People

Graduate Students

NAME
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CONTACT INFORMATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Sherouk Ahmed
Sherouk Ahmed
sherahme@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Law and society, comparative criminology/CJ, victimology, restorative justice, Islamic criminology, policing, race, philosophy of punishment


Chad Brown
Chad Brown
cb38@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Corrections policy, Re-entry & recidivism, Substance abuse, Behavioral & mental health of repeat offenders, Homelessness and the justice system


Agusta Cherri
M. Augusta Cherri
macherri@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Legal procedure, Criminal law in the Middle East, Relationship between Muslims and western criminal justice systems


Jonathan Coats
Jonathan E. Coats, M.S.
jecoats@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Social policy implementation, Child Protective Services policy, Discretion in front-line workers, Crime prevention through environmental design, Community policing, Governmental interaction with lower SES persons


Joseph DeLeeuw
Joseph G. DeLeeuw, M.S.
jdeleeuw@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Domestic terrorism, Rural crime, Social network analysis

Joshua Ellsworth
Joshua Ellsworth jtellswo@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Law Enforcement and Investigative policy and practices, Violent Criminal Offenders, Victimology, History of Crime and Policing, Comparative Historical Analysis

Brent Funderburk
Brent A. Funderburk, M.A.
bfunderb@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Criminological theory, Corrections and penal policy, Sexuality, Terrorism

Selected Publications
Funderburk, B. (2007).  JonBenet Ramsey: The tragic investigation of murder, perfection and the American family.  In Frankie Y. Bailey & Steven Chermack (Eds.). Crimes & trials of the century: Volume 2(pp. 217-238). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

John Gonsler
John Gonsler
jgonsler@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Serial Killers, Terrorism, Sex Offenders, Victimology, Violence, and Deception

Kayla Gruenewald
Kayla Gruenewald, M.A.
knalliso@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Gender and crime, Bias crime, Domestic terrorism/extremism, Communities and crime

Ashley Hemsath
Ashley Hemsath
ahemsath@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Victimology, Violent Crime, Vigilantism, Feminist Theory

Steve Kim
Brittany J. Hood, M.S.
bjhood@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Mental health in the criminal justice system, Recidivism in specialty courts, Psychology of criminal behavior, Diversion programs, Program evaluation, and qualitative methods

Steve Kim
Sun Ho (Steve) Kim
kimsunh@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Criminal profiling, Psychology of criminal behavior, Corruption in public administrators,
Police misconduct

Tara Kirkpatrick
Tara Kirkpatrick, M.A.
tkirkpat@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Behavioral health and the criminal justice system, Co-occurring disorders, Re-entry


Hannarae Lee
Hannarae Lee, M.A.
hannlee@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Crime trends, Scientific and policy implications of financial crises on crime


Michael Match
Michael Match
micmatch@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Sentencing, Corrections, Comparative Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment

Jessica Meckes
Jessica Meckes
jmeckes@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Social network analysis and violence trends, Theories of crime, Corrections, Visual/Media representations of crime, torture

Nabil Ouasinni
Nabil Ouassini
nouassin@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Comparative criminology


Jessica Peterson
Jessica Peterson
petejess@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Policing and police organization, public perception of police, and social psychology of criminal behavior


Meghan Rogers
Meghan L. Rogers, M.A.
meglroge@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Crime trends, Criminological theory, Cross-national research, Quantitative methods, Social structures and crime

Laura Roush
Laura L. Roush, M.S.

llroush@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Domestic violence, Drug abuse, Juvenile justice, Gangs, Sexual offenders, Crime in the media, Police corruption


Alexa Sardina
Alexa D. Sardina, M.A.
asardina@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Female sex offenders, Sex crime victims, Subculture of Raves, Media portrayals of deviance

Alexa Sardina
D. Jackson Sargent, M.P. A.
djsargen@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Homeland Security, Terrorism, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, and Public Policy


Julia E. Scott, M.A.
julscott@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Offender stigma, Offender reentry

Selected Publications
Scott, J. (2010).  Evolving strategies: A historical examination of changes in principle, authority, and function to inform policing in the 21st century. Police Journal, 83(2), 126-163.

Scott, J., Evans, D., and Verma, A.  (2009). Does higher education affect perceptions amongst police personnel? A response from India.  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 25(2), 214-236.

Eric Sevell
Eric Sevell, M.A.
esevell@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Cultural Criminology, Deviant Behavior and Social Control, Urban Sociology, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methods

Holly Sims
Holly J. Sims
hojosims@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Deconstruction of the criminal self, How conceptions of race and gender impact the distinction between criminals and non-criminals

Jessica Swanson
Jessica R. Swanson, M.S.

jesrswan@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Juvenile delinquency, Police image and public perception, Social media and juvenile behavior, Communities and policing, Child abuse and violence, Immigration and public policy

Leo Yang
Leo Yang
leoyang@indiana.edu

Research Interests
Psychology of criminal behavior, lie detection, cyber crime



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