Doctoral Student Bios

L. Caitlin Kanewske

L. Caitlin Kanewske

L. Caitlin Kanewske is a doctoral student and professor in the department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. She received her MS degree in Justice, Law and Society from American University in 2014 and her BA in English from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2010. From 2010 to 2011 she was a security threat group special instructor within the New Mexico Corrections Department. Her research interests include evidence-based crime interventions, mental health, prison reform, and correctional programming.

Current Research

Community Safety in Appalachian Kentucky 

Improving Police Response to Mental Illness in Rural Areas 

Selected Publications

Yang, S. M., Gill, C., Kanewske, L. C., & Thompson, P. S. (2018). Exploring police response to mental health calls in a nonurban area: a case study of Roanoke County, Virginia. Victims & Offenders13(8), 1132-1152.

Johnson, R., Kanewske, L. C., & Barak, M. (2014). Death Row Confinement and the Meaning of Last Words. Laws3(1), 141-152.

Grants and Fellowships

Dean's Challenge Award (2018) 

Presidential Scholarship (2014-2016) 

Courses Taught

CRIM 307 (Social Inequality, Crime, and Justice)