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Jennifer L. Schally

Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Pennsylvania State University
United States of America


Jennifer L. Schally joined the faculty at Penn State Harrisburg in 2014 as a Lecturer in Criminal Justice where she regularly teaches courses in criminology and race and crime. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in criminology at the University of Tennessee in 2014. In addition, she holds an M.A. in community psychology and social change with a concentration in environmental issues, and a B.S. in sociology, both from Penn State Harrisburg. Her dissertation research investigated the discursive construction of harm to the environment and to nonhumans by US agribusiness. Her current research explores the cultural logics of ethical vegans, framing these logics as discourses of resistance to widespread harm to animals. Dr. Schally’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, American Journal of Community Psychology, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Research Interest

Green criminology, Corporate violence, Victimization, Animal harm


  • Presser L, Jennifer LS (2013) Institutionalizing Harm in Tennessee: The Right of the People to Hunt and Fish. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 40:169-184.

  • Sabina C, Carlos AC, Jennifer LS (2015) The Influence of Ethnic Group Variation on Victimization and Help-Seeking Among Latino Women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 21:19-30.

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