Jacob Erickson, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology this spring, delves into the minds of criminals to understand what makes them tick. In honor of his exceptional research, Erickson received a spring 2020 Graduate College Research Excellence Award, which recognizes graduate students for their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. “I … Continue reading Jacob Erickson receives spring 2020 research excellence award
Daniel Butler, assistant professor of sociology, had his study, “Understanding How In-prison Experiences Influence Female Offenders’ Maladjustment to Prison,” published in the Dec. 23, 2019, online edition of Justice Quarterly. In this paper, Butler examined whether what women experience while in prison influences assaults, filing of grievances and mental health problems. The results of the … Continue reading Daniel Butler publishes study on how incarceration impacts women
Shannon Harper, assistant professor of sociology, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago last month for her dissertation, “A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Neighborhood Domestic Violence Resources and Intimate Partner Homicide.” Harper’s research uses a mixed-methods analysis to look … Continue reading Shannon Harper receives dissertation award
Iowa State student Taea Bonner (’20 criminal justice) is the lead author of the study, “Chaotic Homes, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Serious Delinquency: Differential Effects by Race and Ethnicity,” published in the Nov. 14 online edition of Justice Quarterly. Co-authors are Matt DeLisi, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, Iowa State; Gloria Jones … Continue reading Student Taea Bonner is lead author of study published in Justice Quarterly
Drawing on his research, clinical and practitioner experiences working with the most pathological offenders, Matt DeLisi, professor of sociology, will provide another framework for assessing the U.S. criminal justice system.