Jaclyn V. Schildkraut
Assistant Professor
SUNY Oswego
Department of Public Justice


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 on the newsworthiness of Baltimore homicides was recently 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.


Jaclyn and her research partner,
H. Jaymi Elsass, just signed a contract
with Praeger. The book, tentatively titled
"Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and
Realities" will offer a critical look at
mass shootings in the U.S. and across
the globe, including examination of
various inaccuracies about these
events purported by the media. The
book will be out late 2015/early 2016.
Keep checking back for more updates
on this project!


Jaclyn's latest article, "Breaking News of Social Problems: Examining Media Consumption and Panic Over School Shootings," with H. Jaymi Elsass (lead) and Mark C. Stafford, was recently published in Criminology, Criminal
Justice, Law, and Society
, the journal
of the Western Society of Criminology.
Get more information on other
publications here.


Following the December 13, 2013
shooting at Arapahoe High School
in Colorado, Jaclyn and her research
partner, H. Jaymi Elsass, were featured
on Tricia's True Crime Radio Blog.
Find out more information about the
interview and other media here.



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