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Caitlin Brady – Assistant Professor

Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 1095

Phone: (912) 478-8036


Curriculum Vitae


Caitlin Brady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. She received her doctorate in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 2020. While there, she worked on a federally funded grant focused on a mobile crisis response program for youth. She obtained her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington.

Her research interests focus on juvenile justice, mental health, risk assessment, gender differences, and justice system responses to youth. Her research has been accepted for publication in journals such as: Deviant BehaviorAmerican Journal of Criminal JusticeJournal of Interpersonal Violence, and Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. Her teaching interests include: juvenile justice, criminology, criminal justice, mental health in the justice system, and community-based research methods.


Ph.D., Criminal Justice (2020) University of Central Florida

M.A., Forensic Psychology (2015) John Jay College of Criminal Justice

B.S., Psychology (2012) University of Mary Washington

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Directed Independent Study, Data Analysis for Criminal Justice


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brady, Caitlin M., Thomas Baker, & William V. Pelfrey, Jr. (2019). Comparing the Impact of Bullying Victimization on Drug Use and Weapon Carrying Among Male and Female Middle and High School Students: A Partial Test of General Strain Theory. Deviant Behavior. Advance online publication.

Metcalfe, Christi F., Thomas Baker, & Caitlin M. Brady (2019). Exploring the Relationship Between Lasting, Quality Social Bonds and Intermittency in Offending. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 44(6), 892-912.

Peck, Jennifer H., Kristina K. Childs, Wesley G. Jennings, & Caitlin M. Brady, (2018). General Strain Theory, Depression, and Substance Use: Results from a Nationally Representative, Longitudinal Sample of White, African American, and Hispanic Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 27(1), 11-28.

Childs, Kristina K., Caitlin M. Brady, Alesha Cameron, & Catherine Kaukinen. (Online First). The Role of Family Structure and Family Processes on Adolescent Problem Behavior. Deviant Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2020.1771128

Bryson, Sara L., Caitlin M. Brady, & James V. Ray. (Online First) A Longitudinal Test of the Mediational Role of Delinquent Peer Association on the Link between Psychopathy and Offending. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260520922360

Bryson, Sara L., Caitlin M. Brady, Kristina K. Childs, & Kim Gryglewicz. (Online First) An Assessment of the Relationship between Bully Victimization, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Ideation Among Middle and High School Students. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. DOI: 10.1007/s42380-020-00073-4

Awards, Grants, & Honors

2019 – Exemplary Oral Presentation – UCF Graduate Research Forum ($500)

2018 – UCF Department of Criminal Justice Dissertation Funding Award ($713.24)

2018 – Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice (ADPCCJ) Student Research Funding Award ($1,000)

2017 – College of Health and Public Affairs Doctoral Scholarship ($2,000)

2017 – ACJS Doctoral Summit Scholarship – ACJS Doctoral Fellow

2013 – Certificate for Research in Violent Behavior – A joint research program between the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI and John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Last updated: 5/25/2021