Jodi Lane

Professor of Criminology and Law, University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Fear of crime
  • Perceived risk
  • Crime policy
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile justice
  • Victimization

Key Findings

  • In the study, “Evaluating an Experimental Juvenile Probation Program: Intervention and Outcomes,” Lane examined the 1996 South Oxnard Challenge Project (SOCP) in California MORE
  • In, “What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Need: Findings from a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study,” Lane looks at the change in delinquent girl arrests from status offenses and property crimes to increases in assault and MORE
  • In, “Fear of Gang Crime: A Qualitative Examination of the Four Perspectives,” Lane looks at the different perspectives that attempt to explain public fear of gang-related crime in multiple neighborhoods. MORE
  • In, “Fear of Crime among Gang and Non-Gang Offenders: Comparing the Effects of Perpetration, Victimization, and Neighborhood Factors,” Lane collected data from more than 2,400 inmates. . . MORE
  • In the book, “Fear of Crime in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Contradictions,” Lane and her coauthors examine the factors of crime that cause fear. MORE


Jodi Lane, Professor of Criminology and Law at the University of Florida, is an expert in the fear of crime, crime policy, corrections and juvenile justice.

Lane has worked with the RAND Criminal Justice Program, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Articles published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education have listed her as one of the most prolific authors in criminology and criminal justice journals, and she has received awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing.

She has published in numerous scholarly journals, including Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Crime & Delinquency, and Victims & Offenders. She is the author of Fear of Crime in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Contradictions (Carolina Academic Press, 2014).

Lane received her Ph.D. in Social Ecology, Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine and M.A. and B.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

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