Jaclyn Schildkraut is an incoming assistant professor in the Department of Public Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. In May 2014, Jaclyn was awarded her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in San Marcos. She earned her B.S. degree in 2009 in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida, with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Justice. In 2011, Jaclyn completed her M.A. in Applied Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Her masters thesis research on the newsworthiness of Baltimore homicides was published in Homicide Studies.
Jaclyn's research interests focus mainly on the mediatization effects of social problems, including school shootings, mass/active shooters, homicide in urban communities, and elected executions. Besides Homicide Studies, Jaclyn's research has also been published in Criminal Justice Studies, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Housing Studies, and Fast Capitalism, as well as several edited volumes.
Jaclyn is also currently working on several projects including examinations of coverage of the recent Newtown and Aurora shootings, the Boston Marathon, moral panics, and fear of crime. Her dissertation research focuses on the media representations of rampage shooters in a post-Columbine era.