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Dustin Pardini

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Associate Professor Dustin Pardini is with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Pardini’s research focuses on the precursors and outcomes associated with the development of antisocial (e.g., violence, theft) and substance using behaviors from childhood to adulthood, as well as evaluating the impact that early psychosocial interventions can have on these problems. Much of this work has focused on a particularly violent and recalcitrant subgroup of antisocial youth and adults who exhibit callous-unemotional traits (e.g. lack of guilt, remorse, empathy), which are consistent with the affective features of psychopathy. His research in this area influenced the adoption of callous-unemotional traits as a subtyping scheme for conduct disorder (called “limited prosocial emotions”) in the 5th edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" and the upcoming 11th revision of the "International Classification of Diseases." It has also led to the development of novel evidence-based interventions designed to effectively intervene with youth exhibiting high levels of callous-unemotional traits.

In 2018, Pardini was the principal administrator of the biennial study, the Arizona Youth Survey, put on by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and conducted by ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, assessing substance use, gang involvement, bullying, violence, texting while driving and other risky behaviors among eighth, 10th and 12th-graders from all 15 counties in the state of Arizona. His research team helped design the survey, collected and cleaned the data and generated the school-level reports.

Education

Ph.D. Child Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama 2003

Publications
  • White, H. R., Buckman, J., Pardini, D., & Loeber, R. The association of alcohol and drug use with persistence of violent offending in young adulthood. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology (2015).
  • Rekker, R., Pardini, D., Keijsers, L., Brajne, S., Loeber, R., & Meeus, W. Moving in and out of poverty: The within-individual association between socioeconomic status and juvenile delinquency. PLoS One (2012).
Research Activity
  • Pardini,Dustin Andrew*. Optimizing Screening Tools for Identifying Children at Risk of Violence. HHS-NIH-NICHD(9/1/2015 - 6/30/2019).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 535Crime & Forensic Mental Health
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 494Special Topics
CRJ 535Crime & Forensic Mental Health
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 535Crime & Forensic Mental Health
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 308Advanced Criminological Theory
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 605Quantitative Methods
Service
  • Lerner Commission Project Workgroup, Member (2015 - Present)
  • Working Group on Research Computing, Member (2015 - Present)
  • Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Consulting Editor (2009 - Present)
  • National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Ad Hoc Reviewer for RFA Consortium for Research on Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention (R24) (2015 - 2015)