Samantha S. Clinkinbeard
- Reynolds Professor of Public Affairs and Community Service
- Undergraduate Program Director, Lincoln
- 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. Currently, her research is focused on women in policing, including the presence of masculinity and issues surrounding recruitment and retention. Much of her previous research has focused on motivation, self-control, and health as related to delinquency and risky behavior. 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 Criminal Justice & Behavior, Feminist Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, Youth & Society, and Justice Quarterly. She has taught a variety of courses though most often teaches research methods courses at all levels (undergraduate, masters, doctoral). She was recognized with the CPACS Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in 2020.
Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Psychology & Criminal Justice
Women in policing Self-ControlDelinquency and other Risky BehaviorsMasculinity and Gendered Self-Concept
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, Starr, Solomon, Rief, Rachael. 2021. Why Did You Become a Police Officer? Entry-Related Motives and Concerns of Women and Men in Policing, Criminal Justice & Behavior, 48 , 6, 715-733.
Clinkinbeard, Samantha, Solomon, Starr , Rief, Rachael. 2020. Who Dreams of Badges? Gendered Self-Concept and Policing Career Aspirations, Feminist Criminology, 15, 5, 567-592.
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. 2014. What Lies Ahead: An Exploration of Future Orientation, Self-control, and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Review, 39, 1, 19-36.
Externally Funded Research
Evaluation of Omaha PACE, Other Agencies, 04/15/2019 - 12/31/2019
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, Served as the Co-Deputy Chair in 2020, 02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018
ASC Division of Women and Crime Newsletter Committee, 02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018
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