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 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 



Patrick J. Harvey, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department Chair


TR 1400 - 1500; W 1000 - 1300

Dr. Harvey received his doctorate of philosophy (Criminology) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He also has an MSW and BS (Architecture) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to coming to Slippery Rock University in 2007 he taught criminology and sociology courses at Seton Hill University in Greensburg PA and at IUP in Indiana, PA.

Prior to academia, Dr. Harvey provided clinical social work services to people in Maui, Western Montana and the Detroit Michigan Metro Area. Areas of clinical specialty include family based services surrounding survivorship from abuse, trauma, and recovery from substance abuse/chemical dependency.  He currently holds licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and in the past, he also held a Chemical Addiction Counselor certification in Michigan. Dr. Harvey’s other areas of specialty include batterer’s intervention services and the treatment of reactive attachment disorder.

Dr. Harvey’s research interests include applying Integral Theory to the study of human harmfulness and violent interactions. He is active in the American Men’s Studies Association, the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators. Dr. Harvey became chair of the CRIM Department in the fall of 2011.


Ph.D. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.S.W. Interpersonal Practice; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
B.S. Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Community Corrections
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Human Development & Child Welfare
  • Criminal Justice Interventions
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Victimology
Research Interests
  • Integral Theory
  • Human Harmfulness
  • Mens Studies/Gender Issues

Selected Publications

Champion, D. R., Harvey, P. J. & Schanz, Y. Y. (2011). Day reporting center and recidivism: Comparing offender groups in a Western Pennsylvania county study. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (50), 1-14.

Harvey, P. J. (2009). An Integral exploration of the cycle of violence hypothesis. Köln, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Cohen, J. W. & Harvey, P. J. (2006). Misconceptions of gender: Sex, masculinity, and the measurement of crime. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 14(2), Spring Issue, April 2006.

Harvey, P. J., Neel, E. N., & Greco, L. (2010). The Creation of Sexual Harmfulness: Sexually Violent Predators & Spiritual Misattunement. Poster presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 17-20, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Harvey, P. J. & Cohen, J. W. (2010). Creating Harmful Men: The Denial of Victimhood & Spiritual Misattunement. Paper presentation for the 18th Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities, March 25-28, 2010, Atlanta GA.

The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators

Annual Meeting is  

April 5-6, 2013 

at The Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill.

Several CRIM faculty and SRU Students are planning presentations at this years meeting and we'll hope to see you there!

Email Dr. Harvey for more details.