PhD graduates

Graduate Year Dissertation Advisor Initial Placement

Jessica Herbert

2019

"But I am here to help" - How School Climate Factors and Interactions Define School Resource Officer Roles

Gary Sweeten

IDEA Analytics, Founder

Kyle Ernest

2019

Is Restorative Justice Effective in the U.S.? Evaluating program methods and findings using meta-analysis

Kate Fox

Independent Evaluative Research Consultant

Kara Hannula

2019

The Development of Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking: Sources of Between- and Within-Individual Differences Over Time and Across Sex

Gary Sweeten

University of Washington, Department of Sociology, Lecturer

Marcus Galeste

2019

Not all support is created equal: Examining the effects of positive and negative emotional family support on recidivism among formerly incarcerated individuals

John Hepburn

State of California, Senior Researcher

Erica Redner-Vera

2019

Examining the Treatment of American Indian Defendants in United States Federal Courts

Xia Wang

University of Montana, Dept. of Sociology, Asst. Professor

D'Andre Walker

2018

Advancing General Strain Theory:  Three Empirical Studies

Michael Reisig

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Visiting Asst. Professor

Travis Meyers

2018

Managing Violent Misconduct in a Maximum Security Prison:  Processes and Outcomes in a Restrictive Status Housing Program

Kevin Wright

Temple University, College of Liberal Arts - Criminal Justice Dept., Asst. Professor

Gabriel Cesar

2018

The CPS Paradox: Life Course Criminology, Juvenile Justice, and Growing Up in Child Protective Services

Scott Decker

Florida Atlantic University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Katherine Kempany

2018

Sanctioning and Punishment in Prisons: An Examination of the Institutional Disciplinary Response to Formal Inmate Misconduct

John Hepburn

Multnomah County, Dept. of Community Justice, , Senior Data Analyst

Chantal Fahmy

2018

Physical Health, Social Support, and Reentry: A Longitudinal Examination of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Scott Decker

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Criminal Justice Dept., Asst. Professor

Katelyn Golladay

2018

Understanding Victim-Offender Overlap Taxonomies: A Longitudinal Study

Kristy Holtfreter

University of Wyoming, College of Arts & Sciences - Criminal Justice Program, Asst. Professor

Laura Beckman

2018

Assessing Disparity in the Federal Court Processing of Immigration Cases

Xia Wang

Shippensburg University, Criminal Justice Department, Asst. Professor

Natalie Todak

2017

De-Escalation in Police-Citizen Encounters: A Mixed Methods Study of a Misunderstood Policing Strategy

Michael White

University of Alabama - Birmingham, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Megan Parry

2017

Watching the Watchmen: An examination of the individual level effects of viewing video recordings of police-citizen encounters

Danielle Wallace

University of Rhode Island, Criminology and Criminal Justice Program, Asst. Professor

Richard Moule

2016

Criminal Capital and the Transition to Adulthood

Scott Decker

University of South Florida , Dept. of Criminology, Asst. Professor

Brooks Louton

2016

Growing the Green Goddess: Commercial marijuana growers on the edge of legality

Scott Decker

Strategic Planning Analysis & Research Center (SPARC), Tempe Police Dept., SPARC Supv.

John Shjarback

2016

Cops, Culture, and Context: The Integration of Structural and Cultural Elements for Explanations of Police Use of Force 

Michael White

The University of Texas at El Paso, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Lisa Dario

2016

Crime at Convenience Stores: Assessing an In-Depth Problem-Oriented Policing Initiative

Michael White

Florida Atlantic University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Kimberly Kaiser

2016

Procedural Justice and Legal Socialization Among Serious Adolescent Offenders: A Longitudinal Examination

Michael Reisig

The University of Mississippi, Dept. of Legal Studies, Asst. Professor

Eryn O'Neal

2016

Often I Feel We Victimize the Victim More Than the Suspect Does: Examining Officer Attitudes Toward Sexual Assault Complainants--a Social Ecological Framing Theory Approach  

Cassia Spohn

Sam Houston State University, Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Asst. Professor

Mario Cano

2015

Prosecutorial Discretion across Federal Sentencing Reforms: Immediate and Enduring Effects of Unwarranted Disparity

Cassia Spohn

Kansas State University, Dept. of Sociology, Asst. Professor

Andrea Borrego

2015

Exploring the Nature and Prevalence of Arrest-Related Deaths in the United States: A Content Analysis of Fatal Police-Citizen Encounters, 2005-2006

Michael White

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Asst. Professor

Clair White

2015

Youth Receiving Treatment Service in the Juvenile Justice System: An Examination of Funding Sources and Recidivism

Michael Shafer

University of Wyoming, College of Arts & Sciences - Criminal Justice Program, Asst. Professor

Janne Gaub

2015

Bad Lady Cops: Explaining Sex Differences in Police Officer Misconduct

Kristy Holtfreter

East Carolina University, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Jillian Turanovic

2015

The Age-Graded Consequences of Victimization

Michael Reisig

Florida State University, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Samuel Vickovic

2015

Correctional Officer Job Stress: The Influence of Perceived Occupational Prestige

Marie Griffin

California State Univ. Long Beach, Sch. of Crim., Criminal Justice & Emer. Mgmt., Asst. Professor

Weston Morrow

2015

Examining the Potential for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Use of Force During NYPD Stop and Frisk Activities

Michael White

University of Nevada - Reno, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Rodger Benefiel

2015

Positive Administrative Control: A Construct for Assessing Managerial Influences on Rates of Misconduct in Prison

Cassia Spohn

Bloomsburg University, Dept. of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Byung Bae Kim

2015

Gender Disparity and Ecological Contexts of Court Community in Federal District Courts

Cassia Spohn

Ministry of Justice, South Korea, Bureau of Crime Prevention Policy, Policy Analyst

Melinda Tasca

2014

It's Not All Cupcakes and Lollipops: An Investigation of the Predictors and Effects of Prison Visitation for Children during Maternal and Paternal Incarceration

Nancy Rodriguez

Sam Houston State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Natalie Ortiz

2014

The Gendering of Criminal Stigma: An Experiment Testing the Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Incarceration on Women's Entry-Level Job Prospects

Scott Decker

National Assoc. of Counties, Data-Driven Justice (DDJ), Washington, DC, Program Manager

Matthew Larson

2013

Romantic Dissolution and Offending During Emerging Adulthood

Gary Sweeten

Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts & Science, Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Philip Mulvey

2013

On the Brink: Experiences of Women with Mental Illness on Probation

Scott Decker

Illinois State University, Dept. of Criminal Justice Sciences, Asst. Professor

Mercedes Valadez

2013

Cassia Spohn

Sacramento State University, Div. of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Andrew Fox

2013

Examining Gang Social Network Structure And Criminal Behavior

Charles Katz

Fresno State University, Dept. of Criminology, Asst. Professor

Melanie Taylor

2013

A Case Study of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act: Reforming the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

Scott Decker

University of Nevada, Reno, Dept of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

David Pyrooz

2012

The Non-Criminal Consequences of Gang Membership: Impacts on Education and Employment in the Life-Course

Scott Decker

Sam Houston State University, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Asst. Professor

Jonathan Cooper

2012

Michael White

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor

Scott Wolfe

2012

Crime in Late Life

Michael Reisig

Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, Asst. Professor