Students from the 2022-2023 Honors Seminar in Criminology, Law and Society presented posters of their research projects at the 2023 CHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium.
This year's honors seminar was led by Dr. Evan Lowder and focused on pretrial reform. The honors students developed independent research proposals and collected data in groups through two online surveys of criminal-legal professionals (i.e., judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and pretrial services officers) and adults in the U.S. general population. Three students and Dr. Lowder received grants from Mason Impact, raising $2,000 to support data collection costs. Dr. Lowder and doctoral student Mindy Thai supported the students from research conception and design to data collection and analysis.
Research presentations at the symposium were reviewed by faculty judges and outstanding work was selected for formal recognition at an awards presentation following the event.
The CLS Department is excited to announce that Raoul Scott received an Excellence in Research Award for his study: "Does the Fundamental Attribution Error Moderate the Effect of Race on Pretrial Release Decisions?" Congrats to Raoul, Dr. Lowder, and all of the student presenters!
April 19, 2023