Samantha S. Clinkinbeard
- Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Professor
Samantha Clinkinbeard, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Lincoln & Omaha campus) in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Most of her research has focused on motivation, self-control, and health as related to delinquency and risky behavior. Her more recent work has focused on gendered self-concept and future orientation in both college students and police officers. She was awarded honorable mention by ASC’s Division of Women and Crime for the best Article of the Year in Feminist Criminology for 2017. Dr. Clinkinbeard’s work appears in Feminist Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Youth & Society, and Justice Quarterly.
Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Psychology & Criminal Justice
Delinquency, alcohol use, and risk behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults; Self-control, identity, future orientation, and gendered self-concept; Women in policing
Awards and Honors
Best Aticle of the Year - Feminist Criminology - Honorable Mention, Scholarship/Research - 2018
Alumni Teaching Award 2020, Teaching - 2020
Ph D, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, Social Psychology, 2007
Clinkinbeard, Samantha, Solomon, Starr , Rief, Rachael. Who Dreams of Badges? Gendered Self-Concept and Policing Career Aspirations, Feminist Criminology.
Rhodes, Trisha, Clinkinbeard, Samantha. Not "that kind of cop": Exploring how officers adapt approaches, attitudes, and self-concepts in school settings, Justice Quarterly.
Clinkinbeard, Samantha, Barnum, Timothy, Rhodes, Trisha. 2018. The other side of the coin: Exploring the effects of adolescent delinquency on young adult self-control, Journal of Criminal Justice, 56, 86-97.
Clinkinbeard, Samantha, Simi, Pete. 2019. Sleep and delinquency: An emerging area of research, Routledge.
Clinkinbeard, Samantha. What Lies Ahead: An Exploration of Future Orientation, Self-control, and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Review.
Department, College, and University
University Assessment Committee, Committee Member, In addition to attending regular monthly meetings, I am responsible for providing feedback on departmental end-of-program assessment reports., 08/01/2016 - 08/31/2016
University Honors Committee, Committee Member, 08/01/2017 - 08/31/2017
Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honors Society, Faculty Advisor, 12/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
ACJS Assessment Committee, Committee Member, 02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018
ASC Division of Women and Crime Newsletter Committee, 02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018
ASC Division Women & Crime, Social Media Committee, Committee Member, 03/01/2017 - 03/31/2017
First Responders Healing Days Initiative, Other, 08/01/2018 - 08/31/2018
EducationPh.D., Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Genered Self-Concepts, Future Orientation and Motivation, Juvenile Delinquency and At-Risk Behaviors among Adolescents