PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

The Criminology, Law and Society PhD program has taught me the importance of building bridges between research and practice, and this mentality has facilitated my entrance to the job market.

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Clay Drummond

Clay Drummond

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

The Criminology, Law and Society Department has generously provided opportunities to advance my career in research, teaching, and professional development through faculty collaboration, lecturing, department-wide events, and courses like the Professionalization Seminar.

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Chelsea Foudray

Chelsea Foudray

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

As a research assistant, I have been able to work closely with several counties in the United States attempting to reform parts of the criminal-legal system, and to be able to be a part of that and contribute to the betterment of the system through the research I do is incredibly rewarding.

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Rachel Jensen

Rachel Jensen

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

Mason's Criminology, law and society doctoral program has advanced both my development as a researcher and professional development broadly. Unlike other criminology programs, Mason's emphasis on policy and practice has made me a competitive candidate in positions that work directly with criminal justice practitioners.

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Zainab Kamara

Zainab Kamara

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

As an interdisciplinary program with faculty and students from various fields, the department supports my passion to advance criminal justice policy through the integration of my research and professional experience working in the behavioral health field. 

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Lina Marmolejo

Lina Marmolejo

The Criminology, Law and Society PhD program at Mason has allowed me to learn from top academics in the field of criminology and join their research efforts, deepening my overall knowledge of the criminal justice and improving my quantitative and qualitative research skills.

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Madeline McPherson

Madeline McPherson

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

Faculty members are eager to mentor students, which has allowed me to co-author papers, attend conferences, and make connections across the country. I cannot imagine having chosen a better program for my doctoral studies.

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Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

As someone with research experience in policing and professional experience in the courts, it was difficult for me to limit my interests to any particular area of criminology. Mason's Criminology, Law and Society doctoral program encouraged me to pursue both.

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Heather Prince

Heather Prince

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

Mason's doctoral program has helped me advance both personally and professionally in my work; I have developed and strengthened my R and Stata skills, and through my experiences working as a GRA, have decided to pursue a career working with data.

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