TItle: Estimating the Effect of Race on Juvenile Court Decision-Making: A Comparison Method
Author: Shaun M. Gann, Ph.D.
Title: Is Corrections "Collar" Blind?: Examining the Predictive Validity of a Risk/Needs Assessment Tool on White-Collar Offenders (pdf coming soon)
Author: Erin Harbinson, Ph.D.
Title: Why Can't We Be Friends? Exploring Short-term Peer Selection and Peer Influence Dynamics Using Longitudinal Social Network Analysis(pdf coming soon)
Author: Samuel Peterson, Ph.D.
Title: Comparing Measures of the Concentration of Crime at Places and Times(pdf coming soon)
Author: YongJei Lee, Ph.D.
Title: Cumulative Disadvantage Across the Life Course: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample(pdf coming soon)
Author: Michael TenEyck, Ph.D.
Title: Redemption in an Era of Penal Harm: Moving Beyond Offender Exclusion
Author: Angela Thielo, Ph.D.
Title: Right on Crime: Conservative Reform in the Era of Mass Imprisonment (to be released 4/2019))
Author: Derek Cohen, Ph.D.
Title: The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist's Own Story (to be released 12/6/18)
Author: Murat Haner, Ph.D.
Title: Moving Beyond the RNR and GLM Models: A New Vision for Offender Treatment
Author: Ronen Ziv, Ph.D.
Title: Adherence to the Risk, Need and Fidelity Principles: Examining the Impact of Dosage in Correctional Programming
Author: Kristin Bechtel, Ph.D.
Title: Collective Efficacy and Community Crime Rates: A Cross-National Test of Rival Models
Author: Cecilia Chouhy, Ph.D.
Title: Explaining the Adoption of Street-Code Attitudes among Latinos and its Effects on Criminal Offending
Author: Carlos Rojas-Goana, Ph.D.
Title: Beyond the Party Lifestyle: A Quantitative Analysis of Sexual Victimization Among College Students
Author: Kathryn Elvey, Ph.D.
Title: Sexual Assault Incident Characteristics and Confidante Responses
Author: Nicole Laskey, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy: A Meta-Analysis
Author: Jennifer Lux, Ph.D.
Title: Reinventing Juvenile Justice: Examing the Effectiveness of the Targeted RECLAIM Initiative
Author: Myrinda Schweitzer Smith, Ph.D.
Title: Best Systemic Practices for the Management of Deaf Suspects, Defendants and Offenders
Author: Beau Shine, Ph.D.
Title: A Tale of Two States: An Examination and Comparison of Organizational Context in Correctional Institutions
Author: Jessica Warner, Ph.D.
Title: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Effects of Program Completion, Setting, and Integrity on Recidivism with Residential Community Correctional Programs
Author: Hyejin Kim, Ph.D.
Title: A Study of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB) and its Antededents in Indian Police Agency
Author: Hanif Qureshi, Ph.D.
Title: Does Stickiness Matter?: A Longitudinal Examination of the Stability of Adolescent Peer Groups
Author: Brandon Dulisse, Ph.D.
Title: Crime-Reduction Effects of Open-Street CCTV's in Cincinnati
Author: HyungJin Lim, Ph.D.
Title: A Multi-Level Model of Personal Victimization Among South Korean Youths
Author: Sujung Cho, Ph.D.
Title: Predicting Arrest Probability Across Time: A Test of Competing Risk Perspectives
Author: Michelle Coyne, Ph.D.
Title: The Effect of Solitary Confinement on Institutional Misconduct: A Longitudinal Evaluation
Author: Ryan Labrecque, Ph.D.
Title: (Re) Revisiting the Special Sensitivity Hypothesis: Do White Collar Offenders Need to "Get Hard?"
Author: Matthew Logan, Ph.D.
Title: Lifestyle, Self-Control, and School-Based Violent Victimization in Turkey
Author: Rustu Deryol, Ph.D.
Title: Community Gardens and Crime: Exploring the Roles of Criminal Opportunity and Informal Social Control
Author: Lesli Blair, Ph.D.
Title: The Sex Offender Policy and Practice: Comparing the SORNA Tier Classification System and Static-99 Risk Levels
Author: Bobbie Ticknor, Ph.D.
Title: Examining Three Alternative Explanations for the Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Violent Victimization: Mediation, Moderation, and Contextual Effects
Author: Arelys Madero-Hernandez, Ph.D.
Title: A View From the Top: Managers' Perspectives on the Problem of Employee Theft in Small Businesses
Author: Jay P. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Title: Application of an Ecological Model to the Labeling of Sexual Agression
Author: Wendy Perkins Gilbert, Ph.D.
Title: Problem Framing in Problem-Oriented Policing: An Examination of Framing From Problem Definition to Problem Response
Author: Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D.
Title: The Impact of Reentry Programs on Recidivism: A Meta Analysis
Author: Mirlinda Ndrecka, Ph.D.
Title: The Predictive Validity of the Ohio Youth Assessment System--Disposition Instrument: A Revalidation Study
Author: James McCafferty, Ph.D.
Title: Consistency or Discord: Meta-Analyses of Police Deisions to Search and Use Force
Author: P. Colin Bolger, Ph.D.
Title: Street Codes, Routine Activities, Neighborhood Context, and Victimization: An Examination of Alternative Models
Author: Susan McNeeley, Ph.D.
Title: Are Female Defendants Treated More Leniently by Judges? A Multilevel Analysis of Sex-Based Disparities at the Phases of Pretrial Release, Charge Reductions, and Sentencing
Author: Natalie Goulette, Ph.D.
Title: A Mixed-Methodological Exploration of Potential Confounders in the Study of the Causal Effect of Detention Status on Sentence Severity in One Federal Court TBD
Author: Angela Reitler, Ph.D.
Title: Environmental Corrections: Making Offender Supervision Work
Author: Lacey Schafer, Ph.D.
Title: Examining the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory in the Context of Reliability, Validity, Equity, and Utility: A Six-Year Evaluation
Author: Anthony Flores, Ph.D.
Title: Resilience and Vulnerability in Adolescents at Risk for Delinquency: A Behaviorial Genetic Study of Different Response to Risk
Author: Jamie Newsome, Ph.D.
Title: Typologies of Female Offenders: A Latent Class Analysis Using the Women's Risk Needs Assessment
Author: Rachel Brushett, Ph.D.
Title: Decision Making in Criminal Justice Revisited: Toward a General Theory of Criminal Justice
Author: Dan Lytle, Ph.D.
Title: Putting Wayward Kids Behind Bars: The Impact of Custodial Placement on Recidivism
Author: Brian Lovins, Ph.D.
Title: An Empirical Examination of Variation on Effective Correctional Program Characteristics by Gender
Author: Lori Brusman Lovins, Ph.D.
Title: Victimization, Fear of Crime, and Perception of Risk in the Workplace: Testing Rival Theories With a Sample of Greek and Greek-Cypriot Journalists
Author: Spyridon Kodellas, Ph.D.
Title: Code of the Hallway: Examining the Contextual Effects of School Subculture on Physical Violence, Sexual Offending, and Non-Violent Delinquency
Author: Kristin Swartz, Ph.D.
Title: Meta-Analysis of Early Life Influences on Behavior in Criminals
Author: David Carter, Ph.D.
Title: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Correlates of Perceived Job Stress Among Police Officers
Author: Jennifer Childress Webster, Ph.D.
Title: Gender-Responsive Risk Assessment: A Comparison of Women and Men
Author: Valerie Bell, Ph.D.
Title: Are Needs Related to Pretrial Outcomes? An Examination of the Hamilton County Inventory of Need Pretrial Screening Tool
Author: Krista Gehring, Ph.D.
Title: Unraveling the Sources of Adolescent Substance Use: A Test of Rival Theories
Author: Rachel McArthur, Ph.D.
Title: The Effects of Individual Vulnerability and Lifestyle/Routine Activities on Fear of Crime and Perceptions of Risk in the School Setting
Author: Brooke Gialopsos, Ph.D.
Title: Fear of Crime Online: Examining the Effects of Perceived Risk and Online Victimization of Fear of Cyberstalkingy
Author: Billy Henson, Ph.D.
Title: College Students with ADHS: Extending the Lifestyles/Routine Activities Framework to Predict Sexual Victimization and Stalking
Author: Jamie Snyder, Ph.D.
Title: How Central Business Districts Manage Crime and Disorder: A Case Study in the Mechanisms of Place Management in Downtown Cincinnati
Author: Khadija Monk, Ph.D.
Title: Disability Status and Victimization Risk among a National Sample of College Students: A Lifestyles-Routine Activities Approach
Author: Heidi Scherer, Ph.D.
Title: Understanding Organizational and Ecological Impacts on Police Use of Formal Authority: Testing an Ecological Theory of Police Response to Deviance
Author: Cody Stoddard, Ph.D.
Title: The Effect of Victimization on Women’s Health: Does the Victim-Offender Relationship Matter?
Author: Megan Stewart, Ph.D.
Title: Local Law Enforcement in the Realm of Cyberspace: The Role of Local Law Enforcement Agegncies of Controllling Internet Crime
Author: James W. Carter, II, Ph.D.
Title: Perceptions of Neighborhood Problems: Agreement Between Police and Citizens and Impact on Citizen Attitudes
Author: Melissa Winesburg, Ph.D.
Title: Does Changing Ownership Change Crime? An Analysis of Apartment Ownership in Cincinnati
Author: Troy Payne, Ph.D.
Title: How Much Do Criminologist Know About Crime? Using Environmental Criminology to Assess Our Knowledge of Crime
Author: Justin A. Heinonen, Ph.D.
Title: Hurricane Katrina, Citizen Displacement, and Social Control: A Test of the Threat and Benign Neglect Hypotheses
Author: Andrew J. Myer, Ph.D.
Title: Adolescent Deviance Within Families and Neighborhoods
Author: Rebecca Schnupp, Ph.D.
Title: Diffusion of Innovation and Fraud in the Subprime Mortgage Market
Author: Cynthia Koller, Ph.D.
Title: Crime on Turkish Streetblocks: An Examination of the Effects of High Schools, on Premise Alcohol Outlets and Coffee
Author: Haci Duru, Ph.D.
Title: The Impact of Imprisonment on Reoffending: A Meta-Analysis
Author: Cheryl Lero Jonson, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Cincinnati Police Department’s Automatic License Plate Reader System
Author: M. Murat Ozer, Ph.D.
Title: Improving Statistical Modeling of Repeat Victimization: Zero-Inflated Effect and Bayesian Prediction
Author: Seong Min Park, Ph.D.
Title: White-Collar Offenders and the Prison Experience: An Empirical Examination of the “Special Sensitivity” to Imprisonment
Author: William Stadler, Ph.D.
Title: Being Pursued Online: Extent and Nature of Cyberstalking Victimization from a Lifestyle/Routine Activities Perspective
Author: Brad Reyns, Ph.D.
Title: The Construction and Validation of an Institutional Release Risk & Needs Assessment
Author: Richard Lemke, Ph.D.
Title: Structural Disadvantage, Terrorism, & Non-Terrorist Violent Crime in Turkey
Author: Ozkan Gok, Ph.D.
Title: Application of Situational Crime Prevention to Female Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Turkey
Author: Halil Akbas, Ph.D.
Title: Application of Situational Crime Prevention to Cross-Border Heroin Trafficking in Turkey
Author: Mehmet Unal, Ph.D.
Title: Girls and Boys, Apples and Oranges? A Theoretically Informed Analysis of Gender-Specific Predictors of Delinquency
Author: Charlene Taylor-Kindrick, Ph.D.
Title: Policing Styles in the Suburbs: A Test of Wilson’s Theory of Local Political Culture
Author: Theresa Ervin-Conover, Ph.D.
Title: Identifying the Correlates of Job Satisfaction for Job Resource Officers
Author: Audrey Coaston-Shelton, Ph.D.
Title: The Impact of Disorder and Fear on the Routine Activities of High School Students
Author: Ryan Randa, Ph.D.
Title: The Role of Genes and Abuse in the Etiology of Female Offending
Author: Jamie Vaske, Ph.D.
Title: Rethinking Gottfredson and Hirshi’s General Theory of Crime: A Behavioral Genetic Approach
Author: Danielle Boisvert, Ph.D.
Title: Reconceptualizing Crime as an Independent Variable: The Social and Personal Consequences of Criminal Involvement
Author: Matthew D. Makarios, Ph.D.
Title: Reconceptualizing Police Use of Force: Comparing the Determinants of Force & Coercion Across Alternative Measures
Author: Charles Klahm, Ph.D.
Title: Pretrial Release and Social Contexts: Is There a Link?
Author: Junhyuk Ryu, Ph.D.
Title: Getting a Handle on Street Violence: Using Environmental Criminology to Understand and Prevent Repeat Offender Problems
Author: Marie Skubak Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title: Social Conditioning of Police Officers: Exploring the Interactive Effects of Driver Demographics on Traffic Stop Outcomes
Author: Robert Tillyer, Ph.D.
Title: Maintaining Prison Order: Understanding Causes of Inmate Misconduct Within and Across Ohio Correctional Institutions
Author: Benjamin Steiner, Ph.D.
Title: Neighborhood Context and Intimate Partner Violence
Author: Emily Wright, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing the Predictive Validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised: Recidivism Among Iowa Parolees and Probationers
Author: Brenda Vose, Ph.D.
Title: An Exploratory Study of Racial Variations in Preferences for Police Work
Author: Denise Nation, Ph.D.
Title: Gendered Pathways: An Empirical Investigation of Women Offenders’ Unique Paths to Crime
Author: Emily Salisbury, Ph.D.
Title: Procedural Justice During Police-Citizen Encounters
Author: Mengyan Dai, Ph.D.
Title: Bar Management and Crime Toward a Theory of Dynamic Theory of Place Management and Crime Hot Spots
Author: Tamara Madensen, Ph.D.
Title: The Neglect of Racial Responsivity: An Examination Of Why Race Matters In Correctional Treatment
Author: Georgia Spiropoulos, Ph.D.
Title: The Development of Criminal Suspicion by State Troopers During Motor Vehicle Stops
Author: Richard Johnson, Ph.D.
Title: The Intersection of Genes, the Environment, and Crime and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Study of Offending
Author: Kevin Beaver, Ph.D.
Title: Reconsidering Drug Court Effectiveness: A Meta-Analytic Review
Author: Deborah Koetzle Shaffer, Ph.D.
Title: Gender, Risk Factors, and Juvenile Misconduct: Assessing the Generality-Specificity Debate
Author: Leah Daigle, Ph.D.
Title: Determining the Influence of Self-Protective Behaviors on Violent Victimization Completion: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey
Author: Shannon Santana, Ph.D.
Title: The Adoption of Crime Prevention Technologies in Public Schools
Author: Julie Kiernan Coon, Ph.D.
Title: Specialized Response Programs: Police Handling of Encounters Involving Persons with Mental Disorders
Author: Shamir Ratansi, Ph.D.
Title: An Examiniation of Print Media Organizational Processes in the Reporting of Homicide in the Houston Chronicle
Author: Kevin Buckler, Ph.D.
Title: Race and Repeats: Does the Repetitive Nature of Police Motor Vehicle Stops Impact Racially-Biased Policing?
Author: Lisa Growett Bostaph, Ph.D.
Title: Criminal Places: A Micro Level Study of Residential Theft
Author: Eric Jefferis, Ph.D.
Title: A Community of Peers – Promoting Behavior Change: The Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Community for Juvenile Male Offenders in Reducing Recidivism
Author: Jennifer Pealer, Ph.D.
Title: The Correctional Orientation Of “Child Savers:" The Level, Sources, and Impact of Support For Rehabilitation Among Juvenile Corrections Workers
Author: Kristie Blevins, Ph.D.
Title: Correctional Program Integrity and Treatment Effectiveness: A Multi-Site, Program-Level Analysis
Author: Christopher Lowenkamp, Ph.D.
Title: Enhancing the Protective Capacity of Mentoring Relationships and Strengthening the Social Bond
Author: Betsy Fulton Matthews, Ph.D.
Title: Potential Applications of an Existing Offender Typology to Child Molesting Behaviors
Author: Kimberly Gentry Sperber, Ph.D.
Title: Discretion or Direction? An Analysis of Patrol Officer Downtime
Author: Christine Famega, Ph.D.
Title: Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Offending Over the Life Course
Author: Lisa McCartan, Ph.D.
Title: Exploring The Use Of Formal Authority In Police-Citizen Encounters
Author: Robert Brown, Ph.D.
Title: False Positives in the Criminal Justice Process - An Analysis of Factors Associated with Wrongful Conviction of the Innocent
Author: Robert Ramsey, Ph.D.
Title: Close Circuit Television: The Cincinnati Experience
Author: David Hurley, Ph.D.
Title: The Sources And Impact of Inmate Perceptions of Correctional Officer’s Bases of Power
Author: Amy Stichman, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing The Effect Of Sex Offender Notification on Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral Reactions
Author: Victoria Beck, Ph.D.
Title: Risk Differentiation and Intensive Supervision: A Meaningful Union?
Author: Dena Hanley, Ph.D.
Title: Stories of Violent Men: Discursive Construction of Offender Identities
Author: Lois Presser, Ph.D.
Title: The Impact of Presumptive Sentencing Guidelines on Disparity In Sentencing in Ohio
Author: Timothy Griffin, Ph.D.
Title: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: An Analysis of Gender and Other Responsivity Characteristics and Their Effects on Success in Offender Rehabilitation
Author: Dana Jones Hubbard, Ph.D.
Title: A Tale of Two Crime-Types: An Examination of the Welfare-Crime Relationship
Author: Melissa Winston Burek, Ph.D.
Title: Policing Small Towns Rural Places Suburban Jurisdictions Officer Activities, Citizen Interactions
Author: John Liederbach, Ph.D.
Title: Police Unions: An Empirical Examination
Author: Colleen Kadleck, Ph.D.
Title: Personality and Criminal Behavior: Reconsidering the Individual
Author: Shelley Johnson-Listwan, Ph.D.
Title: Understanding Female Desistance From Crime: Exploring Theoretical and Empirical Relationships
Author: Elaine Gunnison, Ph.D.
Title: Integrity, Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Impact: Do All These Matter in the Civilian Review of the Police
Author: Melchor de Guzman, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing the Relative Effect of Macro-Level Predictors of Crime: A Meta-Analysis
Author: Travis Pratt, Ph.D.
Title: Maternal Risk Factors, Early Life Events, and Deviant Outcomes: Assessing Antisocial Pathways From Birth Through Adolescence
Author: Jeff Maahs, Ph.D.
Title: Love Me, Hate Me, Beat Me: The Impact of Child Maltreatment on Delinquency
Author: Shannon Barton Bellessa, Ph.D.
Title: Community Policing and Federal Civil Liability Under 42 USC 1983
Author: Thomas Hughes, Ph.D.
Title: The Meaning of Punishment: What Do Inmates Expect From Prison?
Author: Martha Henderson Hurley, Ph.D.
Title: Good Kids in Bad Circumstances: A Longitudinal Analysis of Resilient Youth
Author: Michael Turner, Ph.D.
Title: High School Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis
Author: Stephen Haas, Ph.D.
Title: Opening the ‘Black Box’: Assessing the Relationship Between Program Integrity and Recidivism
Author: Alexander Holsinger, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing Police-Citizen Encounters: Do Community and Beat Officers Differ?
Author: Kenneth Novak, Ph.D.
Title: Reconsidering Domestic Violence Recidivism: The Impact of Court Dispositions and Stake in Conformity
Author: Amy Thistlethwaite, Ph.D.
Title: Explaining Police Activities Across Urban Neighborhoods
Author: Brad Smith, Ph.D.
Title: Addressing the Distinct Experience of the Adolescent Female: Explaining Delinquency and Examining the Juvenile Justice System
Author: Kristi Holsinger, Ph.D.
Title: Educating the Public About the Police: The Lima PSA Project
Author: Christopher Stormann, Ph.D.
Title: Intensive Supervision Probation: The Effects of Supervision Philosophy on Intensive Probationer Recidivism
Author: Kelly Brown, Ph.D.
Title: Innovativeness in American Municipal Police Organizations
Author: William King, Ph.D.
Title: Beyond the Gatekeepers: Court Professionals’ Responses to Municipal Domestic Violence Cases in an Urban Area
Author: Jennifer Hartman, Ph.D.
Title: Explaining the Distribution of Random Gunfire: A Block-Level Analysis of the Relationship Between Physical and Social Incivilities and Random Gunfire
Author: R. Cory Watkins, Ph.D.
Title: Bringing Light to Dark Places: An Occupational Study of Prison Chaplains
Author: Jody Sundt, Ph.D.
Title: Variety in Policing: Job Activities of Municipal Police Officers in Ohio
Author: Beth Sanders, Ph.D.
Title: How Kids View Cops: The nature of Juveniles’ Attitudes Toward the Police
Author: Yolander Hurst, Ph.D.
Title: Defining the Occupational Definition of Police Excessive Force
Author: Stephen Holmes, Ph.D.
Title: Specifying Public Support for Rehabilitation: Factorial Survey Approach
Author: Brandon Applegate, Ph.D.
Title: RECLAIM Ohio: An Innovative Policy Initiative in Juvenile Corrections
Author: Melissa Moon, Ph.D.
Title: An Evaluation of Paint Creek Youth Center
Author: Jill Gordon Potts, Ph.D.
Title: Parental Support in Juvenile Delinquency: A Test of Social Support Theory
Author: John P. Wright, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Dissertation Ideas: 15 New Topics
Unlike the years past, there has been considerable increase in the number of students who are interested in studying criminal justice. This fact is evident in both graduate and undergraduate levels of education. So, if you are getting ready to write your dissertation on criminal justice and yet to select an interesting and informative topic for your paper, here are a few ideas to help you get started right away. They are as follows:
- A detailed comparison of domestic homicide between high density and low density states in the US
- The necessity of creating stricter background checks on military personnel as regards domestic violence
- Legal court system: Are domestic violence cases being rightly handled?
- Capital sentencing – Addressing the issue of racial disparities
- Criminal Justice System – A view of the system through the eyes of a survivor victim
- Potential sex offenders – How GPS monitoring can reduce such criminal acts
- Media Outlets – Their impact on criminal behaviour
- Capital punishment – Analyzing its effect on ethnic minorities
- Crime-based TV shows – Its effect on the society
- Juvenile Violence – How much can educational programs do in curbing the menace?
- Elder abuse – What punishment would be appropriate for offenders?
- Decreasing the risk of elder abuse – Using tougher punishments as deterrents
- Punishment versus Protection – Which should be embraced in curbing domestic violence?
- Privacy Rights – Is electronic monitoring an infringement of this right?
- When should a criminal’s right of privacy be taken away? A detailed analysis of case studies
These are just fifteen topics that students can elaborate on for their criminal justice dissertation papers. Before you finally settle for a given topic, it is important you first determine that there would be enough information to help you in writing convincingly on the chosen topic. It is also important that the topic you choose to work on is the one that interests you. If you have previous knowledge on the chosen topic, it even makes it less time consuming since you don’t need to carry out extensive researches before you can start the actual writing.
If none of the topics listed here interest you that much, then you can search further through your previous academic papers, notebooks, textbooks, and even the internet. You can also check this to get better ideas on how you can come up with a topic for your paper and write same with minimal stress.
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