Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Posick’s research focuses on the role of emotions in behavior with a particular emphasis on delinquency and criminal justice. This research was spurred by his involvement with organizations working with offenders and victims. Chad served as a board member for Partners in Restorative Initiatives (PiRI), a non-profit organization in upstate New York that trains agencies in peace circles (schools, community-based groups, and criminal justice agencies) and facilitates restorative justice in certain disputes and criminal cases. His research has addressed questions regarding the role of emotions in reporting to the police, delinquent behavior, self-harming behavior, and attitudes toward punishment and the police. He will join the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University in the fall 0f 2013.