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Lynn Addington

Associate Professor
Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Faculty 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.
  • Degrees

    PhD State University of New York, Albany
    MA State University of New York, Albany
    JD University of Pennsylvania
    BS Northwestern University
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Teaching

  • Spring 2015

    • JLC-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Data Detectives
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Rennison, C.M. & Addington, L.A. (2014). Violence Against College Women: A Review to Identify Limitations in Defining the Problem and Inform Future Research.  Trauma, Violence & Abuse.

Addington, L.A. & Rennison, C.M. (in press, 2014). Keeping the Barbarians outside the Gate?: Comparing Burglary Victimization in Gated and Non-Gated Communities. Justice Quarterly.  First published on February 4, 2013 as doi:10.1080/07418825.2012.760644

Addington, L.A. & Perumean-Chaney, S. (2014). Intimate Partner Violence: What Separates the Men from the Women for Victimizations Reported to Police. Homicide Studies.  

Lee, E.T., Addington, L.A. & Rushin, S. (2013).  Which Felonies Pose a "Serious Potential Risk of Injury Under the ACCA Residual Clause?  Federal Sentencing Reporter.

Addington, L.A. (2013) Reporting and Clearance of Cyberbullying Incidents:  Applying "Offline" Theories to Online Victims.  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 29, 454-474.

Addington, L.A. (2013). Who You Calling Old?: Measuring “Elderly” and What It Means for Homicide Research. Homicide Studies, 17, 134-153.

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. (2009 ).“Cops & Cameras: Public School Security as a Policy Response to Columbine.” American Behavioral Scientist. View Online

Addington, L.A. & Rennison, C.M. (2008). Co-Occurring Rape:  Do Additional Crimes Affect How Victims and Police Respond to Rape? Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 24, 205-226.

Book

Lynch, J.P. & Addington, L.A. (co-editors) (2007). Understanding Crime Statistics:  Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and the UCR. Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press.

Published Reports

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.

Professional Presentations

Congressional Panel "U.S. Department of Defense Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel," June 27, 2013: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/313615-1.

AU Expert

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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