Chatham University

Social Work Faculty and Staff

Christine Sarteschi

csarteschi@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Criminology

Hometown : Pittsburgh
Joined Chatham : 2010

Academic Areas of Interest

Mental health courts; schizophrenia; incarceration of those with serious mental illness; mentally ill offenders; women and youth offenders; research synthesis and meta-analysis; mass murder and homicidal ideation

Biography

Dr. Christine M. Sarteschi, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. Dr. Sarteschi holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, has approximately 10 years of post-master's clinical social work experience and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in behavioral science that cover a wide range of topics including: human behavior, juvenile justice, mental illness and crime, cold case research, problem solving courts, mass murder, and violent and predatory offenders. She is a Consulting Committee member of The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC), an "elite" organization of professional investigators whose sole mission is to "actively assist law enforcement, criminal justice and legal professionals in the development of cold case investigations..." Dr. Sarteschi's specialties include: the intersection of the mental health and criminal justice systems, mental health courts, involuntary hospitalization, severe mental illnesses, homicidal ideation and is actively working to develop intervention strategies to prevent mass violence. Her research has appeared in The British Journal of Social Work, Research on Social Work Practice, the Journal of Forensic Social Work, the Journal of Criminal Justice, among others. Dr. Sarteschi also has served as a peer reviewer for the National Science Foundation as well as several journals including: Criminal Justice and Behavior, The Sociological Quarterly, The Journal of Forensic Social Work, Victims & Offenders, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and others.

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