Gokhan Aksu is a PhD student in Justice, Law and Society at American University. His research interests mainly revolve around international police cooperation, policing terrorism, community policing, police legitimacy, criminological theory, and rout... [More]
I have worked extensively on issues related to crime and violence prevention in developing countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean and more recently in Sub-Saharan Africa. My work has a strong focus on youth at risk issues, capacit... [More]
Maya Barak is a doctoral student in the Department of Justice, Law, and Society with a dual concentration in the sociology of the law and criminology, and an overall emphasis on qualitative methods. Her research brings together the topics of law, dev... [More]
Alison Brooks is a PhD candidate in Justice, Law & Society. Her research interests include restorative justice, community corrections, prisoner reentry, sexual violence in prison, and the death penalty. Alison is also a Research Associate at the Nati... [More]
Leandra is a second-year doctoral student. Her research interests include: reproductive justice, with special emphasis on the right to parent; accessibility of legal services and legal knowledge; and, generally, the creation of social change through ... [More]
Suat Cubukcu is a PhD student in Justice, Law & Society. His research interests include terrorism, social capital, and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED).
Maha Hilal is currently pursuing a PhD in Justice, Law & Society at American University in Washington, D.C. Her area of research interest is in the field of human rights, with a focus on survivors of human rights abuses and the adverse consequences ... [More]
Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Justice, Law and Society at American University. Also works as a social science (geospatial) analyst at the National Institute of Justice. Background in statistics/econometrics, methodology, and policing.
Katie Jares is a PhD student in Justice, Law, and Society at American University. Her research interests include American parole boards, incarcerated communities, wrongful convictions, and sex work. Katie serves as a graduate assistant to the Nationa... [More]
Erin Kearns is a PhD student in Justice, Law & Society. Her research interests include sexual assault, gender-based violence, violence and nonviolence in conflict, domestic and international terrorism, human rights, and geographic patterns of crime ... [More]
Kenneth Sebastian Leon is a doctoral student in the Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology, with a dual emphasis in sociolegal studies and criminology. Primary research interests include drug policy, deviance, state power & control, classical so... [More]
Kris Lugo is a doctoral student in the Department of Justice, Law, and Society with concentrations in justice and comparative politics. Her main research interests include human trafficking and other human rights issues, access to justice, and crimin... [More]
Keri Sikich is a doctoral candidate in Justice, Law, and Society. Her dissertation seeks to understand why some democracies have juries for criminal trials. Ms. Sikich's research interests include juries and comparative lay adjudication systems. Sh... [More]
Renee Nicole Souris is a PhD candidate in Law and Society and Political Theory. Her dissertation examines the question of how individual moral and criminal responsibility for wrongdoing is impacted, if at all, by the abusive or violent nature of one'... [More]
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Robert Weed is a PhD student in Justice, Law and Society. His research interests include communities and crime, social network analysis, symbolic interaction, technology and crime, social stratification, and American politics.
Keith L. Williams has over 20 years of experience in private security and municipal law enforcement. His policing career has included stints in patrol operations, recruiting, homicide investigations, and at the executive level focusing on risk manage... [More]