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Dr. Angela Collins

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Dr. Collins teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Juvenile Justice, Introduction to Criminal Justice Research & Statistics, Juvenile Law & Policy, and Criminal Justice & Mental Health Systems 

  • Research interests include criminological theory (particularly strain theory), juvenile justice and delinquency, and life-course criminology
  • Served as a volunteer victim advocate for The Victim Center in Springfield, Missouri and completed an internship for KLASS (Kids Learning About Social Skills) and Burrell Behavioral Health in Branson, Missouri
  • Dr. Collins serves as the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at UCM
  • She is a faculty sponsor for the Juvenile Justice Association (JJA) on campus
  • Dr. Collins holds degrees from:

Sam Houston State University (2016) Ph.D. in Criminal Justice 

Missouri State University (2010) M.S. in Criminology 

Missouri State University (2010) Graduate Certificate in Child Forensic Psychology 

Missouri State University (2006)  B.S. in Sociology and Criminology 

Publications include:

Collins, A. M., Bouffard, L., & Wilkes, N. (2019). Predicting recidivism among defendants in an expedited domestic violence court. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Collins, A. M., Menard, S., & Pyrooz, D. (2018). Collective behavior and the generality of integrated theory: A national study of gang fighting. Deviant Behavior, 39:992-1005. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2017.1395664

Collins, A. M. & Menard, S. (2017). Using anomie theory to examine gang fighting. Journal of Gang Research, 25, 35-49.

Collins, A. M. (2016). Review of Parental incarceration and the family: Psychological and social effects of imprisonment on children, parents and caregivers, by Joyce Arditti. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 16. DOI:10.1177/1748895816655025


Angela Collins
Assistant Professor
HUM 304
Tel: (660) 543-4348


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