Doctoral Student Bios



  • Daniela Barberi

    Daniela Barberi

    Corrections, translational research, alternatives to incarceration, reentry programs, prisoner treatment, and minority populations.

  • LaToshia Ashley Butler

    LaToshia Ashley Butler

    Research interests include racial disparity in the criminal justice system, perceptions of excessive police use of force, community corrections, evidenced based practices in parole and probation.



  • Lynnea R. Davis

    Lynnea R. Davis

    Racial Inequality/Disparity in the CJS; Juvenile Justice; Corrections; Program Evaluation

  • Amy Dezember

    Amy Dezember

    Plea bargaining, legal decision-making, courts & criminal procedures, program evaluation and policy implementation

  • Zach Drake

    Zach Drake

    Crime Analysis, Crime Prevention, Deterrence, Crime and Place, Threat Analysis, Operations Research, Program Evaluations

  • Clayton B. Drummond

    Clayton B. Drummond

    Wrongful convictions, legal decision-making, courts and criminal law

  • Lauren Duhaime

    Lauren Duhaime

    Corrections, juvenile delinquency, prevention, community corrections, organizational change

  • Julia Durska

    Julia Durska

    Psychology and Law, Legal decision making, Online child sexual abuse and exploitation, Interviewing and interrogations, Pre-arrest diversion programs, Global policing


  • Jennifer Embrey

    Jennifer Embrey

    Policing Innovation, Privacy and Technology, Political Violence and Terrorism; International Criminal Law; National Security,






  • I-Ching Jen

    I-Ching Jen

    Place-based criminology, international terrorism, Mental Health and Criminal Justice System

  • Rachel Honor Jensen

    Rachel Honor Jensen

    Community policing, police and mental health, police training and mental health, police training and autism spectrum disorders, intersection of law and psychology

  • William Johnson


  • L. Caitlin Kanewske
  • KiDeuk Kim
  • Pallie Koehn

    Pallie Koehn

    Mental health and substance use disorders, victimization of vulnerable populations, human trafficking, police and prosecutorial decision-making

  • Kiseong Kuen

    Kiseong Kuen

    Policing, police legitimacy, crime and place, evidence-based crime policy, and quantitative analysis


  • Yi-Fang Lu

    Yi-Fang Lu

    Mental Health and Criminal Justice System, Substance Abuse, Crime and Place and Quantitative Methods

  • Samantha Luna

    Samantha Luna

    Specialty Courts, Legal Decision-Making, and False Admissions of Guilt


  • Andrew J. Madrigal

    Andrew J. Madrigal

    Wrongful Convictions | Juvenile Justice | Social Justice Issues | Institutional Protectionism

  • Shannon Magnuson

    Shannon Magnuson

    Organizational Change, Corrections, Process Evaluations and Applied/Participatory Action Research

  • Lina Marmolejo

    Lina Marmolejo

    Crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, International development, Pre-trial justice, Corrections, Re-entry.

  • Madeline McPherson

    Madeline McPherson

    Crime policy, corrections & penology, race/ethnicity, and clemency


  • Matthew S Nelson

    Matthew S Nelson

    Evaluating evidence-based crime interventions, crime and place, quantitative methods, and program evaluation

  • Jordan Nichols

    Jordan Nichols

    Law enforcement, police technology, organizational change, translational criminology, research synthesis, community-based crime prevention


  • Kevin Petersen

    Kevin Petersen

    Crime and place, evidence-based crime interventions, guilty pleas, legal decision-making.

  • Heather Prince

    Heather Prince

    Juvenile delinquency, violent crime, school violence, domestic violence, crime and place, policing







  • Taryn Zastrow

    Taryn Zastrow

    Evidence-based crime interventions, policing, crime and place, translational criminology