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Stacey Clifton

Stacey Clifton, Instructor

Stacey Clifton, Instructor
Stacey Clifton, Instructor

Department of Sociology
523 McBryde Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-3920 | sclifton@vt.edu

Dr. Stacey Clifton is an instructor in the Department of Sociology.  Her research investigates the impact of the police subculture on the development of coping strategies among law enforcement using social network analysis. 

  • Police Subculture
  • Police Socialization
  • Stress and Coping
  • Social Network Analysis
  • PhD in Sociology, Virginia Tech.  Graduate Certificate in Urban Computing, Virginia Tech
  • MS in Information Technology Management, Trident University
  • MS in Criminal Justice, Radford University
  • BS in Criminal Justice, Radford University
  • AAS in Science, Patrick & Henry Community College

Journal Articles

  • Clifton, S., Torres, J., and Hawdon, J. (2018). Whatever gets you through the night: Officers coping strategies after the high-profile line of duty deaths in Dallas and Baton Rouge. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(4), 871-885.
  • Clifton, S., Torres, J., and Hawdon, J. (2021). Examining guardian and warrior orientations across racial and ethnic lines. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36(3), 436-449. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-020-09427-6
  • ACJS Doctoral Summit 2020 Scholarship Recipient
  • NSF/NRT Urban Computing Fellow, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (2017-2019)
  • Systems of Justice
  • Criminology
  • Drugs and Society
  • Peace and Violence
  • Sociology of Policing

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