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Laurie Drapela's Research Criminal Justice

Laurie A. Drapela, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice
Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies
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Phone: (360) 546-9485
Fax: (360) 546-9038
Located in VMMC 102F
Support Staff: Jen Barnes


Laurie A. Drapela is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Washington State University Vancouver. Her research interests include the implementation and operation of therapeutic courts, offending desistance trajectories among youth, and the intersections of mental health, behavioral health, and criminal justice. Her manuscripts have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, The Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Deviant Behavior, Youth & Society, and The Social Science Journal. She co-authored Law and Neurodiversity: Youth with Autism and Juvenile Justice Systems in Canada and the United States, published by University of British Columbia Press (2020).

Curriculum Vitae, 2024