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. Since 2002, 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 seven 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 2014 book: "Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral," was written to help teens navigate their online environments safely and responsibly. A new, completely revised edition of "Bullying beyond the Schoolyard" came 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)
Justin W. Patchin
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard (2nd ed.) Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (978-1483349930). (more info)
Leader's Guide to Words Wound Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. (more info)
Words Wound Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing (978-1575424514). (more info)
School Climate 2.0 Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2012). School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (ISBN: 978-1412997836) (more info)
Cyberbullying Prevention and Response Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2012). Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives. New York: Routledge (ISBN: 978-0415892377). (more info)
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (ISBN: 978-1412966894). (more info)
The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency Patchin, J. W. (2006). The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing (ISBN: 1-59332-154-6).
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Recent blog posts (www.cyberbullying.us/blog):
June 5, 2015 - Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Impactful than In-Person Bullying?
May 18, 2015 - Nothing Works? Taking Stock of America’s “War on Bullying”
April 13, 2015 - Wisconsin Extends Restraining Orders Beyond State Borders
March 27, 2015 - Small Samples Don’t Speak “Truth”
January 22, 2015 - Educator Searches of Private Student Social Media Profiles: The Illinois Experiment
January 10, 2015 - Chances are, Your Teen has NOT Sexted
December 19, 2014 - Yakety Yak: What’s Up With Yik Yak?
November 26, 2014 - The Case for Including Intent in a Definition of Bullying
October 2, 2014 - Distinguishing Bullying from Other Hurtful Behaviors
September 16, 2014 - Bullies or Best Friends?
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
updated: June, 2015