Dawn Jeglum Bartusch

Dawn Bartusch

Dawn Jeglum Bartusch Professor of Sociology and Criminology dawn.bartusch@valpo.edu 219.464.6142 (On Sabbatical 2021-2022)
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  • Ph.D. – Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. – Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. – College of Arts and Sciences, Valparaiso University


Burfeind, James, Dawn Jeglum Bartusch, and Dusten R. Hollist. 2019. Juvenile Justice: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Research. New York: Routledge.

Burfeind, James W. and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. 2016. Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge. (First edition published in 2006, second edition published in 2011 by Jones and Bartlett Publishers.)

ELCA Criminal Justice Task Force. 2013. The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Bartusch, Dawn Jeglum. 2011. “Sampson, Robert J., and William Julius Wilson: Contextualized Subculture.” Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, pp. 812-815. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Bartusch, Dawn Jeglum. 2011. “Speaking for the Help.” Book review published in the Easter 2011 volume of The Cresset. Valparaiso: Valparaiso University.

ELCA Criminal Justice Task Force. 2010. Hearing the Cries: Faith and Criminal Justice. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Bartusch, Dawn Jeglum. 2009. “Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System.” Journal of Lutheran Ethics (September 2009). Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Sampson, Robert J. and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. 1998. “Legal Cynicism and (Subcultural?) Tolerance of Deviance: The Neighborhood Context of Racial Differences.” Law and Society Review 32:777-804.

Bartusch, Dawn R. Jeglum, Donald R. Lynam, Terrie E. Moffitt and Phil A. Silva. 1997. “Is Age Important?  Testing a General Versus a Developmental Theory of Antisocial Behavior.”  Criminology 35:13-48.

Bartusch, Dawn R. Jeglum and Ross L. Matsueda. 1996. “Gender, Reflected Appraisals, and Labeling:  A Cross-Group Test of an Interactionist Theory of Delinquency.”  Social Forces 75:145-176.

White, Jennifer L., Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Dawn Jeglum Bartusch, Douglas J. Needles and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber. 1994. “Measuring Impulsivity and Examining Its Relationship to Delinquency.”  Journal of Abnormal Psychology 103:192-205.

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Criminological Theory
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Rethinking Crime, Justice, and Behavior from the Inside Out (Inside-Out Prison Exchange course)
  • Crime and Inequality
  • Race, Crime and Public Policy
  • Police in Society
  • Gender and Crime
  • Systems of Social Stratification
  • Introduction to Sociology


  • American Society of Criminology


  • Recipient of CELT grants, Valparaiso University, Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2004, Fall 2003.
  • Recipient of Dean’s Fund for the Social Sciences grant, Valparaiso University, Spring 2013 – to fund development of an Inside-Out Prison Exchange course.
  • Recipient of Valparaiso University Guild Special Grant, 2004.
  • Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award, Radcliffe College, 1997-1998.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, American Bar Foundation, 1995-1997.
  • Raymond J. Penn Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994-1995.
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U. S. Department of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987-1989, 1990-1992.