Blg SBS Castro Rm #311
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Gender and Crime
- Family Violence
- Violence and Terrorism
- Family Law and Courts
PhD Sociology North Carolina State University,
(Concentration in Criminology & Family)
MS Sociology North Carolina State University
BS Psychology Arizona State University
BA Sociology Arizona State University
Academic Interests and Affiliations
Broadly, I am interested in all forms of violence,
especially homicide, terrorism, violence within families, the justice system's
response to family conflict. I also research juvenile delinquency prevention.
Recent research has focused on the effect of mandatory and preferred arrest
laws on juvenile arrests in cases of family assaults, the effectiveness of
gender responsive programs for youth in detention, homicide, pedagogy, and
state adoption of mandatory arrest legislation.
I have conducted research as part of a collaborative team
between NCSU and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) that examined recidivism of
men paroled after serving time for homicide. I've also been part of a research
team examining the evidence for effectiveness of gender responsive prevention
and intervention programs for youths, which was a result of our research
conducted at the Girls’ Study Group at RTI International. Recently, our
research team completed an investigation of the effectiveness of a gender-responsive
program used in the juvenile correctional facilities in the state of
Tichavsky, Lisa P.; Hunt, Andrea N.; Driscoll, Adam; and
Jicha, Karl (2015) "“It’s Just Nice Having a Real Teacher”: Student
Perceptions of Online versus Face-to-Face Instruction," International
Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 9: No. 2, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol9/iss2/2.
Day, Jacob, Margaret A. Zahn, and Lisa Tichavsky. 2015.
“What Works for Whom? The Effects of Gender Responsive Programming on Girls and
Boys in Secure Detention.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(1):
93-129. DOI: 10.1177/0022427814538033.
Leim, Marieke, Margaret A. Zahn, and Lisa Tichavsky. 2014.
“Criminal Recidivism among Homicide Offenders.” Journal of Interpersonal
Strom, Kevin J., Tara D. Warner, Lisa Tichavsky, and
Margaret A. Zahn. 2014. "Policing Juveniles: Domestic Violence Arrest
Policies, Gender, and Police Response to Child–Parent Violence." Crime
& Delinquency 60(3):427-50.
Driscoll, Adam, Karl Jicha, Andrea Hunt, Lisa Tichavsky, and
Gretchen Thompson. 2012. “Can Online Courses Deliver In-class Results? A
Comparison of Student Performance and Satisfaction in an Online versus a
Face-to-face Introductory Sociology Course.” Teaching Sociology 40(4):312-331.
Zahn, Margaret A., Jacob Day, Sharon Mihalic, and Lisa
Tichavsky. 2009. “Determining What Works for Girls in the Juvenile Justice
System: A Summary of Evaluation Evidence.” Crime and Delinquency 55(2):266-293