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Stephanie M. DiPietro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Dr. Stephanie M. DiPietro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She received her M.A. in sociology from George Washington University and her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2010. Her research focuses primarily on the adaptation outcomes of immigrants, with particular emphasis on youth violence and delinquency. Currently, Dr. DiPietro is using data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) to examine the role of family and peer processes in explanations of immigrant criminality. In addition, she is undertaking a study of Bosnian refugees in the city of St. Louis, and examining the intersection of individual, family and community dynamics in explanations of crime and substance use. Her research appears in the journals, Criminology, Social Forces, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice, for research examining the relationships among race-ethnicity, immigrant status, marriage, and offending.