Lacey N. Wallace, Ph.D.

Lacey Wallace
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Office Phone
Office Location
Cypress Building, 101G
O101G Cypress Building
Altoona, PA 16601

Lacey Wallace, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, earned her doctorate at Penn State University. She previously worked with D. Wayne Osgood and the PROSPER Peers Project at Penn State, studying adolescent social networks and their effects on delinquency. Specializing in quantitative methods, families and juvenile delinquency, Lacey’s research involves 1) the influence of siblings and peers on delinquency and substance use through social networks; 2) weapon carrying, gun ownership and gun acquisition behavior; and 3) the effects of intervention and policy on these processes.

Research Interests

Gun carrying and gun ownership

Familial similarity for delinquency and substance use

Public policy impact

Quantitative methods


Ph D, Crime, Law & Justice, Penn State

MA, Crime, Law & Justice, Penn State

MA, Math, Virginia Tech

BA, Math & Sociology, Lynchburg College