College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice Program

Jamie Snyder


Associate Professor
307-766-2988 | AS 311

Academic Credits

  • 2011, PhD Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • 2007, MS Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • 2005, BS Psychology, Northern Kentucky University

Academic Positions

  • University of Wyoming, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Associate Professor
  • University of West Florida, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Professor

Classes Taught (past & pres)

  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Crime Prevention
  • Victimology
  • White collar crime
  • Research Methods
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Intro to Policing
  • Contemporary Issues in CJ
  • Crime and Media

Research Interests

  • Victimization prediction and prevention
  • Fear of Crime
  • Crime Prevention
  • Policing
  • Criminological Theory
  • Pedagogy and High Impact Practices

Research Experience

Since receiving her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2011, Dr. Snyder has been involved in several research projects across criminology and criminal justice. Her most recent research has focused on prediction and prevention of victimization among college students. Specifically, Dr. Snyder's research looks at risk factors for different types of victimization among this population and the application of theory to inform prevention efforts. Her other research projects include looking at fear of crime in parks, perceptions and effectiveness of body-worn cameras by the police, and implementing high impact practices in the classroom for experiential learning. Dr. Snyder's research has appeared in several journals including; Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence against Women, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of School Violence, and Women and Criminal Justice.

Other Activities

Outside of teaching and research Dr. Snyder is actively involved the American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology (DOV). She serves as the chair of the teaching and research committee for the DOV organizing roundtables, providing information on teaching and research in victimology, and promoting the division.

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2988


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