Ph.D. Dissertations

Title: Genetically adjusted propensity score matching:  A proposal of a novel analytical tool to help close the gap between non-experimental designs and true experiments in the social sciences

Author: Dr. Ian Silver

Title: Victimization of the 21st century:  An examination of cyberstalking victimization using a target congruence approach (to be posted 5/8/20)

Author: Dr. Erica Fissel

Title: The Neo-Jacobian Perspective of Place and Neighborhood Crime: A Case Study of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio

Author: Dr. Shannon Linning

Title: Street Codes & School Victimization: Analyses of U.S. & S. Korean Students

Author: Dr. SooHyun O

Title: Measuring Procedural Justice: A Case Study in Criminometrics

Author: Dr. Amanda Graham

Title: Self-Control & Youth Victimization in Saudi Arabia: A Test of the Generality Thesis

Author: Dr. Victoria Chamberlin

Title: A Closer Examination of the Empirical Link Between Parenting & Children's Deviance

Author: Dr. Lydie Loth

Title: Understanding the Nature of Human Trafficking: A Content Analysis Approach

Author: Dr. Theresa Kulig

Title: Too Cruel for School: Exclusionary Discipline and the Incorrigible Student (to be posted 8/6/2020)

Author: Dr. Mark Morgan

Title: Public servants or soldiers? A test of the police-military equivalency hypothesis

Author: Dr. Omeed Ilchi

Title: The role of political self-identity on views of higher education amongst criminal justice graduate students: An exploratory analysis

Author: Dr. Annelise Pietenpol

Title: Describing the sensitivity of spatial crime patterns by robbery operationalization (to be posted on 12/20/20)

Author: Dr. Jeffery E. Clutter

Title: Staff perceptions of an evidence-based supervision model: Implementing effective practices in community supervision (EPICS) (to be posted 12/10/20)

Author: Dr. Lily Gleicher

Title: Police interactions with the community on FB: An examination of the content on the messagepolice communicate with citizens on FB, community response and factors associated with different communication patterns (to be posted 11/13/19)

Author: Dr. Bradley Buckmeier

Title: The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist's Own Story (1st Ed., Routledge 9/17)
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:  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.

TitleA Mixed-Methodological Exploration of Potential Confounders in the Study of the Causal Effect of Detention Status on Sentence  Severity in One Federal Court 
Author:  Angela Reitler, Ph.D.

TitleEnvironmental 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:  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:  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:  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.