Scholarly Lecture Series

Scholarly Lecture Series

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Scholarly Lecture Series is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas as well as pass on scholarly knowledge and creative work. It is an ideal opportunity to interact with members of Penn State Wilkes-Barre faculty. Faculty members share their research, ideas, knowledge and insight as a way to enhance cultural awareness and promote interest in a vast array of topics, ranging from science and technology to creative writing.

Next in the series: The Dark Figure of Sexual Violence: Examining Characteristics of Sexual Victimization Among Males

Speaker: Dr. Rick Dierenfeldt, Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice

While sexual violence remains a pervasive issue both in society and criminology, research has largely focused on the victimization of women. Studies of male sexual victimization are generally descriptive, relying on small clinical samples and inmate populations.

Dr. Rick Dierenfeldt is an Assistant Professor in the Administration of Justice program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. His research interests include the intersection of structure, culture, race, gender and crime, as well as policy evaluation in the fields of policing and corrections. His recent publications have appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Review, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and Security Journal.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 12:15 pm–1:15 pm
Location: Nesbitt Academic Commons, Room 103

This event is free and open to the public.