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Shavonne Arthurs
Joined Seton Hill
2017
Hometown
Indiana, PA
Contact Info
sarthurs@setonhill.edu

Shavonne Arthurs joined Seton Hil in the fall of 2017. She is the current secretary of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS). She is also a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE). She currently teaches in areas of media and crime, program and policy analysis, behavioral analysis, theory, and deviance. Her research interests are in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, jury decision making, policing, and social deviance. She has a recent co-authored publication in the Journal of Sexual Aggression and is completing a book entitled "Moral Deviance and Personalized Panics" through Kendall Hunt Publishing (Fall, 2018). Additionally, she is an official visitor for the Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS) and the advisor of SHU Winterguard.

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA): Criminology
  • M.S., Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ): Psychology
  • M.S., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA): Forensic Science & Law
  • B.S., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA): Biology
  • B.A., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA): Psychology

Publications

  • Spraitz, J. D., Bowen, K. N., & Arthurs, S. (2016). Neutralization, Grooming, and Sexual Abuse: A Study of Monks from One Benedictine Abbey. Journal of Sexual Aggression. DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2016.1204471.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016). Carthage Conspiracy Trial. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CILO: Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016). Cherry Hill Murder Trial. Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. ABC-CILO: Santa Barbara, CA.

Organizations

  • Executive board member (Secretary) and member of Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)
  • Member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Member of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators (PACJE)
  • Member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • Official visitor and representative of Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS)
  • Member of Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Student Paper Award Committee Chair of Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)
  • Member of Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Founding member of Phi Sigma Lambda Professional Forensics Fraternity
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity

Presentations

  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J.A. (2017, November). Simulator Shooting and Situational Awareness: Comparing Social Responses to Law Enforcement Conduct. In L. Li (Chair), Applied Police Research. Panel conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Arthurs, S. (2017, November). Teaching About Crime and Justice in an Online Setting. Discussant in R. Lamphere (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hanrahan, K. & Arthurs, S. (2017, November). Critical Thinking Skills Among Criminology and Criminal Justice Students. In M. Stacer (Chair), The Assessment of Learning Outcomes for Criminal Justice Students.. Panel conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Arthurs, S. (2017, June). The Destiny of Drugs: Are Certain Drugs Likely to be Problematic Based on Your Location? In N. Kruis (Chair), Analyzing Addiction from Diverse Perspectives. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Arthurs, S. (2017, April). Trump Fighting Heroin: Hype or Help? In S. Arthurs (Chair), The “Trump Effect”: Future Outlooks for Education and the Criminal Justice System. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Edinboro, PA.
  • Arthurs, S. (2017, March). To Shoot or Not to Shoot: Effects of Simulator Training on Public Perception of Law Enforcement Conduct In S. Arthurs (Chair), Police Perceptions and Technology. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016, November). The Heroin Hype: Serious Issue or Moral Panic? In S. Merken (Chair), Pushing the Panic Button: Societal Influences on the Criminal Justice System. Panel conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J. A. (2016, June). Beyond Boozing: College Student Drinking Patterns. In S. Arthurs (Chair), Drinking, Delinquency, and Police: Award-Winning Perspectives on Criminal Justice. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Gavin, S. & Arthurs, S. (2016, June). IPV Fumbles in the NFL: The Ray Rice Effect. In C. M. Smith (Chair), Preventing the Pain: Criminal Justice System’s Responses to Interpersonal Violence. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016, March). College Student Drinking Patterns: A Risky Business? In S. Arthurs (Chair), Empirical Perspectives on Alcohol & Alcohol Consumption. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016, March). University Responses to Student Criminal and Deviant Behavior. Discussant in D. D. Darno (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016, February). Distorted Justice: Media Portrayal of the Criminal Justice System. Discussant in S. Arthurs (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the English Graduate Organization, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Arthurs, S. (2016, February). Institutional and Individual Stereotypes within the Criminal Justice System. Discussant in S. Gavin (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the English Graduate Organization, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Arthurs, S. & Hanrahan, K. (2015, November). IPV Culture in the United States: Is History Repeating? In S. Hayes (Chair), The Pluralization of Meanings and Images of Violence Against Women. Panel conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
  • Arthurs, S. (2015, November). Qualitative Research: Learning by Doing. Discussant in K. Hanrahan (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
  • Arthurs, S. (2015, November). Student Advisement in Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs. Discussant in S. Arthurs (Chair) roundtable session at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
  • Arthurs, S. (2015, November). Under the Microscope: What We Can Learn From the Podcast Serial. Discussant in S. Phaneuf (Chair) roundtable session at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J. A. (2015, June). College Student Drinking Patterns. In M. Brewster (Chair), Alcohol Related Issues in Criminal Justice. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J. A. (2015, April). College Student Drinking Patterns: Do High School Credits Transfer? In K. Jachimowski (Chair), Relationships in Criminal Activities. Panel conducted at the Graduate Scholars Forum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
  • Arthurs, S. (2015, March). College Student Drinking Patterns: Do High School Credits Transfer? In A. M. Kopak (Chair), The Consequences of Substance Use. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Arthurs, S. (2015, March). Assessing Gender Differences in Offending and Treatment. Discussant in G. Wasileski (Moderator) roundtable session at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Hanrahan, K. J. & Arthurs, S. (2015, March). Who is Teaching the Teachers? In N. Perez (Chair), Evaluating and Encouraging Student Success. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Spraitz, J. D., Bowen, K., & Arthurs, S. (2015, March). Justifications and Neutralizations Used to Explain Clergy Sexual Abuse at a Benedictine Abbey. In J. D. Spraitz (Chair), Studying Organizations with Content Analysis and Focus Groups. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Arthurs, S. (2014, November). Extralegal Factors: Do They Threaten Jury Impartiality? In L. M. Cole (Chair), Jurors, Evidence, and Court Decisions. Panel conducted at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Arthurs, S. & Hanrahan, K. (2014, November). Science in the Courtroom. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J. A. (2014, June). Biological Drives and Social Reinforcement: Why College Students Drink. In P. Kavanaugh (Chair), Substance Abuse and Aspects of Offending. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.
  • Arthurs, S. & Lewis, J. A. (2014, April). Biological Drives and Social Reinforcement: Why College Students Drink. In R. Welch (Chair), Critical Perspectives on Communities and Their Dwellers. Panel conducted at the Graduate Scholars Forum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Burd, K., McQuiston, D., & Arthurs, S. (2013, January). Evidence ranking affects jurors’ judgments about DNA and eyewitness evidence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Arthurs, S. & McQuiston (2012, April). How the Expression of DNA Affects Jurors’ Interpretation of Probabilistic Fingerprint Evidence. In R. K. E. Espinoza (Chair), Law and Psychology. Panel conducted at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Certifications

  • Service Learning Certificate: Service learning and civic engagement in the criminal justice field
  • CITI certified human subjects researcher