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Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State

Specializing in quantitative methods, families and juvenile delinquency, Lacey’s research involves 1) the influence of siblings and peers on delinquency and substance use through social networks; 2) weapon carrying, gun ownership and gun acquisition behavior; and 3) the effects of intervention and policy on these processes.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University


  • 2014 
    Penn State, Ph.D. / Crime, Law & Justice