PhD Student Profiles

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Kimberly Bernstein
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Racial/gender disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Decision-making in courtroom actors

Kimberly Bernstein CV

Kimberly Bernstein
Zachariah Biggers
  • Decision making
  • Media and public perception
  • Public opinion on crime and criminal justice

Zachariah Biggers CV

Zachariah Biggers
Lichen Chu
  • Comparative criminology
  • Decision making 
  • Violence and suicide

Lichen Chu CV

Lichen Chu
Alyssa Clark
  • Local legal culture
  • Rural justice
  • Indigent defense
  • Law and society
  • Qualitative methods

Alyssa Clark CV

Alyssa Clark
Jeeyoung Chung
Justin Clayton
  • Inequality
  • Corporate fraud
  • Urban design

Justin Clayton CV

Justin Clayton
Maureen Darby
Guillermo Escano
  • Homicide trend in Latin America
  • Interrupted time-series analysis
  • Intersectionality of criminology & public health
  • Drug trafficking
  • Organized criminal groups
  • Homicide spatial analysis
  • Anti-crime strategies
  • Urban sociology

Guillermo Escano CV

Guillermo Escano
Jingyi Fei
  • Offender decision making and plea bargaining
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Cross-national suicide and homicide

Jingyi Fei CV

Jingyi Fei
Alysha Gagnon
  • Evaluating evidence based practices for youth
  • Childhood adversity
  • Quantitative methods

Alysha Gagnon CV

Alysha Gagnon
Yichao Gao
Shaina Herman
  • Offender decision-making 
  • Morality and criminal offending
  • Criminological theory
  • Survey research methods

Shaina Herman CV

Shaina Herman
James Hubbell
  • Queer criminology
  • Homicide/Parricide
  • Violence
  • Offender decision making
  • Quantitative methods

James Hubbell CV

James Hubbell

 

Stefan Ivanov
  • Mass incarceration
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Public opinion on crime and criminal justice
  • Courts and sentencing
  • Punishment, corrections, & reentry

Stefan Ivanov CV

Stefan Ivanov
Hilary Jacki
  • Prisoner reentry 
  • Ethnographic & qualitative methods 
  • Prison education

Hilary Jackl CV

Hilary Jackl
Hyun Ju Jeong
Byunggu Kang
  • Demographic understanding of crime rates
  • Algorithms in criminal justice
  • Comparative criminology

Byunggu Kang CV

Byunggu Kang
Matthew Kijowski
  • Offender decision making
  • Criminological theory
  • Quantitative methods

Matthew Kijowski CV

Matthew Kijowski
Benjamin Kuettel
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Drug use
  • Substance use disorder
  • Addiction
  • Life-course perspective

Benjamin Kuettel CV

Benjamin Kuettel
Stefana LoTempio
  • School shootings 
  • Homicide research 
  • Decision making 
  • Courts/Wrongful conviction

Stefana LoTempio CV

Stefana LoTempio
Colleen Mair
  • Female offending and incarceration
  • Mental illness and incarceration

Colleen Mair CV

Colleen Mair
Victoria Nelson
  • Juvenile justice
  • Sentencing
  • Incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Policy relevant research

Victoria Nelson CV

Victoria Nelson
Loralys McDaniel
Jacob Montgomery
Rachel Novick
  • Race, class, and crime
  • Desistance
  • Quantitative methods
  • Measurement issues

Rachel Novick CV

Rachel Novick
Brian Rainey
  • Identity and inequality
  • Youth justice
  • Violent crime
  • System disparities
  • Criminal and youth justice policy

Brian Rainey CV

Brian Rainey
Preston Roberts
Kendall Robinson
  • Sex work
  • Inequality
  • Foster care
  • Juvenile justice
Kendall Robinson
Nathaniel Schutten
  • Public opinion of crime and criminal treatment
  • Media portrayals of crime
  • Social psychology

Nathaniel Schutten CV

Nathaniel Schutten
Andrew Thompson
  • Social threat
  • Public opinion of crime 
  • Marijuana legalization

Andrew Thompson CV

Andrew Thompson
Caitlin Udas
  • Drug policy
  • Mass incarceration
  • Inequality

Caitlin Udas CV

Caitlin Udas
Katherine Wahrer
  • Dehumanization theory
  • Disgust
  • Genocide
  • Human trafficking
  • Social psychology

Katherine Wahrer CV

Katherine Wahrer
Jennifer Weintraub
  • Wrongful convictions/miscarriages of justice
  • Public policy
  • Criminal law
  • Jury decision making
  • Moot court

Jennifer Weintraub CV

Jennifer Weintraub
Megan Mae Willows
  • Gender & Violence
  • Feminist Criminology
  • Victimization Risks
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Migration & Crime

Megan Mae Willows CV

Megan Mae Willows
Haemi Won
  • Criminal justice reform policy
  • Police innovation
  • Police-citizen relations
  • Public opinion toward criminal justice system
  • Governance and accountability
  • Gender and decision-making
  • Juvenile justice
  • Women in policing

Haemi Won CV

Haemi Won
Sishi Wu
  • Law
  • Criminal justice
  • Death penalty
  • Law and policy
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Penology

Sishi Wu CV

Sishi Wu
William Zakrzewski, Jr.
  • Cross-national homicide and suicide studies
  • GIS mapping and research
  • Green criminology

William Zakrzewski, Jr. CV

Billy Zakrzewski