Dr. Amy Reckdenwald is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida and a member of the Violence Against Women Cluster. She is also a member of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention’s National Advisory Committee. Her research interests include violent victimization and offending, as it relates to domestic violence and intimate partner homicide. Her current research focuses on improving the response to strangulation in domestic violence cases, understanding the gendered nature of intimate partner homicide, and examining the important role of gender inequality, economic deprivation, domestic violence resources, and geographic location in homicide offending. Dr. Reckdenwald has published in journals such as Criminology, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Feminist Criminology, Homicide Studies, Violence Against Women, Violence and Victims, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Her teaching interests include criminology, murder, domestic violence, research methods, and statistics.
Dr. Reckdenwald earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Criminology from the University of South Florida, and a B.S. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Violent Victimization and Offending
- Intimate Partner Violence
Thursdays 2:00pm-3:30pm (virtual)
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