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Deanna Wilkinson

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Human Development and Family Science

(614) 247-4004
wilkinson.110@osu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, Criminal Justice
    Dissertation: Social and Symbolic Construction of Violent Events among Inner City
    Adolescent Males. Chair: Jeffrey Fagan. 1998.
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL, Criminal Justice
    Thesis: Citizen's Participation in Individual and Collective Crime Prevention Behaviors.
    Chair: Dennis P. Rosenbaum. 1992.
  • B.A. Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA, Sociology
    Senior Project: Attitudes toward Authority Figures and Juvenile Delinquency.
    Advisors: Chris Carlson and Richard Peterson. 1990.

Research Interests

Experience

  • 1998 - 2005 - Assistant Professor, Temple University
  • 1995 - 1998 - Research Associate, Center for Violence Research and Prevention, Columbia University
  • 1993 - 1995 Graduate Research Assistant, Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • 1990 - 1992 Project Manager & Co-Investigator, Center for Research in Law and Justice, UIC
  • 1992 - 1993 - Research Associate, Program on Human Development and Criminal Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University

Teaching

  • OSU: Adolescence and Risk (HDFS 840.01)
  • Research Methods (HDFS 760)
  • Qualitative Research Analysis (HDFS 862)
  • Adolescent Development: Risk and Resiliency (HDFS 570)
  • Middle Childhood and Adolescence (HDFS 362)
  • Temple University: Nature of Crime (Undergraduate Criminological theory course)
  • Introduction to Research Methods Community and Crime Prevention
  • Introduction to Juvenile Justice Victims of Crime and the Criminal Justice System
  • Violence and Criminal Justice Theories of Crime and Deviance (Graduate level theory)
  • Graduate Qualitative Research Methods
  • Intellectual Heritage II

Honors

  • 2012 Julius Debro Award. American Society of Criminology Division of People of Color and Crime. November 16. Recognizes a professional member of the DPCC who has made outstanding contributions in service to professional organizations, academic institutions, or the advancement of criminal justice.
  • 2012 College of Education and Human Ecology Dean’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. May 24.
  • 2011 Woman of the Year. I’m Every Woman Expo. Columbus, Ohio. August 27. Honors women who have made a significant difference in the community.
  • 2011 Leadership Award. OSU Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board executive board. June 17.
  • 2011 Certificate of Recognition. Office of the Mayor. City of Columbus. “Your effort to curb youth violence through education and collaboration with numerous local agencies is commendable.” June 17.
  • 2011 Proclamation Ohio House of Representatives. “Since its inception, the Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative has enhanced the quality of life within the surrounding area, and its general contributions have gained it the gratitude and appreciation of many. We are certain that as this worthy organization maintains its dedication to protecting the local community, it will continue in the tradition of excellence that has become its hallmark.”
  • 2010 Fire and Focus Scholarship Fund Service Award. OSU Office of Outreach and Engagement. October 12. (This award recognizes women who “bring a new focus and energy to the University’s mission of improving lives through teaching, research, and service.”
  • 2010 College of Education and Human Ecology Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. May 24.
  • 2009 The Les Wright Youth Advocacy Award. Presented by Strategies against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). April 30, 2009. (This award recognizes “for your tireless efforts and advocacy on behalf of young people, through your decades of work to reform, revitalize and advance education in our community.”) Columbus, OH.
  • 2008 Society for Research on Adolescence Young Investigator Award. Awarded March 7. (This award recognizes a significant contribution by a beginning scholar to the understanding of adolescent development and behavior. Awarded Biennially).
  • 2008 Nominated for the 2008 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community-based Scholarship (Nominated by a colleague and 3 community leaders).
  • 2008 Winner, OSU, EHE College Council Equity and Diversity Committee’s Diversity Initiative Mini-Grant Award. $500.
  • 1998 Dean’s Dissertation Award, Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Outstanding Dissertation of the Year (2 awarded university-wide that year).
  • 1997 Excellence in Research Award, Graduate Student Government Association, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. (Recognized publications by a graduate student, 1 award winner on Newark campus each year).
  • 1995-1996 University Fellowship, Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. (Recognized excellence of proposed dissertation project, $2000).
  • 1993-1995 Teaching and Research Assistantship, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
  • 1991 Chicago Bar Association, Committee on Criminal Justice Graduate Award. (Faculty award to recognize achievements of a Masters’ student).
  • 1990-1991 Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1988-90 Dean’s List, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

Grants

  • 2013 Principal Investigator, Ohio Bullying Prevention Project Follow Up Study. College of Education and Human Ecology. $15,000. 1/13-12/31/14.
  • 2012 Principal Investigator, CeaseFire Columbus: Public Education. Ohio Office Criminal Justice Services. U.S. Attorney of Southern Ohio District, $13,874. 3/12-2/13.
  • 2012 Principal Investigator, CVPC CeaseFire Columbus: Community Mobilization. Ohio Office Criminal Justice Services. U.S. Attorney of Southern Ohio District, $25,461. 1/12-6/12.
  • 2011 Principal Investigator, Assessing the Impact of Ohio Gun Policy: Trends and Patterns. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Violent Crimes with Gun Advisory Group, $46,800. 7/25/11-3/31/12.
  • 2011 Principal Investigator, Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC): Community Mobilization. Ohio Office Criminal Justice Services. U.S. Attorney of Southern Ohio District, $23,000. 5/11-8/11.
  • 2011 Principal Investigator, Ohio Bullying Prevention Project. College of Education and Human Ecology. $29,000. 4/1/11-12/31/11.
  • 2011 Director, Community Capacity and Coalition Building Grant for the OSU Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board. The Kettering Foundation. $5,000. 3/11-2/13. This project aims to support the continued development of the collaborative efforts of the OSU Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board.
  • 2010 Principal Investigator, The Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC): Violence Prevention Smart Grid. OSU Office of Outreach and Engagement Impact Grant. The Ohio State University. $50,000 6/1/10-5/31/11.
  • 2010 Principal Investigator, Identifying violent hot spots: Phase II of the Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC). College of Education and Human Ecology seed grant program. The Ohio State University. $25,000. 1/10-12/10.
  • 2009 Principal Investigator, Community Safety Knowledge and Resource Center. Ohio Office Criminal Justice Services. RARA JAG $25,060. 11/09-12/31/10. The center will be established to provide direct educational and technical assistance resources to community leaders, practitioners, and evaluation researchers.
  • 2008 Principal Investigator, Building Capacity for Community and Youth Impact in East Columbus, OH. Funded by the CJRC seed grant program. The Ohio State University. $20,000. 7/1/08-6/30/09.
  • 2006 Principal Investigator, Event Dynamics and the Role of Third Parties in Youth Violence. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. $259,756. 6/1/06-5/31/09. 2006-IJ-CX-0004. The final report is available at: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/227781.pdf
  • 2002 Principal Investigator, Decision Making in Violent Events, Temple University’s Return of Overhead Research Incentive Grant Program, Office of the Vice Provost for Research. $20,000. 1/1/02-12/31/02.
  • 2001 Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Violence Prevention Initiative Healthcare Connection. Funded by the William Penn Foundation. Philadelphia, PA, $1,115,432. 2/1/01-12/31/05.
  • 2000 Principal Investigator, Situational Contexts of Violence Among Inner City Adolescent Males, Temple University College of Liberal Arts Grant-in-Aid for Research, $2,600. 1/1/00-12/31/00.
  • 2000 Principal Investigator, An Evaluation of the Police-Barrio Relations Project. Funded by the William Penn Foundation $5,000. 8/1/00-12/31/00.
  • 1999 Site Investigator, University-Community Collaborative of Philadelphia. Funded by the William Penn Foundation. $6,000. 1/1/99-8/31/99.
  • 1995-1998 Project Director/Co-Investigator, Situational Contexts of Gun Use among Young Males in the Inner City: Risk Factors and Social Processes. Center for Violence Research and Prevention, Columbia University (P.I. Fagan). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention R49-CCR211614 (10/1/95-9/30/98), the National Institute of Justice #96-IJ-CX-0021 (9/1/96-10/31/97), the National Science Foundation #SBR 9515327 (9/1/95-8/31/97), and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (1/95-8/31/96). Combined $1,176, 251.
  • 1995-1998 Co-Principal Investigator, Aurora-Joliet Neighborhood-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Demonstration Project: A Six Year Follow-up Evaluation. (P.I. Rosenbaum). Funded by the National Institute of Justice #95-IJ-CX-0068 and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) (9/1/95-8/31/98). Combined ~$850,000.

Presentations

  • 2013 Opportunities to Save Lives through Research on Risk and Protective Factors in Gun Violence. A presentation at the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine. Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence: Workshop. Washington, DC. April 23, 2013.
  • 2012 The Many Avenues to Funding your Research. OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Bell Resource Center Future Faculty Retreat: Armed for the Academy. September 28, 2012.
  • 2012 Credibility, Partnerships, and Data: Pulling together the right resources to break the cycle of violence. National CeaseFire Partner Cluster Conference. September 19, 2012.
  • 2012 Social Contagion: Group Dynamics in the Contagion of Violence. National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine. Forum on Global Health. Workshop on Contagion of Violence. April 30.
  • 2011 It’s all good in the neighborhood or is it? Panel Discussion. 33rd Annual African American Heritage Festival. Columbus, OH, Ohio Union. April 26, 2011.
  • 2011 Decision Making in Emergent Violence Situations: Lessons of the NYCYVS. Panel on Behavioral and Norm Change. National CeaseFire Partner Cluster Conference. April 14, 2011.
  • 2011 A Holistic approach to gun violence prevention: The Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative model. Stop the Violence Community Forum. Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. March 26, 2011.
  • 2010 What mentors need to know about the life experience of youth impacted by urban violence: Breaking down the barriers to connecting. A Keynote speaker at the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference. Chicago, IL. May 28.
  • 2010 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: From Events to Institutions. National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Dallas, TX. February 25.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: Lesson from Youth involved in Violence. Off to a Great Start 7th annual Conference. Columbus, OH. August 20.
  • 2009 Revitalizing the Village: The Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC). A presentation to the Neighborhood Impact Results committee of the United Way of Central Ohio. Columbus, Ohio. August 12.
  • 2009 Event Dynamics and the Role of Third Parties in Urban Youth Violence. A presentation of the staff of CeaseFire Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago Public Health, July 25.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: Lessons from Youth Involved in Violence. 5th Monday Lecture Series. University District Organization. June 30.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: How every voice matters. African and African American Studies Community Extension Center. Columbus, Ohio. March 4.
  • 2009 Violence Prevention and Living Beyond the U.S. Prison Process. Research Roundtable and Community Discussion. Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center. Columbus, Ohio. February 3.
  • 2007 Violent Youths’ Responses to High Levels of Exposure to Community Violence: What Violent Events Reveal about Youth Violence. Criminal Justice Research Center. The Ohio State University. November 30, 2007.
  • 2007 Perspectives on the Youth Violence Problem. Keynote Speaker. Columbus Unites to Stop Violence. Organized by Strategies against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). February 1, 2007.
  • 2006 Fathering at the Margins of Society. OSU HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag Series. Dec. 6.
  • 2006 Local Social Ties and Willingness to Intervene: Textured Views among Violent Urban Youth of Neighborhood Social Control Dynamics and Situations. The OSU Social Interactions Group. Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2006 Event Dynamics and the Role of Third Parties in Youth Violence. Harvard University, Injury Prevention Center, Boston, MA, May 11, 2006.
  • 2005 Analyzing the Event Narrative: The Situational Dynamics of Urban Youth Violence. Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Center for Gun Policy and Research Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD. April 11, 2005.
  • 2005 Gun Violence among Urban Youth in New York City. International Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons: From a New Challenge to a New Field of Research. Guggenheim Foundation. Held at Columbia University. New York. July 9-10.
  • 2003 Guns and Youth Violence Prevention. Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Annual Crime Prevention Conference. Valley Forge Convention Center. December 11, 2003.
  • 2003 Guns, Youth Violence, and Social Identity. Firearm Injury Center at Penn. University of Pennsylvania. October, 23, 2003.
  • 2002 Guns, Youth Violence, and Social Identity. The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Institute of Medicine Workshop on Children, Youth and Gun Violence. Washington, DC. September 18, 2002.
  • 2002 Youth Violence and Adolescent Social Identity. Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL January 18, 2002.
  • 2002 Gun Acquisition, Carrying, and Use by Active Violent Offenders aged 16-24 in NYC. The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Workshop on Improving Research on Firearms. Washington, DC. January 16-17, 2002.
  • 2002 Youth Violence and Adolescent Social Identity. Department of Criminal Justice. University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. January 7, 2002.
  • 2002 Situational Determinants of Intimate Violence. The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Workshop on Research Issues in Violence Against Women. Washington, DC. January 3-4, 2002.
  • 2001 Decision Making in Violent Events. Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. George Mason University. Massansus, VA. November 19.

Papers presented at professional meetings: (* = undergraduate or graduate student)

  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L.,Wright, R., Carr, P.J., & Brunson, R. Expert Panel on Qualitative Methods in Criminology. Mentoring Session. American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL. Nov. 14.
  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L., 5 Grams: Crack, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs. Author-meets-Critic. Critic. American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL. Nov. 14.
  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L.,Welbaum, J., & Hatchett, A., Assessing the Harm of High Risk Violent Offenders: Criminal Careers in Ohio, American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL. Nov. 15.
  • 2012 Hicks, A., & Wilkinson, D.L., Bullying Prevention in Ohio. American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL. Nov. 16.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L. While we were sleeping: Success stories in injury and violence prevention. Author-meets-Critic. Critic. American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Blackwell, J., Fournier, T., Establishing a Researcher-Practitioner Advisory Board. American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.
  • 2010 Hicks, A., Ahlqvist, O., Wilkinson, D.L., and Moore, J.L. III. Mapping Violent Hot Spots in Columbus, Ohio. American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Fournier, T., Hicks, A., and Bloom, S., The Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC) Smart Prevention Grid. American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L. Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: From Events to Institutions. National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Dallas, TX. February 25.
  • 2008 Wilkinson, D.L., Beaty, C. and Lurry, R. Youth Violence—Crime or Self-Help?: Marginalized Urban Males Perspectives on the Limited Efficacy of Criminal Justice System to Stop Youth Violence. American Society of Criminology. St. Louis, MO. Nov. 12.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. and Carr, P.J. Violent Youths’ Responses to High Levels of Exposure to Community Violence: What Violent Events Reveal about Youth Violence. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 14.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. An Examination of the Embeddedness of Gun Use among Violent Youths’ Peers. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 16.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. Introduction to a Symposium on Violence, Victimization, and Vulnerability in Multiple Contexts: An Examination of the Experiences of Urban Minority Adolescents. National Council on Family Relations annual meeting. Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 8.
  • 2007 Dashora, P.* and Wilkinson, D.L. ‘Life Out Here is Not the Life to Live:’ Violent Young Males Perspectives on Life. National Council on Family Relations annual meeting. Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 8.
  • 2007 Collins, T. L.* and Wilkinson, D.L. The Influence of Low Family Social Capital on Adolescent Substance Use: Lessons from Life History Data. National Council on Family Relations annual meeting. Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 8.
  • 2007 Grafsky, E. L.* and Wilkinson, D.L. The Influence of Family and Other Contexts on Inner City Males Engaged in Problem Behaviors. National Council on Family Relations annual meeting. Pittsburgh, PA Nov. 8.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. Youth Violence “Set” in Schools and Clubs, Bars, or House Parties. National Institute of Justice Research Conference. Arlington, VA. July 23.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. Local Social Ties and Willingness to Intervene: Textured Views among Violent Urban Youth of Neighborhood Social Control Dynamics and Situations. The 11th annual Criminal Justice Research Conference. Columbus, OH. April 11.
  • 2006 Wilkinson, D.L., Magora, A.*, Garcia, M.*, and Futris, T. Walking in His Father’s Shoes: Reflections on Fathering and Fatherhood among Violent Inner City African American and Latino Young Men. National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN. Nov. 9.
  • 2004 Wilkinson, D.L. Author-meets-critics on Guns, Violence and Identity among African American and Latino Youth. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. Nov. 17.
  • 2004 Fein J.A.(presenter), Wilkinson, D.L., Gleason, S., Datner, E., and Ginsburg, K. Is the 'Level of Engagement' Reported By Violently-Injured Youth Associated with Risk and Resiliency Factors? American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. San Francisco, CA. October 11.
  • 2003 Wilkinson, D.L. Victim Perspective on Violent Events: An Event Structure Analysis. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
  • 2002 Kerlin, E.M.*, Kurtz, E., Wilkinson, D.L., and Hamerschlag, S.H.* Assessing Risk of Youth Violence and Victimization: A Comprehensive Review and Development, Validation, and Application of Instrumentation. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • 2002 Wilkinson, D.L. The Role of Sexual Competition in Violent Events among Adolescent Males. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • 2002 McConnell, P.* and Wilkinson, D.L. Social Capital in Context: Utilizing GIS in the Consideration of Community Resources. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • 2002 Wilkinson, D.L. and Hamerschlag, S.* Situational Determinants in Intimate Violence. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • 2001 Wilkinson, D.L., Fitzgerald, J.* and Hinkel, K.* Shocking? Perhaps, But How Does It Work? American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2001 Wilkinson, D.L. and McConnell, P.* Measurement Issues in Studying Victimization among Adolescents. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2000 Wilkinson, D.L., and Fagan, J. What We Know about Gun Use among Adolescents. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1999 Wilkinson, D.L., More than Dumb Luck: Distinguishing Factors in ‘Completed’ versus ‘Squashed’ Violent Events. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Toronto.
  • 1999 Wilkinson, D.L., Wong-Shing, A.*, and Beech, F.* Violent Adolescents’ Perceptions of Neighborhood Level Informal Social Control: A Descriptive Analysis. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March.
  • 1998 Wilkinson, D.L. Violent Events among Adolescent Males: Co-offending, Amplifying, and Torch Taking. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, March.
  • 1998 Wilkinson, D.L. Decision Making in Violent Events Among Adolescent Males: A Comparison of Gun and Non-Gun Events. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 Fagan, J. and Wilkinson, D.L., The Role of Alcohol in Violent Events Revisited. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P. Community Policing in Aurora: Results of a Longitudinal Evaluation. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P., Community Policing in Joliet: Results of a Longitudinal Evaluation. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 Wilkinson, D.L. Male Adolescent Social Identity in the Inner-City ‘War Zone.’ Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1996 Wilkinson, D.L. and Fagan, J. Guns and the Code of the Streets. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 1996 Rosenbaum, D.P. and Wilkinson, D.L. Community Policing in Aurora and Joliet, IL Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1996, Chicago, IL.
  • 1996 Fagan, J. and Wilkinson, D.L. The Role of Alcohol in Violent Events. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1996, Chicago, IL.
  • 1996 Wilkinson, D.L., McClain, R., and Fagan, J. Using Peer Interviewers to Enhance Data Collection Efforts in a Study of Gun Use Among Young Males in the Inner City: Tales from the Field. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual meeting Las Vegas, NV. March.
  • 1994 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P. Impact of Community Policing on Citizen Involvement and Judgments of Police. A paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1994, Miami, FL.
  • 1994 Fagan, J.A., Garner, J.H. , Maxwell, C.D. and Wilkinson, D.L.. The Social Context of Criminal Sanctions: Ecological Influences on Specific Deterrence of Spouse Assault. A paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1994, Miami, FL.
  • 1993 Wilkinson, D.L. Building Community: A Process and Impact Assessment of Community Policing Efforts in Two Neighborhoods. A paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1993, Phoenix AZ.
  • 1993 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P. Coping with Community Policing: How Police Adapt. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March.
  • 1993 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P. Estimating the Effects of Community Policing on Community Residents. A paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March.

Posters presented at professional meetings: (* = undergraduate or graduate student)

  • 2010 Hicks, A., Parker, A., Wilkinson, D.L., Venable, V., Harvey, A. Islands of Potential Social Capital: The Disconnected World of Service Providers. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA. March 13.
  • 2009 Hicks, A., Parker, A., Wilkinson, D.L., Venable, V., Harvey, A., Davis, M. Building Capacity for Community and Youth Impact in East Columbus: A Pilot Study of Collaboration among Agencies. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 17.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L. A Transaction and Situational Theory of Urban Youth Violence in America. American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2008 Wilkinson, D.L. The Games Young Men Play: Sexual Competition as a Spark for Male-on- Male Youth Violence. Society for Research on Adolescence. Chicago, IL.
  • 2008 Garren, R.* and Wilkinson, D.L. Latino Cultural Influence and Familial Involvement in the Lives of Violent Latino Youth. Society for Research on Adolescence. Chicago, IL.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L., Cannon, E.A.* Beaty, C.* and Blankman, D.* Crime as Self-Help among Violent Adolescents in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: A Mode of Preserving Reputation. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L., Collins, T.L.* and Erdem, G.* Understanding the Life Experiences of Violent Young Males from a Bronfrenbrenner’s Ecological System Theory. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. and Carr, P.J. Violent Youths’ Responses to High Levels of Exposure to Community Violence: What Violent Events Reveal about Youth Violence. Columbus, OH. The International Society for Violence & Injury Research.
    COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND RESEARCH TRANSLATION PRESENTATIONS:
  • 2012 Looking Back at Five years of Collaborative Efforts of the OSU YVPAB. A presentation to the YVPAB. Columbus, Ohio. November 28.
  • 2012 Respect and Identity on the Block: How is violence part of this picture? Public Education Training Workshop held for the community. Columbus Public Health Department, 240 Parsons Ave. Columbus, Ohio. 43205. June 19. 5:30-8:00pm.
  • 2012 Youths’ perspectives on Opportunities: ‘Opportunities for Some but maybe Not Me’. Public Education Training Workshop held for the community. Columbus Division of Police Main Street Substation. Columbus, OH 43205. June 19. 12-2pm.
  • 2012 Real talk on the breakdown of relations between youth at high risk for violence and adults. Public Education Training Workshop held for the community. Family Missionary Baptist Church, 996 Oakwood Ave. Columbus, Ohio. 43206. June 13, 5:30-8:30pm.
  • 2012 Youths’ perspectives on Opportunities: ‘Opportunities for Some but maybe Not Me’. Public Education Training Workshop held for the community. COWIC, 1111 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205. June 13. 12-2pm.
  • 2012 Respect and Identity on the Block: How is violence part of this picture? Public Education Training Workshop held for the community. Family Missionary Baptist Church, 996 Oakwood Ave. Columbus, Ohio. 43206. June 12.
  • 2010 Sustainable Collaboration: The work of YVPAB and the CVPC. Wilkinson, D.L., (with Mike Smeltzer, Columbus Public Health; Deputy Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, Columbus Division of Police; Ashley Hicks, OSU Graduate student; Jerry Saunders, Sr., CEO & President, Africentric Personal Development Shop; and Steve Curl, Regional Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services & Co-Chair of the YVPAB). July 23.
  • 2010 NPR All Sides with Ann Fisher, July 20, 2010, 11:00 AM - Preventing Youth Violence Trauma and violence in the lives of young black men, and preventing youth violence through street intervention and community involvement, with Drexel University School of Public Health Department of Health Policy Chair Dr. John Rich, M.D., Ohio State University Human Development Professor Deanna Wilkinson, and CeaseFire Illinois Director Tio Hardiman. http://www.wosu.org/allsides/?archive=1&date=07/20/2010
  • 2010 Lessons for Faith-leaders from the CeaseFire Chicago experience. (with F. Perez). Family Missionary Baptist Church, Columbus, OH. Feb. 18.
  • 2010 What CeaseFire Chicago Can Do for Columbus. (with C. Kane & F. Perez). A presentation to the Philanthropic community. Hosted by the Columbus Foundation. Columbus, Ohio. February 17.
  • 2010 What CeaseFire Chicago Can Do for Columbus. (with C. Kane & F. Perez). A presentation to Community leaders. Community Properties of Ohio Training Facility. Columbus, Ohio. February 17.
  • 2009 Panel Discussion on Teen Violence and Prevention. Radio One Town Hall Meeting on Teen Violence. (speakers: Wilkinson, D.L., Blackwell, J., Harris, G., Price, R., Coleman, M., Bell, N.,
    and City) hosted by Paul Strong Radio One. Lincoln Theater, live broadcast. December 16.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence. Neighborhood Training Academy, United Way Neighborhood Partnership Center, United Way of Central Ohio. October 14.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L., Jefferson, G., and Russell, G. Panel Discussion on Youth Violence Prevention a live broadcast on Ann Fisher’s All Sides on NPR October 6.
  • 2009 Youth Violence and the CeaseFire Chicago model. Appearance on the ABCs of CPD and CFD with host Napoleon Bell and co-guest Sgt. Chantey Boxhill. Government Access Television Program. September 22.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: Lessons from Youth Involved in Violence. Off to a Great Start Conference. Columbus, Ohio. August 20.
  • 2009 A Look at Collaborative Partnerships, Programs, and Agency Networks: Results of a Pilot Study in East Columbus (with Anita Parker, Ashley Hicks, Angela Harvey, Mark Davis & Victoria Venable). Columbus, Ohio. August 18.
  • 2009 Revitalizing the Village: The Columbus Violence Prevention Collaborative (CVPC). A presentation to the Neighborhood Impact Results committee of the United Way of Central Ohio. Columbus, Ohio. August 12.
  • 2009 Event Dynamics and the Role of Third Parties in Urban Youth Violence. A presentation of the staff of CeaseFire Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago Public Health, July 25.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence: Lessons from Youth Involved in Violence. 5thMonday Lecture Series. University District Organization. June 30.
  • 2009 Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: How every voice matters. African American AAAS Community Extension Center. Columbus, Ohio.March 4.
  • 2009 Moving beyond poverty: A personal story. Presented to the Bridges out of Poverty Circles Initiative. Broad Street Presbyterian. Columbus, Ohio. March 5.
  • 2009 Violence Prevention and Living Beyond the U.S. Prison Process. Research Roundtable and Community Discussion. Tuesday, Columbus, OH. Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center. The Ohio State University. February 3.
  • 2009 CeaseFire-Chicago: An evidence-based model of violence prevention. Presentation to OSU YVPAB. Columbus, Ohio. April 22.
  • 2009 Conference planning – Promoting Community Safety and Preventing Violence. Presentation to OSU YVPAB. Columbus, Ohio. March 18.
  • 2008 Findings of the NIJ-funded Event Dynamics in Youth Violence. Presentation to OSU YVPAB. Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 18.
  • 2008 What practitioners say they need from researchers (with Anita Parker and Butch Hyundai). Presentation to OSU YVPAB on September 24

Selected Publications

(* = undergraduate or graduate student)Scholarly Books:

  • 2003 Wilkinson, D.L. Guns, Violence, and Identity among African American and Latino Youth. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC. Reviewed by Simon Singer (2004) in Justice Quarterly. 21:4:971-977. Reviewed by George Higgins (2006) Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 4(4): 65-69. Reviewed by Kate Broadhurst (2007). Security Journal, 20: 138-139.
    Resource Guide Book:
  • 2012 Hatchett, A.* & Wilkinson, D.L., 43206 Community Resource Guide. Community Safety Institute, Columbus, OH.
    Refereed Articles and Scholarly Chapters: * =student contributor
    In press Miller, E.*, Wilkinson, D.L., Cummings, S.*, and James L. Moore, III. Perspectives on Educational Attainment among Vulnerable African American and Latino Male Youth. In African American Males in PreK-12 schools: Informing Research, Practice, and Policy. Edited by Moore, J.L. & Lewis, C. Boston: Emerald Publishing.
  • 2013 Wilkinson, D.L., Khurana,A.* and Magora, A.* Intergenerational transmission of fathering among crime-involved urban African American and Latino young men. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men. (forthcoming)
  • 2011 Taylor, A.P. & Wilkinson, D.L. The Emergence of Violence in Drug Market Settings. When Crime Appears: The Role of Emergence. Edited by Jean McGloin, Christopher Sullivan, and Leslie Kennedy. New York: Routledge. p. 135-155.
  • 2011 Wilkinson, D.L., Hicks, A.*, and Bloom, S.* Adolescents and Firearms. Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization, Volume 2: Prevention Strategies for Families and Schools. Edited by Michele Paludi. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, INC. p. 171-197.
  • 2011 Wilkinson, D.L. An Emergent Situational and Transactional Theory of Urban Youth Violence. Oxford Handbook on Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice. Edited by Feld, B. & Bishop, D. Cambridge: Oxford University Press. p. 336-352.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L., Magora, A.*, Garcia, M.* and Khuranna, A.* Fathering from the Margins of Society. Journal of Family Issues Volume 30: 945-967.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L., Beaty, C.*, and Lurry R.M.* Youth Violence—Crime or Self-Help?: Marginalized Urban Males Perspectives on the Limited Efficacy of Criminal Justice System to Stop Youth Violence. The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science. Volume 623 May: 25-38.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L., McBryde, M.S.*, Williams, B.*, Bloom, S.* and Bell, K.* (2009). Peers and gun use among urban adolescent males: An examination of social embeddedness. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 25(1): 20-44.
  • 2008 Wilkinson, D.L. and Carr, P.J. Violent Youths’ Responses to High Levels of Exposure to Community Violence: What Violent Events Reveal about Youth Violence. Journal of Community Psychology. 36: 1026-1051.
  • 2007 Wilkinson, D.L. Local Social Ties and Willingness to Intervene: Textured Views among Violent Urban Youth of Neighborhood Social Control Dynamics and Situations. Justice Quarterly. 24(2): 185-220.
  • 2007 Fagan, J., Wilkinson, D.L., and Davies, G. Social Contagion of Violence. In Flannery, D., Vazsonyi, A., & Waldman, I. (eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 688-723.
  • 2005 Wilkinson, D.L., Kurtz, E.M., Lane, P., and Fein, J. The Emergency Department Approach to Violently
    Injured Patient Care: A Regional Survey. Injury Prevention. Aug 2005; 11: 206 – 208.
  • 2005 Wilkinson, D.L. and Hamerschlag, S.* Situational Determinants of Intimate Partner Violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior 10: 333-361.
  • 2004 Rosenbaum, D.P., and Wilkinson, D.L. Can Police Adapt? Tracking the Effects of
    Organizational Reform Over Six Years. In Community Policing: Can it Work? Edited by Wesley Skogan. Wadsworth Publishing. p. 79-108.
  • 2002 Wilkinson, D.L. Decision Making in Violent Events Among Adolescent Males: An Examination of Sparks and Other Motivational Factors. In Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior. Edited by A. Piquero and S. Tibbetts. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. p.163-196.
  • 2001 Wilkinson, D.L., and Fagan, J. A Theory of Violent Events. In Advances in Criminological Theory Volume 9: The Process and Structure of Crime: Criminal Events and Crime Analysis). Edited by Robert F. Meier, Leslie W. Kennedy, and Vincent F. Sacco. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. p.169-196.
  • 2001 Wilkinson, D.L., and Fagan, J. What We Know about Gun Use among Adolescents. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. Volume 4(2): 109-132.
  • 2001 Wilkinson, D.L. Violent Events and Social Identity: Specifying the Relationship between Respect and Masculinity in Inner City Youth Violence. In Sociological Studies of Children and Youth.Volume 8. Stanford, CT: Elsevier Science Inc. p.231-265.
  • 1998 Fagan, J.A. and Wilkinson, D.L. The Social Contexts and Functions of Adolescent Violence. In Violence in American Schools. Edited by Delbert S. Elliott, Beatrix A. Hamburg, and Kirk Williams. Cambridge University Press. p. 55-93.
  • 1998 Fagan, J.A. and Wilkinson, D.L. Guns, Youth Violence and Social Identity in Inner Cities. In Crime and Justice: Annual Review of Research. Volume 24: 105-188. Edited by M. Tonry and M. Moore. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • 1998 Fagan, J.A. and Wilkinson, D.L. Situational Contexts of Adolescent Violence in New York City. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales, 14 (1): 63-76.
  • 1997 Fagan, J.A. and Wilkinson, D.L. Firearms and Youth Violence. In Handbook of Antisocial Behavior. Edited by D. Stoff, J. Belinger and J. Maser, New York: Wiley. p. 551-567.
  • 1996 Wilkinson, D.L. and Fagan, J.A. The Role of Firearms in Violence ‘Scripts’: The Dynamics of Gun Events among Adolescent Males. Law and Contemporary Problems, 59 (1): 55-90. Winter.
  • 1994 Rosenbaum, D.P., Flewelling, R.L., Bailey, S., Ringwalt, C., and Wilkinson, D.L., Cops in the Classroom: A Randomized Impact Evaluation of D.A.R.E. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 31(1): 1-40.
  • 1994 Rosenbaum, D.P., Yeh, S., and Wilkinson, D.L. Estimating the Effects of Community Policing Reform on Police Officers. Crime and Delinquency, 40 (3): 331-353.
  • 1994 Wilkinson, D.L. and Rosenbaum, D.P., The Effect of Organizational Structure on Community Policing: A Comparison of Two Cities. In Rosenbaum, D.P. (editor). The Challenge of Community Policing: Testing the Promises. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. p. 110-126.

Published Research Reports:

  • 1994 Rosenbaum, D.P., Bennett, S.F., Lindsay, B., and Wilkinson, D.L., Community Responses to Drug Abuse: A Program Evaluation. National Institute of Justice Research Report. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC, 75 pages.
    IN PROGRESS: (selected) (* = undergraduate or graduate student)
    Book manuscript: Wilkinson, D.L. Urban Firearm Violence in America: Unraveling the Chaos.
    Hicks, A., & Wilkinson, D.L., From the grassroots to the elites: understanding structure of social service delivery for youth violence prevention.
    Wilkinson, D.L. Thirty-six years of Weapon and Serious Violent Offending in Ohio: How Data Can Inform Policy.
    Policy Briefs and Commissioned Papers (* = student co-author)
  • 2013 Wilkinson, D.L., Ahad, C., LaMarr, F.V., Miller, E., Jorgensen, S. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 5, Issue 3/4. Community Safety Institute
    Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Summer/Fall.
  • 2013 Hatchett, A., Wilkinson, D.L., and Fournier, T., From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 5, Issue 1/2. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Winter/Spring.
  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L. Thirty-six years of Weapon and Serious Violent Offending in Ohio: How Data Can Inform Policy. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Violent Crimes with Gun Advisory Group. April 9, 2012.
  • 2012 Hatchett, A., Wilkinson, D.L., and Fournier, T., From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 4, Issue 4. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Fall.
  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L., Hatchett, A., Fournier, T., and Hicks, A.*, From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 4, Issue 2/3. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Spring/Summer.
  • 2012 Wilkinson, D.L., Hatchett, A., Fournier, T., and Hicks, A.*, From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 4, Issue 1. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Winter.
  • 2011 Wilkinson, D.L., Jackson, A.*, Fournier, T., and Hicks, A.*, From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 3, Issue 4. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Fall.
  • 2011 Wilkinson, D.L., Lunceford, J., Hicks, A.*, Jackson, A.*, and Fournier, T., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 3, Issue 2/3. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Spring/Summer.
  • 2011 Wilkinson, D.L. and Fournier, T., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 3, Issue 1. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Winter.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Bloom, S.,* Hicks, A.*, Fournier, T., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 2, Issue 4. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Fall.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Bloom, S.,* Hicks, A.*, Fournier, T., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 2, Issue 3. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Winter.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Bloom, S.,* Parker, A., Seffrin, B., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 2, Issue 2. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Spring.
  • 2010 Wilkinson, D.L., Bloom, S.,* Parker, A., Seffrin, B., et al. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 2, Issue 1. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center:
    Columbus, OH. Winter.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 1, Issue 4/5. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Summer/Fall.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 1, Issue 3. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Spring.
  • 2009 Wilkinson, D.L. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 1, Issue 2. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Winter.
  • 2008 Wilkinson, D.L. From Research to Practice: Bridging the gaps through Collaboration. Volume 1, Issue 1. Community Safety Institute Knowledge Center: Columbus, OH. Fall.
  • 2006 Wilkinson, D.L. and Bell, K.* Urban Gun Homicide and Youth Violence: Perspectives from Trends in the United States and Violent NYC Youth. Commissioned by The Small Arms Survey Yearbook 2007. Geneva, Switzerland. (September 30, 2006).
  • 2002 Wilkinson, D.L. and Hamerschlag, S.J.* Situational Determinants of Intimate Violence. The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Workshop on Research Issues in Violence Against Women. Washington, DC. (January 3-4, 2002).