Faculty Profile for Dr. H Jaymi Michell Elsass

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Dr. H Jaymi Michell Elsass
Lecturer — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
HINE 117
phone: (512) 245-6594

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Developing new courses

Research Interests

Juvenile Justice
Fear of Crime
Moral Panics
Criminological Theory
Delinquency and Conformity
Media and Crime

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. M. (2023). Can mass shootings be stopped? To address the problem, we must better understand the phenomenon. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
  • Schildkraut, J., Stafford, M. C., Elsass, H. J. M., & Sheingold, J. (2022). Understanding more than 50 years of mass public shootings as a function of routine activities. Homicide Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/10887679221083607
  • Elsass, H. J. M., Schildkraut, J., Haenfler, R., Klocke, B., Madfis, & Muschert, G. (2021). Moral Panic, Fear of Crime, and School Shootings: Does Location Matter? Sociological Inquiry, 91(2), 426–454.
  • Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H. J. M., & Meredith, K. D. (2017). Mass shootings and the media: Why all events are not created equal. Journal of Crime & Justice. https://doi.org/10.1080/0735648X.2017.1284689
  • Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. M. (2016). Mass shootings: Media, myths, and realities. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Chi Alpha National Honors Society Favorite Professor Award. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Chi Alpha National Honors Society Favorite Professor Award. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Choice Award of 2016 Outstanding Academic Title, American Library Association. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Professor of the Year, Non-Traditional Students Organization. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Schildkraut, J. (Principal), Elsass, H.J. (Supporting). Are mass shootings epidemic? Assessing moral panic among U.S. citizens, SUNY Oswego, Institutional (Higher Ed). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Criminal Justice Recruiting Events
Reorganizing, Clearning, Posting on all Hines Bulletin Boards
Inaugural College of Applied Arts (CAA) Learning Community Committee
August 2023-Present
CJ Career Exploration Series
August 2023-Present
Affiliate Scholar
Rockefeller Institute of Government Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium
June 2023-Present