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Heather L. Scheuerman is an associate professor in the Justice Studies department teaching primarily in Track A: Crime and Criminology. Dr. Scheuerman joined James Madison University in the Fall of 2014. She received her PhD and MA in Sociology from Emory University and her BA in Sociology, Psychology, and Spanish from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. Her research chiefly examines how social psychological processes affect behavior, especially crime or deviance, focusing specifically on the following areas: (in)justice, legitimacy, emotions, and restorative justice. Her dissertation draws from the criminological and social psychological literatures to clarify how combinations of different types of injustice and the legitimacy of conventional or criminal coping behavior affect one’s propensity for engaging in crime or deviance.


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