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Henriikka Weir is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Henriikka received her B.A. in Psychology (2008), M.S. in Criminology (2009), and Ph.D. in Criminology (2013) from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is passionate about children’s rights and substance abuse treatment for offenders. She also enjoys teaching and interaction with students.
Areas of Interest: Henriikka’s research interests include child maltreatment, substance abuse, policing, biosocial and developmental explanations of crime, as well as quantitative research methods.
Teaching: Henriikka has taught intro to criminology, family violence, victimless crimes, and policing courses.
Research: Henriikka’s research has been published in Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, among others.
Selected Published Articles:
Stewart, D. M., Morris, R. G., and Weir, H. 2013. Youth perceptions of the police: Identifying trajectories. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. In press(accepted 2/13).
Weir, H. and Orrick, E. 2012. The most prolific female scholars in elite criminology and criminal justice journals, 2000-2010. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. DOI:10.1080/10511253.2012.709258.
Weir, H., Stewart, D.M., and Morris, R.G. 2012. Problematic alcohol consumption by police officers and other protective service employees: A comparative analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(1), 72-82.
Weir, H., and Barnes, J.C. 2011. Wisconsin risk assessment instrument. In Encyclopedia of Community Corrections, eds. Shannon Barton-Bellessa and Geoffrey J. Golson, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Orrick, E., and Weir, H. 2011. The most prolific sole and lead authors in elite criminology and criminal justice journals, 2000-2009. Journal of Criminal Justice and Education, 22(1), 24-42.
Boots, D. P., Wareham, J., and Weir, H. 2011. Gendered perspectives on depression and antisocial behaviors: An extension of the failure model in adolescent PHDCN girls and boys. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 38(1), 63-84.
Criminal Justice Field Experience: Prior to starting her graduate studies in criminology, Henriikka was employed full-time as a police officer in Bedford, Texas, where she first worked as a patrol officer and then as a narcotics investigator.