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 Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 



Youngyol Yim Schanz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

SPRING 2014 OFFIEC HOURS: MW (11 AM to 1 PM) & F (11 AM to noon) and by appointment

Youngyol Yim Schanz is an associate professor in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Program at Slippery Rock University, PA.   She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Criminology, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Her research interests are domestic violence, gender & race issues, drugs and alcohol, police and community relations, criminological theory testing and criminal justice education.  She has published several articles in peer-review journals; “A Cross Cultural Analysis of Domestic Violence in a Minority Community and Police Response:  A Case Study on Hmong Offenders,” “ Police and their perceived image: How community influence officers’ job satisfaction,” “Girls, why do you want to become police officers?: Career goals/choices among criminal justice undergraduates,” “ Attitudes toward punishment among criminal justice  undergraduates.” She has also published several book reviews.  She teaches various courses including research methods, statistical methods, women & criminal justice, crime & media, introduction to criminal justice.

Fall 2011 Courses

  • Statistical Methods (0731701, 0731788)
  • Administration of Justice (07361088)
  • Multiculturalism in CJS (0762788)


Ph.D.  2001 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania; Criminology
M.A.  1995  Wichita State University, Kansas; Administration of Justice B.S.  1991  Dankook University, Seoul, South Korea;  Textile Engineering

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • American Corrections
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Literature & Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Citizenship: Community Involvement
  • Research Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Capstone in Criminal Justice
  • Theoretical Criminology
Research Interests
  • Domestic violence
  • Police & Community Relations
  • Gender Issues
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Testing of Criminological Theories
  • Criminal Justice Education
Selected Publications  

Champion, D., Harvey, P., & Schanz, Y. (forthcoming).  Day reporting centers and recidivism: comparing offender groups in a western Pennsylvania county study. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Youngyol Yim (2009). Girls, why do you want to become police officers?: Career goals/choices among criminal justice undergraduates. Women & Criminal Justice. 19(2), 120-136.

Youngyol Yim & Bryan Schafer (2009). Police and their perceived image:  How  community influences officers’ job satisfaction” Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(1), 17-29.

Youngyol Yim (2008). Attitudes toward punishment among criminal justice  undergraduates. Professional Issues in Criminal Justice, 3(3), 65-82.

Youngyol Yim (2006).  A cross cultural analysis of domestic violence in a minority community and police response:  A case study on Hmong offenders.  International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice, 30 (1), 49-74.

Published Book Reviews

Transformative Justice: Critical and peacemaking Themes Influenced by Richard Quinney (2008). International Criminal Justice Review

The Criminal Justice System: An Introduction by Bryan  Gibson, Paul Cavadino, & David Faulkner (2008). International Criminal Justice Review

  • 03/2006: Faculty Professional Development Grant, Metropolitan State University, MN
  • 10/2002: SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders) Project Faculty Awards, Temple University, PA
  • 11/2001: Faculty Professional Development Grant, Metropolitan State University, MN

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