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Laurie Drapela's Research Criminal Justice

Laurie A. Drapela, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Drapela WSUV Photo 2015_2
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Phone: (360) 546-9485
Fax: (360) 546-9038
Located in Classroom (VCLS) 208N
Support Staff: Janet DeWitt


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 is currently authoring a book with colleagues on autism and juvenile justice policy between Canada and the United States for University of British Columbia Press, due for release in July 2020.

Curriculum Vitae, 2020