Dr Stephanie Cardwell

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Stephanie M. Cardwell is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course in the School of Social Science. She received a B.S. in Psychology (2011) and a M.S. in Criminal Justice (2013) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Ph.D. in Criminology (2017) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research predominantly involves testing developmental life-course criminology perspectives utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods. Stephanie is currently working on various projects utilizing data from the Ability School Engagement Program (ASEP), a randomized controlled trial of a third party policing initiative to address truancy in disadvantaged Australian adolescents.

Research Interests

  • Developmental Life-Course Criminology
  • Criminological Theories
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas


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