PhD Student Profiles

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Megan Alsleben - CV

  • Social structure & cultural context in violent crime trends
  • Comparative criminology
  • Feminist criminology theory
  • Conceptualizing & measuring social inequalities
 

Kimberly Bernstein - CV

  • Psychology and Law
  • Racial/Gender disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
     
 

Zachariah Biggers - CV

  • Decision making
  • Media and public perception
  • Public opinion on crime and criminal justice
     
    Karise Curtis - CV
  • Comparative criminology
  • Time series methodology
  • Violent crime trends (temporal and spatial)
   
   

Jingyi Fei - CV

  • Offender decision making and plea bargaining
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Cross-national suicide and homicide
     

Alysha Gagnon - CV

  • Evaluation of youth delinquency prevention programs
  • Race, gender, and crime
  • Conflict theory
     
   

Shaina Herman - CV

  • Offender decision-making
  • Morality and criminal offending
  • Moral perceptions
  • Criminological theory
  • Survey research methods
 

Audrey Hickert - Personal Webpage

  • Community and institutional corrections
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Recidivism
 

Shao-Chiu JuanPersonal Webpage

  • Prevention of youth violence
  • Socioeconomic determinants of health disparities
  • Substance abuse
  • Resilience and children's well-being
   
 

Byunggu Kang - CV

  • Comparative Criminology
  • Cross-national Study
  • Intersection of Immigrants, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Victimization among North Korean Refugees in South Korea
   
 

Matthew Kijowski - CV

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Offender Decision-Making
  • Criminological Theory
  • Quantitative Social Research
     
   

Benjamin Kuettel - CV

  • Drug Policy 
  • Addiction 
  • The War on Drugs
  • Mass-Incarceration
  • Sentencing
     
 

Colleen Mair - CV

  • Female offending and incarceration
  • Mental illness and incarceration
 

Jeanee Miller - CV

  • Neighborhoods & crime
  • Police Interrogation
  • Police attitudes and behaviors
 

Kirstin Morgan - CV

  • Youth street gangs and gang members
  • Indigent defense
  • Research methodology
  • Local criminal justice system culture, politics, and organization
 

Raquel Moriarty Derrick - CV

  • Justice involved juveniles and families
  • Justice involved veterans
  • Military families
  Victoria Nelson
 

Melissa Noel - CV

  • Prisoner reentry
  • Incarceration and family dynamics
  • Neighborhood subculture
  • Race and the criminal justice system
 

Danielle Reynolds - CV

  • Police decision making
  • Police supervision
  • Police organization
  • Institutional Theory
  • Police-citizen interactions
  • Police culture
  • Measurement
  • Qualitative methods
 

Walter Shelley - CV

  • Youth gangs
  • Family structure and transitions on juvenile outcomes
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Sex differences in juvenile delinquency
 

Luzi Shi - CV

  • Public opinion on crime and criminal justice
  • Survey methodology
  • Quantitative research methods
 

Reveka Shteynberg - Personal Webpage

  • Plea bargaining
  • False confessions
  • Indigent defense
  • Juvenile justice
  • Gender, race, and the law
  • Psychology and the law
  • Research methodologies
 

Jasmine Silver - CV

  • Public opinion about criminal justice
  • Ideological beliefs, morality, and punitiveness
  • Police-citizen relations
 

Lauren Springer - CV

  • Persuasion and criminal offending
  • Group deviance and cult behavior
  • Multiple homicide and violence
  • Criminological theory
 

Paul Taylor - CV

  • Police Decision Making
  • Human Error
  • Use-of-Force
  • Deadly Force
     
 

Andrew Thompson - CV

  • Social threat
  • Public opinion of crime 
  • Marijuana legalization
 

Jennifer Weintraub - CV

  • Wrongful Convictions/Miscarriages of Justice
  • Public Policy
  • Criminal Law
  • Jury Decision Making
  • Moot Court
 

Haemi Won - CV

  • 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
     
 

William Zakrzewski, Jr. - CV

  • Cross-National Homicide and Suicide Studies
  • GIS Mapping and Research
  • Green Criminology