Jaynes, Chae M.

Jaynes, Chae M.

Chae Mamayek Jaynes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology. She received her BA in Economics (2011) and MS in Criminal Justice (2013) from Michigan State University, and her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park (2018). Her research focuses on offender decision-making, specifically how perceptions of costs and benefits influence the decision to commit crime, and how individual differences in factors such as self-control, social preferences, and risk-taking impact cost-benefit considerations. She has conducted research on the measurement of self-control, sanction celerity, and the relationship between social preferences and crime. Dr. Jaynes’ most recent work focuses on evaluating the extent to which high-quality employment serves as an effective deterrent.