Dr. Jessica M. Doucet

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Dr. Jessica M. Doucet

Chair, Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: FH 239
Phone: 843-661-1802

Ph. D. – Louisiana State University, 2011


Dr. Jessica M. Doucet is an Associate Professor of Sociology.  Since joining the FMU faculty in 2011, her research has focused on numerous aspects of crime and violence in our society.  Much of her research stemming from her dissertation has studied crime in New Orleans, LA.  Her current lines of research include studies on domestic and gun violence.  Dr. Doucet has published articles in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Social Science Research, and the International Journal of Rural Criminology.  In addition, she has authored and co-authored four book chapters for publication in edited volumes on gun violence, rural criminology, and domestic violence.  She has presented her research at various local and national conferences, including the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Southern Sociological Society.

Courses Taught: 

SOCI 201: Principles of Sociology
SOCI 303: Quantitative Methods in Social Research
SOCI 306: Social Problems
SOCI 339: Sociological Theory
SOCI 341: Criminology
SOCI 343: Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI 344: Violence in Society
SOCI 352: Rural Crime



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