive defenses in the language of the psychopath: Considerations forforensic practice. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 4(3), 1-29. Helfgott, J.B. (2003).The prison tour as a pedagogical tool in undergraduate criminal justice courses.Corrections Compendium, 28(8), 1-2+. Helfgott, J.B., Lovell,M.L., Lawrence, C.F., & Parsonage, W.H. (2000). Results from thepilot study of the Citizens, Victims, and Offenders Restoring Justice Programat the Washington State Reformatory. Journal of Contemporary CriminalJustice, 16, 5-31. Helfgott, J.B., Lovell,M.L., Lawrence, C.F., & Parsonage, W.H. (2000). Development of theCitizens, Victims, and Offenders Restoring Justice Program at the WashingtonState Reformatory. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 10,363-399. Helfgott, J.B. (1997). Exoffender needs versus community opportunity in Seattle,Washington. Federal Probation, 61, 12-24. Helfgott, J. B.(1997). The unconscious defensive process/conscious cognitive stylerelationship in psychopaths. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 24,278-293.
SeattleUniversity Arts & Sciences Faculty Research/Promotion Fellowship. CriminalBehavior: Theories, Typologies, & Criminal Justice Applications (book);No Remorse: Psychopathy & Criminal Justice (book). Award:$5,000.00, 2005.Seattle University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship. ThePrison Tour: Real World Exposure to Prison as a Pedagogical Tool inUndergraduate Criminal Justice Courses (article). Award: 6,000.00, 2001. Seattle University Arts & Sciences Faculty ResearchFellowship. Narrative Responses of Borderline Primitive Defenses inPsychopaths (article). Award: $5,000.00, 2000. Program Director/Principal Investigator. Citizens,Victims, and Offenders Restoring Justice. Award: $47,900.00 TheCenter on Crime Communities and Culture of the Open Society Institute (NewYork, NY), 1999-2000. Program Director/Principal Investigator. Citizens,Victims, and Offenders Restoring Justice. Award: $49,400.00 TheCenter on Crime Communities and Culture of the Open Society Institute (NewYork, NY), 1997-1998.
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