Rebecca Bucci

Rebecca Bucci

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sociology)

Harvard University

Biography

Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at Harvard University. She recently received her PhD in Criminology at Penn State. Her research interests include neighborhood effects, policing, risk perceptions, social control, and adolescent development and delinquency.

Interests

  • Neighborhoods & Crime
  • Policing
  • Risk Perceptions
  • Causal Analysis
  • Social Control
  • Adolescent Development
  • Adolescent Delinquency

Education

  • PhD in Criminology, 2021

    Pennsylvania State University

  • MA in Criminology, 2017

    Pennsylvania State University

  • BA in Sociology, 2014

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Associate

Arnold Ventures

May 2018 – Aug 2018 New York
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

Penn State Department of Sociology & Criminology

Aug 2015 – Present Pennsylvania

Publications

Pubertal Timing and Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Mediating Role of Parental and Peer Influences

This interdisciplinary study unpacks why 14-year-old adolescents with early perceived pubertal timing (PT) were more likely to drink alcohol (ever, frequent, and binge drinking) compared to those whose PT was on-time or late (5,757 girls, 5,799 boys).
Pubertal Timing and Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Mediating Role of Parental and Peer Influences

Changes in Externalizing Behaviors After Children First Have an Alcoholic Drink and First Drink Heavily

Proximal changes in externalizing behaviors before and after children and early adolescents have their first alcoholic drink and first …
Changes in Externalizing Behaviors After Children First Have an Alcoholic Drink and First Drink Heavily

Pubertal Timing and Adolescent Delinquency

Early pubertal timing (PT) increases the risk of adolescent delinquency, whereas late development reduces this risk; however, the …
Pubertal Timing and Adolescent Delinquency

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Policy Shifts and Individual Perception Formation: Evidence from a Hot Spots Intervention

Perceived Pubertal Timing and Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Role of Peers and Parents

Accomplish­ments

12th Annural Criminology Student Paper Competition - 1st Place

Research and Graduate Studies Office (RGSO) Dissertation Support Award

Graduate Student Research Award

Honorable Mention, Penn State 10th Annual Criminology Student Paper Competition

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