UW-Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Criminal Justice Program
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Hibbard 429
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715-836-4058
Fax: 715-836-6036
Email: patchinj[at]uwec.edu

Justin W. Patchin
Teaching Philosophy
Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae

Justin W. Patchin joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University. For over a decade he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States and abroad training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, parents, and youth on how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology.

Dr. Patchin has written six books and dozens of articles for academic and professional publications. His co-authored book: "Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying" was named Educator Book of the Year by ForeWord reviews. His most recent book: "Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral," written for teens, was released in December of 2013. A new edition of "Bullying beyond the Schoolyard is due out in October of 2014.

Justin W. Patchin

Dr. Patchin is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. In 2011 he received UW-Eau Claire's Excellence in Scholarship Award. He has spoken at the White House and the FBI Academy, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, the BBC, in the New York Times and many other national and international media to discuss issues related to teens use and misuse of technology.

Dr. Patchin regularly teaches Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ/SOC 103), Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301), and Teen Technology Misuse (CRMJ 359) but has also taught several other courses related to youth violence and juvenile delinquency.
Survey of the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ/SOC 103)
Criminology Theory (CRMJ 301)
Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (CRMJ 302)
Youth Gangs (CRMJ 349)
Teen Technology Misuse (CRMJ 359)
Words Wound--School Climate 2.0--Cyberbullying Prevention and Response--Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard -The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency
Follow his work on: Cyberbullying Research Center Facebook Twiiter LinkedIn YouTube Goodreads  
Recent blog posts (www.cyberbullying.us/blog):
August 14, 2014 - Australia vs. America: More Similar Than Different When it Comes to Bullying
July 18, 2014 - Empower Bystanders to Improve School Climate
July 1, 2014 - Cyberbullying Law Ruled Too Vague
June 26, 2014 - Cell Phone Searches: Implications for Educators from Riley v. California
June 16, 2014 - The Criminalization of Cyberbullying
June 4, 2014 - Cars Kill More Teens than Computers and Cell Phones Combined
March 24, 2014 - Ban School, Open Facebook
March 7, 2014 - Yik Yak
February 21, 2014 - Deterring Teen Bullying: Dos and Don’ts
January 28, 2014 - Law Enforcement Involvement in Bullying Incidents: Different Rules and Roles
January 24, 2014 - Video Evidence of Bullying: Implications for Effective Response
updated: August, 2014