PhD Student Profiles

Take a moment to get to know some of our Ph.D. students.

 

Karise Curtis

Research Interests:

  • Comparative criminology
  • Time series methodology
  • Violent crime trends (temporal and spatial)
 

Amanda Emmert

Research Interests:

  • Reintegration
  • Public policy
  • Adolescent delinquency
  • Adolescent weapon carrying and use

 

Eric Fowler

Research Interests:

  • Youth street gangs
  • Juvenile justice
  • Judicial decision-making
  • Social, economic and cultural opportunities and crime
  • Social stigma and crime
  • Eco-terrorism

 

Meagen Hildebrand

Research Interests:

  • Juror decision-making
  • Perceptions of Sexual Assault victims
  • Impact of Benevolent and Hostile Sexism in blame attribution
  • Stereotype Threat in the Criminal Justice System

 

Siyu (Dilys) Liu

Research Interests:

  • Life-course transitions and criminal behaviors among youth
  • The Wellbeing of Offenders with Serious Mental Illness
  • Research Methods in Panel Analysis
  • Comparative Studies of Capital Punishment

 

Robert Norris

Research Interests:

  • Criminal justice theory
  • Law, society, and politics
  • Decision-making
  • Miscarriages of justice and wrongful conviction
  • Interrogations, confessions, and plea bargaining

 

Sean Roche

Research Interests:

  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Public opinion
  • Criminal justice theory
  • Life course theory

 

Andrew Wheeler

Research Interests:

  • Spatial analysis of crime
  • Aftercare and offender reintegration
  • Discretionary police behavior