Ph.D. Dissertations


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)
Samuel Peterson, Ph.D.

Title:  Comparing Measures of the Concentration of Crime at Places and Times (pdf coming soon)
YongJei Lee, Ph.D.

Title:  Cumulative Disadvantage Across the Life Course: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample (pdf coming soon)
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)
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.

TitleUnderstanding Organizational and Ecological Impacts on Police Use of Formal Authority: Testing an Ecological Theory of Police Response to Deviance
Author:  Cody Stoddard, Ph.D.

TitleThe 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.

TitleNeighborhood 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.

TitleAn 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.

:  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.


TitleBringing 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.