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List of Ph.D. Graduates in Criminal Justice, Criminology and Related Fields

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2016

Aiello, Michael, “Calling Campus Police: A Test of Procedural Justice and Unresponsive Bystander Models.” Chair by Dr. Brian Lawton, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Bechtel, Kristin Ann, "Adherence to the Risk, Need and Fidelity Principles: Examining the Impact of Dosage in Correctional Programming", Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, August, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Blasdell, Raleigh. "Reel or Reality? The Portrayal of Prostitution in Major Motion Pictures" Chaired by Michael Lynch, Ph.D. December 2015. University of South Florida.

Brown, Wyatt,Disinhibition, Violence Exposure, and Delinquency: A Test of How Self-Control Affects the Impact of Exposure to Violence.” Chaired by Wesley G. Jennings, March 2015, University of South Florida. 

Capellan, Joel, “Looking Upstream: A Sociological Investigation of Mass Public Shootings” Chair by Dr. Jeremy Porter, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Choi, Jisun,Examining Victimization in South Korea 1993-2010: A Comparative Application of Ecological Theories of Crime.” Chaired by Dr. Jeremy Porter, May 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Chouhy, Cecilia, "Collective Efficacy and Community Crime Rates: A Cross-National Test of Rival Models", Chaired by Dr. Francis Cullen, August, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Corbin, Anne M., "Role Conflict Among Juvenile Defenders in an Expressed Interests Jurisdiction: An Empirical Study." Chaired by Donna Bishop, January 2016, Northeastern University.

Cotrone, Erin, "The Guilty but Mentally Ill Verdict: Assessing the Impact of Informing Jurors of Verdict Consequences" Chaired by Dr. John Cochran. December 2016. University of South Florida.

Dobrow, Jason,The Relationship between Psychopathic Personality Traits and Lying.” Co-chaired by Drs. Kathleen Heide and Shayne Jones, March 2015, University of South Florida.

Dorn, Shelagh E., “Examining Law Enforcement Analysis and Intelligence Capabilities: A Case Study of Urban Policing,” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2016, University at Albany, SUNY.

Drawbridge, Dara, "Expressiveness and Instrumentality in Homicide: Hybrid Crime Scenes and the Links Among Situations, Psychological Processes, and Actions." Chaired by Gregory Zimmerman, May 2016, Northeastern University.

Eggers, Amy, "Delving into the Heart of Victimization Risk: Examining the Interactive Relationship between Demographic Factors and Context" Chaired by Dr. Ojmarrh Mitchell. December 2016. University of South Florida.

Elvey, Kate, "Beyond the Party Lifestyle: A Quantitative Analysis of Sexual Victimization on College Campuses", Chaired by Dr. Sandra Lee Browning, August, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Fahy, Stephanie, "Safe Harbor of Minors Involved in Prostitution: Understanding How Criminal Justice Officials Perceive and Respond to Minors Involved in Prostitution in a State with a Safe Harbor Law." Chaired by Ineke Marshall, May 2016, Northeastern University.

Feldman, Cory, “Mandated Anger Management from the Perspective of Violent Offenders.” Chair by Dr. Richard Curtis, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Ferraresso, Riccardo, “Gender roles, social control and digital piracy: A longitudinal analysis of gender differences in software piracy among Korean adolescents.” Chair by Dr. Jeremy Porter, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Green, Douglas, “Traumatic Stress, World Assumptions, and Law Enforcement Officers.” Chaired by Dr. Louis Schlesinger, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Gulledge, Laura, "The Role of Gender in Self-Control and Intimate Partner Violence." Chaired by John Cochran and Christine Sellers, July 2016, University of South Florida.

Hanson, Nicole,Selling National Security: Journalism, Political Actors, and the Marketing of Counterterrorism Policy.” Chair by Dr. David A. Green, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Judge, David Abeling, "Examining the Impact and Changing Nature of Social Influences of Desistance from Crime and General Offending." Chaired by Chester L. Britt, III, & Gregory Zimmerman, May 2016, Northeastern University.

Klossou, Emmanuelle, "Reform Effects: A Study of the Impact of Case Law and Legislation on the Sentencing of Offenders in US Federal Courts." Chaired by Chester L. Britt, III, & Natasha Frost, May 2016, Northeastern University.

Lasky, Nicole V., "Sexual Assault Incident Characteristics and Confidante Responses", Chaired by Dr. Bonnie S. Fisher, April, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Lux, Jennifer, "Assessing The Effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy: A Meta-Analysis", Chaired by Dr. Francis Cullen, April, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Maragh, Cynthia-Lee, “Should we talk? Examining Individual and Aggregate Level Predictors of Mediation Selection at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.” Chair by Dr. Jeremy Porter, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Matz, Adam K., “Enhancing Community Supervision: A Unified Voice for Community Corrections Concerning Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships”, Chaired by Dr. Bitna Kim, May, 2016, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

McCarthy, Kevin E., Assessing the Criminal Prosecutions of Policing in Six Major Scandals in the New York City Police Department from 1894 to 1994”Chair by Dr. Candace McCoy, February 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Monteiro, Carlos, "Understanding Persistent Offending Among Incarcerated Offenders through General Strain Theory." Chaired by Natasha Frost, May 2015, Northeastern University.

Paez, Gabriel, “Bullying Prevention in New York City Public Schools: School Safety Agents Perception of Their Role.” Chair by Dr. Roddrick Colvin, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Perez, Nicholas,The Path to Violent Behavior: The Harmful Aftermath of Childhood Trauma.” Chaired by Wesley G. Jennings, March 2015, University of South Florida.

Rojas-Gaona, Carlos E., "Explaining the Adoption of Street Code Attitudes Among Latinos and its Effects on Criminal Offending", Chaired by Dr. Christopher Sullivan, August, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Schweitzer, Myrinda, "Reinventing Juvenile Justice: Examining the Effectiveness of the Targeted RECLAIM Initiative," Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, April 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Sharp Parker, Amanda M., "The Applicability of Criminology to Terrorism Studies: An Exploratory Study of ISIS Supporters in the United States." Chaired by John Cochran, July 2016, University of South Florida.

Shine, Beau, "Best Systemic Practices for the Management of Deaf Suspects, Defendants and Offenders", Chaired by Dr. Sandra Lee Browning, April, 2016, University of Cincinnati.

Silva, Maya, "Examination of the Personal Narratives of Desisters and Non-Offenders: Do They Really Differ?" Chaired by Dr. Wayne Welsh, July 2016, Temple University

Spangenberg, Francis E.,  “Characteristics of Newly-hired Members of the New York City Police Department as Predictors of Subsequent Job Performance.” Chaired by Dr. Candace McCoy, May 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Sporer, Celia, “Sex Differences in Stress, Burnout and Coping in Emergency Medical Service Providers.” Chair by Dr. Jon M. Shane, September 2016, John Jay / Graduate Center, CUNY.

Terranova, Victoria, “Assessing the effects of the ignition-interlock device on recidivism.”  Chaired by Mark C Stafford, Ph.D.   May 2016. Texas State University.

Zaatut, Amarat, "Social Institutions, Acculturation, and Delinquency Risk: A Study of Second Generation Arab Immigrants in an Ethnic Enclave Community" Chaired by Dr. Jody Miller, May 2016, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.


2015

Alizadeh, Mohsen S., "Shift in Federal Funding Post Sept 11: from Community Policing to Homeland Security." Chaired by Dr. Maria Haberfeld, January 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Andersson, Catrin, “Revisiting the Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis: A Multi-level Application to Cross-National Violence Rates.” Chaired by Dr. Lila Kazemian, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Benefiel, Rodger, “Positive Administrative Control: A Construct for Assessing Managerial Influences on Rates of Misconduct in Prison.”  Chaired by Dr. Cassia Spohn, April 2015,  Arizona State University School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Bocker, Rosalyn,“Examining spatiotemporal patterns of disorder at bars in Newark, New Jersey.” Chaired by Dr. James O. Finckenauer, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Bracewell, Tammy. "Children's Advocacy Centers' Effect on the Prosecutorial Decision to Accept or Reject Cases of Child Sexual Abuse." Chaired by Brian Withrow, Ph.D., August 2015, Texas State University.

Chaires, Mark R., “Stereotypes and Deadly Force Decision-Making,” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2015, University at Albany, SUNY.

Cho, Sujung,A Multi-Level Model of Personal Victimization Among South Korean Youths”, Chaired by Dr. John Wooldredge, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Choi, Jisun, “Examining Victimization in South Korea 1993-2010: A Comparative Application of Ecological Theories of Crime.” Chaired by Dr. Jeremy Porter, May 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Chowdhury, Liza,“Intersections of race and gender on prison punishment and adjustment.” Chaired by Dr. Edem Avakame, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Coyne, Michelle, “Predicting Arrest Probability Across Time:  A Test of Competing Risk Perspectives”, Chaired by Dr. John P. Wright, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Cubellis, Michelle A.,  “Sexual Victimization, Disclosure, and Accountability: Organizational Responses of Boy Scouts of America to Child Sexual Abuse.” Chaired by Dr. Karen Terry, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Deryol, Rustu,Lifestyle, Self-Control, and School-Based Violent Victimization in Turkey”, Chaired by Dr. Pamela Wilcox, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Desa, Tonya, “Child Abductors Who Have Killed Their Victims: A Theoretical Approach to Spatial Analysis.” Chaired by Dr. Karen Terry, December 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Diaczuk, Peter, “A Study of 9 millimeter (Parabellum) Bullet Ricochet on Common Substrates.” Chaired by Dr. Thomas A. Kubic, July 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Dulisse, Brandon, “Sticky” You or “Sticky” Me?: A Longitudinal Examination of the Stability of Adolescent Peer Groups”, Chaired by Dr. J.C. Barnes, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Fennig, Tamie H., "It's a Difficult Discussion": International Police and Judicial Cooperation Aimed at Combating Serious Transnational Organized Crime in the Cross-Border Meuse-Rhine Euregion of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany. Chaired by Dr. Curt Griffiths, August 2015, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

Gaub, Janne,“Bad Lady Cops: Explaining Sex Differences in Police Officer Misconduct.”  Chaired by Dr. Kristy Holtfreter, April 2015, Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Gavin, Patricia,“The Massachusetts Quinn Bill: A case study in the quest for quality.” Chaired by Dr. James O. Finckenauer, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Gentry, Kendra, “Apple Picking: The rise of electronic device thefts in Boston subways." Chaired by Dr. Mike Maxfield, February 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Glassner, Steven,  "Evaluating Traumatic  Life Events: An Assessment of the Health and Delinquent Outcomes of Youth Exposed to Trauma." Chaired by Joycelyn Pollock, Ph.D., August 2015, Texas State University.

Goodman, Marna, “The Pennsylvania Academic Career/Technical Alliance Initiative: Engaging Youth in School and Work.” Chaired by Dr. Jeff Mellow, December 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Grubb, Leah M., “Risk, psychopathy, and predicting recidivism in female sexual offenders.” Chaired by Dr. Holly Miller, May 2015, Sam Houston State University.

Grugan, Shannon. “Campus policing practices and legitimacy in different community contexts: A qualitative analysis of student perspectives.” Chaired by Dr. Jody Miller, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Haberman, Cory P., “Cops on dots doing what?  The differential effects of police enforcement actions in hot spots.” Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2015, Temple University.

Henderson, Brandy, “Exploring the Interactive Effects of Social Learning Theory and Psychopathy on Serious Juvenile Delinquency.” Chaired by Shayne D. Jones, Ph.D. University of South Florida.

Henderson, Jaime S., "Estimating the impacts of SORNA in Pennsylvania:  The potential consequences of including juveniles." Chaired by Kate Auerhahn, January 2015, Temple University.

Henninger, Alana, Women are Like Silk and Men are Like Gold: A cross-country Comparison of Institutional Responses to Honor Violence.” Chaired by Dr. Mike Maxfield, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Herrschaft, Bryn.“Evaluating the reliability and validity of the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) tool: Implications for community corrections policy.” Chaired by Dr. Bonita Veysey, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Hiropoulos, Alexandra. “Dangerous Spaces: The Structural Context of Violence Against Foreign Nationals in South Africa.” Chaired by Dr. Diana Gordon, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Holt, Karen, “Negotiating Limits: Boundary Management in the Bondage/ Discipline/ Sadomasochism (BDSM) Community.” Chaired by Dr. David Brotherton February 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Hyland, Shelley S., “Predicting Job Performance in Correctional Officers with Pre-Employment Psychological Screening,” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2015, University at Albany, SUNY.

Irvin-Erickson, Yasemin,“Identifying risky places for crime: An analysis of the criminogenic spatiotemporal influences of landscape features on street robberies.” Chaired by Dr. Joel M. Caplan, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Johnson, Jeremiah, “Law Enforcement Innovation and Diffusion: A Network Analysis of Police Accreditation.” Chaired by Dr. John Shane, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Kerodal, Ashmini G., “Committed to the Cause? Violent and Financial Criminal Behaviors of Domestic Far-Rightists.” Chaired by Dr. Joshua Freilich, August 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Kim, Hyejin, "A Multi-Level Analysis of the Effects of Program Completion, Setting, and Integrity on Recidivism with Residential Community Correctional Programs", Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, December, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Kim, Jeong Hyun,Information theft within different organizational types: A rational choice analysis.” Chaired by Dr. Ronald V. Clarke, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Labrecque, Ryan,A Quantitative Evaluation of the Effect of Solitary Confinement on Institutional Behavior”, Chaired by Dr. Paula  Smith, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Lam, Hing Po (Sally).  “A Meta-Analysis of the Prediction of Violence among Adults with Mental Disorders.” Chaired by Dr. Karen Terry, September 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Lim, Hyung Jin,Crime-Reduction Effects of Open-Street CCTVs in Cincinnati”,  Chaired by Dr. Pamela Wilcox, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Logan, Matthew,Coping with Imprisonment: Testing the Special Sensitivity Hypothesis for White-Collar Offenders”, Chaired by  Dr. Michael Benson and Dr. Francis Cullen, August, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Lopez, Kristina, "Nativity and Hispanic Victimization: An Examination of Mediating and Moderating Effects." Chaired by Mark Stafford, Ph.D., August 2015, Texas State University.

Madoo, Justine,Positive and negative social capital: A balancing act? Labor market and neighborhood experiences of young adult offenders reentering from jail.” Chaired by Dr. Mercer L. Sullivan, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Maule, Brian, “The Impact of Police Misconduct in King’s County, on New York City’s Liability, 2006-2010.” Chaired by Dr. Maria Haberfeld, December 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

McCarthy, Kevin E.,  “Assessing the Criminal Prosecutions of Policing in Six Major Scandals in the New York City Police Department from 1894 to 1994”Chair by Dr. Candace McCoy, February 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Medina, Justin C., “The correlates of post-sentencing adjustments to supervision length within a local probation and parole department.” Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2015, Temple University.

Mitchell, Jessica, “The Role of Social Support in the Disclosure and Recovery Process on Rape Victims.” Chaired by Amy Cohn & Kathleen Heide, Ph.D. April 2014. University of South Florida.

Morrow, Weston, “Examining the Potential for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Use of Force During NYPD Stop and Frisk Activities.”  Chaired by Dr. Michael White, April 2015,  Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Mulligan, Erin, “Evaluating the Social Control of Banking Crimes: An Examination of Anti-Money Laundering Deficiencies and Industry Success.” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, Ph.D. University of South Florida.

Muni, Michele-Lynne, "Policing Domestic Violence: Case Study of Organizational Change in the Trenton Police Department." Chaired by Todd Clear, May 2012, Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice, Newark NJ.

Ortiz, Jennifer M., “The Power of Place: A Comparative Analysis of Prison and Street Gangs.” Chaired by Dr. David Brotherton, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Panuccio, Elizabeth, “Reentry from incarceration during young adulthood: The impact of family context on youth in transition.” Chaired by Dr. Mercer L. Sullivan, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Peterson, Bryce, "Inmate-, Incident-, and Facility-level Factors Associated with Escapes from Custody and Violent Outcomes." Chaired by Dr. Jeff Mellow, December 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Quershi, Hanif, "A Study of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB) and its Antecedents in an Indian Police Agency", Chaired by Dr. James Frank, December, 2015, University of Cincinnati

Ramdath, Cassandra, “Traumatic brain Injury among Adolescent Inmates in Rikers Island: A Mixed Methods Study.” Chaired by Dr. Hung-En Sung, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Reynolds, Paul, "The Impact of Fairness, Organizational Trust and Perceived Organizational Support on Police Officer Performance." Chaired by Joycelyn Pollock, Ph.D., August 2015, Texas State University.

Ruf, Amber Horning, “'Pimps' of Harlem: Talk of Labor and the Sociology of Risk.” Chaired by Dr. Valli Rajah, September 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Runell, Lindsey,Life-course engagement in crime, post-secondary education and desistance for formerly incarcerate college students.” Chaired by Dr. Jody Miller, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Sorg, Evan T., “An ex post facto evaluation of the Philadelphia GunStat model.” Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2015, Temple University.

Spangenberg, Francis E.,  “Characteristics of Newly-hired Members of the New York City Police Department as Predictors of Subsequent Job Performance.” Chaired by Dr. Candace McCoy, May 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Sytsma, Victoria,Juvenile offender reentry in an urban setting: An evaluation of an intensive supervision program using a time to failure model.” Chaired by Dr. Todd R. Clear, May 2015, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

Trent, Carol, “Elite Deviance, Organized Crime, and Homicide: A Cross-National Quantitative Analysis.” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, Ph.D. University of South Florida.

Turanovic, Jill, “The Age-Graded Consequences of Victimization.”  Chaired by Dr. Michael Reisig, April 2015, Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

VanGeem, Stephen, “An Evaluation of the Utah First District Mental Health Court: Gauging the Efficacy of Diverting Offenders Suffering with Serious Mental Illness.” Chaired by Shayne D. Jones, Ph.D. University of South Florida.

Vickovic, Samuel,  “Correctional Officer Job Stress: The Influence of Perceived Occupational Prestige.”  Chaired by Dr. Marie Griffin,  Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Viollaz, Julie,When Human-Leopard Conflict Turns Deadly: A Cross-Country Situational Analysis.” Chaired by Dr. Mike Maxfield, Feb 2016, CUNY Graduate Center.

Warner, Jessica J., "A Tale of Two States: An Examination and Comparison of Organizational Context in Correctional Institutions", Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, December, 2015, University of Cincinnati.

Welsh, Megan, "Collisions of the personal and the public in post-realignment California: How women and front-line workers manage post-incarceration work." Chaired by Dr. Valli Rajah, April, 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.

Wheeler, Andrew P., “What We Can Learn from Small Units of Analysis,” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2015, University at Albany, SUNY.

White, Clair. “Youth Receiving Treatment Service in the Juvenile Justice System: An Examination of Funding Sources and Recidivism.”  Chaired by Dr. Michael Shafter, February 2015, Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Wholl, Douglas. “Rape, Race and Capital Punishment in North Carolina: A Qualitative Approach to Examining an Enduring Cultural Legacy.” Chaired by John K. Cochran, Ph.D. University of South Florida. 

Yoon, Kiki Seokhee. "Why do victims not report?: The influence of the police and criminal justice cynicism on the dark figure of crime." Chaired by Dr. David Kennedy, April, 2015, CUNY Graduate Center.


2014

Ananth, Akhila, “Spatializing Child Welfare: Edelman Children's Court and the Geography of Juvenile Dependency.”  Chaired by Susan Coutin, June 2014, University of California, Irvine..

Binns, Chelsea, “Bureau pathology and Organizational Fraud Prevention: Case Studies of Fraud Hotlines” Dr. Warren Benton, April 2014, CUNY Graduate Center.

Blair, Lesli,Community Gardens, Criminal Opportunity, and Collective Efficacy”, Chaired by Dr. Pamela Wilcox, December, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Boessen, Adam, “Geographic Space and Time:  The Consequences of the Spatial Footprint for Neighborhood Crime.” Chaired by John Hipp, June 2014, University of California, Irvine

Bohn, Lance, "Racial and Ethnic Representation of Adult Male Inmates in Large Jail Isolation Units," Chaired by Dr. Stephen Morreale,  May 2014, Walden University. 

Bolger, P. Colin, “Consistency or Discord:  Meta-Analyses of Police Decisions to Search and Use  Force”, Chaired by Dr. Lawrence Travis, April, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Boyd, Katherine,Ecology of Terrorism: Cross-National Comparison of Terrorist Attacks” Dr. Amy Adamczyk, April 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Chintakrindi, Sriram, "Post-treatment drug use, recidivism, analogous behaviors, and perceptions of fairness: Examining whether parolees with low self-control will benefit from the Collaborative Behavioral Management intervention” Dr. Jeremy Porter, March 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Crowl, Justin N., "Police legitimacy and fear of crime: An exploration of student perceptions." Chaired by Dr. Dennis Giever, September 2013, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Fontenot, David, “Crime, Emergency, Discourse, and Technology: The War on Crime and the 9-1-1 Emergency Response System.”  Chaired by Elliott Currie, September 2014, University of California, Irvine

Frei, Autumn, “Predicting successful drug court graduation:  Exploring demographic and psychological factors among medication assisted drug court treatment clinics” Dr. Christine Sellers, May 2014, University of South Florida. 

Gallagher, Kathleen M., “Problem Framing in Problem-Oriented Policing: An Examination of Framing from Problem Definition to Problem Response”, Chaired by Dr. John  E. Eck, August, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Givens, Gena, “Developmental Trajectories of Physical Aggression and Nonaggressive Rule-Breaking among At-risk Males and Females during Late Childhood and Early Adolescence”  Drs. Wesley Jennings and Joan Reid, May 2014, University of South Florida.

Gorislavsky, Ekaterina, “Racial-Ethnic Differences in Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization: A Pooled Analysis of NCVS Data, 1994-2010.” Chaired by Janet Lauritsen, 2014, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Haerle, Darin, “Unpacking "Adultification":  The Impact of Juvenile Waiver Policy on Incarcerated California Youth.” Chaired by Cheryl Maxson, June 2014, University of California, Irvine

Hayes, Brittany, "The Process of Separation for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Evaluating Risk of Indirect and Physical Abuse Relating to Interpersonal Events." Dr. Michael Maxfield, November 2013, CUNY Graduate Center

Hess, Maya, "Translator, traitor: A critical ethnography of a U.S. terrorism trial” Dr. Diana Gordon, January 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Jennings, Kevin, "Who are Computer Criminals?"   Chaired by Brian J. Withrow, Ph.D. August 2014.    Texas State University.

Kennedy, Jay P., “Managers’ Perspectives on the Problem of Employee  Theft in Small Businesses”, Chaired by Dr. Michael Benson, August, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Kim, Yongsok,  "Students' Perceptions of School Resource Officers (SROs)."  Chaired by Brian J. Withrow, Ph.D. August 2014.    Texas State University.

Kopp, Phillip, “Is Burglary a Violent Crime? An Empirical Investigation of Classifying Burglary as a Violent Felony and its Statutory Implications.” Dr. Jon M. Shane, May 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Kras, Kimberly, “Redemption or Condemnation? A Long-Term Follow-up of the Desistance Patterns of Sex Offenders.” Chaired by Beth Huebner, 2014, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Kringen, Anne,  "Understanding Barriers That Affect Women Entering Policing: A Mixed Method Approach."  Chaired by Joycelyn Pollock, Ph.D. August 2014.    Texas State University.

Leary, Pauline, “Counterfeiting: A challenge to Forensic Science, the Criminal Justice System and its Impact on Pharmaceutical Development.” Professor John A. Reffner, April 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Madero-Hernandez, Arelys, “Examining  Three Alternative  Explanations for the Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Violent Victimization: Mediation, Moderation and Contextual Effects”, Chaired by Dr. Bonnie S. Fisher, August 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Mogavero, Melanie Clark, "The Social and Geographical Patterns of Sexual Offending:Questioning the Practicality of Broadly Implemented Sex Offender Residence Restriction Laws", Advisor: Dr. Leslie Kennedy, May 2014, Rutgers University.

Mahacharoen, Thiti, “The Application of Dispersion Staining and Infrared Micro spectroscopy to Analyze Physical Evidence in Developing Countries” John A. Reffner, April 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Maskaly, Jon, “Predicting Fear of Crime using a Multilevel and Multi-Model Approach: A Study in Hillsborough County”  Drs. Lyndsay Boggess and Lorie Fridell, May 2014, University of South Florida.

Michel, Cedric, “Public Knowledge and Sentiments about Elite Deviance” Drs. John Cochran and Michael Lynch, May 2014, University of South Florida.

Naito, Mai, “Reliability of Eyewitness Evidence: An Analysis of State-Level Decisions Using Manson v. Brathwaite’s Criteria,” Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, August 2014, Sam Houston State University

Ndrecka, Mirlinda, “The Impact of Reentry Program on Recidivism: A Meta-Analysis”, chaired by Dr. Edward J. Latessa, August, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Omori, Marisa, “Cumulative Racial Inequality of Drug Defendants.” Chaired by Mona Lynch, June 2014, University of California, Irvine

Peck, Jennifer,  "The Influence of Community Context on Social Control: A Multi-Level Examination of the Relationship between Race/Ethnicity, Drug Offending, and Juvenile Court Outcomes"  Dr. Mike Leiber, May 2014, University of South Florida. 

Perkins, Wendy, “Application of an Ecological Model to the Labeling of Sexual Aggression”, chaired by Dr. Bonnie  S. Fisher, August, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Pryce, Daniel K., "Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Cooperation With Police: Evidence From A Community of Ghanaian Immigrants." Chaired by Dr. Devon Johnson, July 2014, George Mason University.

Rodriguez, Crystal, "Assessing Young Males’ Perspectives on the Cultural Competency of Juvenile Justice Staff and Predicting Psychosocial Functioning" Mark Fonadacaro, PhD May 2014, CUNY Graduate Center

Shniderman, Adam, “Dangerous Minds:  An Inquiry into Juror Decision Making on Law, Morality, and Neuroscience.” Chaired by Simon Cole, June 2014, University of California, Irvine

Taylor, Liana R., “General responsivity and evidence-based treatment:  Individual and program predictors of treatment outcomes during adolescent outpatient substance abuse treatment.” Chaired by Matthew Hiller, September 2014, Temple University

Thompson, Wendy A.,  "Staff Turnover in Juvenile Corrections:  Predicting Intentions to Leave".  Chaired by Phil Harris, May 2014, Temple University.

Ticknor, Bobbie, “Sex Offender Policy and Practice: Comparing the SORNA Tier Classification System and Static-99 Risk Levels”, chaired by Dr. Paula Smith, August, 2014, University of Cincinnati.

Valasik, Matthew, “Saving the World, One Neighborhood at a Time: The Role of Civil Gang Injunctions at Influencing Gang Behavior.”  Chaired by George Tita, September 2014, University of California, Irvine

Vecchio, Michael J., “The Role of Violence within and across Self-identified Gang Youth.” Chaired by Finn Esbensen, 2014, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Wiley, Stephanie, “The Amplification of Deviance Following Police Contact: An Examination of Individual and Neighborhood Factors among a Sample of Youth.” Chaired by Finn Esbensen, 2014, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Yates, Daniel, “A Puzzling Change:  The Effects of Poverty on Crime Across U.S. Cities.”  Chaired by John Hipp, March 2014, University of California, Irvine


2013

Allen, Andrea,Policing Alcohol and Related Crimes on Campus.” Chaired by Geoffrey P. Alpert, June 2013, University of South Carolina.

Barrett, Kimberly, “Assessing the Relationship between Hotspotsof Lead and Hotspots of Crime.” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, May 2013, University of South Florida.

Barnes-Ceeney, Kevin, “Negotiating Labyrinths Of Risk: The Impact and Implementation of a Structured Violence Risk Assessment Instrument in Juvenile Parole” Chaired by Jeff Mellow, May 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Blasko, Brandy L.,  “The Uncharted Influence of Prison Staff Decisionmaking.” Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2013, Temple University.  **(This dissertation began under the guidance of John S. Goldkamp)

Boehm, Steven, "Exploring the Process of Desistance in Two High Risk Probation Populations."   Chaired by Joycelyn Pollock, Ph.D. December 2013.    Texas State University.

Braun, Michael, “The Ex-Civilian: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Structural Barriers to Recovery from Incarceration.” Chaired by Elliott Currie, September 2013, University of California, Irvine.

Bruell, Christopher, “Coercion, Social Support, and Self-Efficacy:  Exploring Their Relationships with Crime.” Chaired by Ineke Marshall, May 2013, Northeastern University.

Brushett, Rachel,Typologies of Female Offenders: A Latent Class Analysis Using the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment.”  Chaired by Dr. Patricia Van Voorhis, Spring 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Colanese, Jennifer, “Shackled ‘Round the Campfire: Girl Scouts in Detention Centers”. Chaired by Stephanie Kane and Marla Sandys, April 2013, Indiana University.

Crittenden, Courtney A., “Gender and Programming: A Comparison of Program Availability and Participation in U.S. Prisons for Men and Women.” Chaired by Barbara A. Koons-Witt, July 2013, University of South Carolina.

Demyan, Ashley, “What's Compassion Got To Do With It? An Empirical Analysis of Medical Release in California.” Chaired by Valerie Jenness, March 2103, University of California, Irvine.

Donner, Chris, Examining the Link between Self-control and Misconduct in a Multi-agency Sample of Police Supervisors: A Test of Two Theories.” Chaired by Lorie Fridell, May 2013, University of South Florida.

Flores, Anthony, “Examining the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory in the Context of Reliability, Validity, Equity, and Utility: A Six-Year Evaluation.”  Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, August 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Floyd Cooke, LaNina, “Religious Establishments, Public Housing, and Liquor Stores: Their Prediction of Juvenile System Behavior.” Chaired by Hung-En Sung, May 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Fox, Andrew, "Examining Gang Social Network Structure and Criminal Behavior," Chaired by Charles Katz, May 2013, Arizona State University.

Gascon, Luis Daniel, “Policing Divisions: Race, Crime, and Community in South Los Angeles.” Chaired by Susan Coutin, September 2013, University of California, Irvine.

Goulette, Natalie, “Are Female Defendants Treated More Leniently by Judges?  A Multilevel Analysis of Sex-Based Disparities at the Phases of Pretrial Release, Charge Reductions, and Sentencing.”  Chaired by Dr. John Wooldredge, August 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Grant, Erin,  “A Test of Self-Control in a Mexican-American Sample.”  Chaired by Beth Sanders, Ph.D.  August 2013.  Texas State University.

Gross, Laura Adams, “Struggling for Success:  The Role of Social Support in Female Reentry Pathways.” Chaired by Natasha A. Frost, May 2013, Northeastern University.

Hill, Milton C., “Examining the Influence of Religious Attendance and Religiosity on Adolescent and Adult Substance use: A Longitudinal Study Utilizing a National Sample,” Chaired by Dr. Scott W. Menard, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

Hoke, Scott A.,  “Place Management in a Correctional Setting.”  Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2013, Temple University.

Kirkland-Gillespie, Amelia, “Rurality and Intimate Partner Homicide: Exploring the Relationship between Place, Social Structure, and Femicide in North Carolina.” Chaired by Dwayne Smith, May 2013, University of South Florida.

Larson, Matthew, "Romantic Dissolution and Offending During Emerging Adulthood," Chaired by Gary Sweeten, May 2013, Arizona State University.

Leechaianan, Yingyos, “Public Confidence in Legal Authorities: An Analysis of Individual-Level and Country-Level Variables in an International Perspective,” Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

Lei, Man-Kit, “Neighborhood context and well-being: How much neighborhood really matter?” Chaired by Ronald L. Simons, December 2013, University of Georgia.

Leighton, Lauren, “Snitch or Good Samaritan: An Analysis of the Factors Influencing Individuals Willingness to Share Information with Security Services.”  Chaired by Hung-En Sung, May 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Lovins Brusman, Lori,An Empirical Examination of Variation in Effective Correctional Program Characteristics by Gender.”  Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, June 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Lovins, Brian, “Putting Wayward Kids Behind Bars: The Impact of Length of Stay in Custodial Setting on Recidivism.”  Chaired by Dr. Edward Latessa, June 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Lytle, Daniel, “Decision Making in Criminal Justice Revisited:  Toward a General Theory of Criminal Justice.”  Chaired by Lawrence Travis, June 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Matusiak, Matthew C., “The Dimensionality and Effect of Institutional Environment Upon Police Leaders,” Chaired by Dr. William R. King, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

McCafferty, James,The Predictive Validity of the Ohio Youth Assessment System—Disposition Instrument: A Revalidation Study” December, 2013, University of Cincinnati.

McGuffog, Ingrid D., "Drug Use and Drug Control Policy: Evaluating the Impact of Precursor Chemical Control on Drug User Behavior." Co-Chaired by Assoc Professor Janet Ransley and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, August 2013, Griffith University.

McNeeley, Susan,Street Codes, Routine Activities, Neighborhood Context, and Victimization: An Examination of Alternative Models”, December, 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Meisenholder, Tanya, “Dynamics of Drug Markets: An Examination of Arrestee Drug Acquisition Behavior.” Chaired by Robert Worden, December 2013, University at Albany, SUNY.

Miles-Johnson, Toby, "Policing Gender Diversity: Perceptions of Intergroup Difference between Police and Transgender People," Chaired by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, April 2013, University Of Queensland.

Neusteter, Suzanne, “Exploring Change in Local Criminal Justice Systems: An Examination of the Implementation of the Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level Model In Three U.S. Counties.”  Chaired by Jeff Mellow, September 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Newsome, Jamie,Resilience and Vulnerability in Adolescents at Risk for Delinquency: A Behavioral Genetic Study of Differential Response to Risk.”  Chaired by Dr. John Wright, June, 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Pfeffer, Rebecca, “Autistic and At-risk:  A Survey of the Public and Personal Safety of Children.” Chaired by Nicole Rafter, January 2013, Northeastern University.

Pinchevsky, Gillian,Assessing the impact of the court response to domestic violence in two neighboring counties.” Chaired by Emily M. Wright and Jeff Rojek (co-chair), July 2013, University of South Carolina.

Posick, Chad, “Untangling Offending and Victimization:  A Comparative Study of the Victim-Offender Overlap.” Chaired by Ineke Marshall, January 2013, Northeastern University.

Purcell, Dale, “UV-Visible Microscope Spectrophotometric Polarization and Dichroism with Increased Discrimination Power in Forensic Analysis.”  Chaired by Thomas Kubic, May 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Quiñones, Michele,  “Factors That Influence Perceptions of Racial Profiling During Police/Motorist Interactions.”  Chaired by Brian L. Withrow, Ph.D. May 2013. Texas State University.

Reid, Shannon, “Institutional Friendship: Exploring the Egocentric Networks of Incarcerated Youth.” Chaired by Cheryl Maxson, June 2013, University of California, Irvine.

Reitler, Anglea, A Mixed-Methodological Exploration of Potential Confounders in the Study of the Causal Effect of Detention Status on Sentence Severity in One Federal Court.” Chaired by Dr. James Frank, August 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Rembert, David A., “The Utility of the Positive Achievement Change Tool in Predicting Assault among State Committed Youths,” Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.
           
Rivolta, Pierre M., “Pretrial Diversion for First-Time DWI Offenders? An Evaluation of the ‘Divert’ Program,” Chaired by Dr. Janet L. Mullings, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

Rocque, Michael, “Understanding the relationship between maturation and desistance from crime:  A life-course developmental approach.” Chaired by Ineke Marshall, January 2013, Northeastern University.

Rodriguez, Frank Anthony, “Unaccompanied Latino Youth on The United States – Mexico Border: A Qualitative Study,” Chaired by Dr. Harry Adams, June 2013, Prairie View A&M University.

Rousseau, Danielle, “Gender and Social Control:  Examining the Federal Justice Process for Women Offenders.” Chaired by Amy Farrell, August 2012, Northeastern University.

Rousell, Aaron, “Re/Presenting the Community: Power, Race, and Division in South LA’s Community Policing Program.” Chaired by John Hipp, June 2013, University of California, Irvine.
           
Ryals-Keller, Shawn P., “Epistatic Effects of Serotonin Transporter (5-HTT) and Monoamine Oxidase A (MAOA) on Antisocial Behavior,” Chaired by Dr. Todd A. Armstrong, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

Schaefer, Lacey, “Environmental Corrections: Making Offender Supervision Work.” Chaired by Dr. Francis Cullen, August 2013, University of Cincinnati.

Scott, Sarah,  “An Examination of Frame of Reference and Self-Control in Alcohol and Drug Addicts.”  Chaired by Mark C. Stafford, Ph.D.  August 2013.  Texas State University.

Sellers, Brian, “Zero Tolerance for Marginal Populations: Examining Neoliberal Social Controls in American Schools.” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch and Wilson Palacios, July 2013, University of South Florida.

Siddique, Nahid (Julie), “Sexual Victimization of Women and Girls in the U.S.: An Analysis of Risk and Trends.”  Chaired by Karen Terry, May 2013, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Simms, Odessa, “Circumstances of Abuse: Situational Characteristics of Female-Perpetrated Sexual Offenses.”  Chaired by Karen Terry, September 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Summers-Dolliver, Diana, “Organized Crime, Culture and Social Institutions in Europe:  An Application of Institutional Anomie Theory.” Chaired by Jack R. Greene, May 2013, Northeastern University.

Taylor, Melanie, "A Case Study of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act: Reforming the Arizona Department of Corrections," Chaired by Scott Decker, Arizona State University.

Torgersen, Lori, “Factors Related to Recidivism Among Mentally Disordered Offenders: Differential Impact of Historical and Dynamic Clinical Indicators Across Risk Level.” Chaired by Robert Worden, December 2013, University at Albany, SUNY.

Twyman-Ghoshal, Anamika, “Understanding Contemporary Maritime Piracy.” Co-Chaired by Glenn Pierce and Nikos Passas, May 2013, Northeastern University.

Valadez, Mercedes, "We have got enough criminals in the United States without importing any:" An Examination of the Influence of Citizenship  Status, Legal Status, and National Origin Among Latino Subgroups in Federal Sentencing Outcomes, Chaired by Cassia Spohn, Arizona State University.
           
Weiss, Andrea J., “An Examination of the Effects of Military Service over the Life Course on Offending Behavior and Life Outcomes,” Chaired by Dr. Scott W. Menard, May 2013, Sam Houston State University.

Williams, Howard,  "Physiological Attributes of Arrest-Related Sudden Deaths Proximate to the Application of TASER Electronic Control Devices: An Evidence Based Study of the Theory of High-Risk Groups."  Chaired by Joycelyn Pollock, Ph.D, December 2013, Texas State University.


2012

Abramoske-James, Stephanie, "The Effects of Childhood Victimization on Adult Offending: An Extension of the "Cycle of Violence." Chaired by Lynne Vieraitis, Spring 2012, University of Texas - Dallas.

Alexander, Thomas Stanley, “Homicide Clearances: An Examination of Race and Police Investigative Effort.” Chaired by Dr. Charles F. Wellford., Spring 2012, University of Maryland at College Park.

Ali, Mohammad, “Analysis of the Labeling Discourse between the Jamaat ud Dawa and its Critics Seen Through the Pakistani Print Media.” Chaired by Merry Morash, May 2012, Michigan State University.

Barrow, Christine, "Understanding the Role of Parochial Control in A Disadvantaged Brooklyn Community". Chaired by: Dr. Bonita Veysey, May 2012, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.

Barton, David, “Occupational Stress and the Homosexual Police Officer.”  Chaired by Robert E. Worden, August 2012, University at Albany, SUNY.

Bartula, Aaron, "The Independency of Trust: Measuring the Link Between Trust and Delinquency Independent of Attachment." Co-Chaired by Denise Boots and John Worrall, Spring 2012, University of Texas - Dallas.

Bell, Valerie, “Gender-Responsive Risk Assessment: A Comparison of Women and Men.”  Chaired by Dr. Patricia Van Voorhis, June 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Boileau, Michelle, “The Characterization of Black Inkjet Computer Printer Inks using Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (Py-GC-MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR FT-IR).” Chaired by Thomas A. Kubic, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Bonner, Heidi Stone, “How Patrol Officers Make Decisions: Comparing a Structural Model to a Process Model.” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, December 2012, University at Albany, SUNY.

Breen, Clairissa D., “Testing Criminological And Sociological Explanations for the Formation of Hate Groups.”  Chaired by Matthew Hiller, January 2012, Temple University.

Carter, David, “A Meta-analysis of Early Life Influences on Behavior.”  Chaired by Dr. John Wright, August 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Cavanaugh, Michael R., “The ‘Worst of Both Worlds’: Increased Law Enforcement Presence, Reasonable Suspicion, and Searches of Students in Public Schools,” Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, December 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Chan, Oliver, “What Propels Sexual Homicide Offenders?  Testing an Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories.” Chaired by Kathleen Heide, Spring 2012, University of South Florida.

Chi-Fang, Tsai, “Civil Liability for Inefficacious Correctional Medical Care,” Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, December 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Cihan, Abdullah, “The Effects of Community Characteristics on Police Response Time to Crime: A Multilevel Analysis.” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, August 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Cooper, Jonathon A., “Examining the Diffusion of Police Arrests across Urban Space:  Territoriality, the Police Role, and Isomorphism.” Chaired by Michael D. White, Summer 2012, Arizona State University.

Crayton, Ana Lee, “Long-term Incarceration  and Public Safety: Predicting the Recidivism Risk of Long -term Prisoners.” Chaired by Jeff Mellow, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Demirkol, Ismail, “Examining the Antecedents of the Work Motivation in the Context of the Turkish National Police.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, August 2012, Michigan State University.

Escobar, Gipsy.  “Social Disorganization and the Public Level of Crime Control: A Spatial Analysis of Ecological Predictors of Homicide Rates in Bogota, Colombia.” Chaired by Joshua Freilich, August 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Getty, Ryan, "Does the Apple Fall Far from the Tree?: Police Field Training Officers, Their Trainees and Allegations of Misconduct." Chaired by John Worrall, Spring 2012, University of Texas - Dallas.

Harrington, Michael, “Examining the Construct of Prison Adjustment.”  Chaired by Robbin Ogle, May 2012, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Harris, Matasha. “Reentry: African American Men and Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence.” Chaired by Gail Garfield, August 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Helfers, Richard, "The Impact of Neighborhood Level Collective Efficacy on Household Violent Crime Victimization: Evidence from Two Southern Cities." Chaired by Tomislav Kovandzic, Spring 2012, University of Texas - Dallas.

Herrmann, Christopher, “Risky Business: A Micro-Level Spatiotemporal Analysis of Crime, Place, & Business Establishment Type.” Chaired by Mangai Natarajan, May 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Hester, Rhys, “Criminal Sentencing in the Court Communities of South Carolina: An Examination of Offender, Judge, and County Characteristics.” Chaired by Eric Sevigny, Spring 2012, University of South Carolina.

Higginson, Angela, “Fraud against the Commonwealth: An analysis of serious and complex economic fraud investigated by the Australian Federal Police.”  Advisory committee: Associate Professor Michele Haynes, Dr Rebecca Wickes, Professor Mark Western, Dr Michael McFadden, May 2012, The University of Queensland.

Jo, Youngoh, “The Development of Self-Control: Source and Stability of Self-Control.” Chaired by Dr. Todd A. Armstrong, August 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Johnson, Joseph, “From the Streets to Street Worker: Transitions and Transformations In and Out of Crime.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, May 2012, Michigan State University.

Johnson, Lallen, “Classifying Drug Markets by Travel Patterns:  Testing Reuter and MacCoun’s Typology of Market Violence.” Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2012, Temple University.

Kang, Wook, “Determinants of Officers' Attitudes Toward Community Policing in South Korea.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, August 2012, Michigan State University.
 
Kelly, Christopher E., “Putting the Community Back Into Therapeutic Community: Examining the Role of the Treatment Group in Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment.”  Chaired by Wayne N. Welsh, January 2012, Temple University.

Kodellas, Spyridon,Victimization, Fear of Crime, and Perception of Risk in the Workplace: Testing Rival Theories with a Sample of Greek and Greek-Cypriot journalists.” Chaired by Dr. Bonnie Sue Fisher, December 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Kwak, Dae-Hoon, “Putting Neighborhood Contexts into the Mix: A Multi-level Analysis of Job Satisfaction among South Korean Police Officers.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, May 2012, Michigan State University.

Latif, Zainab, “Offending in Karachi: examining the systemic model of social disorganization.” Chaired by Amy Adamcyzk, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Lee, Joongyeup, “Examining Labeling Theory of Deviance: Integrative Modeling for Appropriate Validation.” Chaired by Dr. Scott W. Menard, August 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Liu, Yanhua, “Felony Sentencing in Washington State, 2000-2004: A Multilevel Study of Individual and Contextual Effects.”  Chaired by Lori Hughes, August 2012, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Mack, Julia, "Union Formation and Maturation of Juvenile Delinquents: A New Look at Development and Desistance in Early Adulthood." Co-Chaired by Susan Brown and Jorge Chavez, August 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Marble, David, "The Impact of Discretionary Parole Release on Offender Recidivism." Chaired by James Marquart, Spring 2012, University of Texas - Dallas.

Meade, Benjamin, "Examining the Effects of Religiosity and Religious Environments on Inmate Misconduct." Chaired by Benjamin Steiner, May 2012, University of South Carolina.

Miranda, Michelle, “The Chemical Analysis of Tattoo Ink.” Chaired by Thomas A. Kubic, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Monk, Kadija,How Central Business Districts Manage Crime and Disorder: A Case Study in the Processes of Place Management in Downtown Cincinnati.” Chaired by Dr. John Eck, June 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Parkin, William. “Developing a Theory of Far-Right Ideological Victimization.”  Chaired by Joshua Freilich, August 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Pyrooz, David C.,  “The Non-Criminal Consequences of Gang Membership: Impacts on Education and Employment in the Life-Course.” Chaired by Scott H. Decker, Spring 2012, Arizona State University.

Rocheleau, Gregory, "Adolescent Work Experience and Delinquency: Theoretical Mechanisms and Long-Term Outcomes." Chaired by Raymond Swisher, August 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Rowe, Brenda, “Police-Prosecutor Interaction Styles in Texas, as Perceived by Police Chiefs,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, August 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Sargeant, Elise, “Policing and collective efficacy: The way police effectiveness, legitimacy and police strategies explain variations in collective efficacy.” Advisory committee: Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Dr Rebecca Wickes, Dr Adrian Cherney, November 2012, The University of Queensland.

Shoenberger, Nicole, "The Effect of Marriage and Employment on Criminal Desistance: The Influence of Race." Co-Chaired by Stephen Cernkovich and Raymond Swisher, August 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Schweighardt, Andrew, "Pathogen Detection Using the Luminex Multi-analyte System.” Chaired by Margaret M. Wallace, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Semel, Matthew, "Military Interrogations: Best Practices & Beliefs." Chaired by Joshua D. Freilich, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Shlosberg, Amy, “Post-Exoneration Offending and Assessing the Reliability of Wrongful Convictions.”  Chaired by Evan Mandery, August 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Song, Juyoung, "Pathways to Underage Prostitution Among Female Youth in South Korea" Chaired by Merry Morash, Spring 2012, Michigan State University.

Sungi, Simeon P., "Post Conflict Africa: The Role of Indigenous Justice Systems as Alternatives to International Criminal Trials." Chaired by Philip C. Parnell, August 2012, Indiana University - Bloomington.

Swartz, Kristin, “Code of the Hallway: Examining the Contextual Effects of School Subculture on Violence, Sexual Offending and Non-Violent Delinquency.”  Chaired by Dr. Pamela Wilcox, August 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Tasgin, Serkan, “Assessing an Age-Graded Theory of Informal Social Control: Qualitative Study of Exploring Pathways to Juvenile Incarceration in Turkey.” Chaired by Merry Morash, May 2012, Michigan State University.

Taylor, Caitlin J., “Family Support and the Successful Reentry of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals.” Chaired by Kate Auerhahn, May 2012, Temple University.

Timbs, Allison, “The Year of the Ox: Social Bonding Theory and Juvenile Delinquency in a 1973 Chinese Birth Cohort,” Chaired by Ronald L. Akers, August 2012, University of Florida.

Trager, Glen, “Assessing Law's Role in the Political Debate Over Immigrants.” Chaired by Susan Coutin, September 2012, University of California, Irvine.

Tucker, Jane M., “What Shapes Police Officer Willingness to use Stress Intervention Services?  An Empirical Study of Current Factors in Pennsylvania.”  Chaired by Jennifer Wood, May 2012, Temple University.

Twyman-Ghoshal, Anamika, “Understanding Contemporary Maritime Piracy”.  Chaired by Nikos Passas and Glenn Pierce, November, 2012, Northeastern University.

Valenzuela, Sylvia, “Carino Matters: An Ethnography of Latina College Students.” Chaired by Elliott Currie, December 2012, University of California, Irvine.

Walsh, Kelly, “Characterization of Motor Oils and Other Lubricants by High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Three-Dimensional Excitation Emission Matrices and Two-Dimensional Low Temperature Fluorescence Spectroscopy.” Chaired by Thomas A. Kubic, February 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Warner, Tara, "The Effect of Context on Health and Well-Being in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Neighborhood-Centered Approach." Chaired by Raymond Swisher, August 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Webster, Jennifer, “A Meta-Analytic Review of the Correlates of Job Stress Among Police Officers.”  Chaired by Dr. Lawrence Travis, August 2012, University of Cincinnati.

Weinger Kammrath, Brooke, “A Study of the Molecular Chemistry of Glasses by Infrared Microspectroscopy and Its Use in Forensic Glass Discrimintation and Classification.” Chaired by Thomas Kubic, May 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Welch, Rebecca, "The Relationship Between Social Disorganization, Social Capital and Homicide: A Cross-national Examination." Chaired by Joanne Savage, April 2012, American University.

Wolfe, Scott E., Crime in Late Life.” Chaired by Michael D. Reisig, Spring 2012, Arizona State University.

Wozniak, Kevin, "The effect of exposure to political rhetoric on public opinion about criminal justice." Chaired by Joanne Savage, March 2012, American University.

Wu, Ling, “Space-Time Interaction between Repeat/Near-Repeat Shootings and Police Firearm Arrests in Houston, Texas,” Chaired by Dr. William Wells, August 2012, Sam Houston State University.

Yevchak, Lecinda, "Teen Dating Violence in a Life-Course Perspective: Linkages to Delinquency and Adult Criminal Behavior." Chaired by Raymond Swisher, August 2012, Bowling Green State University.

Youstin, Tasha, “Exploring Gender Differences in Development and Lif-Course Criminology: An Examination of the Relationship Between Stigamatization and Social Bonds in the Desistance Process.” Chaired by Karen Terry, May 2012, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


2011

Abdel-Salam, Sami. “Self-Control as a Predictor Of Retention, Recidivism, and Relapse Following Therapeutic Drug Community Treatment For Adolescents.”  Chaired by Matthew Hiller, 2011, Temple University.

Adubato, Beth. “Fanning The Flames: Televised Professional Football Games and Domestic Violence.”  Chaired by Dr. Ronald Clarke, 2011, Rutgers University.

Balusek, Kenneth W., “Attitude Adjustment? An Outcome Evaluation of the Effects of the Texas Cognitive Intervention Program on Incarcerated Offenders.”  Chaired by Dr. Victoria Titterington, May 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Bozeman, J. Michael., “The Language of Suicide Victims and Homicide Offenders in Houston, Texas, Examined through a Grounded Theory Analysis of their Statements: A Qualitative and Exploratory Study.” Chaired by Dr. Randall L. Garner, December 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Carter, Jeremy, ”Police Innovation: Exploring the Adoption of Intelligence-Led Policing.” Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, May 2011, Michigan State University.

Caudy, Mike, “Assessing Racial Differences in Offending Trajectories: A Life-course View of the Race-crime Relationship.” Chaired by Mike Lynch and OJ Mitchell, Fall 2011, University of South Florida.

Chaple, Michael.  “Pretrial Diversion & Record Sealing: A Promising Approach to Reduce Recidivism among Substance Abusing Offenders.”  Chaired by Dr. Bonita M. Veysey, 2011, Rutgers University.

Edwards, Kerry L. "Male Offenders' Work Experiences Pre-prison, In-prison, and upon Reentry: Interactions between Work and Crime." Chaired by Dr. Beverly H. Burris, 2011, University of New Mexico.

Eldivan, Ibrahim.  “Pathway from Tranquility to Violent Radicalization: A Case Study on 2003 Istanbul Bombings.”  Chaired by Dr. Leslie W. Kennedy, 2011, Rutgers University.

Gehring, Krista, “Are Needs Related to Pretrial Outcomes?  An Examination of the Hamilton County Inventory of Need Pretrial Screening Tool.” Chaired by Patricia Van Voorhis, December, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Gialopsos, Brooke, “The Effects of Individual Vulnerability and Lifestyle/Routine Activities on Fear of Crime and Perceptions of Risk in the School Setting.” Chaired by Pamela Wilcox, December, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Grillo, Michele.  “Police Organizational Change in a Post-September 11 Environment: Rhetoric of Reality.”  Chaired by Dr. Leslie W. Kennedy, 2011, Rutgers University.

Henson, Billy, “Fear of Crime Online: Examining the Effects of Online Victimization and Perceived Risk On Fear of Cyber stalking Victimization.” Chaired by Bonnie Fisher, September, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Houser, Kimberly. “Examining The Association Between Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Institutional Misconduct Among Female State Inmates.”  Chaired by Wayne N. Welsh, 2011, Temple University.

Hsu, Henda. “Unstoppable? A Closer Look at Terrorism Displacement.” Chaired by Graeme Newman, May 2011, University at Albany.

Jenkins, Michael.  “Shifting Organizational Strategies of Police Departments Implementing Broken Windows Policing.”  Chaired by Dr. George Kelling, 2011, Rutgers University.

Jeong, Seok-jin, “Long-Term Effects of Restorative Justice Conferencing on Future Criminality: The Indianapolis Experiment.” Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, May 2011, Michigan State University.

Jhi, Kyung Yon., “Texan Gangs in “Da Hood”:  The Impact of Actual and Perceptual Neighborhood Contexts on Gang Membership,” Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, December 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Khruakham, Seksan, “Assessing the Effectiveness of the 2001 Drug Policy and Drug Enforcement in Thailand: A Time-Series Analysis of Police Data.” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, May 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Kim, Hee Joo., “Exploring the Effects of a Restorative Justice Program: Internal Processes and Factors that Lead to Reintegrative Shaming—Impacts on Drunk-Driving Offenders’ Perceptions,” Chaired by Dr. Jurg Gerber, December 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Kim, Ryang. “Adolescent Dating Experience and Delinquency.” Chaired by Alan Lizotte, May 2011, University at Albany.

Konopasek, James E. "Micro-level social learning correlates of sex offender recidivism: Expeditious sexual history disclosure via polygraph testing."  Chaired by Dr. Stephen Verrill, October 2011, Capella University.

Kubena, Jiletta Leeanne, “Convergence or Divergence: An Intergenerational Examination of Male and Female Offending.” Chaired by Dr. Scott Menard, May 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Lai, Yung-Lien (Edward), “The Determinants of Public Attitudes toward the Police across Racial/Ethnical Groups in Houston.” Chaired by Dr Jihong S. Zhao, May 2011, Sam Houston State University.

McArthur, Rachel.Unraveling the Source of Adolescent Substance Use: A Test of Rival Theories.” Chaired by Francis Cullen, December, 2011, University of Cincinnati

Morris, Camie.  “A Cross-National Study on Public Confidence in Police.”  Chaired by Jack McDevitt, 2011, Northeastern University.

Morris, William Travis. "Breaking the Criminogenic Code: A Frame Analysis of Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Propaganda." Chaired by Pete Simi, August 2011, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Moschgat, Robert. “Darwin's Other Idea: Sexual Selection, Gender & Violence.” Chaired by Graeme Newman, May 2011, University at Albany.

Muhammad, Bahiyyah Miallah. “Exploring the Silence Among Children of Prisoners: A Descriptive Study.”  Chaired by Dr. Bonita Veysy, 2011, Rutgers University.

Nicksa, Sarah Cope, "College students' self-predicted reactions to witnessing sexual assault: the impact of gender, community, bystander experience, and relationship to the victim", Chaired by Ineke H. Marshall, May 2011, Northeastern University.

Park, Suyeon, “Domestic Violence and Help-Seeking Behavior among Vietnamese Wives in Korea.” Chaired by Merry Morash, May 2011, Michigan State University.

Pollock, Wendi Kaye, “Disproportionate Police Contact: An Examination of the Correlates of Police Contact and of Perceptions of Fairness in Police Contact Situations across Time and Generations.” Chaired by Dr. Scott Menard, May 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Pruitt, William, “Toward a Modified Collective Action Theory of Genocide:  A Qualitative Comparative Analysis.” Chaired by Ineke Marshall, 2011, Northeastern University.

Reeser, Ann Stacey. "The Tipping Point to Terrorism: Involvement in Right-Wing Terrorist Groups in the United States."  Chaired by Pete Simi, May 2011, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Richards, Tara, “Explaining the ‘Female Victim Effect’ in Capital Sentencing Decisions:  A Case for Sex-Specific Models of Capital Sentencing Research.” Chaired by Dwayne Smith and Christine Sellers, Fall 2011, University of South Florida.

Rocheleau, Ann Marie Kelley.  “Prisoners’ Coping Skills and Involvement in Serious Prison Misconduct and Violence.”  Chaired by Donna Bishop, 2011, Northeastern University.

Santos, Saskia D. "Misdemeanant Probationers' Perspectives on the Severity of the Conditions of Probation." Chaired by Jodi Lane, August 2011, University of Florida.

Savage, Jenna Marie.  “Gendered Pathways from Strain to Delinquency During Adolescence:  An Integration of General Strain Theory and Differential Gender Socialization.”  Chaired by Donna Bishop, 2011, Northeastern University.

Scherer, Heidi. Disability Status and Victimization Risk Among a national Sample of College Students: A Lifestyle-Routine Activities Approach.” Chaired by Bonnie Fisher, September, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Schmidt, Nicole. “The Causes of Risky Sexual Behavior over the Adolescent-Young Adult Life Course and its Consequences for Partner Relationships in Adulthood.” Chaired by Alan Lizotte, May 2011, University at Albany.

Serio, Joseph D., “Law Enforcement Perceptions of the Russian Mafia in the United States and Canada,” Chaired by Dr. Willard M. Oliver, December 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Smith, Vivian C.  “Substance-Abusing Women Offenders as Victims: Chronological Sequencing of Pathways into Criminal Behavior.”  Chaired by Dr. Bonita M. Veysey, 2011, Rutgers University.

Snyder, Jamie. “College Students with ADHD: Extending the Lifestyle/Routine Activities Framework to Predict Sexual Victimization and Stalking.” Chaired by Bonnie Fisher, September, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Socia, Kelly. “Residence Restriction Legislation, Sex Crime Rates, and the Spatial Distribution of Sex Offender Residencies.” Chaired by Alan Lizotte, May 2011, University at Albany.

Stewart, Megan. “The Effect of Victimization on Women’s Health: Does the Victim-Offender Relationship Matter?”  Chaired by Bonnie Fisher, June, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Stoddard, Cody. “Understanding Organization and Ecological Impacts on Police Use of Formal Authority: Testing and Ecological Theory of Police Response to Deviance.” Chaired by James Frank, September, 2011, University of Cincinnati.

Suzuki, Yumiko. “Advice to Rape Victims: The Influence of Beliefs About Rape and Opinions About Formal Support Providers.” Chaired by Alissa Pollitz Worden, May 2011, University at Albany.

Swindell, Samuel V.S., “The Instruction of Law in Criminal Justice: Purposes, Methods, Content, and Faculty,” Chaired by Dr. Phillip M. Lyons, December 2011, Sam Houston State University.

Tcherni, Maria. “The Value of Human Life: An Individual - Level Determinant of Violence.” Chaired by Colin Loftin, May 2011, University at Albany.

Thomas, Shenique S.  “Negotiating Family and Prison Behind the Wall: Incarcerated Men’s Role Management Strategies.”  Chaired by Dr. Johnna Christian, 2011, Rutgers University.

Tobin, Theresa. “Armed Off-Duty Police: Benefit or Burden.” Chaired by David Bayley, May 2011, University at Albany.

Vincent, M. Bess. "Chicago Neighborhoods and Crime: A Test of Agnew's Macro-Level Strain Theory." Chaired by Carl L. Bankston, III, August 2011, Tulane University.

Willingham, Tonya Y., "A Comparative Study of the Offending Patterns of Male and Female Juvenile Sex Offenders." Chaired by Jon Sorenson, August 2011, Prairie View A & M University.

Xu, Jie.  “Shootings and Crime Places: An Analysis of the Determinants and Distributions of Criminal Events.”  Chaired by Dr. Leslie W. Kennedy, 2011, Rutgers University.

Zschoche, Ruth, “A Multilevel Model of Police Corruption:  Anomie, Decoupling and Moral Disengagement.” Chaired by Lorie Fridell, Summer 2011, University of South Florida.


2010

Ansari, Samiullah.  “Understanding and Modeling the convergence of the UCR and NCVS:  A Time Series Analysis.”  Chaired by Ni He, 2010, Northeastern University.

Artello, Kristine, “An Analysis of Wraparound Barker: Community Based Treatment for Juvenile Sex Offenders.”  Chaired by Elliott Currie, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Avdija, Avdi S., “Crime-Reporting Behavior: A Test of a Theoretical Model that Accounts for the Explanation of People’s Crime-Reporting Behavior.” Chaired by Dennis M. Giever, May 2010, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Barnes, J.C., "Analyzing the Biosocial Selection into Life-course Transitions." Chaired by Dr. Kevin M. Beaver, August 2010, Florida State University.

Berkowitz, Shari, “The Good, the Bad, and Disney:  Planting False Memories about Disneyland.”  Chaired by Elizabeth Loftus, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Bolden, Christian, "Evolution of the Folk Devil:  A Social Network Perspective of the Hybrid Gang Label." Chaired by Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine, August 2010, University of Central Florida.

Boutwell, Brian, "School-Level Moderators of Genetic Influences on Antisocial Behaviors." Chaired by Kevin Beaver, August 2010, Florida State University.

Bucht, Rebecca. "Qualitative and Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Analysis for Forensic Examination of Duct Tapes." Chaired by Thomas Kubic,  August 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Cale, Jesse. "The Antisocial Trajectories in Youth of Adult Sexual Aggressors of Women: A Developmental Framework for Examining Offending, Motivation, and Risk of Recidivism in Adulthood." Chaired by Patrick Lussier, July 2010, Simon Fraser University.

Caspi, David. “Extremist Networks and Lethality: A mapping of violent white supremacist group networks and investigation of relationship between network location and ideologically motivated murder.” Chaired by Joshua Freilich,  April 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Cetinkaya, Nebi, “Perceptions of Police Corruption Among Turkish Police Cadets.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, May 2010, Michigan State University.

Chenault, Scott. "An Ethnographic Examination of Correctional Officer Culture in a Midwestern State."  Chaired by Pete Simi, 2010, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Covington, Michele W., "Correlates and Causes of Violence against Police Officers: A Criminal Events Analysis." Chaired by Dr. Jay Corzine, August 2010, University of Central Florida.

Currul-Dykeman, Kathleen.  “Understanding the Effects of the Court Community on the Processing of Domestic Violence Cases.”  Chaired by Amy Farrell, 2010, Northeastern University.

Day II, George James., “Family Time Behind Bars: The Effect of Visitation on Institutional Misconduct and Recidivism among Juvenile Offenders,” Chaired by Dr. Hee Jong Joo, December 2010, Sam Houston State University.

Decarlo, John.  “A Study Comparing the Eyewitness Accuracy of Police Officers and Citizens.” Chaired by Jennifer Dysart, August 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Dioso-Villa, Rachel, “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: A Comparative Analysis of Judicial Outcomes and the Legal Rhetoric of Expert Evidence.”  Chaired by Simon Cole, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Goodman, Phil, “Hero or Inmate, Prison or Camp, Rehabilitation or Labor Extraction?: A Multi-Level Study of California's Prison Fire Camps.”  Chaired by Valerie Jenness, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Grommon, Eric, “The (In)Efficacy of Reentry Based Programs: Exploring the Differential Effects of Prisoner Reentry Dimensions on Outcome Indicators.” Chaired by Timothy Bynum, May 2010, Michigan State University.

Gustafson, Joseph, "Diversity in Municipal Police Agencies: A National Examination of its Determinants and Effects." Chaired by Jack McDevitt, August 2010, Northeastern University.

Ingram, Jason, “The Influence of Workgroups on Occupational Attitudes of the Police: A Multilevel Examination.” Chaired by William Terrill, May 2010, Michigan State University.

Johnson, Amanda D., "Police Organizational Failure: Toward Explaining Dysfunction and Failure through the Theoretical Framework of Coupling Utilizing Case Study Analysis." Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, August 2010, Sam Houston State University.

Kim, Dae-Young. "The Impact of Globalization and Technological Innovations on Crime and Punishment in the United States, 1945-2007."  Chaired by Candice Batton, August 2010, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Kim, Richard. “Cyber-Surveillance: A Case Study in Policy and Development.” Chaired by Warren Benton, January 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Kremling, Janine,  “An analysis of drug use estimates contained in the DUF and ADAM data: Implications for research and policy.” Chaired by Tom Mieczkowskir,  June 2010, University of South Florida.

Kroll, Rainer. “Shiftwork: A Survey of Motivation in Police Officers.” Chaired by Maria Haberfeld, June 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Lockwood, Brian, "Too Far to Travel? An Investigation of the Effects of Distance to Community-based Treatment Programs for Juvenile Offenders." Chaired by George F. Rengert, May 2010, Temple University.

Mastrocinque, Jeanna. “Victim Input and Satisfaction: An Analysis of Victim Personal Statements.” Chaired by James Acker, August 2010, University at Albany.

McCarthy, Jennifer. “The Relationship between Possessing Child Pornography and Child Molestation.” Chaired by Karen Terry, February 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

McCord, Eric S., “Isolating Opportunity from Demographics: A Case Study of Motor Vehicle Theft in Philadelphia.” Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2010, Temple University.

Melzer, Sharon, "Counterfeit and Contraband Cigarette Smuggling: Opportunities, Actors,and Guardianship." Committee Louise Shelley (chair), Brian Forst, & Laura Langbein, June 2010, American University.

Moult, Kelley, "Gatekeepers or Rights Keepers?  Domestic Violence, Court Clerks and the Administration of Justice in South Africa." Chaired by Brian Forst, June 2010, American University.

Nguyen, Nhatthien Quang., “Assessment of Impact Factors on Crimes through the Use of Real-Time Crime Analysis,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, December 2010, Sam Houston State University.

Nguyen, Tomson, “Subprime Mortgage Fraud and the U.S. Economic Crisis: A Criminological Analysis.”  Chaired by Diego Vigil, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Peterson, Andrew, “Skimming the Investment Pool:  White-Collar Crime in the Mutual Fund Industry.”  Chaired by Henry Pontell, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Pfaff, Debora Jill,  "Investigating the Determinants of Police Corruption in Three Caribbean Nations."  Chaired by Richard R. Bennett, May 2010. American University.

Reid, Joan A., “A pathway to child sex trafficking in prostitution:  The impact of strain and risk-inflating responses.” Chaired by Christine Sellers, Summer 2010, University of South Florida.

Richter, Michelle Yvette., “The Effect of Neighborhood Characteristics upon Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, December 2010, Sam Houston State University.

Rizzo, Brian. “Serving at the Pleasure of the Mayor:  An Exploration of Political Involvement in New York Police Commissioner Departures 1901-2001.” Chaired by Todd Clear, February 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Sacks, Meghan. “Don’t I have a Right to Bail? A Study of Bail Decisions/Outcomes and the Potential Effects on Plea Bargaining and Sentencing.” Chaired by Candace McCoy, August 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Salvatore, Christopher, "Emerging Adulthood and the Arrested Adolescent Offender."  Chaired by Wayne N. Welsh, August 2010, Temple University.

Sandler, Jeffrey. “The Static-99 and Additional Research-Based Risk Factors: A Statistical Theory to Improve Sex Offender Risk Assessment.” Chaired by Alissa Pollitz Worden, December 2010, University at Albany.

Schnobrich-Davis, Julie. “Regionalization of Selected Police Services Through a Law Enforcement Council: Is it Worth the Cost?” Chaired by Alissa Pollitz Worden, December 2010, University at Albany.

Smith, Samantha, “Performativity and the Law in Post-Genocide Rwanda.”  Chaired by Justin Richland, 2010, University of California, Irvine.

Taniguchi, Travis A., “Policing a Negotiated World: An Empirical Assessment of the Ecological Theory of Policing." Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2010, Temple University.

Truman, Jennifer L., "Examining Intimate Partner Stalking and use of Technology in Stalking Victimization,"  Chaired by Dr. Jana Jasinski, May 2010, University of Central Florida.

Vegh, Deborah.  “College Students and the Illicit Use of Prescription Drugs:  A Test of General Strain Theory.”  Chaired by Carlos Cuevas, 2010, Northeastern University.

Vollman, Brenda. “Identity and Behavior:  Exploring an understanding of “Being” and “Doing” for Catholic Priests in the United States Accused of the Sexual Abuse of Minors.” Chaired by Jock Young, August 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Waldron, John. “Social and Legal Determinants on the Enforcement of Domestic Violence Laws by the Police:  A Study of New Jersey Police Officers.” Chaired by Maria Haberfeld, May 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Wilder,  Kideste. “Building a Model for Policing Communities with Competing and Converging Interests.” Chaired by Todd Clear, August 2010, CUNY Graduate Center/ John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Wyant, Brian R., “Micro-level Spatio-temporal Relationships between Firearm Arrests and Shootings in Philadelphia: Implications for Understanding of Crime, Time, Place, and Policing."  Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, August 2010, Temple University.


2009

Belshaw, Scott, “Contributing Factors to Suicide Ideation: An Examination of Sexual Abuse and Other Risk Factors in Adolescent Females Under the Supervision of the Texas Juvenile Justice System.” Chaired by Dr. G. Solomon Osho, August 2009, Prairie View A&M University.

Camargo, Esperanza. "Family Violence under a Multicultural Perspective in Colombia." Chaired by John Crank, 2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Carlson, Melanie, “Man Up or Punk Out:  Masculinities and Prison Rape.” Chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Mustaine, August 2009, University of Central Florida.

Ferzan, Ibrahim. "The Perceptions of Turkish Police Captains about the Use of Techniques of Neutralization by Turkish Offenders." Chaired by Miriam DeLone,2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Gaines, Jonathan S., “Labeling Adult Sex Offenders and Sexually Violent Predators:  The Impact of Registration and Community Notification.”  Chaired by Kathleen Auerhahn,  May 2009, Temple University.

Geistman Jr., James H. "Attitudes of Criminal Justice and Other Majors Toward the Crime of Stalking." Chaired by Robbin Ogle, 2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Gruenewald, Jeffrey, Ideologically-Motivated Homicide in the U.S., 1990-2007: A Comparison of Far-Right and Identity-Based Homicide. Chaired by Steven Chermak, August 2009, Michigan State University.

Hendrix-Sloan, Geraldine M., "Inclusion, Exclusion, and Negotiation: A Study of Escort Workers and Boundary-Work." Chaired by Dr. Michelle Hughes Miller, May 2009, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Irons-Guynn, Cheryl, “Implications of Community Prosecution for Prosecutors and Community:  A Case Study of the Community Prosecution Initiative in Red Hook, Kings County, New York.”  Chaired by John S. Goldkamp, May 2009, Temple University.

Laurikkala, Minna, “Different Time, Same Place, Same Store?  A Social Diorganization Perspective to Examining Youth Homicides.” Chaired by Dr. Jay Corzine, August 2009, University of Central Florida.

Leifker, Denise.  "The Sentencing Recommendation of the Probation Officer. What Does it Really Mean?: Findings from One Small County in California." Chaired by Lisa Sample,2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Libby, Nick, “Predictors of Firearm Use and Effects of Weaponry on Victim Injury in Violent Crime:  A Criminal Events Approach.” Chaired by Dr. Jay Corzine, August 2009, University of Central Florida.

Mancini, Christina, "Sex Crime in America: Examining the Emergence and Effectiveness of Sex Offender Laws." Chaired by Dr. Daniel P. Mears, June 2009, Florida State University

McConnell, Patrick, "Toward a Holistic Vectored Geography of Homicide," Chaired by Dr. George Rengert, January 2009, Temple University.

Mese, Ibrahim.   "Does Sex Make a Difference? The Study of Gender Differences in Crime in Turkey." Chaired by Miriam DeLone, 2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Moon, Junseob, “The Relationship Between Violent Crime and Individual Characteristics, Criminal History and Psychological Characteristics in the Sample of Korean Inmates,” Co-chaired by Dr. Glen Kercher and Dr. Holly Miller, August 2009, Sam Houston State University.

Olson, Christa Polczynski, “The Driving Force:  A comparative Analysis of Gang-Motivated, Firearm-Related Homicides,” Chaired by Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine, May 2009, University of Central Florida.

Patten, Meredith. “American Sports Fans: What Makes Them Tick, and Sometimes Explode, and What Attributes of the Arena Contribute to Fan Incidents,” Chaired by Joshua Freilich, November 2009, CUNY Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Stewart, Daniel, “Homeland Security Perceptions and Initiatives: An Examination of Texas Police Chiefs,” Chaired by Dr. Willard M. Oliver, August 2009, Sam Houston State University.

Taylor, Rae, “Pregnancy-Associated Intimate Partner Violence:  An examination of multiple dimensions of intimate partner abuse victimization using three unique data sources," Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, May 2009, University of Central Florida.

Welch, Kristen L., “Do Angels Fall? An Analysis of Late Onset Offending and Substance Use in Adults Based on Findings from the National Youth Survey Family Study,” Chaired by Dr. Scott Menard, December 2009, Sam Houston State University.

Wu, Jawjeong. "Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, and Differential Sentencing: An Examination of the Effects of Citizenship Status on Sentencing Outcomes in Federal Courts." Chaired by Miriam DeLone, 2009, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Zhao, Linda Shuo,  “Underground Banks: The Perspectives of Chinese Illegal Immigrants in Understanding the Role of Informal Fund Transfer System in the United States.” Chaired by John S. Goldkamp, September 2009, Temple University.


2008

Adiele, George C., "Examining Sex Offenders' Perspectives on Registration and Community Notification Policies," Chaired by Dr. Daljit Singh, December 2008, Northcentral University.

Bachmann, Michael, "What Makes Them Click? Applying the Rational Choice Perspective to the Hacking Underground," Chaired by Dr. Jay Corzine, University of Central Florida, August 2008.

Barua, Vidisha, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro! Police and Prison Officer Liabilities for Use of Tasers and Stun Guns,” Chaired by Dr. Michael S. Vaughn, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Bowman, Blythe. "Transitional Crimes Against Culture: Looting at Archaeological Sites and the Grey Market in Antiquities." Chaired by Pete Simi, 2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Briley, Adam. "Residency Restrictions in Nebraska: The Potential Consequences of LB 1199 for Registered Sex Offenders in Omaha and Its Surrounding Communities." Chaired by Lisa Sample, 2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Brisgone, Regina Elizabeth, "Varieties of Behavior Across and Within Persons in Drug-Using Prostitutes: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study," Chaired by Mercer L. Sullivan, May 2008, Rutgers University.

Brown, Katherine M., “Child Abduction Murder: An Analysis of the Effect of Victim Age, Victim Race, Victim Gender, Victim-Offender Relationship, Forensic Evidence, and Time and Distance Separation on Case Solvability,” Chaired by Dr. Janet L. Mullings, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, “An Intersectional Analysis of Domestic Violence: Understanding the Help-Seeking Behavior of Marginalized Battered Women.” Chaired by Christina DeJong, May 2008, Michigan State University.

Cheong, Jinseong, “Neighborhood Disorder, Dilapidated Housing, and Crime: Multilevel Analysis within a Midsized Midwestern City Context.” Chaired by Merry Morash, August 2008, Michigan State University.

Cronin, George,  "Structural Determinants of Homicide in Rural Pennsylvania," Chaired by Jerry H. Ratcliffe, May 2008, Temple University.

Demir, Irfan, “An Analysis of Shift Work in the Turkish Police in Light of Herzberg’s Motivation Hygiene Theory,” Chaired by Dr. Larry Hoover, May 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Donley, Amy, "The Perception of Homeless People: Important Factors in Determining the Perception of the Homeless as Dangerous," Chaired by Dr. James Wright, August 2008, University of Central Florida.

Ekici, Ahmet, “The Role of Law Enforcement Practices on Terrorist Recruitment: A Study of the Impact of Traditional and Community Policing Practices on the Recruitment Process of Terrorist Organization Members,” Chaired by Dr. Richard H. Ward, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Fontaine, Jocelyn, “The Promise of Homeownership: Does Tenure Choice Mediate the Relationship between Residential Segregation and Robberies in Large Cities?”, Chaired by Dr. Brian Forst, American University, August 2008.

Garcia, R. Marie, "Individual and Institutional Demographic and Organizational Climate Correlates of Perceived Danger Among Federal Correctional Officers," Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2008, Temple University.

Giordano, Vincent A., “Measuring the Public’s Attitude of Substance Abuse Treatment Oriented Solutions in the War on Drugs,” Chaired by Dr. Joseph Pascarella, June 2008, Capella University.

Hill, Janice R., "Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse Offenders: A Study of Victim, Family, Offender, Evidentiary, and Incident Characteristics," Chaired by Dr. Janet Lauritsen, May 2008, University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Howell, Rebecca, "Sequencing and prediction of adolescent soft drug initiation: Systematic review, quantitative investigation, and dual cross-validation," Chaired by David L. Myers, Ph.D., December 2008, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Isom, Daniel, "Effects of Constituent Influence on Pursuit Policy Decisions: A Case Study on the St. Louis Police Department Policy," Chaired by Dr. David Klinger, May 2008, University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Jang, Hyun Seok, “Evaluation of Compstat Policing Strategy Using Broken Windows Enforcement in Two Texas Police Departments: A Time Series Analysis,” Chaired Dr. Larry T. Hoover, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Johnson, Matthew,  “An Examination of Delinquency Abstention over the Life Course,” Chaired by Dr. Scott Menard, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Kim, Bitna, “General Power-Control Theory of Women: Using a Multigroup Sem Approach to Testing Mean Differences,” Chaired by Dr Jurg Gerber, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Koenigsberg, Monica“Mediated Images of Crime and Justice: A Grounded Theory Methodology Examination of One Strand of Discourse,” Chaired by Dr. Victoria Titterington, December 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Karakus, Onder, “A Quantitative Analysis of the Growing Business of Organized Crime: Structural Predictors of Cross-National Distribution of Human Trafficking Markets and Trafficking of Women in Turkey.” Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, August 2008, Michigan State University.

Kuo, Shih-Ya, “The Behavior of Prosecutorial Decision-Making in Taiwan—A Preliminary Application of Black’s Behavior of Law, Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Lee, Chang Bae, “A Longitudinal Study of Offenders Sentenced to Probation for Felony Driving While Intoxicated: An Event History Analysis of Recidivism,” Chaired by Dr. Raymond H.C. Teske, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Lim, Hyeyoung, “Finding Explanations on the Growth of Incarceration and the Reduction in Crime: Incapacity or Social Threat?” Chaired by Dr. Victoria B. Titterington, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

McCarty, William. "Trailers and trouble? An examination of crime, calls for service, and community ties in mobile home communities." Chaired by Lisa Sample, 2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Méndez, Mónica M., "Experiences, Attitudes and Beliefs about Interpersonal Violence:   A Study on Costa Rican Adolescents", Chaired by Dr. Jana L. Jasinski, May 2008, University of Central Florida.

Ozmen, Aziz, “An Analytical Study of the Impact of the Perception of Leadership Styles on Job Satisfaction within the Turkish National Police Based on the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire,” Chaired by Dr. Sam S. Souryal, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Phelps, James“Policing After the Golden Hour: Lessons in Democratizing Police from Post-Conflict Stability Operations in West Germany and Japan,” Chaired by Dr. Will Oliver, December 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Reckdenwald, Amy, "Examining Trends in Male and Female Intimate Partner Homicide Over Time," Chaired by Karen F. Parker, August 2008, University of Florida.

Sarver, Mary Beth, “Leadership Styles of Texas Police Chiefs,” Chaired by Dr. Holly Miller, May 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Schaum, Robin Jeane, "The Marriage Certificate as a Shield? The Role of Marital Status on Violent Victimization," Chaired by Dr. Janet Lauritsen, May 2008, University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Seredycz, Michael. "Effectiveness of an Access To Recovery (ATR) Lake City offender reentry programs." Chaired by William Wakefield, 2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Sever, Murat, “Prevalence of White Collar Crimes in Turkey: Public Perception of Crime Seriousness, Victimization Rate, Citizens’ Reporting Behaviors and Victim Characteristics,” Chaired by Dr. Mitchel P. Roth, August 2008, Sam Houston State University.

Sevinc, Bilal, “Participation in Terrorist Organizations: An Analysis of Left Wing DHKP/C and Religiously Motivated Turkish Hezbollah Terrorist Organizations.” Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, December 2008, Michigan State University.

Shane, Jon M., "Organizational Stressors and Police Performance," Chaired by Dr. George L. Kelling, October 2008, Rutgers University.

Tellis, Katharine, M. "When the Bedroom is the Crime Scene: Contextualizing Intimate Partner Rape." Chaired by Pete Simi, 2008, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Vilcica, E. Rely, "The Public Safety Dimensions and Implications of Dismissal:  The Unexamined Criminal Case Disposition," Chaired by Peter R. Jones, May 2008, Temple University.

Wang, Ke, "Securies Fraud 1996-2001: Incentive Compensation Versus Corporate Governance," Chaired by John S. Goldkamp, May 2008, Temple University.

Webb, Patrick, "Incapacitating the Innocent: An Investigation of Legal and Extralegal Factors associated with the Preadjudicatory Detention of Juveniles," Chaired by Dr. G. Solomon Osho, August 2008, Prairie View A & M University.

Wood, Steven R., "Regulatory Capture and the South African Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons," Chaired by Diana R. Gordon, J.D., April 2008, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


2007

Boke, Kaan, “Police Culture in Turkey and US: A Comparative Study of Police Culture.” Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, August 2007, Michigan State University.

Briggs, Steven J. "People and Places: An Examination of Searches during Traffic Stops in Minneapolis." Chaired by Miriam DeLone, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Corsaro, Nicholas, “The Relationship between Lifestyle, Demographic, Situational, and Structural Features with Homicide in Indianapolis.” Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, December 2007, Michigan State University.

Croisdale, Timothy E., "The Persistent Offender: A Longitudinal Analysis," Chaired by Patricia L. Brantingham, May 2007, Simon Fraser University.

DeVoe, Jill Fleury, "The Protective Behaviors of Student Victims:  Responses to Direct and Indirect Bullying," Chaired by Denise Gottfredson, May 2007, University of Maryland, College Park.

Eser, Tarik, “The Impact of the Turkish Policies and Actions Toward the PKK Terrorist Organization: A Time Series Analysis,” Chaired by Dr. Richard Ward, December 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Fort, Jill M. "Why are more women being incarcerated? An examination of the decision making involved in sentencing." Co-chaired by Robbin Ogle and Lisa Sample, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Fowler, Shannon, “Prison Rape-Supportive Cultural Beliefs and Inmate Perceptions of Sexual Assault: A Texas Inmate Sample,” Chaired by Dr. Janet L. Mullings, December 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Garland, Brett. "Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment among Non-custody Prison Staff: A Comparative Analysis." Chaired by Jihong Zhao, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Godboldt, Suzanne M. "Exploring Community Effects on Domestic Violence through a Social Disorganization Perspective." Chaired by Amy Anderson, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Guerrero, Georgen, “A Grounded Theory on Prison Sexual Assaults,” Chaired by Dr. Janet L. Mullings, Co-Chaired by Dr. James Marquart, December 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Hignite, Lance Ray, “Measuring the Impact of Neighborhood Incivilities and Other Variables Upon Fear of Crime and Perceived Likelihood of Victimization,” Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, May 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Ikerd, Trent. "Examining the Institutionalization of Problem-oriented Policing: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a Case Study." Chaired by Sam Walker, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Jobe, Amy Lynn. "The Douglas County Adult Drug Court: Using Recidivism Rates as an Indicator of Long-term Effectiveness." Chaired by William Wakefield, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Kim, MoonSun, “Reassessing the Effects of Police Manpower Changes on Crime Rates: Evidence from a Dynamic Panel Model, ” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2007, University at Albany, SUNY.

Klenowski, Paul "PK," " 'Other People's Money': An Empirical Examination of the Motivational Differences Between Male and Female White Collar Offenders," Chaired by Dr. Kathleen Hanrahan, December 2007, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Lanterman, Jennifer Leigh, "Armed Aggravated Assaults on Officers in the Newark Police Department: An Exploritory Analysis," Chaired by George Kelling, May 2007, Rutgers University.

Margaryan, Satenik, "A Society in Transition: An Institutional Analysis of Penal Reform in Armenia" Chaired by James O. Finckenauer, May 2007, Rutgers University.

McGurrin, Danielle E., “Fabrication: Corporate and Governmental Crime in the Apparel Industry,” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, May 2007, University of South Florida.

Michalsen, Venezia,  "Going straight for her children?  Women's desistance after incarceration," Chaired by Michael Jacobson, October 2007, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Morris, Robert Glenn, “Identity Thieves: An Exploration of Offenders, Tactics, and Media Constructions,” Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, March 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Murff, Karon, “Digital Crime Investigation Trends in State and Local Law Enforcement,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, May 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Nellis, Ashley, "How does the American public cope with terrorism-related information?" Chaired by Joanne Savage, June 2007, American University.

Neuilly, Melanie-Angela, "Do Dead People Speak Languages? A Comparative Approach to the Social Construction of Violent Death in France and the United States." Chaired by Michael Maxfield, May 2007, Rutgers University.

Onyige-Ebeniro, Chioma Daisy, "Gender and Crime: A Study of Unemployed female migrants engaged in Prostitution in Port Harcourt," Chaired by Dr. J.D. Atemie, February 2007, University of Port Harcouort, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Pearlman, Terrylynn, "An Exploration of Citizen Opinion on Bias Crime," Chaired by Alissa Worden, January 2007, SUNY - University at Albany.

Pérez, Deanna Maria, "An Outcome Evaluation of the Brunswick Correctional Center Sex Offender Residential Treatment (Sort) Program." Chaired by Charles F. Wellford, 2007, University of Maryland

Perrone, Dina M., "Culture, Clubbing, Consumption, Capital and Control: Drug Use Among the Club Kids." Chaired by Mercer Sullivan, May 2007, Rutgers University.

Poland, Amy L. "Got Training? The Effect of Mental Health Training on the Attitudes and Behaviors of Direct Care Workers in a Residential Facility for Juvenile Offenders." Chaired by Miriam DeLone, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Sahapattana, Prapon, “An Analysis of Convenience Store Robbery: Social Disorganization and Routine Activity Approaches,” Chaired by Dr. Victoria B. Titterington, May 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Sarver III, Robert Allen, “Jury Representativeness,” Chaired by Dr. Phillip B. Lyons, June 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Seabrook, Renita L., "The Effects of the Georgia Cognitive Skils Experiment for Pre-Release Female Offenders." Chaired by Bonita Veysey, May 2007, Rutgers University.

Sitren, Alicia H., "Testing Deterrence Theory with Offenders: Assessing the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Experience with Punishment and Punishment Avoidance on Intentions to Reoffend," Chaired by Brandon K. Applegate, May 2007, University of Central Florida.

Smith, Hayden P., "Social Pathogenic Sources of Poor Community Health," Chaired by Thomas T. H. Wan, May 2007, University of Central Florida.

Van Aelstyn, Michael, “Crisis Negotiations: An Evaluation of Perceived Characteristics that Facilitate the Release of Hostages,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, December 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Wagers, Michael, "Broken Windows Policing: The LAPD Experience." Chaired by George Kelling, May 2007, Rutgers University.

Webb, David William, “The Efficacy of the Use of Competency Based Frameworks to Improve Police Performance,” Chaired by Dr. Richard H. Ward, March 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Wodahl, Eric J. "The efficacy of graduated sanctions in reducing technical violations among probationers and parolees: An evaluation of the Wyoming Department of Corrections' Intensive Supervision Program." Chaired by Robbin Ogle, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Yun, Ilhong, “Victims’ Rights Movement and Victim Services Delivery in Texas: A Mixed Method Design Study,” Chaired by Dr. Glen A. Kercher, June 2007, Sam Houston State University.

Zhao, Ruohui. "Determinants of anomie: A cross-national study." Chaired by Jihong Zhao, 2007, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

 


2006

Dawn-Marie Zak Baletka-Hayes, “Juvenile Delinquency Prevention:  Development of an Integrated Behavior Management Program," Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, August 2006, Sam Houston State University

Banks, Clarence E., “The Effects of Early Substance Use Initiation on Measures of Social Control, Delinquency, and Future Substance Use.” Chaired by Timothy Bynum, May 2006, Michigan State University.

Kevin M. Beaver, "The Intersection of Genes, the Environment, and Crime and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Study of Offending," Chaired by John Paul Wright, December 2006, University of Cincinnati

Ashley Gail Blackburn, “The Role Perception Plays in the Official Reporting of Sexual Assault: An Examination of Females Incarcerated in the State of Texas”, Chaired by Dr. Janet L. Mullings, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Brenda J. Bond, "Organizational Management of Offender Reentry: The Multidimensional Challenges of Change" Chaired by Jody Hoffer Gittell, August 2006, Brandeis University

Laura Burgdorf, "Empathy and Genocide: American Attitudes Toward Human Rights Commitment," Chaired by Dr. Jana Price-Sharps, May 2006, Alliant International University

Denise Paquette Boots, "The Role of Mental Health Problems in Explaining Violent Behaviors In Children and Adolescents Over the Lifecourse: An Exploratory Study," Chaired by Kathleen M. Heide, March 2006, University of South Florida

Salih Hakan Can, “Exploring Law Enforcement Decision Making- Developing and Testing Models Through Incident Command Simulation Training for Law Enforcement," Chaired by Dr. Richard H. Ward, August 2006, Sam Houston State University

Kelly Ann Cheeseman, " Correctional Officer Stress and Job Dissatisfaction: A New Examiniation of an Age Old Phenomenon," Chaired by William Wesley Johnson, May 2006, Sam Houston State University

Timothy W. Clark, “Ordem e Progresso? A Structural Analysis of Brazilian Lynch Mob Violence,” Chaired by Joachim Savelsberg, May 2006, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

Crawley, William. "Substance abuse and dependency disorders in the criminal justice system: An exploratory examination of the validity, efficacy and influences on self-report methodologies utilized via diagnostic screening instrumentation in criminal justice institutionalized populations." Chaired by William Wakefield, 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Robin King Davis, "Transferring Juveniles to the Adult Court: A Statewide Study of Florida Prosecutors," Chaired by Brandon K. Applegate, May 2006, University of Central Florida

Lillian P. Dote, “Citizen Willingness to Serve: Explaining Attitudes Toward Jury Service in Philadelphia,” Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2006, Temple University

Adam Dulin, “Development as Counterterrorism: An Examination of the Colombian Conflict”, Chaired by Dr. Richard H. Ward, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Robert Durán, "Fatalistic Social Control: The Reproduction of Oppression through the Medium of Gangs," Chaired by Patti Adler, April 2006, University of Colorado

Durant Frantzen, “An Analysis of Factors Affecting Suspect Interrogations in a Sample of Texas Police Agencies”, Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Gennifer Furst, "An Investigation and Theoretical Implications of Prison-based Animal Programs:   Incarcerated People and Animals Released from Their Cages," Chaired by Larry Sullivan, February 2006, John Jay College

David A. Green, "The Politics of Tragedy: Child-on-Child Homicide and Political Culture", Chaired by Michael Tonry, May 2006, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Christopher Harris, “Police Misconduct Careers: Lessons from a Longitudinal Perspective,” Chaired by Robert E. Worden, 2006, University at Albany, SUNY.

Timothy C. Hart, "Respondent Fatigue in Self-Report Victim Surveys: Examining a Source of Nonsampling Error from Three Perspectives," Chaired by Thomas Mieczkowski, April 2006, University of South Florida

Constance Regina Hassett-Walker, "Deliquency and the Black Middle Class" Chaired by Edem Avakame, December 2006, Rutgers University.

Howard McKennedy Henderson II, “The Predictive Utility of Wisconsin Risk Needs Assessment in a Sample of Texas Probationers”, Chaired by Dr. Holly A. Miller, August 2006, Sam Houston State University

Heraux, Cedrick, “Neighborhood Context on Police Use of Force.” Chaired by Christopher Maxwell, August 2006, Michigan State University.

Lance Ray Hignite, “Measuring the Impact of Neighborhood Incivilities and Other Variables Upon Fear of Crime and Perceived Likelihood of Victimization,” Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, December 2006, Sam Houston State University.

Eui Gab Hwang, "A Multilevel Test of Fear of Crime: The Effect of Social Conditions, Perceived Community Policing Activities, and Perceived Risks in a Megalopolis," Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, April 2006, Michigan State University

Iles, Gayle. "America's forgotten paradise: An assessment of sentencing decisions and outcomes in the United States Virgin Islands." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Catherine A. Jenks, “American Exceptionalism: Public Opinion on Liberty as a Core American Value,” Chaired by Dr. Marc Gertz, August 2006, Florida State University

Lara Helena Kuhn, "A Critical Assessment of the Social Control Perspective Recovering Its Foundations and Revitalizing Its Future" Chaired by Clayton Hartjen, December 2006, Rutgers University.

Don L. Kurtz, "Controlled Burn: The Gendering of Stress, Burnout, and Violence in Modern Policing." Chaired by L. Susan Williams, August 2006, Kansas State University

Brian A. Lawton,  “Levels of Nonlethal Force Reported by Philadelphia Police Officers:  Officer, Citizen, and Contextual Influences,” Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2006, Temple University

Thomas P. LeBel, "Invisible Stripes? Formerly Incarcerated Persons' Perceptions of and Responses to Stigma," Co-Chaired by Hans Toch and Shadd Maruna, May 2006, University at Albany, State University of New York

Unisa Lerdtomornsakul, “A Study of Juvenile Drug Offenders in the Central Observation and Protection Center, Bangkok, Thailand,” Chaired by Dr. Steven J. Cuvelier, May 2006, Sam Houston State University

John A. Lewis, "Do juvenile drunk driving laws really work? An interrupted time-series analysis of Pennsylvania's zero-tolerance juvenile alcohol law," Chaired by Randy Martin, May 2006, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David Lilley, "Assessing Jurisdiction-Level Crime Trends During the 1990s: An Analysis of the Impact of Policing Changes," Chaired by David Carter, February 2006, Michigan State University

Tanya C. Link, " "Does a difference make a difference? A cross-national comparison of adolescent substance use in Germany and the United States," Chaired by Dean Rojek, August 2006, University of Georgia

Jeffrey M. London, “The Criminalization and Medicalization of Marijuana:  A Study of Changing Deviance Designations," Chaired by Robert Regoli, May 2006, University of Colorado at Boulder

Horace B. Lyons, “The Effects of Bullying on Criminal Proclivities Subsequent Behavior: A Content Analysis and Theoretical Explication”, Chaired by Dr. Dennis R. Longmire, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Daniel Mabrey, “Tactical Terrorism Analysis: A Comparative Study of Statistical and Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Culpability for Terrorist Bombings in Two Regional Low-Intensity Conflicts”, Chaired by Dr. Richard H. Ward, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Scott R. Maggard, “Structural Correlates of Race-Specific Drug Sales Arrests Over Time: Arrest Trajectories From 1980-2001”, Chaired By Karen F. Parker, July 2006, University of Florida.

Maier (Elliott), Elizabeth A. "Juvenile justice by geography: Dispositions in mixed and specialized jurisdictions in Nebraska." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Christine Martin, "Sentencing Decisions in Chicago Homicide Cases: Does Race Matter?" Chaired by Richard Block, May 2006, Loyola University Chicago

Danielle McDonald, "Empowering female inmates: An exploratory study of a prison therapeutic community and its impact on the coping skills of substance abusing women," Chaired by Rosemary Gido, May 2006, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Patrick N. McGrain, “An Examination of Therapeutic Engagement in a Prison-Based Drug Treatment Therapeutic Community,”  Chaired by Wayne N. Welsh, January 2006, Temple University

Lisa R. Muftic, "Examining the methodological utility of macro-micro theoretical integration utilizing Hierarchical Linear Statistical Modeling," Chaired by Leana A. Bouffard, Spring 2006, North Dakota State University.

Joseph Murray, "Parental imprisonment: Effects on children's antisocial behaviour and mental health through the life-course," Chaired by David P. Farrington, March 2006, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, England

O'Hara, Samantha. "Making a federal case out of it: Prosecutorial discretion and the United States sentencing guidelines in a multi-district study." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Seri Palla, "Breaking the Rules: Using Theories of Deprivation and Importation to Analyze Inmate Behavior," Chaired by Robert Johnson and Jim Lynch, May 2006, American University

Nickie Phillips, "Prosecution of Bias Motivated Crimes in a New Jersey County, 2001-2004," Chaired by Delores Jones-Brown, February 2006, City University of New York

Scott Allen Pray, “Police Officer Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Their Job Preparation,” Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, April 2006, May 2006, Sam Houston State University

Ren, Ling. "Rethinking the crime drop in the United States during the 1990s: An examination of competing theoretical perspectives." Co-chaired by Ineke Marshall and Jihong  Zhao, 2006, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Stephen K. Rice, "General Strain Amid Restoration: An Examination of Instrumental and Expressive Offenses." Chaired by Alex R. Piquero, August 2006, University of Florida

Barbara Rockell, "Streetwomen of Rochester, NY:  Who They Are as Women, Offenders, and Survivors."  Chaired by Hans Toch, May 2006, University of Albany

Ernest Scott, "Factors Influencing User Level Success in Police Information Sharing: An Examination of Florida's FINDER System," Chaired by K. Michael Reynolds, December 2006, University of Central Florida.

Eric L. Sevigny, The Tyranny of Quantity: How The Overemphasis on Drug Quantity in Federal Drug Sentencing Leads To Disparate and Anomalous Sentencing Outcomes, Chaired by Phyllis D. Coontz, August 2006, University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Sharp, "Interprofessional Collaboration Between Criminal Justice and Mental Health Practitioners Regarding Mentally Ill Offenders: Perceptions of Collaboration from Criminal Justice Practitioners," Chaired by Raymond Surette, August 2006, University of Central Florida

Tara O’Connor Shelley, “Environmental Threat, Environmental Crime Salience, and Social Control,” Chaired by Ted Chiricos, August 2006, Florida State University

James J. Sobol, "Social Ecology and the Vigor of Police Response: An Empirical Study of Contexts, Work Norms and Patrol Officer Behavior," Chaired by Dr. Robert E. Worden, December 2006, University at Albany

Mischelle Stone, "A Situational Analysis of Bounty Hunter Conduct," Chaired by Vincent Hoffman, October 2005, Michigan State University

Christopher J. Taylor, "Social bonding vs. differential association: Examining the major correlates of drug use in a sample of eighth and tenth grade juveniles in the United States," Chaired by Alida V. Merlo, May 2006, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Nelson Jose Tiburcio, "Five Years After: The Process of Long-Term Abstinence from Heroin Use Among Ex-Offenders," Chaired by Barry Spunt, March 2006, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Cécile Van de Voorde, "Freedom Fighters, Freedom Haters, Martyrs, and Evildoers: The Social Construction of Suicide Terrorism," Chaired by Thomas M. Mieczkowski, April 2006, University of South Florida

Stephanie A. Whitus Walsh, “The Relationship of Victims’ Perceptions of Child Physical Abuse and Adult-Formed Attitudes Toward Physical Forms of Discipline and Perpetrators of Child Physical Abuse”, Chaired by Dr. Raymond Teske, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Robert Lewis Werling, “Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Police:  A Service Utilization Analysis”, Chaired by Dr. Phillip M. Lyons, August 2006, Sam Houston State University

Earl Anthony White, "The Phenomenological Essences of The Arrested Males In Their Relationship With Their Parents," Chaired by Timothy Emerick, March 2006, Capella University

Franklin T. Wilson, “A Qualitative Examination of the Core Cop Film Genre:  Thirty Years of Instrumental and Expressive Police Violence”, Chaired by Dr. W. Wesley Johnson, August 2006, Sam Houston State University

Robert M. Worley, "Correctional Employee Deviance Within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice:  A Quantitative Analysis," Chaired by Wesley Johnson, April 2006, Sam Houston State University

Matthew G. Yeager, "Constructing the Dangerous Offender: A Test of Quinney's Social Reality of Crime, " Chaired by Robynne Neugebauer, June 2006, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Minwoo Yun, “A Study of Hostage Taking and Kidnapping in Terrorism: Prediction of the Fate of a Hostage”, Chaired by Dr. Mitchel P. Roth, December 2006, Sam Houston State University

Carol Zimmermann, "Federal Incentives to Address Gun Violence: A Model of Success and Failure," Chaired by Edmund McGarrell, April 2006, Michigan State University 


2005

Julie Christine Abril, "The Relevance of Culture, Ethnic Identity, and Collective Efficacy to Violent Victimization in One Native American Indian Tribal Community," Chaired by Paul Jesilow with Gilbert Geis and Diego Vijil, May 2005, University of California, Irvine

Cary Dale Adkinson, "Power and Responsibility: Media, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Ideology in The Amazing Spider-Man," Chaired by Dennis Longmire, May 2005, Sam Houston State University

Irshad Altheimer, "Assesing the Relevance of Ethnic Heterogeneity as a Predictor of Crime and Social Control at the Cross-National Level," Chaired by Travis Pratt, 2005, Washington State University

Mark Anarumo, "So What Are We Afraid Of? The Practitioner View of the Terrorist Threat in the United States," Chaired by Leslie Kennedy, May 2005, Rutgers University

W. Carsten Andresen, "State Police: Discretion and Traffic Enforcement," Chaired by George Kelling, May 2005, Rutgers University

Tracy Andrus, "A Macro Analysis of Poverty And African American Incarceration," Chaired by Richard Tachia, May 2005, Prairie View A&M University

Georgios A. Antonopoulos, "On the Criminality of the 'Other': Ethnicity, Crime and Social Control in Greece," Chaired by Ben Bowling and Nicholas Ellison, December 2005, University of Durham, UK

Michael L. Arter, "Undercover and Under Stress: The Impact of Undercover Assignments on Police Officers," Chaired by David L. Myers, May 2005, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jeremy Ball, "The Effect of Offender Characteristics on Plea Bargaining:Testing an Integrated Theory," Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Clarence E. Banks, "The Effects of Early Substance Use Initiation on Measures of Social Control, Delinquency, and Future Substance Use," Chaired by Timothy Bynum, December 2005, Michigan State University

Eric Beauregard, "Processus de Predation des Agresseurs Sexuels Seriels:  Une approche de Choix Rationnel." Chaired by Jean Proulx and Kim Rossmo, 2005, University of Montreal

Etienne Blais, "Dissuasion et Securite Routiere:  Une Evaluation de L'Impact des Controles Penaux sur le Bilan Routier," Chaired by Marc Ouimet and Benoit Dupont, 2005, University of Montreal

Kathryn A. Branch, “Exploring the Role of Social Support in Heterosexual Women’s Use and Receipt of Non-lethal Intimate Partner Violence," Chaired by Christine S. Sellers, December 2005, University of South Florida

Blaine Bridenball, "Public Attitudes Toward the Police: The Primacy of Citizens' Perceptions of Their Neighborhoods," Chaired by Paul Jesilow, 2005, University of California, Irvine

Dale Brooker, "Exploring the Expectations and Attitudes of Recently Released Inmates from the Texas Prison System: A Focus on Familial Support in the Reentry Process," Chaired by W. Wesley Johnson, August 2005, Sam Houston State University

Kelly K. Browning, “County-Level Predictors of Homicide and Suicide in the State of Florida,” Chaired by M. Dwayne Smith, May 2005, University of South Florida

Frank Butler, "God's Gonna Trouble the Waters: Social Ethics, Religious Organizations, and Crime Policy," Chaired by Alan Harland, 2005, Temple University

TJulie Cantin, "Des Technologies de Controle aux Partenariats Public-Prive:  L'implication de L'enterprise Privee dans le Domaine Correctionnel au Canada," Chaired by Pierre Landreville, 2005, Universtiy of Montreal

Tammy L. Castle, "The Impact of Individual and Organizational Level Factors on Occupational Stress among Jail Correctional Officers," Chaired by Jamie S. Martin, May 2005, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Allison T. Chappell, "Learning in Action: Training the Community Policing Officer," Chaired by Marian Borg and Lonn Lanza-Kaduceposition, 2005, University of Florida

Yeok-Il Cho, "Acculturation Level and Law Enforcement Satisfaction and Strategies," Chaired by Robert Shearer, August 2005, Sam Houston State University

Kyu-Beom Choi, "The Effects of Actual Punishment Levels on Perceptions of Punishment: A multi-Level Approach," Chaired by Gary Kleck, 2005, Florida State University

Rebekah Chu, "Family Dysfunction and Co-occurring Depressive Symptons and Conduct Problems: Understanding Pathways of Risk Across Generations," Chaired by Alan Lizotte, 2005, University at Albany

Matthew S. Crow, “Florida’s Evolving Sentencing Policy: An Analysis of the Impact of Sentencing Guidelines Transformations”, Chaired by Marc Gertz, April 2005, Florida State University.

Leah Daigle, “Gender, Risk Factors, and Juvenile Misconduct: Assessing the Generality-Specificity Debate,” Chaired by Frank Cullen, February 2005, University of Cincinnati

Mario Davila, "After the Flood: Fraud Among the Elderly After Natural Disasters," Chaired by James Marquart, August 2005, Sam Houston State University

Davis-Frenzel, Erika. "Issues in the measurement of sentencing outcomes: Implications for research on sex disparity in sentencing." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Jo-Ann Della-Giustina, "Gender, Race, and Class As Predictors Of Femicide Rates: A Path Analysis," Chaired by Maureen O'Connor, February 2005, City University of New York

Erik Dietz, "Defining 'Too Close for Comfort': Environmental Individual Determinants of Perceived Crowding Among a Sample of Federal Offenders," Chaired by Susan L. Miller, 2005, University of Deleware

Elaine Eggleston Doherty, "Assessing an Agegraded Theory of Informal Social Control: Are There Conditional Effects of Life Events in the Desistence Process?" Chaired by John Laub, 2005, University of Maryland

James Drylie, "Suicide-By-Cop: A Case Study Analysis:," Chaired by Maria Haberfeld, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jason Dudish-Poulsen, "Occupational Values and Attitudes of Adult Probation Officers in an Urban Setting, " Chaired by Catherine Marienau, May 2005, Walden University

Steve Ellwanger, "Modeling Young Driver Accidents: The Role of Strain, Self-Control, and Institutions and Processes in Young Driver Accidents and Driving Delinquency," Chaired by Nicholas P. Lovrich, 2005, Washington State University

Ifeanyi Celestine Ezeonu, "The Social Construction of Black-on-Black Violence in Toronto?" Chaired by Rosemary Gartner, September 2005, University of Toronto, Canada.

Michelle Fournier, "Homosexualite, Armee et Police:  Etat de la Question et Experiences Vecues par les Militaires Policiers et Policieres Gais Selon leur Propre Point de Vue," Charied by Jean-Paul Brodeur and Marie-Marthe Cousineau, 2005, University of Montreal

Mark Foxall, "Latino Homicide Victimization: The Influence of Ethnic Residential Segregation," Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Erika Frenzel-Davis, "Issues in the Measurement of Sentence Outcomes: Impications for Research on Sex Disparities in Sentencing," Chaired by Cassis Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Natasha Frost, "The Problem of Punitiveness," Chaired by Todd Clear, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gennifer Furst, "Prison Based Animal Programs:  An Examination and Investigation," Chaired by Larry Sullivan, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeannine A. Gailey, "How People Attribute Responsibility to Individuals and Organizations Involved in Wrongdoing: An Empirical Assessment of an Integrated Model,"  Chaired by Matthew T. Lee, May 2005, The University of Akron

Christopher L. Gibson, "A Psychometric Investigation of a Self-Control Scale: The Reliability and Validity of Grasmick et al.'s Scale for a Sample of Incarcerated Male Offenders," Chaired by Ineke Marshall, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Troy A. Gilbertson, "Retail Point-of-Sale Guardianship and Youth Tobacco Purchases: A Double-Blind Experiment Using a Factorial Design," Chaired by Sherwood "Chris" Zimmerman, May 2005, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Aviva Twersky Glasner, "Deaf Criminal Offenders-Testing a Model of Deficient Socialization,"  Chaired by Ned Benton, April 2006, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

John Ellington "Ellis" Godard, Jr., "The Moral Order of Cyberspace: Social Structure and Conflict Management on the Internet," Chaired by Donald Black, with Thomas Guterbock and Sarah Corse, May 2005, University of Virginia

Suzanne R. Goodney-Lea, "Guns, Explosives, and Puppy Dog Tails: The Social Function of Animal Cruelty," Chaired by Martin Weinberg, May 2005, University of Indiana-Bloomington

Michael Scott Gordon, "Correctional Officer Control Ideology:  Implications for Understanding a System," Chaired by Laura A-Wilson-Gentry, May 2005, University of Baltimore

Shani P. Gray, "Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Community Crime Control Initiatives," Chaired by Steven Chermak, June 2005, Indiana University-Bloomington

Dana Greene, "Repeat Performances: Why Good Reforms Go Bad and Testing The Next Wave, Restorative Justice," Chaired by Larry Sullivan, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Rob Guerette, "Migrant Death and Border Safety Initiative: An Application of Situational Crime Prevention to Inform Policy and Practice," Chaired by Ronald V. Clarke, 2005, Rutgers University

William Christopher Hale, "Twenty-First Century Terrorism, Twenty-First Century Answers: The Why and How of Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination of Open Source Intelligence," Chaired by Richard H. Ward, August 2005, Sam Houston State University

Erika Harrell, "The Application of Agnew's General Strain Theory to the Relationship between Adolescent Victimization and Delinquent Behavior," Chaired by Ronet Bachman, May 2005, University of Delaware

Richard Hartley, "Do You Get What You Pay For? Type of Counsel and It's Effects on Criminal Court Outcomes in a Large Midwestern Jurisidiction," Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Kimberly D. Hassell, "A Cross-Precinct Analysis of Police Patrol Practices and the Negotiation of Order Among Patrol," Chaired by Jihong Zhao, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Matthew Hickman, "Self-Reported and Official Police Problem Behavior: Identifying the Role of Context, Individual, and Data," Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, May 2005, Temple University

Thomas Holt, "Hacks, Cracks, and Crime: An Examination of the Subculture and Social Organization of Computer Hackers," Chaired by Jody Miller, 2005, University of Missouri-St.Louis

Amanda Howerton, “Gender Differences in Coping: Implications for Crime and Depression,” Chaired by Karen Van Gundy, May 2005, University of New Hampshire

Holli Hurban, "Fear of Crime in the New York City Public Schools," Chaired by Dennis Kenney, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dawn Irlbeck, "Patterns of Questioning During Traffic Stops: A Study of Possible Racial/Ethnic Profiling," Chaired by Samuel Walker, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Melissa Jarrell, “All the News That’s Fit to Print: Media Reporting of Environmental Protection Agency Penalties Assessed Against the Petroleum Refining Industry, 1997-2003,” Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, May 2005, University of South Florida

Kareem L. Jordan, "Violent Youth in Adult Court: A Comprehensive Examination of Legislative Waiver and Decertification," Chaired by David L. Myers, May 2005, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Anna K. King, "Self-understanding and attitudes towards offenders: Punitiveness as an element of identity management," Chaired by Shadd Maruna, July 2005, University of Cambridge

James Bryan Kinney, "Court Sentencing Patterns," Chaired by Patricia L. Brantingham, 2005, Simon Fraser University

Gerard La Salle, "Rolling the Dice in Atlantic City: A Study of Patrons as Victims of Crime on the Casino Floor," Chaired by Barry Spunt, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Cathryn Lavery,"Community College Male Athletes and Non-Athletes: An Examination of Status Characteristics and Rape Supportive Attitudes," Chaired by Gwendolyn Gerber, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Brian Lawton, "Levels of Nonlethal Force Reported by Philadelphia Police Officers: Officer, Citizen and Contextual Influences," Chaired by Ralph B. Taylor, 2005, Temple University

Jenifer A. Lee, "Judging the Hate Crime Victim: Law School Student Perceptions and the Effects of Individual and Law School Factors," Chaired by Jennifer Gossett, 2005, Indiana University of Pennslyvania

Marissa P. Levy, "Place-based Crime Prevention: Using Opportunity Structures and
Environmental Characteristics to Estimate Crime," Chaired by Leslie Kennedy,
November 2005, Rutgers University - Newark, School of Criminal Justice

Mitch Librett, "The Spoils of War: Divergent Lifeworlds and Identity Formation Among Undercover/Vice Cops in the 'Burbs," Chaired by David C. Brotherton, August 2005, City University of New York

Helen Ahn Lim, "Race, Bigotry, and Violence: Understanding the Impact of Hate Crime on Asian Americans," Chaired by Phil Parnell, 2005, Indiana University, Bloomington

Claudine Lanlois, "Les Measures de Rechange et le Systme Penal:  Opinions des Acteurs Penaux, jeux et enjeux," Chaired by Guy Lemire and Pierre Moreau, 2005, University of Montreal

Sean Maddan, "Sex Offenders as Outsiders: A Reexamination of the Labeling Perspective," Chaired by Ineke Haen Marshall, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

James McCabe, "An Examination of the Effect of Drug Enforcement on the..... of Serious Crime in Queens New York from 1995-2001," Chaired by Eli Silverman, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Patrick McGrain, "An Examination of Therapeutic Engagement in a Prison-Based Drug Treatment Therapeutic Community," Chaired by Wayne N. Welsh, 2005, Temple University

Scott M. Mire, "Correlates of Job Satisfaction Among Police Officers," Chaired by Holly Miller, August 2005, Sam Houston State University

Donna Morgan, "Femicide: Them Impact of Victim/Offender Relationship on Crime Characteristics," Chaired by Patricia Zapf, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Rebecca Murray,"An assessment of the Effects of Liquor-Serving Establishments on Crime Focusing on Blocks with Bars, Blocks behind Bars and Blocks around Bars," Chaired by Dennis Roncek, May 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

John Neiswender, "An Outcome Evaluation of the Mental Health Court of King Country, Washington: An Affirmation of the Specialty Court System," Chaired by Faith Lutze, 2005, Washington State University

Tracy Nobiling, "The Impact of Unemployment on Judges Sentencing Decisions: A Test of the Liberation Hypothesis," Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Evaristus Obinyan, "Differential Tolerance of Delinquent Behavior by Juveniles From Different Racial, Age, And Gender Groups," Chaired by Michael J. Lynch, 2005, University of South Florida

Douglas Allan Orr, "To Bear Arms: A Neighborhood Analysis of Fear and Concealed Weapons Permit Holders," Chaired by Nicholas P. Lovrich, 2005, Washsington State University

Nickie Phillips, "Prosecution of Bias Motivated Crimes in a New Jersey County, 2001-2004," Chaired by Delores Jones Brown, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jesenia M. Pizarro, "An Examination of Individual, Situational and Social Structural Predictors of Homicides: Are There Differences Among Homicide Subtypes?" Chaired by George Kelling, May 2005, Rutgers University

Mary E. Poulin,  “Improving Outcomes for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System: The Need for Classification,” Chaired by Philip Harris, January 2005, Temple University

Nicole Elizabeth Rader, "Women Doing Fear:  Applying the Doing Gender Framework to Fear of Crime for Women,"  Chaired by Michelle Hughes Miller, August 2005, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Melissa Ricketts, "An Empirical Assessment of Perceived Risk and Fear of School Violence Among K-12 Teachers," Chaired by Rosemary Gido, 2005, Indiana University of Pennslyvania

Laurel Rodriguez, "The Federal Organizational Sentencing Guideline: A Case Study of Regulatory Decision Making," Chaired by Henry Pontell, 2005, University of California, Irvine

Sunghoon Roh, "A Spatial Distribution of Calls For Service in Texas Suburbs: Macro- and Micro-Level Approaches," Chaired by Larry T. Hoover, Sam Houston State University

Jeffrey Rojek, "Organizing to Manage Risk: The Operations of a Police Tactical Unit," Chaired by David Klinger, 2005, University of Missouri-St.Louis

Patti Ross Salinas, "Texas Crime Victims Compensation: An Analysis of the Influence of Geographic Location, Race, Sex, and Employment," Chaired by Wesley Johnson, 2005, Sam Houston State University

Laurie J. Samuel, "The Impact of Police Intervention and the Code of the Street on Retaliation Homicide in Disadvantaged Communities in Washington, D.C."  Chaired by Vernetta D. Young, December 2005, Howard University

Claudia Edith San Miguel, "An Evaluation of Neighborhood Watch Programs in Texas," Chaired by Larry Hoover, 2005, Sam Houston State University

Shannon Santana, “Determining the Influence of Self-Protective Behaviors on Violent Victimization Completion: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey,” Chaired by Bonnie Fisher and Frank Cullen, January 2005, University of Cincinnati

Melinda D. Schlager, "Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Level of Service Inventory Revised on a Community Corrections Sample in New Jersey," Chaired by George Kelling, May 2005, Rutgers University

Stephen Schnebly, "Community Variation in the Nature of Crime Reporting Behavior," Chaired by Eric Baumer, 2005, University of Missouri-St.Louis

Jennifer E. Schneider, "The Influence of the Abolition of Parole Attitudes of Incarcerated Sex Offenders Toward Rehabilitation and Treatment," Chaired by Edem Avakame, May 2005, Rutgers University

Paul Schupp, "Legitimation Crisis & Penal Severity: Constructing a Radical Theoretical Explanation of Legitimation Crisis & Mass Incarceration in the Post World War II United States," Chaired by Graeme Newman, 2005, University at Albany

Jason Scott, "Police-Community Coproduction and Neighborhood Social Organization," Chaired by David Duffee, 2005, University at Albany

Kristen Scully, "The Effects of Incarceration on Attitudes on Attitudes Toward the Criminal Justice System," Chaired by Ted Chiricos, 2005, Florida State University

Kimberly Spanjol, "Self Reported Antecedents and Consequences of Female Heroin Use," Chaired by Larry Sullivan, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Vanja Stenius, "Imprisonment and Diminishing Marginal Returns," Chaired by Bonita Veysey, May 2005, Rutgers University

Mischelle Stone, "A Situational Analysis of Bounty Hunter Conduct," Chaired by Vincent Hoffman, 2005, Michigan State University

Chris Sullivan, "Emotional Health and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Assessment of Early Emotional and Behavioral Problems as Risk Factors for Delinquent Behavior," Chaired by Bonita Veysey, May 2005, Rutgers University

Jongyeon Tark, "Crime Victims' Self Protection," Chaired by Gary Kleck, 2005, Florida State University

Lynn Urban, "The Deterrent Effect of Curfew Enforcement: Operation Nightwatch in St. Louis," Chaired by Scott Decker, 2005, University of Misssour-St.Louis

Stephen W. Verrill, "Social Structure and Social Learning in Delinquency: A Test of Akers' Social Structure-Social Learning Model," Chaired by Christine S. Sellers, December 2005, University of South Florida

Scott Andrew Vollum, "Giving Voice to the Dead: An Exploratory Analysis of Executed Offenders' Last Statements and Statements of their Co-Victims," Chaired by Dennis Longmire, 2005, Sam Houston State University

Darin R. Walker, "Legal Issues Examining the Second Amendment," Chaired by William Banks Taylor, 2005, University of Southern Mississippi

Jeffrey Walsh, "Ecological Predictors of Local Motor Vehicle Theft and Changes Over Decade 1990-2001," Andrew Karmen, 2005, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jennifer J. Wareham, “Strain, Personality Traits, and Deviance Among Adolescents: Moderating Factors,” Co-Chaired by Richard Dembo and John K. Cochran, August 2005, University of South Florida

Andre' L. Williams, "African American Women Speak on Their Experiences as Objects of the Drug War," Chaired by Peter Meyer, February 2005, Walden University

Steve Wilson, "Determining the Correlates of Police Victimization: An Analysis of Social Disorganization and Organizational Level Factors on Injurious Assaults," Chaired by Jihong Zhao, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ling Zhou, "The Effect of Cultural Factors on Preference of National Drug Policy: An International Perspective," Chaired by Robert Shearer, 2005, Sam Houston State University


2004

Arnold Alexander, "Examining Race Effects in Juvenile Justice Processing: A Look at Juvenile Waiver in Pennsylvania," Chaired by Thomas Bernard, 2004, Penn State University

Lisa Marie Andrews, "The Utility of Routine Activities Theory in Relation to Child Sexual Abuse," Chaired by Dr. Janet Mullings, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Robert Apel, "Disentangling Selection from Causation in the Empirical Association between Crime and Adolescent Work," Chaired by Raymond Paternoster, 2004, University of Maryland

Shentell Auffart, "The Sentencing Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine Under the Federal Sentencing Guidleines: The Impact and Ramifications on Equal Protection and Due Process," Chaired by Cassis Spohn, 2004, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Lesley Bain, "Money Laudering: Hide and Seek an Exploration of International Cooperation Between Law Enforcement Agencies," Chaired by Raymond Corrado, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Elizabeth Bartels, "Crime During the British Mandate in Palestine: 1918-1948," Chaired by Larry Sullivan, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thomas D. Bazley, "Predicting Police Use of Force: A Study of Patrol Officers in an Urban Police Department," Chaired by Thomas Mieczkowski and Kim Lersch, December 2004, University of South Florida

John Peterson Blair, "The Roles of nterrogation, Perception, and Personality in Producing False Confessions," Chaired by Frank Horvath, 2004, Michigan State University

Kristie Blevins, “The Correctional Orientation of ‘Child Savers’: The Level, Sources, and Impact of Support for Rehabilitation Among Juvenile Corrections Workers,” Chaired by Frank Cullen, June 2004, University of Cincinnati

Luther Eugene Gene Bonham Jr., "Sanctions Toward Effective Probation (STEP): An Empirical Examination of a Zero-Tolerance Graduated Sanctions Probation Program," Chaired by Wesley Johnson, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Kevin Bonnycastle, "Sexd Offenders in Context: Creating Choices in the Age of Risk," Chaired by D. Chunn, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Lisa Bostaph, “Race and Repeats: Does the Repetitive Nature of Police Motor Vehicle Stops Impact Racially-Biased Policing?” Chaired by Robin Engel, August 2004, University Of Cincinnati

Renne Brassard, "L'experience et le Effets de L'enfermement Carceral des Femmes Autochtones au Quebec," Chaired by Mylene Jaccoud, 2004, Universtiy of Montreal

Kevin Buckler, " An Examination of Print Media in the Reporting of Homicide," Chaired by Lawrence Travis, September 2004, University of Cincinnati

Shannan M. Catalano," An Examination of the Convergence Between Victim Reporting and Police Recording of Serious Violent Crimes, 1973 - 2002," Chaired by Janet L. Lauritsen, August 2004, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Catherine Cerulli, "Does Intimacy Provide Leniency From the Law? A Study of Ohio Criminal Homocide Cases Involving Different Victim-Offender Relationship," Chaired by James Acker, 2004, University at Albany

Hongming Cheng, "A Comparison of Illegal Insider Trading in Canada and Post-Communist China: Globalized Market Economy and the Role of Law," Chaired by Joan Brockman, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Jiunn-Cherng Chiou, "A Study of Job Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction in Taiwan's Police," Chaired by Larry T. Hoover, December 2004, Sam Houston State University

Kyungseok Choo, "Gangs, Groups, and Korean American Youth: A Comparative Study of Group Delinquency Between Youth Gangs and Delinquent Groups," Chaired by Ko-Lin Chin, 2004, Rutgers University

Johnna Christian, "Exploring the Effects of Incarceration on Communities," Chaired by David Duffee, 2004, University at Albany

Frank A. Colaprete, “Development of a Criminal Investigator Mentoring Program for Police Personnel of the Rochester Police Department,” Chaired by Karen Bowser, March 2004, Nova Southeastern University

Julie Kiernan Coon, “The Adoption of Crime Prevention Technologies in Public Schools,” Chaired by Larry Travis, December 2004, University of Cincinnati

Jay Oliver Coons, "The Response of Police Officers to a Peer's Ethical Dilemma: Traversing the Knife Edge of Comradery Versus Compliance," Chaired by Steven J. Cuvelier, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Michael Costelloe," The Contribution of Crime Salience and Economic Insecurity to Explanations of Punitive Attitudes Toward Crime, Welfare and Immigration," Chaired by Ted Chiricos, August 2004, Florida State University

Ronald Craig, "The Crack Versus Cocaine Sentencing Disparity: A Social Historical Analysis of Race-BAsed Laws Within the United States," Chaired by Carles Corley, 2004, Michigan State University

Matthew Crow, "Florida's Evolving Sentencing Policy; An Analysis of the Impact of Sentencing Guidelines Transformations," Chaired by Marc Gertz, 2004, Florida State University

William Scott Cunningham, "Assessing Participatory Evaluation Processes and Outcomes in Juvenile Treatment Facilities," Chaired by David Duffee, 2004, University at Albany

Robert D'Ovidio, "Crime.com: Does Crime Have A New Face?," Chaired by George F. Rengert, 2004, Temple University

Jerry Daday, " Individual, Ecological, and Situational Factors Associated with Victimization and Offending in Violent Personal Crimes," Chaired by Lisa Broidy, May 2004, University of New Mexico

Jo-Ann Della-Giustina, "Gender, Race and Class as Predictors of Femicide Rates: A Path Analysis," Chaired by Maureen O'Connor, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Quinn DeValve, "Through Their Eyes: Toward An Undestanding of the Victimization Experience and the Formation of a Grounded Theory of Victimization," Chaired by Phillip Lyons, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Michael John DeValve, "Purpose, Power, Justice, and Marginalization: An Examination of Key Prerequisites for Diversity at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice," Chaired by Phillip Lyons, December 2004, Sam Houston State University

Deanna L. Diamond, "Crime Victim Services in Southeast Texas: An Exploratory Study of the Law, the Dream, and the Reality," Chaired by W. Wesley Johnson, December 2004, Sam Houston State University

Rhonda Dobbs, "Gender and Sentencing: An Examination of Florida's Determinate Sentencing Policies," Chaired by Ted Chiricos, 2004, Florida State University

Jason Doll, "An Analysis of the Effects of Community Policing on Fear of Crime," Chaired by Siobhan O' Toole, August 2004, California School of Professional Psychology

Angela G. Dunlap, "Give the World a Little Better Picture of the Way We Do It; Literary Illustrations of Jurisprudence in Missisippi," Chaired by Stephen Mallory, 2004, University of Southern Mississippi

Ida Dupont, "Help Seeking Behaviors of Marginalized Battered Women: Theoretical and Policy Implications," Chaired by Barry Spunt, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Mike Elbert, "Assessing the Correlates of Federal Post-Conviction Outcomes," Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2005, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Danielle Polizzi Fox, "Testing the Generalizability of Sampson and Laub's Life-Course Theory: Examining the Relationship between Adult Social Bonds and Drug Use Among an African American Sample," Chaired by John Laub, 2004, University of Maryland

Natasha A. Frost, "The Problem of Punitiveness," Chaired by Todd R. Clear, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Maria L. Garase," On the Road to Deviance: Explaining Road Rage," Chaired by Alida V. Merlo, August 2004, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tammy Sue Garland, "Saving Our Youth: A Preliminary Assessment of the Adults Relating to Kids (ARK) Program," Chaired by Dennis Longmire, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Matthew J. Giblin, "Institutional Theory and the Recent Adoption and Activities of Crime Analysis Units in U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies," Chaired by Steven Chermak, 2004, Indiana University-Bloomington

Heath Grant, "Fostering a Culture of Lawfullness: Examining the Relationship between Perceptions of Law Enforcement Legitimacy, Legal Reasoning and Behavior," Chaired by Dennis Kenney, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Michael Gray, "Variations of Police Behavior of Neighborhood," Chaired by Christopher Maxwell, 2004, Michigan State University

Egan Kyle Green, "Explaining Animal Poaching Among Adolescent Males Using Social Learning Theory," Chaired by Dennis Giever, 2004, Indiana University of Pennslyvania

Christopher Michael Hill, "An Analysis of Juvenile Justice Decision-Making and Its Effect on Disproportionate Minority Contact," Chaired by Kelly R. Damphousse, 2004, University of Oklahoma

Sameer Hinduja, "An Empirical Test of the Applicability of General Criminological Theories to Internet Crime," Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, 2004, Michigan State University

Kristy Holtfreter," Responses to Occupational Fraud: A Study in the Behavior of Law," Chaired by Merry Morash, January 2004, Michigan State University

Steven Hougland," Exploring the Perceptions of Florida Police Executives: Does Accreditation Work," Chaired by Stephen Holmes, July 2004, University of Central Florida

Eric Jefferis, “A Micro-Level Study of Residential Theft,” Chaired by Larry Travis, August 2004, University of Cincinnati

Wiley Z. Jenkins, "Adult Correctional Education: Historical Development Programming in the State of Mississippi and Contemporary Research Findings," Chaired by William Banks Taylor, 2004, University of Southern Mississippi

Nikki Jones, "Girls Fight: Negotiating Conflict and Violence in Distressed Inner-City Neighborhoods," Chaired by Elijah Anderson, 2004, University of Pennsylvania

George R. Kakoti, "Death Sentence Appellate Review and State Imposition of Death in Tanzania, 1980-2000," Chaired by Hal E. Pepinsky, 2004, Indiana University, Bloomington

Mahfuzul Khondaker, "Deviant Behavior among Youths of the Bangladeshi Community in New York City," Chaired by Kate Hanarahan, July 2004, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

James Bryan Kinney, "Court Sentencing Patterns," Chaired by Patricia L. Brantingham, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Jason Kissner, "If Reason is Sovereign: The Function of Reason in Hume and Consequences for the Classical/Positivist Divide, Rational Choice Theory, Low Self-Control Theory, and the Criminal Propensity Contruct," Chaired by Daniel Maier-Katkin, 2005, Florida State University

Steven Kohm, "I'm Not a Judge But I Play One on TV: American Reality-Based Courtroom Television," Chaired by John Lowman, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Dixie J. Koo, " Victims of Violence: Male and Female Heroin Users," Chaired by Roger Dunham, August 2004, University of Miami

Brandon Kooi, "Environmental Criminology and Mapping Hot Spot Bus Stop Locations: A Social Ecological Approach for Conducting a Quasi-Experimental Design and Testing Defensible Space Concepts," Chaired by Mahesh Nalla, May 2004, Michigan State University

Megan Kurlychek, "The Multilevel Context of School Disorder and Victimization, Examining the Influence of Student, School and Community Characteristics," Chaired by John Kramer, 2004, Penn State

Chalres Lanier, "The Roles of Experts and Other Witnesses in Capital Penalty Hearings: The Views of Jurors Charged with Determining the Simple Sentence of Death," Chaired by James Acker, 2004, University at Albany

James M. LaValle, "Guns and Homicide: Toward a Convergent  Resolution of the Gun Policy Conundrum," Chaired by Austin Turk, June 2004, University of California at Riverside

Won-Jae Lee, "Dynamic Effect of Employees' Participation in Decision-Making on Their Psychological Success," Chaired by Dr. Larry T. Hoover, December 2004, Sam Houston State University

Ellen Lemley, "Restorative Justice, Community Integration, and Perceived Fairness: An Exploratory Analysis," Chaired by David Nice, 2004, Washington State University

Carol Lenhart, "The Prison Litigating Reform Act of 1995: Is It's Bark Worse Than It's Bite? Analyzing the Effectiveness and Clarity of a Symbolic Law," Chaired by Frank R. Scarpitti, 2004, University of Deleware

Mitchell Librett, "The Spoils of War: Divergent Lifeworlds and Identity Formation Among Undercover/Vice Cops in the Burbs," Chaired by David Brotherton, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Edith Linn, "What Works for Me? Arrest Decisions as Adaptive Behaviors," Chaired by Warren Benton, October 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Christopher Lowenkamp, “Correctional Program Integrity and Treatment Effectiveness: A Multi-sit, Program-level Analysis,” Chaired by Edward Latessa, March 2004, University of Cincinnati

Patrick Lussier, "Etude de la Generalite et de la Specificite de L'activite Criminelle des Delinquents Sexuels et des Facteurs Developpementaux Associes," Chaired by Jean Proulx and Marc Le Blanc, 2004, University of Montreal

Dennis Mares, "Civilization, Economic Change, and Trends in Interpersonal Violence," Chaired by Richard Rosenfeld, 2004, University of Missouri-St.Louis

Robert Martin, "Crime and the Dual Labor Market: The Relationship of Employment Quality and Adult Criminality," Chaired by Terence Thornberry, 2004, University at Albany

Amanda Mathias, "Juvenile Sexual Assault Victims and Their Decisions Not To Cooperate with the Prosecution: A Look at San Diego," Chaired by Samuel Walker, 2004, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Betsy Matthews, "Enhancing the Protective Capacity of Mentoring Relationships: Strengthening the Social Bond," Chaired by Edward Latessa, March 2004, University of Cincinnati

Michael Timothy Matthews, Cleaner Streets and Safer Neighborhoods:   Testing the Broken Windows Thesis in Redlands,  California," Chaired by Austin Turk, August 2004, University of California at Riverside

Roni Mayzer, "First Alcohol Use and the Developmet of Antisocial Behavior Problems from Preschool through Early Adolescence," Chaired by Christina DeJong, "Chaired by Christina DeJong, 2004, Michigan State University

Jean McGloin, "Associations Among Criminal Gang Members as a Defining Factor of Organization and a Predictor of Criminal Behavior: The Gang Lanscape of Newark, NJ," Chaired by George Kelling, 2004, Rutgers University

Hugh McGowan, "Context, Containment and Conversation Model: A Study of the New York City Police Department," Chaired by Barry Spunt, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Marie Mele, "Repeat Domestic Violence in the City of Newark, NJ: Prevalence and Policy Opportunities," Chaired by Michael Maxfield, January, 2004, Rutgers University

Robert Meesig, "An Exploratory Study Regarding the Effects of Community Policing on Index Crime Clearance Rates in Local Agencies with Investigators," Chaired by Frank Horvath, 2004, Michigan State University

Jeffrey D. Monroe, "Brady Gun Policy and Disaggregated Homicide Rates," Chaired by George F. Rengert, 2004, Temple University

Byong Ook Moon, "The Influence of Organizational Socialization on Police Officers' Acceptance of Community Policing: The Example of Korean Police," Chaired by David Carter, 2004, Michigan State University

Barbara Morrell, "Juvenile Waiver: The Elusive Definition of Rehabilitation," Chaired by Candace McCoy, 2004, Rutgers University

Christopher W. Mullins, "Masculinity, Street life and Violence: A Qualitative Secondary Analysis," Chaired by Jody A. Miller, May 2004, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Carrie B. Oser,"Naltrexone in Private Substance Abuse Treatment Centers: Predictors of Adoption and A Categorical Typology of Adopters," Chaired by Paul M. Roman, August 2004, The University of Georgia

Charles W. Otto," Improving Comprehension of Capital Sentencing Instructions: A Bias-Reduction Approach," Chaired by Brandon K. Applegate, April 2004, University of Central Florida

Amy Dellinger Page, "Behind the Blue Line: Investigating Police Officers’ Attitudes Toward Women and Rape," Chaired by Lois Presser, May 2004, University of Tennessee

Richard Parent, "Aspects of Police Use of Deadly Force in North America," Chaired by Simon Verdun-Jones, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Justin Patchin, "Famlial Relations and Intervention Amenability: Paving a Path to Delinquency Desistance," Chaired by Tim Bynum, 2004, Michigan State University

Pedro Ricardo Payne, "The Arlanza Neighborhood Initiative: A Municipal Effort at Applying Social Disorganization Theory to Youth Violence Prevention," Chaired by Austin Turk, August 2004, University of California-Riverside

Jennifer Pealer, “A Community of Peers Promoting Behavior Change: The Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Community for Juvenile Male Offenders in Reducing Recidivism,” Chaired by Edward Latessa, June 2004, University of Cincinnati

Leonard Peck, "Hoeing a Long and Hard Row: Long Term Administrative Segregation of a Cohort of Texas Prison Inmates," Chaired by James Marquart, December 2004, Sam Houston State University

Ronald E. Pedro, "Policy and Procedures as a Prelude to Peril: Linkage Blindness, Cultural Lag and the Terrorism of 9/11," Chaired by Stephen Mallory, 2004, University of Southern Mississippi

Wendy Pogorzelski, "Managing the Politics of Public Defense," Chaired by Alissa Worden, 2004, University at Albany

Kim Polowek, "Victim Participatory Rights in Parole: Their Role and the Dynamics of Victim Influence as Seen by Board Members," Chaired by William Glackman, 2004, Simon Fraser University

Porter, Judy L. "Perceptions of social incivilities in the surroundings of elderly-only and mixed population high-rise public housing." Chaired by Dennis Roncek, 2004, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Hillary Potter, "Intimate Partner Violence against African American Women: The Effects of Social Structure and Black Culture on Patterns of Abuse," Chaired by Joanne Belknap, November 2004, University of Colorado-Boulder

Mary E. Poulin, "Improving Outcomes For Girls in the Juvenile Justice System: The Need for Classification," Chaired by Philip W. Harris, 2005, Temple University

Shamir Ratansi, “Specialized Response Programs: Police Handling of Encounters Involving Persons With Mental Disorders,” Chaired by James Frank, December 2004, University of Cincinnati

Janet P. Stamatel," When the Wall Came Down, Crime Went Up: Crime and Social Change in Post-Socialist East-Central Europe from 1985 to 2000," Chaired by William L. Parish, March 2004, University of Chicago

Jongyeon Tark, "Crime Victim's Self-Protection," Chaired by Gary Kleck, August 2005, Florida State University

Glenn Thomas Tsunokai, "Asian Youth Gangs in Southern California  Suburbia: A Multidimmensional Perspective," Chaired by Austin Turk, December, University of California-Riverside

Kelly Welch, "Punitive Attitudes and the Racial Typification of Crime," Chaired by Ted Chiricos, May 2004, Florida State University

Jonathan M. Wender, "Policing as Poetry: Phenomenological and Aesthetic Reflections Upon the Bureaucratic Approach to Human Predicaments." Chaired by Robert Gordon, May 2004, Simon Fraser University

Scott W. Whiteford," A Cluster-Analytic Study of Adolescent Substance Use: Investigating the Drug-Crime Relationship," Chaired by Lynn White, August 2004, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Betsy Ann Witt, "Court Processing of Physical Child Abuse Offenders," Chaired by Raymond Teske, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Richard G. Wright, "Protection or Illusion? A Policy Analysis of Federal and Massachusetts Sex Offender Legislation." Chaired by Carole Upshur, December 2004, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Russell Lee Young, "A Time Series Analysis of Eco-terrorist Violence in the United States: 1993-2003," Chaired by Richard H. Ward, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Kristen Zgoba," Variations in the Recidivism of Treated and Non-Treated Sexual Offenders in New Jersey: An Examination of Three Time Frames," Chaired by Clayton Hartjen, May 2004, Rutgers University

Hongwei Zhang, "Enforcement of Protective Orders to Domestic Victims--A Narrative," Chaired by Raymond Teske, 2004, Sam Houston State University

Yan Zhang, "Explaining Drug Use and Delinquency by Race and Ethnicity: A Test of Differential Association, Social Bond, and Self-Control Theory," Chaired by Merry Morash, 2004, Michigan State University


2003

Beichner, Dawn M. "Prosecutorial charging decisions in sexual assault cases: Examining the impact of a specialized unit." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2003, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Brown, Molly. "Similarities and differences in sentencing decisions of men and women judges in Cook County Circuit." Chaired by Cassia Spohn, 2003, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Dhruba Bora, "The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Deviant Behavior," Chaired by John "Jake" Gibbs, August 2003, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Cynthia Boyles, "Fear of Crime, Civil Liberties, and Tolerance of the Use of Technological Anti-Crime Devices: Will a Fearful Public Exchange Civil Liberties for Safety?" Chaired by Brandon Applegate, August 2003, University of Central Florida

Robert Brown, “Exploring the Use of Formal Authority in Police-Citizen Encounters,” Chaired by James Frank, April 2003, University of Cincinnati

Heather J. Davies," Understanding Variations in Murder Clearance Rates: The Influence of The Political Environment," Chaired by Brian Forst, December 2003, American University

Christine Famega, "Discretion or Direction? An Analysis of Patrol Officer Downtime," Chaired by James Frank, August 2003, University of Cincinnati

Kate Hellenga," The Uncorrected Self: Identity Negotiation in Juvenile Detention," Chaired by Mark Aber, December 2003, University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign

Mark Henych, "Perceptions of Computer Crime In The State of Florida and Future Policy," Chaired by Stephen Holmes, December 2003,University of Central Florida

Richard G. Hogan, "Private Prisons: An Evaluation of Cost and Quality," Chaired by Wayne Lucas, November 2003, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Beth M. Huebner, "Incarceration, Social Bonds, and the Life Course," Chaired by Timothy S. Bynum, August 2003, Michigan State University

David Hurley, "Closed Circuit Television: The Cincinnati Experience," Chaired by Lawrence Travis, March 2003, University of Cincinnati

Charles Thomas Kelly, "Commercial Bail, The Inequitable Taxing of the Poor in Louisiana," Chaired by Donald Cabana, December 2003, University of Southern Mississippi

Douglas Kieso," The California Three Strikes Law: The Undemocratic Production of Injustice," Chaired by Gilbert Geis, December 2003, University of California – Irvine

Sang Weon Kim, "Anomie, Institutions, and Crime: The Role of Social Institutions in the Relationship between Socio-economic Change and Crime in Russia," Chaired by William Alex Pridemore, November 2003,University Of Oklahoma

Patricia Ann King "Multicultural Competencies of Probation Officers," Chaired by Robert Shearer, December 2003, Sam Houston State University

Dawna Komorosky, "Predictors of Rape Myth Acceptance Among Criminology and Non-Criminology Students," Chaired by Jamie Martin, August 2003, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Karen Kvashny, "Modern Maritime Piracy in Asia: A Case Study of Transnational Organized Crime," Chaired by John Dombrink, August 2003, University of California - Irvine

Jeffrey C. Lee, "Police Fitness: The Effects of Activities, Service, Limitations and Programs on Fitness Retirement," Chaired by Stephen L. Mallory, June 2003, University of Southern Mississippi

Cynthia Lum, "The Spatial Relationship Between Street-Level Drug Activity and Violence," Chaired by David Weisburd, August 2003, University of Maryland

Betsy Matthews, “Enhancing the Protective Capacity of Mentoring Relationships: Strengthening the Social Bond,” Chaired by Edward Latessa, March 2003, University of Cincinnati

Lisa McCartan, "Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Offending Over the Life Course," Chaired by Michael Benson, August 2003, University of Cincinnati

Charles Mesloh, "An Examination of Police Canine Use of Force In The State of Florida," Chaired by Stephen Holmes, August 2003, University of Central Florida

Barbara Morrell, "Juvenile Waiver: The Elusive Definition of Rehabilitation," Chaired by Candace McCoy, October 2003, Rutgers University - Newark

Wendy Pogorzelski, "Managing the Politics of Public Defense," Chaired by Alissa Pollitz Worden, October 2003, University at Albany

Gayle M. Rhineberger," Social Disorganization, Disorder, Social Cohesion, Informal Controls, and Crime: A Reformulation and Test of Systematic Social Disorganization Theory," Chaired by Susan M. Carlson, December 2003, Western Michigan University

Bill Sanders," Our Manor: Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City," Chaired by Tim Newburn and Nikolas Rose, September 2003, London School of Economics-University of London

Christopher M. Sedelmaier, “Railroaded: The Effects of a New Public Transport System Upon Local Crime Patterns,” Chaired by Dr. Leslie Kennedy, April 2003, Rutgers University

David W.M. Sorensen, " The Effects of Intimate Partnering and Marital Failure on Criminal Behavior: Social Causation or Self-Selection?" Chaired by Mercer Sullivan and Jeffrey Fagan, January 2003, The State University of New Jersey

Kimberly Gentry Sperber, "Potential Applications of an Existing Offender Typology to Child Molesting Behaviors," Chaired by Pat Van Voorhis, August 2003, University of Cincinnati

Amy Stichman, “The Sources and Impact of Inmate Perceptions of Correctional Officers’ Bases of Power,” Chaired by John Woolredge, March 2003, University of Cincinnati

Richelle Swan, "On the Rocky Road to Restoring Justice: The Restorative Justice Movement in the United States," Chaired by John Dombrink, September 2003, University of California – Irvine

Swatt, Marc Leonard. "Short-term forecasting of crime for small geographic areas." Chaired by Dennis Roncek, 2003, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Kimberly De Tardo-Bora, "Researching Action Research: Little Things Matter," Chaired by Sherwood "Chris" Zimmerman, August 2003, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Melissa Thompson, "Expectations of Madness: Race, Gender, and Mental Health Evaluations in the Criminal Justice System," Chaired by Chris Uggen and Candace Kruttschnitt, August 2003, University of Minnesota

Stephen Ziegler, "Prosecutors, Palliative Medicine, and Physician-Assisted Death: An Empirical Assessment of the Likelihood of Prosecution Stemming from Opioid and Non-Opioid Administrations," Chaired by David Nice, May 2003, Washington State University