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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Doctoral Students

 

Education:
M.A. 2012, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S. 2011, Pfeiffer University, Criminal Justice

Email:
boehme@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Neighborhood effects, hate crimes, race and crime, policing

Education:
M.A., 2016, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2015, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Email:
brownzt@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Public policy, gun violence, white collar crime, cybercrime, procedural justice

Research Assistant 

Education:
M.S. 2012, University of Louisville, Justice Administration
B.A. 2007, University of Louisville, Political Science

Email:
burtoncd@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Death penalty, criminal procedure, law enforcement


 Selected Publications 

Burton, C. D. & Burrow, J. D. (2015). How long must we wait? Lackey claims, excessive delay, and evolving standards of decency. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 26, 620-638.

Hughes, T. & Burton, C. (2013). Police GPS surveillance on vehicles and the warrant requirement: 'For a while I've been watching steady.' American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 535-550.

Education:
M.A., 2017, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2012, University of British Columbia, Honours Psychology

Email:
dcann@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Critical criminology, race and justice, sex offender and public health legislation and policy

Education:
M.A. 2017, Rutgers University, Criminal Justice
M.A. 2011, National Chung Cheng University, Criminal Justice
LL.B. 2006, National Chung Cheng University

Email:
hchou@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Rehabilitation, correctional programming, and punitive attitudes

Education:
B.A. 2015, Saint Mary's College, Sociology

Email:
kelseymc@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Rehabilitation programs within the criminal justice system, restorative justice, and juvenile delinquency

Education:
M.P.A. 2007, North Georgia College and State University, Law Enforcement Administration
B.S. 2006, North Georgia College and State University, Criminal Justice

Email:
fosterm5@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Offender reintegration, alternatives to incarceration, police issues

Education:
M.S. 2009, Appalachian State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S.W. 2004, Appalachian State University, Social Work

Email:
fuleihan@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Relationship between drugs and crime, drug courts, drug treatment and rehabilitation, integration and reintegration of criminal offenders, and barriers to reentry

Curriculum vitae:
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Before arriving in Columbia in 2010, Mr. Fuleihan worked for several years as the administrative director of an outpatient substance abuse treatment center that targeted criminal offenders with drug and alcohol problems. He is currently in the final phase of his dissertation, which is a case study of a juvenile drug court program in a large Southeastern city. In addition, he is assisting in the analysis of depictions of drug and alcohol use in hundreds of popular feature films shown in the U.S. during the last 2 decades. Mr. Fuleihan is actively involved in volunteer work, and serves on the board of directors of a long-term therapeutic community (treatment center) near Asheville, NC.


 Selected Publications 

Sevigny, E. & Fuleihan, B. (under review).  Measurement and design challenges in the measurement of drugs and crime. In H. Brownstein (Ed.), Wiley Handbook on Drugs and Crime. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Sevigny, E., Fuleihan, B. & Ferdik, F. (2013). Do drug courts reduce the use of incarceration? A meta-analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(6), 416-425.

Murphy, D., Fuleihan, B., Richards, S. & Jones, R. (2011).  The electronic “scarlet letter:” Criminal Backgrounding and a perpetual spoiled identity. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 5(3), 101=118.

Education:
M.S. 2013, Shippensburg University, Administration of Justice
B.S. 2010, Shippensburg University, Criminal Justice

Email:
jgist@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Juvenile delinquency

Education:
M.A. 2010, Appalachian State University, Political Science
B.S. 2004, Liberty University, Social Science

Email:
huffmaa2@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Institutional corrections, reentry, comparative and international criminal justice systems, sentencing

Education:
M.A. 2011, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. 2009, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Email:
jonestw@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Drugs and crime, sentencing

Teaching Assistant 

Education:
M.A. 2015, University of Central Florida, Sociology
B.A. 2013, University of Central Florida, Sociology

Email:
sk3@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Corrections and reentry

Education:
J.D. 2013, New England School of Law
B.S. 2009, Ohio Dominican University, Criminal Justice

Email:
pleasure@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Experimental design research methods, collateral consequences of conviction, collateral consequences relief mechanisms, race and the criminal justice system, bribery, money laundering, voluntary disclosure, and corporate compliance


 Selected Publications 
Leasure, P. (Forthcoming). Asset recovery in corruption cases: Comparative analysis identifies serious flaws in U.S. tracing procedure. Journal of Money Laundering Control.

Leasure, P. (Forthcoming). Embracing fragility in our data: A cautionary example from research on the FCPA and voluntary disclosure. Journal of Financial Crime.

Leasure, P. (Forthcoming). To disclose or not to disclose? Revisiting the FCPA with improved statistical analysis provides a better answer to this illusive question. Journal of Financial Crime.

Education:
M.A. 2014, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S. 2012, College of William & Mary, Psychology

Email:
marti687@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Victimization, biosocial criminology, community context, and research methods and statistics

Curriculum vitae:
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Education:
M.A. 2014, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. 2012, Winthrop University, Political Science

Email:
mikelltc@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Crime and masculinity, law and justice, race/culture and crime, reentry

Education:
M.S. 1994, Georgia Tech, Civil engineering
B.S. 1990, The Citadel, Civil engineering

Email:
moosbrum@email.sc.edu

Education:
M.S. 2015, Georgia State University, Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.A. 2006, Dong-Eui University, Law and Police Science

Email:
ypark@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
The impact of criminal victimization on mental health and juvenile delinquency; the role of family structure on juvenile crime; juvenile justice system; social change, juvenile delinquency, and policing in Korea; measurement and method

Education:
M.A. 2016, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. 2015, University Paris Descartes, France, Psychology (Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology)

Email:
mrenner@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Mental health and crime, biosocial criminology, theories of criminology, antisocial disorder, self-control, early attachment and crime/social bonds, neuropsychology, homicide/violent crime

Education:
M.A. 2018, Radford University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2014, Virginia Tech, Natural Resources Conservation

Email:
ms66@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Conservation criminology, wildlife crimes, problem oriented policing, and environmental criminology

Education:
M.S. 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2010, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Criminal Justice

Email:
willinab@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Ethnographic research, cultural criminology, queer criminology, domestic violence, animal cruelty, gender and organized crime

Alli Willingham is a third-year Ph.D. student who has taught several courses, including Research Methods, Corrections, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. She was the first ever undergraduate teaching assistant at Kentucky Wesleyan College and has since taught at Eastern Kentucky University and the University of South Carolina. As a masters student, Alli interned at the Kentucky Innocence Project, where she worked to help exonerate wrongfully convicted offenders. During her graduate career, she has presented her own ethnographic research at multiple conferences, including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology, and the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Alli currently serves on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina and teaches part-time for USC's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Education:
M.S. 2014, Georgia College and State University, Criminal Justice
B.A. 2012, Georgia College and State University, Criminal Justice

Email:
alwilson@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Gender and crime, corrections, community corrections, and SES and crime

 


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