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Keith Lee Hullenaar

Graduate research assistant

1017 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.

I research the intersection of violence and health, the causes and consequences of victims' help-seeking behaviors, youth violence, and the situational factors that shape how people commit violence. My dissertation develops an interdisciplinary approach to studying victim help-seeking and demonstrates the potential crime-reducing benefits of victim help-seeking.

My teaching interests are in the areas of crime and health, victimology, violence, criminological theory, and gender and crime.

In the News

Penn State researchers are exploring violence victims’ barriers to care.

Keith Hullenaar receives Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for Victimology Studies


Hullenaar, K.L. & Frisco, M.L. (2020 Online first). Understanding the barriers of victims’ health care use. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Felson, R.B. & Hullenaar, K.L. (2020 Online first). Adversary Effects and the Tactics of Violent Offenders. Aggressive Behavior.

Hullenaar, K. L., & Ruback, R. B. (2020 Online first). Gender interaction effects on reporting assaults to the police. Journal of interpersonal violence.

Government Reports

Hullenaar, K. L., & Ruback, R. B. (Forthcoming). Juvenile Violent Victimization 1995-2018. Bureau of Justice Statistics and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology's Larry J. Siegel Fellowship for Victimology Studies



Correlates and Consequences of Victim Help-seeking

Dissertation Chair(s):

Eric Baumer

Research Interests:

Victim help-seeking; youth violence; public health