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Dissertations from 2021

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Schools on the Frontlines of Governance: How the Convergence of Criminal Justice and Education Shapes Adolescent Perceptions and Behavior, Jennifer O'Neill

Theses from 2020

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Institutional Anomie Theory: Does Market Mentality Mediate Normative Flexibility?, Christopher David Cassity

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Path Dependence in Geographic Crime Patterns, Theodore Lentz

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Peace at Last or Just a Piece of Paper? Assessing the Utilization of Civil Protection Orders and Reported Violations, Jennifer Medel

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Revisiting Rural Crime: The Contributions of Labor Markets and Interdependency, Kristina J. Thompson

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Dual Disadvantage: An Examination of Racial Disparities in Victim and Suspect Criminal Justice Treatment, Paige Vaughn

Dissertations from 2019

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“I Am Whatever You Say I Am”: The Social Construction of Identity in Rural Drug-Using Women’s Narratives, Amanda Bolton

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Effect of Religion on Domestic Violence Perpetration Among American Adults, Cassidy Mitchell

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A Dynamic Approach to Understanding Immigration, Ethnicity and Violent Crime in Chicago Communities, Saundra Trujillo

Dissertations from 2018

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Understanding Micro-Spatial Crime Patterns: A Comprehensive Trajectory Analysis of Violent Crime at Street Segments in St. Louis, MO, Aaron Levin

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Online Socialization and Delinquency: Expanding the Study of Peer Influence in Criminology, Timothy McCuddy

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Risk-taking, Temper, and Impulsivity: An Investigation on the Effects of Dimensions of Self-control on Adolescent Violent and Minor Delinquency., Lauren McLeod

Assessing the Impact of County-level Factors on Pretrial Detention Decisions, Joshua Williams

Dissertations from 2017

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Temporal Stability of Crime Hot Spots and the Criminology of Place, Michael J. Deckard

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A Multilevel Examination of the Black Middle Class, Segregation, and Neighborhood Crime, Claire A. Greene

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Supervised Release Sentences of Child Pornography Offenders in U.S. District Courts: An Examination of Disparity, Niquita Marie Loftis

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The Effectiveness of Treatment As Policy for Sex Offenders, Brooke Mayfield

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Routine Activity Theory at the Census Tract-Level, Abigail G. Orscheln

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Understanding the Decline in Child Victimization: A National-and-State-Level Analysis of Child Abuse and Neglect Trends, Maribeth L. Rezey

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Gender Inequality, Intersectionality, and Violence Against Women: A National- and State-level Analysis of Violence Against Women Trends, CheyOnna Sewell

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Homicide and the World Religions, Allen Shamow

Dissertations from 2016

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Expanding Coercive Mobility Theory: Women's Forms of Capital and Neighborhood Social Control, Jaclyn Marie Cwick

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Race, Neighborhood Context, and Drug Enforcement: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests, Shytierra Gaston

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A Spatial Analysis of Non-Emergency Requests for Service & Violent Crime in St. Louis, Missouri, Alysson Leigh Gatens

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To Shoot or Not to Shoot: An Analysis of Police Officers' Deadly Force Decision-Making Processes, Jordan Clare Pickering

Dissertations from 2015

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Talk and Deterrence in Drug Markets, Timothy Dickinson

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Loss, Hope, and Redemption: The Consequences of Methamphetamine use in a Sample of Incarcerated Women, Mikhial Vincent Gunderman

Dissertations from 2014

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Racial-Ethnic Differences in Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization: A Pooled Analysis of NCVS Data, 1994-2010, Ekaterina Archakova Gorislavsky

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Redemption or Condemnation? A Long-Term Follow-up of the Desistance Patterns of Sex Offenders, Kimberly Raye Kras

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New Developments or More of the Same? A Historical, Sociological, and Political Look at Missouri's Sex Offender Laws from 1995 to 2013, Robert MacKenzie

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The Role of Violence within and across Self-identified Gang Youth, J. Michael Vecchio

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The Amplification of Deviance Following Police Contact: An Examination of Individual and Neighborhood Factors among a Sample of Youth, Stephanie Ann Wiley

Dissertations from 2013

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Lightning Strikes Twice: An Examination of the Political Factors Associated with State-Level Death Sentences and Executions in the United States, 1930-2012, Ethan Christopher Amidon

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How Do Specialized Units Affect the Outputs of Police Organizations?: Investigating the Effect of Community Policing Units on Community Policing Activities in Local Police Departments, Hyon Namgung

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Judicial Perspectives of Domestic Violence Courts, Monica Elizabeth Wingler

Dissertations from 2012

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A Multilevel Analysis of County and State Variation in the Severity of Sentences Imposed in Large Urban Courts, Kimberly Helen Martin

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The Effect of Legal Financial Obligations on Reentry Experiences, Breanne Rae Pleggenkuhle

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Bias Crime and Minority Threat, Michele Stacey

Dissertations from 2011

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Examining the Effect of Changes in the Peer Group on Attitudes: A Longitudinal Study, Dena C. Carson

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Whither Criminology?: On The State of Criminology's Paradigm, Brendan David Dooley

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Pressured Into Deception: Using General Strain Theory as a Framework for Testing the Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use, Theron Keith Jackson

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Feminist Advocacy in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence: Gendered Identity, Ideology and Practices, Andrea J. Nichols

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The Economy-Crime Relationship Revisited: The Significance of Recent Macroeconomic Conditions and Social Policy Changes for Child Poverty and Youth Violence Trends, White Nicole

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Recidivism: A Multi-Level Explanation, Brian Eric Oliver

Dissertations from 2010

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A Guide to Drug Dealing, Scott Thomas Jacques

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The Effect of Economic Conditions, Gender Equality, and Women’s Empowerment on Cross-National Trends in Rape, Meghan Lynn Rogers

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Minority Group Threat and Racial Profiling: An Analysis of Pretextual Traffic Stops and Outcomes in Missouri Municipalities, Pernell Witherspoon

Dissertations from 2007

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Structural Changes and Neighborhood Homicide Trends in St. Louis, Missouri, 1980 - 2000: A Multi-Level and Spatial Analysis, Robert Jason Fornango

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Isolating Student, School, and Community Effects on School Weapon Carrying, Adam Michael Watkins

Dissertations from 2006

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Separate and Unequal Risks for Victimization? An Examination of the Relationship Between City-Level Conditions and Risks for Non-Fatal Victimization, Toya Z. Like

Dissertations from 2005

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Hacks, Cracks, and Crime: An Examination of the Subculture and Social Organization of Computer Hackers, Thomas Jeffrey Holt