Doctoral Student Bios



  • Daniela Barberi

    Daniela Barberi

    Corrections, translational research, alternatives to incarceration, reentry, cultural competence, and minority populations.

  • LaToshia Ashley Butler

    LaToshia Ashley Butler

    Racial disparity in the criminal justice system, perceptions of 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, 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

  • 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