Dr. Molly Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida
MS, Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
BA, Psychology magna cum laude, Framingham State University
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Developmental, life-course criminology, Evidence-based practices, Juvenile delinquency and gangs, Intergenerational risk and protective factors, and Quantitative methodologies
Buchanan, M., Simonsen, E. T., & Krohn, M. D. (2018). Developmental and life-course perspectives on gangs. In H. Pontell (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Kobayashi, E., Farrington D. P., & Buchanan, M. (2018). Peer reactions, peer behavior, student attitudes, and student deviance: A comparison of college students in Japan and the USA. Asian Journal of Criminology, doi: 10.1007/s11417-018-9276-y.
Fagan, A., & Buchanan, M. (2016). What works in crime prevention? A comparison and critical review of three crime prevention registries. Criminology & Public Policy, 15(3), 617-649.
Buchanan, M., & Krohn, M. D. (November 2018). Does it matter if those who matter don't mind?: Testing the differential effects of gang versus delinquent peer group membership on labeling processes, American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA
Buchanan, M., Brown, T., Hughes, M., & Baldwin, J. (September 2018). The ‘turf’ is always greener: Rural gang members’ perceptions of self, gangs, and community before, during and after gang involvement, Southern Criminal Justice Association, Pensacola, FL