Van HorneDr. Sheryl Van Horne

Assistant Professor and Director
of Criminal Justice
Director of Global Security
and Emergency Management
vanhorns@arcadia.edu

Dr. Van Horne received her B.A.s from Rutgers University (majoring in Psychology, Sociology and then German) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Arcadia she taught at Widener University, Penn State University, Radford University and Rutgers University and has taught over 20 different courses in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She has also worked in the Criminal Justice field evaluating criminal justice related prevention programs and working in the Planning Department for the Jersey City Police. Dr. Van Horne’s professional presentations and publications focus primarily on domestic violence related issues and terrorism, with her most recent interest in corrections and comparative  penal policies.

Recent Presentations

  • Van Horne, S. (June 2011) “Capturing the Prison Experience at Home: Freeing Students from their Preconceived Notions of House Arrest through a Hands on Approach.” Presented at the Justice Studies Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Van Horne, S. (March 2011) “Teaching through Music: Using Music in the Criminal Justice Classroom.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Toronto, Canada.
  • Van Horne, S. (February 2011) “Homicides in the West: Examining Intimate Partner Homicides through a Social Disorganization Perspective.” Presented at the Western Criminological Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Van Horne, S. (November 2010) “Voter Participation and Intimate Partner Homicide: Urban and Rural Differences within a Social Disorganization Framework.” Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • Van Horne, S. (September 2010) “The Structural Correlates of Intimate Partner Homicide and the Importance of Place.” Presented at the European Society of Criminology Conference in Liege, Belgium.
  • Van Horne, S. (June 2010) “Intimate Partner Homicides: A Structural Comparison of Urban and Rural Intimate Partner Homicides across the U.S.” Presented at the Homicide Research Working Group meeting in Baltimore, MD.
  • Van Horne, S. (February 2010) “Religion, Rurality, and Intimate Partner Homicide: A Social Disorganization Perspective.” Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Van Horne, S. (February 2010) “A Team Approach to Substance Abuse: The Benefits of Family Drug Courts.” Presented at the Western Society of Criminology Conference in Honolulu, HI.
  • Van Horne, S. (November 2009) “Death in the Country: A National Analysis of Rural Domestic Homicides in the United States.” Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

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