2015 Incoming Students
Research Interests: Conducting more advanced analysis in the field of research; Criminological Theory, plea bargaining and sentencing, and policy analysis.
Research Interests: juvenile justice system, corrections, and victimization.
Research Interests: desistance, recidivism and life-course trajectories.
Research Interests: international and comparative criminal justice, interrogation, and jury decision-making
Research Interest: spatial analysis and policing; problem-oriented policing practices; examining spatial factors influencing recidivism; and developing experimental designs for evaluating the efficacy of programs, policies, and practices related to crime reduction.
Victor St. John
Research Interests: Environmental Criminology, Reentry, Recidivism, Dissidence, Corrections, & Juvenile Justice.
Research Interests: comparative studies on theories and practices of criminal investigation, policing, network security legislation, victimology, among others.
Research Interests: Racial Issues Related to U.S. Constitution, Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice System and Stereotypes against Minorities.
Policy, Oversight & Administration Students
Research Interests: data analysis, machine learning, GIS.
Research Interests: Reducing sexual abuse in public schools -K through 12th grade, and Reducing wrongful convictions for those sentenced to death.
Research Interest: declined prosecutions for defendants charged with domestic violence offenses, specifically within immigrant populations who live in areas of low socioeconomic status.
Marc Balcells Magrans
Research interests: Looting in archaeological sites; Art crimes; International and comparative criminology; History of crime and criminology; Qualitative research methods; GLBT-criminological related issues
Research interests: Political violence, Terrorism- radicalization, National security issues pertaining to energy, International Human Rights
Research Interest: police & legal legitimacy, law enforcement administration, natural resource and emergency management, the impact of mental health on justice and the influence of race, religion, and sexual orientation in criminal justice
Research interests: Domestic terrorism; international terrorism; intelligence led policing; extreme right and left wing ideology; intended and unintended consequences of anti-terrorist policies.
Research Interest: how inspectors general “add value” to the governments and agencies
Nicholas A. Cromie
Research Interest: Victim and prevention, statistics, GIS mapping
Research Interest: terrorism and governmental oversight
Research Interests: Research interests include reentry, desistance, recidivism, parole policy, and correctional health care.
Research Interest: Terrorism
Research interests:Prisoner Reentry
Research interests: Prison, reentry, violence, immigration and removal.
Reseaecrh Interest: Gang violence; risk factors associated with teens joining gangs.
Allyson W. Franklin
Research Interest: Resilience; minor attractions; queer criminology; positive criminology
Research Interests: The use and implications of actuarial risk and need assessment in criminal justice contexts, community-based youth violence prevention (e.g., “Ceasefire”), and jail diversion models, research ethics and human subject’s protection, collateral consequences of incarceration, community and restorative justice, applied research with marginalized groups, and the translation of research to practice and policy.
Research interests: Etiologic studies of counter-criminogenic influences within economically disparate environments, carceral stigmatization and the development of theoretical frameworks to better understand resilience and achievement among socio-economically disadvantaged communities
Research interests: use of security guards as a protective layer in homeland security, combined security systems, origins and the development of the need for protection in society, public private partnerships in loss prevention and law enforcement, national security licensing public policy, and constitutional protection of individual rights in the electronic world
Nicole N. Hanson
Research Interests: The symbiosis between media and political violence; relationships between public opinion and criminal justice policy decisions; inequality, social control, and state power; efficacy and ethics of crime policy
Research interests: International criminal justice, cross-national research, critical criminology, and extremist violence
Hollis B. K. Kegg
Research interests: White Collar Crime
Research Interest: Prisoner Reentry
Research interests: U.S. Port and Maritime security, sub-Saharan African port security, Environmental criminology, GIS and seaport crime, African criminal networks
Research interest: Comparative criminological theory, with particular emphasis on explaining the social psychological mechanisms through which psychological factors, such as negative emotions influence offending behavior in a South Korean context and examining the life-course of individual offending and desistance patterns using group-based trajectory analysis
Research Interests: The effects of deportation on the social organization of immigrant communities, immigration and crime, social disorganization and the Latino Paradox.
Research Interest: intersection of juvenile justice & race disparities in sentencing decisions; exploring corrections practices in greater depth
Research Interest: Prisoner Reentry
Research interests: Police Department Policy-making; Police Officer Development; Creating Responsiveness and Efficiency in Bureaucracies; Public-Private Partnerships in Law Enforcement; Factors Influencing Police Officer Productivity; Police-Community Relations in High Crime Environments
Research Interest: International Crime
Research Interests: Understanding of how environmental influences and social institutions contribute to the formation of criminal identities, criminological theory, the impact of incarceration, and the intersection of race, crime, and substandard urban living.
Research Interest: homeland security, terrorism, domestic preparedness, and exploring new methods of leveraging law enforcement assets to address criminality
Research Interests: Hate crimes, capital punishment and issues related to race, crime, and justice; Criminal Justice from a historical point of view, especially in topics of hate crimes, organized crime, landmark SCOTUS decisions, and modern American crime legislation.
Research interests: Crime victimization in severe violent interpersonal crime; offender accountability; restorative justice; trauma and cognitive neuroscience; and the gap between law and justice.
Research Interest: Policing (Cross-Cultural)
Research interests: the analysis of violent crime, empirical offender profiling, data collection methodology and techniques, journey-to-crime research, and the analysis of deception detection cues.
Research interests: Rape and homicide of prostitutes; sex trafficking
Research Interest: Prison reform strategies; reentry; international and cross-cultural adaptation of crime prevention and reentry programs; program evaluation; gang violence
Research Interest: Juvenile delinquency prevention and diversion programs in rural communities.
Research Interests: International terrorism, left-wing terrorism and political violence, homeland security, crime prevention and police reform.
Research Interest: Drug Policies
Research Interest: offender reentry, drug courts, and empirically based correctional programming
Research Interest: prevention programs, gang violence, drug trafficking, GIS mapping and prison reentry programs
Research Interests: Sex offending, sex offender policy, juvenile delinquency, punishment, violence against women, criminological theory.
Research interests:Criminal justice reform in transitional societies; prosecutorial independence and accountability; pretrial justice; immigration, public perceptions and public security.
Research Interest: interrelationship between crime, corrections, and media representations
Research interests: Domestic violence; policing
Research Interests: Ponzi schemes, white collar crime and federal agencies accountability.
Research interests: immigration, immigrant detention and deportation, immigrant labor exploitation, political economy of punishment, corrections, reentry, correctional education
Research Interest: Corrections
Research Interest: Coordination of international law enforcement policies between countries in the Americas, drug trafficking and prisons, the culture of political corruption and the power of illegal markets to influence institutions.
Abbie L. Tuller
Research Interest: analysis of policies impacting victims’ services, particularly violence against women
Research interests: Sociology of law and punishment, criminal and public opinion/the media, juvenile delinquency, sexual violence and abuse, social disorganization, and research methods.
Research Interest: International/Transnational Crime
Research interests: leopard poaching and other wildlife crime, environmental criminology, art theft and how to prevent it using situational crime prevention methods, recruitment into terrorist organizations through spouses or partners, quantitative methods.