Julie Krupa

Julie  Krupa
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Criminal Justice


Curriculum Vitae

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Julie Krupa is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and a core member of the Youth Equity Project. Broadly, her research focuses on health and social disparities among justice-involved youth and young adults. She applies a community-engaged, action research approach to examine local issues of violence and disparities in the juvenile justice system. She is particularly interested in the intersection between public health and juvenile justice, unmet health needs among marginalized youth and young adults, and program evaluation. Dr. Krupa and her colleagues are currently working with criminal justice and community-based agencies in and outside of Michigan, to better understand and inform system responses to violence and delinquency.

Dr. Krupa's research has been funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institutes on Drug Abuse, City of Detroit, and Michigan Public Health Institute. Her research has appeared in a number of journals including, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, and Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Current Research

Detroit Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation

The Detroit Police Department is collaborating with Michigan State University (MSU) as the research partner on its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) initiative funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. This project aims to make significant strides in reducing crime and improving quality of life within Detroit’s 10th Precinct by leveraging existing economic development plans, strengthening community partnerships, and enhancing safety measures through targeted enforcement. The project focuses on micro-hotspots within the 10th Precinct that have experienced historically high levels of violent and property crime. Members of the local community are taking an active role in identifying and addressing issues of concern.

Detroit Ceasefire

In cooperation with the Detroit Police Department, Detroit Health Department, and other key stakeholders, this study examines Detroit Ceasefire's impact on gang- and group-related violence in Detroit, MI. This includes a special focus on the role of street outreach workers, often referred to as "violence interrupters".


Areas of Expertise

  • Program evaluation
  • Juvenile justice
  • Violence prevention and intervention
  • Health disparities among justice-involved youth

Selected Publications

Krupa, J.M. (2023). Examining Justice System Exposure Among Youth on Health in Young Adulthood: Does Dosage of Contact Matter? Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Krupa, J.M. (2021). Examining the Personal and Perceived Organizational Characteristics Associated with Juvenile Probation Staff Job Satisfaction. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Dembo, R., Krupa, J.M., Faber, J., Cristiano, J., Wareham, J., Schmeidler, J., & Terminello, A. (2020). An Exploratory Structural Equation Model of Traumatic Experiences Among Justice-Involved Youth: A Gender Comparison. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Circo, G., Krupa, J.M., McGarrell, E., & DeBiasi, A. (2020). The Individual-Level Deterrent Effect of “Call-In” Meetings on Time to Re-Arrest. Crime & Delinquency.

Krupa, J.M., Boggess, L., Chamberlain, A., & Grubesic, T. (2019). Noxious Housing: The Influence of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Facilities on Neighborhood Crime. Crime & Delinquency.