Department of Justice, Law and Society
Additional Positions at AUFaculty Affiliate, Center for Israel Studies
- Professor Addington’s research interests include the nature of violent crime and its impact on victims, measurement of crime, and utilization of U.S. crime statistics. In addition to her work at AU, she continues to serve as a Visiting Fellow at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Professor Addington's recent publications have addressed the quality of crime data, school violence, fear of victimization, and the long-term effects of Columbine. She is the co-editor of a volume of original research entitled Understanding Crime Statistics: Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and UCR and the lead author of Are America's Schools Safe? Students Speak Out. Her research has been funded by the American Educational Research Association, American Statistical Association, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and National Institute of Justice. Professor Addington has been a consultant on federal crime surveys for the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education. She currently serves on the editorial board of Homicide Studies. Prior to attending graduate school, Professor Addington practiced law for four years during which time she clerked for a federal district court judge and worked as a civil litigator.
DegreesPh.D. State University of New York, Albany
M.A. State University of New York, Albany
J.D. University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Northwestern University
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Addington, L.A. (2009 ).“Cops & Cameras: Public School Security as a Policy Response to Columbine.” American Behavioral Scientist. View Online
Addington, L.A. & Yablon, Y. (2011). "How Safe Do Students Feel at School and While Traveling to School?: A Comparative Look at Israel and the United States." Journal of American Education, 117, 465-493.
Addington, L.A. & Randour, M.L. (2012). "Animal Cruelty Crime Statistics: Findings from a Survey of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs." Washington, DC: Animal Welfare Institute.
Area of Expertise: Criminal violence; school crime; fear of victimization; violent victimization issues; and national crime statistics, including the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Additional Information: Lynn A. Addington’s research interests include the nature of violent crime and its impact on victims (especially students and juveniles), measurement of crime, and utilization of national crime statistics. She is the coeditor of Understanding Crime Statistics: Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and UCR, a text of compiled original research (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She has published on issues concerning school violence and school shootings as well as homicide victimization. Her recent publications have addressed the quality of crime data, school violence, fear of victimization, and the long-term effects of the Columbine shootings. Addington is also the lead author of Are America's Schools Safe? Students Speak Out (U.S. Department of Education, 2002).
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