Dr. Patrick Cundiff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. He earned a PhD and M.A. in Crime, Law, and Justice from The Pennsylvania State University and B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. His research centers on a social-psychological approach to the study of crime and criminal justice with a focus on delinquency and the impact of expectations, aspirations, and the life-course.