Dr. Jamie Snyder


Dr. Jamie Ann Snyder, an Associate Professor, has conducted research on numerous topics since joining the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at UWF in 2011. These subjects include sexual assault and the U.S. military, intimate partner victimization among college students,, ADHD and the risk of sexual victimization, and sexual harassment in the workplace. She also has examined dating violence and sexual orientation, perceptions of police body cameras, fear of crime while camping, and poly-victimization. 

Snyder’s work has appeared in books as well as peer-reviewed publications such as The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Women & Criminal Justice, The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, The American Journal of Criminal Justice Violence Against Women, and WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.

Snyder received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati where she specialized in Crime Prevention and Criminology. She won a Scholarly and Creative Activities Award in 2015 and the Mary F. Rodgers Award in 2016 for excellence in research in women’s studies; she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses.

Degrees & Institutions:

Snyder received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. She went on to earn her master and doctoral degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.


  • Victimization of college students
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Crime Prevention, Policing
  • Fear of Crime
  • Criminological Theory

Classes Taught:

    • Research Design in Criminal Justice
    • Victimology
    • Drugs, Crime, & Criminal Justice
    • Crime & Media
    • Criminological Theory
    • Crime Prevention
    • Seminar in Victimology


    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    • Snyder, J.A., Scherer, H.S., & Fisher, B.S. (forthcoming 2016). Dating violence and sexual orientation among a national sample of college students. Journal of School Violence. Online First DOI: 10.1080/15388220.2016.1190934. 
    • Abderhalden, F., Snyder, J.A., & Evans, S. (2016). Crime, camping, and fear: Developing high impact practices in criminal justice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27 (3), 410-431. 
    • Scherer, H.S., Snyder, J.A., & Fisher, B.S. (2016). Intimate partner victimization among college students with and without disabilities: Prevalence and effects on mental health and wellbeing. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(1), 49-80. 
    • Crow, M., Smykla, J., Crichlow, V., & Snyder, J.A. (2015). Community and police perceptions of Body-worn cameras. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41, (3), 424-443. 
    • Snyder, J. A. (2015). The link between ADHD and the risk of sexual victimization among college women: Expanding the lifestyles/routine activities framework. Violence against women, 21, 1364-1384. 
    • Scherer, H.S., Snyder, J.A. & Fisher, B.S. (2013). A gendered approach to understanding intimate partner victimization and mental health outcomes among College students with and without disability. Women & Criminal Justice, 23, 209-231. 
    • Snyder, J. A., Fisher, B.S., Scherer, H.S., & Daigle, L. (2012). Unsafe in the camouflage tower: Sexual victimization and perceptions of military academy leadership. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 3171 - 3194. 
    • Snyder, J.A., Scherer, H.S., & Fisher, B.S. (2012). Social organization and social ties: Their effects on sexual harassment victimization in the workplace. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 42, 137-150. 

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Daigle, L., Snyder, J.A., & Fisher, B.S. (2016). Measuring Victimization: Issues and New Directions. In Bynum, T. & Huebner, B. (Eds.), Handbook on Measurement Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons. 
    • Snyder, J.A. & Scherer, H.S. (2015). Sexual Assault and the United States Military. In Richards, T & Marcum, C. (Eds.), Sexual Victimization: Then and Now. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
    • Snyder, J. (2010). Koss, Mary P.: The Prevalence and Sources of Rape. In Fisher, B. S. & Lab S. P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. (pp. 516-521). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
    • Snyder, J. (2010). Youth Centers. In Cullen, F. T. & Wilcox, P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. (pp. 1087-1088). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Keywords: victimology, sexual victimization, victimization and ADHD, police body worn cameras, sexual assault in the US military, poly-victimization