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Kathleen Padilla

Graduate Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Watts Col of Pub Ser & Com Sol

Biography: 

Kathleen Padilla is a doctoral candidate of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Kathleen’s research interests include police officer stress and mental health, police-community relationships, youth perceptions of the police, police officer perceptions, and qualitative methodology. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Criminology; Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice; and Occupational Medicine.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
  • 2016 - M.S., Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University
Research Interests: 

Police officer stress and mental health; police-community relationships; youth perceptions of the police; qualitative methodology

Publications: 

Fine, A., Padilla, K.E., Tom, K.E. (2020). "Youth Perceptions of Police Legitimacy: Identifying Developmental Trends and Changing Perceptions.” Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Larson, M., Wallace, D., Somers, L.J., Padilla, K.E., & Mays, R* (2020). Recidivism and Relationships: Examining the Role of Relationships, Transitions, and Relationship Quality in Re-Incarceration. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Padilla, K.E. (2020). Sources and Severity of Stress in a Southwestern Police Department. Occupational Medicine. (DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa018)

Maguire, E.R., Somers, L.J., & Padilla, K.E. (2020). Promoting Officer Health and Wellness. In Transforming Police: 13 Key Reforms. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.

Fine, A. D., Padilla, K. E., & Tapp, J. (2019). Can Youths’ Perceptions of the Police Be Improved? Results of a School-Based Field Evaluation in Three Jurisdictions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

White, M.D., Gaub, J.E., Malm, A., Padilla, K.E.. (2019). Implicate or Exonerate? The Impact of Police Body-Worn Cameras on the Adjudication of Drug and Alcohol Cases. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 309Criminology
CRJ 512Seminar in Policing
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 309Criminology
CRJ 517Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
CRJ 512Seminar in Policing
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
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