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Donna Ossorio

Department
Social Science

Position
AsstProfCriminology/Sociology


Education

  • Ph.D., Juvenile Justice, Prairie View A&M University
  • M.S., Juvenile Justice, Prairie View A&M University
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Houston

Areas of Research Expertise

  • Foster Care/Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
  • Youth and Family Violence

Selected Refereed Publications and/or Scholarly Presentations

  • Ossorio, D. (2020, February). Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency and Academic Attainment among Foster Care Youth in Kinship versus Non-Kinship Care, MSPA, Jackson, MS.
  • Ossorio, D. & de Carvalho, J. (2019). Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency and Academic Attainment among Foster Care Youth in Kinship versus Non-Kinship Care. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(4).\
  • Ossorio, D. & de Carvalho, J. (2019). Foster Care Placement and the Impact of Placement Instability. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 5(4).
  • Ossorio, D. & de Carvalho, J. (2019). Foster Care Placement: Applying Street Level Bureaucracy and Social Control Theories to Explain the Relationship between Academic Attainment and Juvenile Delinquency. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 6(6).
  • Rembert, D. A., & Ossorio, D. (2018). Economic Espionage Act of 1996” Global Crime an Encyclopedia of Cyber Theft, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Weapon Sales and Other Illicit International Activities: ABC-CLIO.
  • Rembert, D.A. & Ossorio, D. (2018). “Access Device Act of 1984” Global Encyclopedia of Cyber Theft, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Weapon Sales, and Other Illicit International Activities: ABC-CLIO.
  • Ossorio, D. (2018). Federal Programs and Current Funding – Title IV-B and Title IV-E: A Methodological Synthesis of Research. Global Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2(1).
  • Ossorio, D. (2018, April). Developmental Trajectories of Male Adolescents Exiting the Foster Care System. Presented at the 13th Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology, Prairie View, TX.
  • Ossorio, D. (2017, November). Child Maltreatment – Factors Leading to Juvenile Delinquency. Presented at the 14th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, Stephenville, Texas.
  • Cintron, M., Ossorio, D., Motley, S. M., Celek, Y., Cao, Y., Joseph, J., & Songs, P. (2017, November). Family Socialization: Creation of positive/negative perception of police officers among college students. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Foster Care
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
  • Youth and Family Violence

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Principles of Criminal Justice
  • Crime in America
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
  • Corrections
  • Family Violence
  • Organization/Philosophy of Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Forensics

Graduate Courses:

  • Family Violence
  • Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System