JJ (Jennifer) West

Graduate Research Assistant


JJ West is a Justice, Law & Criminology PhD student in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She currently works at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, assisting in research examining key decision-making points in the juvenile justice system. She holds a BA in History and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and completed an MS in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote her thesis analyzing the language of online violent incel rhetoric.