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Catherine Kaukinen, CJ programs director and Associate Professor

Catherine Kaukinen

Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Dwire Hall, Suite 356
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918 – 3733
Phone: (719) 262-3033
Fax: (719) 262-4183

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Intimate Partner Violence, Violence against Women, Family Structure and Adolescent Problem Behavior.

Bio: Dr. Katie Kaukinen joined the School of Public Affairs at the Colorado Springs Campus as an Associate Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Programs in 2007. Her current research interests include intimate partner violence, risk and protective factors for violent victimization, and the relationship between family structure and adolescent problem behaviors. Prior to coming to UCCS, Dr. Kaukinen was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. She obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto.

Recent Publications:

Apel, Robert and Catherine Kaukinen. 2008. The Relationship Between Family Structure And Antisocial Behavior: Understanding Cohabiting And Blended Families. Criminology, 46(1): 35-70.

DeMaris, Alfred and Catherine Kaukinen. 2008. Partner’s Stake in Conformity and Abused Wives’ Psychological Trauma. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming, OnlineFirst, published on on February 21, 2008. Visit website.

Gover, Angela R., Catherine Kaukinen, & Kathleen A. Fox. 2008. The Relationship between Violence in the Family of Origin and Dating Violence among College Students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming. OnlineFirst, published on March 18, 2008. Visit website.

Kaukinen, Catherine and Alfred DeMaris. Forthcoming. Sexual Assault And Current Mental Health: The Role Of Help-Seeking And Police Response. Violence Against Women.

Akers, Caroline and Catherine Kaukinen. Forthcoming. The Police Reporting Behavior Of Intimate Partner Violence Victims. Journal of Family Violence. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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