PhD Graduates in Criminology

Rashaan A. DeShay (Spring 2014)
"Why Offenders Take Breaks: A Qualitative Exploration of Intermittency in Criminal Careers"
Professor: Lynne M. Vieraitis

Stephen Arthur Bishopp (Spring 2013)
"An Examination of General Strain Theory and the Effects of Violent Crime Exposure on Police Suicide Ideation, Alcohol Consumption and Divorce"
Associate Director for Research, Caruth Police Institute
Professor: John L. Worrall

Michael L. Carriaga (Spring 2013)
"Closing the Maturity Gap: Exploring the Relationship between Changes in the Maturity Gap and Adolescence-Limited Offending"
Information Service Coordinator, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor: Robert G. Morris

Brie Diamond (Spring 2013)
"Assessing the Determinants and Stability of Self-Control into Adulthood"
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Christian Univeristy
Professor: Alex R. Piquero

Henriikka Weir (Spring 2013)
"The Web of Addiction: Biology and Environment in Substance Abuse and Crime"
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Professor: Robert G. Morris

Marquis Ross White III (Fall 2012)
"The Role of Disciplinary Sanctions in Violent Misconduct: A Multi-Level Growth Curve Approach to Examining Prison Violence"
Brooklyn, NY
Professor: Robert G. Morris

Erin Anderson Orrick (Summer 2012)
"Criminal Attitudes and Reentry: An Analysis of Recidivism Post-Release from Prison among Serious Violent Offenders"
Provost Office, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor: Tomislav V. Kovandzic

Aaron L. Bartula (Spring 2012)
"The Independency of Trust:  Testing the Link between Trust and Delinquency Independent of Attachment"
Assistant professor, University of North Texas - Dallas
Professors: Denise P. Boots & John L. Worrall

Ryan Mychal Getty (Spring 2012)
"Does the Apple Fall Far from the Tree?  Police Field Training Officers, Their Trainees and Allegations of Misconduct"
Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento
Professor: John L. Worrall

Richard Charles Helfers (Spring 2012)
"The Impact of Neighborhood Level Collective Efficacy on Household Violent Crime Victimization:  Evidence from Two Southern Cities"
Richardson Police Department - Texas
Professor: Tomislav V. Kovandzic

David H. Marble (Spring 2012)
"The Impact of Discretionary Parole Release on Offender Recidivism"
Professor/Departmental Chair of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Collin College - Texas
Professor: James W. Marquart

Stephanie M. Abramoske-James (Spring 2012)
"The Effects of Childhood Victimization on Adult Offending: An Extension of the 'Cycle of Violence'"
Collin College - Texas
Professor: Lynne M. Vieraitis

Joshua A. Harms (Spring 2011)
"The War on Terror and Legal Change: Exploring Offenders Who Provide Material Support to Terrorists"
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Middle Tennessee State
Professor: James W. Marquart

Jonathan Caudill (Summer 2010)
"Social Control at the Margins: Utility of Black's Theory of Law in Policing Gang Affiliates"
California State University - Chico
Professor: James Marquart

Katherine Polzer (Fall 2007)
"Issues in Punishment and Sentencing: A Multiple Venue Analysis"
Texas Christian University
Professor: Paul Tracy

Steven Downing (Summer 2007)
"Linkages among Social Control, Crime and Deviance: A Subcultural Approach"
Institute of Technology - Canada
Professor: Bruce Jacobs

Kristine Miller (Summer 2007)
"Sexual Assault among Incarcerated Males: A Modern Perspective of a Historical Issue"
Plymouth State University - New Hampshire
Professor: James Marquart