Christine Eith is a sociologist with a specialization in research methods, school violence and delinquency. She has taught numerous courses in the fields of sociology, criminology and in applied research methods. She is engaged in research focusing on violence reduction, interethnic social cohesion in urban centers, school safety and strategies to increase student connectedness in order to reduce delinquency and improve the learning environment. She has published research in the areas of school bonding, delinquency and violence, interaction between police and the public, and crisis communication. She also has experience managing national-level data collection efforts and grant management within the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2017, she received a 21st Century Cities Grant titled “Improving Interethnic Social Cohesion by Promoting Latino Participation in Neighborhood Associations.”

Keywords: Safety and violence; school climate and safety; security; urban education.