Jaclyn Schildkraut

Assistant Professor of Public Justice
State University of New York at Oswego

 
 


Jaclyn Schildkraut
458 Mahar Hall
Oswego, NY 13126
Email: info@jaclynschildkraut.com
Phone: (315) 312-3403


 
Academic Background

Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2014.

Dissertation: “Mass Murder and the Mass Media: An Examination of the Media Discourse on U.S. Rampage Shootings, 2000-2012.”

Committee: Drs. Mark Stafford (Chair), Marcus Felson, Scott Bowman, and Glenn W. Muschert.

M.A., Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 2011.

Thesis: “Homicide in the Headlines: An Analysis of the Newspaper Reporting of Baltimore Homicides of 2010.”

Committee: Drs. James Wright (Chair), Jay Corzine, Lin Huff-Corzine, and Amy Donley.

B.S., University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 2009.  Major:  Interdisciplinary Studies.

 
Employment

2014 - Present

2011 - 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Justice, State University of New York at Oswego.

Doctoral Instructional Assistant, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University.

 
Research and Teaching Interests

Mass Murder and Homicide
School Shootings
Media Studies

Criminological Theories
Research Methods (Quantitative/Qualitative)
Intro to Criminal Justice
 
Publications

BOOKS

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J. (2016).   Mass shootings: Media, myths, and realities.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Books.


REFERRED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C. (Forthcoming). Studying school shootings: Challenges and considerations for research.  American Journal of Criminal Justice [Special Issue on Current Controversies in School Safety Research].

Schildkraut, J.  (2016).  Mass murder and the mass media: Understanding the construction of the social problem of mass shootings in the U.S.  Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, 4(1), 1-41.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Stafford, M.C.  (2015).  Researching professionals or professional researchers?  A comparison of professional doctorates and Ph.D. programs in criminology and criminal justice.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(1), 183-198.

Schildkraut, J., McKenna, J.M., & Elsass, H.J.  (2015).  Understanding crisis communications: Examining students’ perceptions about campus notification systems.  Security Journal.  doi: 10.1057/sj.2015.9

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Stafford, M.C.  (2015).  Could it happen here? Moral panics, school shootings, and fear of crime among college students.  Crime, Law and Social Change, 63(1), 91-110.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C. (2014).  Breaking news of social problems: Examining media consumption and panic over school shootings.  Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 15(2), 31-42.

Schildkraut, J., & Hernandez, T.C.  (2014).  Laws that bit the bullet: A review of legislative responses to school shootings. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 39(2), 358-374.

Schildkraut, J., & Muschert, G.W.  (2014).  Media salience and the framing of mass murder in schools: A comparison of the Columbine and Sandy Hook school massacres.  Homicide Studies, 18(1), 23-43.

Schildkraut, J., & Mustaine, E.E.  (2014).  Movin’, but not up to the east side: Foreclosures and social disorganization in Orange County, FL.  Housing Studies, 29(2), 177-197.

Schildkraut, J., & Muschert, G.W.  (2013).  Violent media, guns, and mental illness: The three ring circus of causal factors for school massacres, as related in media discourse.  Fast Capitalism, 10(1).  Available at http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/10_1/schildkraut10_1.html.

Schildkraut, J.  (2013).  An inmate’s right to die: Legal and ethical considerations in death row volunteering.  Criminal Justice Studies, 26(2), 139-150.

Schildkraut, J.  (2012).  Media and massacre: A comparative analysis of the reporting of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.  Fast Capitalism, 9(1).  Available at http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/9_1/schildkraut9_1.html.

Schildkraut, J., & Donley, A.M.  (2012).  Murder in black: A media distortion analysis of 2010 homicides in Baltimore.  Homicide Studies, 16(2), 175-196.



PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  The Influence of Media on Public Attitudes.  (In Press).  In L. Wilson (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of the Psychology of Mass Shootings.  Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons.  [Invited Manuscript]

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Muschert, G.W. (2016). Satirizing mass murder: What many think, yet few will say. In L. Eargle and A. Esmail (Eds.), Gun Violence in American Society: Crime, Justice, and Public Policy (pp. 233-255). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Muschert, G., & Schildkraut, J.  (2014).  School shootings.  In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Muschert, G.W.  (2014).  Violent media, guns, and mental illness: The three ring circus of causal factors for school massacres, as related in media discourse.  In B. Agger & T. Luke (Eds.), Gun Violence and Public Life (pp. 61-80).  Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Schildkraut, J.  (2012).  The remote is controlled by the monster: Issues of mediatized violence and school shootings.  In G.W. Muschert & J. Sumiala (Eds.), School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age (pp. 235-258).  Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group, Ltd.



TECHNICAL REPORTS

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & McKenna, J.M. (2016). Faculty, staff, and students’ perceptions of the University’s emergency notification system and related training protocols. SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY.

McKenna, J.M., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  (2014).  Student perceptions of the University’s emergency notification system.  Office of Emergency Management, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Sanders, B.A., Bowman, S., Kringen, A.L., Martaindale, M.H., Schildkraut, J., Terranova, V., & Vaughan, T.  (2013).  Bexar County felony probation terminations 2010 and 2011: Quantitative data results.  Bexar County Probation, San Antonio, TX.



ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

Schildkraut, J.  (2016).  Adam Lanza.  In S. Chermak & F.Y. Bailey (Eds.), Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Additional Entries: Amish schoolhouse shooting, Casey Anthony, Columbine, Long Island railroad massacre, and John Hinckley, Jr.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2014).  Embezzlement.  In H. Copes & C.J. Forsyth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2013).  The Presentation and Effects of Violent Content in News.  In M.S. Easton (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Media Violence.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2013).  Mortgage-backed securities.  In L.M. Salinger & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (2nd ed).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


ESSAYS

Schildkraut, J. & Elsass, H.J.  (2015).  Preventing mass shootings: Using theory to drive evidence-based practice. Enduring
Questions
.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.


MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Schildkraut, J., Lee, R., Elsass, H.J., & Carr, C. Context matters: Examining mass shootings and the role of community-level correlates. Submitted to Homicide Studies, August 2016.

Elsass, H.J., McKenna, J.M., & Schildkraut, J. Rethinking crisis communications on campus: An evaluation of faculty and staff perceptions about emergency notification systems. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, July 2016.

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVISION

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Stafford, M.C.  The media-exaggerated problem of school shootings: Exploring the relationship between consumption and moral panic. Manuscript submitted to The Social Science Journal.  Revisions in progress.



BOOKS IN PROGRESS

Schildkraut, J. (2018, forthcoming). Mass shootings in America: Understanding the debates, causes, and responses. Under contract with ABC-CLIO (delivery of manuscript by October 2017).



MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Meredith, K. Mass shootings and the media: Why all events are not created equal.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Hernandez, T.C. Increasing guardianship in schools after mass shootings: A routine activities approach.

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Hernandez, T.C. Capable guardianship in mass shooting events: Routine activities theory and the gun control/gun rights debate.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C.  Cable news viewership and school shootings: Assessing the relationship between consumption and concern

Hernandez, T.C., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and changes in mental health legislation: A review of the evidence

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H.J., & Stafford, M.C.  Modifying target suitability following the Boston Marathon bombing: A routine activities approach

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., Arford, T., & Stafford, M.C.  The effect of the Boston Marathon bombing on fear of crime among college students.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C.  Connecting the dots: Assessing the relationship between fear of crime and moral panics.

Schildkraut, J., Donley, A.M., & Gualtieri, M.  Atypical and a typical homicide: Predicting newsworthiness with victim criminality among homicides in Baltimore.

 
Professional Meeting Presentations

Schildkraut, J., Lee, R., Elsass, H.J., & Carr, C. (2016). Context matters: Examining mass shootings and the role of county and state level correlates. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

Elsass, H.J., & Schildkraut, J.  (2016).  Mass shootings by the numbers: Understanding the myths and realities.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO. 

McKenna, J.M., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  (2016).  Rethinking crisis communications on campus: An evaluation of faculty and staff perceptions about emergency notifications.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO. 

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Hernandez, T.C. (2015).  Increasing guardianship in schools after mass shootings: A routine activities approach.  Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.
 
Schildkraut, J.  (2015).  Keynote address.  Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State, Calicoon, NY. 

Meredith, K., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  (2015).  Mass shootings and the media: Why all events are not created equal.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C. (2014).  Measurement issues and violent episodic crime: Some thoughts and considerations.  Invited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 

Hernandez, T.C., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  (2014).  The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and changes in mental health legislation: A review of the evidence.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. 

McKenna, J.M., Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H.J.  (2014).  Understanding crisis communications: Examining students’ perceptions about campus notification systems.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, San Antonio, TX. 

Schildkraut, J.
, Elsass, H.J., & Stafford, M.C.  (2014).  Modifying target suitability following the Boston Marathon bombing: A routine activities approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., Arford, T., & Stafford, M.C.  (2014).  The effect of the Boston Marathon bombing on fear of crime among college students.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Schildkraut, J.
, Elsass, H.J., & Stafford, M.C.  (2013).  As seen in the news: Media effects on fear of crime and moral panics. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C.  (2013).  Connecting the dots: Assessing the relationship between fear of crime and moral panics.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.  November.

Schildkraut, J.
, Donley, A.M., & Taylor, S.R.  (2013).  Headlines in white (not black): Examining newsworthiness of homicide in New Orleans, LA.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, Brunswick, GA.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Hernandez, T.C.  (2013).  Laws that bit the bullet: A review of legislative responses to school shootings.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX. 

Schildkraut, J.
, & Stafford, M.C.  (2013).  Researching professionals or professional researchers?  A comparison of professional doctorates and Ph.D. programs in C.J.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX. 

Elsass, H.J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M.C.  (2013).  Could it happen here?  Moral panics, school shootings, and fear of crime among college students.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX. 

Schildkraut, J.
, Donley, A.M., & Gualtieri, M.  (2012).  Atypical and a typical homicide:  Testing a reporter’s decision to publish.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2012).  TWSIA award: Using Sakai to teach undergraduate crime theory and victimization.  Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Jasig-Sakai International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2012).  The monster is in control of the remote: Issues of mediatized violence and school shootings.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY. 

Schildkraut, J.
, & Mustaine, E.E.  (2011).  Movin’, but not on up to the east side:  Foreclosures and crime in Orlando, FL.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2011).  Homicide in the headlines: An analysis of the newspaper reporting of Baltimore homicides of 2010.  Paper presented at the Homicide Research Working Group Session Meeting at The American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Donley, A.M.  (2011).  The Taj MaHoops and the impact on Parramore, an Orlando neighborhood.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV. 

Schildkraut, J.
  (2011).  Media and mayhem:  A comparative analysis of the reportings of the Virginia Tech massacre.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Las Vegas, NV.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Donley, A.M.  (2011).  Murder in black: A media distortion analysis of homicides in Baltimore.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, New Orleans, LA.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2011).  Lessons from Virginia Tech: An examination of emergency response plans in Florida’s state universities.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Schildkraut, J.
, & Hanson, B.M.  (2011).  Murder in prime time: An analysis of the depiction of homicide in crime dramas.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL.

Schildkraut, J.
  (2011).  Baltimore homicides in the news.  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Clearwater, FL.

 
Invited Presentations

Schildkraut, J. (2016). Mass shootings and the media contagion effect. Invited panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Schildkraut, J.
(2016). A high caliber education: Gun rights, gun violence, and college campuses. Invited panel presentation at Syracuse University.

Schildkraut, J. (2016). Mass shootings and the “usual suspects”: Implications for research and policy. Invited OzTalk presentation at SUNY Oswego.

Schildkraut, J. (2015). Mass shootings: Understanding the realities through the myths. Invited guest presentation at Marymount University.

 
Grants Awarded
Schildkraut, J., and Carr, C. (2016). Context matters: Examining mass shootings and the role of county and state level correlates. Challenge Grant, SUNY Oswego, $1,750.
 
Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Oswego
Intro to Criminal Justice (PBJ 101)
American Criminal Courts and Judicial Process (PBJ 201)
Organizational Structure and Communication (PBJ 301)
The Study of Homicide and Lethal Violence (PBJ 312)
Crime and the Media (PBJ 330)

Crime Theories and Victimization (PBJ 333)
Organized Crime (PBJ 366)
Research Methods in Criminal Justice (PBJ 387) [*Under development]
Data Analysis (PBJ 388) [*Under development]
Independent Readings/Studies (PBJ 399)
Practicum in Teaching Public Justice (PBJ 490)

Doctoral Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Texas State University
Intro to Criminal Justice (CJ 1310)
Research Methods (CJ 3346)
Crime Theories and Victimization (CJ 4340)
Serial Murder (CJ 4331)

 
Research Experience

CONSULTANCIES

Research Analyst, Safe and Sound - A Sandy Hook Initiative: Newtown, CT, 2014 - present.

Qualitative Research Analyst, Bexar County Probation Department: San Antonio, TX, 2012 – 2013.

Content Consultant, Newtown School Shootings by Lisa Owings - Red Line Editorial: Burnsville, MN, 2013.


INSTITUTES

University of Texas, Summer Statistics Institute - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: Austin, TX, 2012


OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research assistant for Dr. Gary Marx’s book, “Windows into the Soul:  Surveillance and Society in the Age of High Technology,” 2012-2013.
Responsible for collecting trend data on various surveillance methods and equipment, inserting data into book draft, organizing all resources, and proofreading / editing manuscript.

Ad-hoc researcher for PolitiFact, 2011-2013.
Provided data for fact checkers of statements made by politicians and pundits.

Data coder for ALERRT Program project on active shooters, 2011.
Responsible for coding official police reports for particular information as part of a research project identifying situational factors in active shooter cases.

Research assistant for Dr. Amy Donley’s book, “Student Handbook to Sociology Research Methods, Volume II,” 2011.
Responsible for writing examples on several different topics (including reliable measures, evaluation quasi-experiments with different groups and random assignment, covert participation, and disadvantages of the case study method) for the book and proofreading prints from the publisher.

Research assistant for HUD mandated annual Point in Time homeless count for the Central Florida Homeless Services Network, 2011.
Responsible for pre-qualifying food providers in the community for surveying their clients for the project and surveying homeless persons at several locations.

Peer educator for the Emergency Management for Higher Education grant, Office of Emergency Management, University of Central Florida, 2010.
Duties included but were not limited to designing the website for the project.

 
Awards and Honors

2016

2015


2014

2014

2014


2013

2013

2012


2011

2011

President's Award for Academic Excellence in Academic Advising (Nominee), SUNY Oswego.

Recipient of the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Includes $700 travel award to 2015 ACJS annual meeting.

Winner of the Richard Block Award for Outstanding Dissertation, Homicide Research Working Group. 

Outstanding doctoral student, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University.

Winner of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ student paper competition (co-author).  Prize includes travel award to 2014 annual meeting.

Outstanding doctoral student, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University.

Texas State University Graduate College’s dissertation research stipend, $2,000.

Winner of the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award Winner for Higher Education: Face-To-Face Category.  Includes travel award to 2012 Jasig/Sakai International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Winner of the Richard Block Award for Outstanding Thesis, Homicide Research Working Group. 

Alpha Kappa Delta, International Honors Society.

 
Professional Service

2016 - present


2016 - present

2015 - present

2014-2015

2013-2014

2013-2014

2013

2011-2015

2011-2012

2011-2012

2011

Program Committee Member for 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. Chair of “Media and Social Construction of Crime” section.

Website administrator for Criminal Justice Educators’ Association of New York State (CJEANYS).

Treasurer for Criminal Justice Educators' Association of New York State (CJEANYS).

Membership coordinator for Homicide Research Working Group.

Program co-chair for Homicide Research Working Group’s annual meeting.

Member of local arrangements committee for Homicide Research Working Group’s annual meeting.

Volunteer assistant at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ employment exchange, Dallas, TX.

Member of the merchandise committee for Homicide Research Working Group.

External reviewer for G.W. Muschert & J. Sumiala’s School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age.

Member of the site selection committee for Homicide Research Working Group.

Session recorder at Homicide Research Working Group’s annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Ongoing peer reviewer for: Justice Quarterly, Homicide Studies, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Crime Media Culture, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Journal of Criminology, Social Problems, and Violence and Victims.

 
Professional Memberships (Current)

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS)
Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG)


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