ATLANTA—Alexis Veazie, a senior in the Honors College at Georgia State University, has been accepted to speak at the 2021 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Chicago this November.
“It’s the biggest conference in the U.S. for criminology,” said Veazie, who is majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice. Besides the experience of presenting her research live before an expert audience, Veazie also is looking forward to attending other researchers’ presentations and networking with fellow scholars.
Veazie’s presentation will focus on her examination of factors or characteristics that may make a male partner in a relationship more likely to be a perpetrator of interpersonal violence or a victim.
“Right now, we’re not sure if previous offending behaviors are more closely related to violence perpetration or victimization, or whether certain demographic characteristics are,” Veazie said. Her research is supervised by Assistant Professor Frances Chen in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, for whom Veazie has worked as a research assistant for nearly two years.
Veazie has been granted Just in Time funding, which is supported by university emeriti faculty, that will cover her travel and boarding during the conference.
“I highly encourage any student who is interested in going to graduate school to get involved in research as soon as possible,” she said. “It will make you better informed and more competitive. And it can widen your horizon on what you can do in the future.”