Graduate student life
The Graduate Student Association at NAU invites CCJ criminology students to join usIn the program, graduate students participate in activities led by the departmental graduate student association (GSA). The GSA organizes social gatherings for students, sometimes on their own as students and other times with faculty to get to know each other outside of the classroom. The GSA also helps to coordinate workshops for students, such as planning a program of study or a thesis workshop. The criminology GSA also organizes and participates in community projects depending on the interest of its members.
Northern Arizona University MS Criminology capstone projectsStudents apply their advanced knowledge and skills about contemporary crime and justice issues through completion of an independent capstone project focused on research, teaching, or a justice agency. Through this experience, students work with expert faculty to develop a unique project while preparing for their chosen profession or career.The following examples illustrate the kinds of capstone projects completed by some of our recent criminology master’s students.
Recent capstone projects from students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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2017Abdullah Alameri Barriers and Facilitators of Intervening: The Case of Campus Sexual AssaultsSarah Edmiston Primed for Action: The Unique Role of Greek Life in Bystander Helping BehaviorsJenna Fejervary Words Matter: Measuring Rape Myth Acceptance Through Survey DesignBrittney Harmon Understanding How Victim Advocates Perceive and Deliver Services Based on Organizational Structure and Institutional LocationKaloni Heggen Is it in the Name? Ethnicity as an Intervening Factor in Bystander BehaviorsViola Sawyer Intersecting Identities, and Attitudes Towards Police Violence and Strategies for Social ChangeMadeline Stenger The Imprisonment Penalty: The Impact of Citizenship and Ethnicity in Hypothetical Sentencing Decisions in the "Age of Color Blindness"Robert Watson Investigating the Effects of Sports Participation on Rape Myth Acceptance
2016Skyler Bosworth GMO Labeling Initiative 522: An Analysis of DiscourseHeather Foster How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video GamesKeith Hullenaar Negotiating Sex in College: An Investigation into the Sexual Consent Process on One College CampusMark Willingham Evaluating a 21st Birthday Campus e-Card: A Harm Reduction Intervention"
2015Samantha Brokenshire Evaluating Bystander Intervention Training: Creating Awareness on College CampusesColin Burke State-Corporate Crime in the Digital Age: A Case Study of U.S. Government Surveillance, 2011-2014Taylor Lawrence Punitive Attitudes of Criminology & Criminal Justice StudentsStella Riskin Is Bullying Being Pushed Online? An Exploratory Analysis of Method DisplacementAllison Robb The Social Mediated Construction of "Bad" Laws: An Ethnographic Content Analysis of Arizona SB 1062Verlena Tso Perspectives of Domestic Violence Victim Advocates
2014Nour Alnabhany Ethnic Microaggressions against Arab Americans: A Critical Analysis of Semi-Structured In-Depth Interviews of Arab AmericansTricia Hall Legalization of Marijuana and its Effect on Anticipated UseJoshua Lepley Homosexuality and High School BullyingDoris Schartmueller "Life" With or Without Parole: A Comparative Analysis of Life Sentences in Alabama, California, Massachusetts, and Nevada
2013Erika Hendrickson Understanding How Victim Advocates View Organizational Peer Support Groups to Reduce or Prevent Compassion FatigueGwantel Lee The Impact of Gender and Protocol Variations within the Screening Process of Drug Courts: Yavapai CountyKasey Ragan Rhetoric vs. Reality: Using Feminist Scholarship to Assess an Anti-Human Trafficking CampaignJustin Strong Citizenship, Incarceration, and the Dual Regime of Control: Shading Social Death
2012Kelly Anderson Social Identity Theory and Conflict RapeCaro BanuelosSamantha Brown Koori Courts and FairnessChris Duarte Transgender/Gender Variant Individuals who have been Incarcerated: Issues, Policies, and PracticeLaura Hentges The Challenges of International Oversight of Nuclear Proliferation: A North Korean Case StudyNancy Lubick Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulant Drugs by Students Attending a Rural, Southwestern UniversityBrianna McGill Defense Attorneys, Mentally Ill, and Substance Abusers: A Study of Coconino County Public Defense AttorneysJennifer Willson Juvenile Attitudes About the Police
2011Connie Adamovich A Historical Analysis of European Witch Hunts: A Comparative Study of Moral PanicKathryn Hermelin Angry, White and Armed: An Examination of Extremism in Mainstream Social MovementsPamela Merino Exploring Bribery and Corruption in MexicoJodi Schorr The Arizona Court of Appeals: A Quantitative Analysis of Reversal and Remand Decisions from 2003 to 2008Amanda Smith The Construction of Text Messaging While Driving as a Social Problem in ArizonaRyan Staab Boundary Spanning and Offender Reentry and Reintegration: Models for Developing a Reentry Plan in ArizonaKimberlee Waggoner Globalization and the Sex Work Policy: Service Agency Responses in the U.S. and Norway
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Joseph Alvillar (2014) Park Ranger Training Program Including a Corrective ActionRachelle Barr (2015) Eyewitness Identification: The Case of Norberto “Beto” Ramos-MadridKristin Braley (2012) Recreating a Victim Services ProgramZarina Enriquez (2011) Costs of Working in Law Enforcement for the Officers of the Tucson Police DepartmentLaura Giaccobe (2009) Bringing the Homeless Court Program to Flagstaff: Practicing Alternative SentencingToni Hall (2012) Assessing LGBT Inclusivity of Bullying Policies in Arizona SchoolsAshley Holloman (2009) Promoting a Reality: An Analysis of My Experience (with a Yavapai County substance abuse program)Joshua Johnson (2012) Communication and its Impact on Client SatisfactionJennifer Koyanagi (2013) Trial Preparation and Defense of Jacqes Lehayan in State of Arizona v. Jacqes LehayanJessica Lurkins (2013) Coconino County Deferred Prosecution: A Program EvaluationMichael McCasland (2015) Domestic Violence: Risk AssessmentsGregory Neville (2012) Developing a Statewide Data Gathering Tool for Domestic Violence Fatality Review in ArizonaCarissa Scarpa (2009) Masculinity and Sexual Assault: The M.A.R.S. ProjectMark Zollinger (2013) Compliance Audit of the Coconino County Sex Offender Registry
Teaching capstone projects Accordion Closed
Margaret Bentzen (2009) Teaching Crime and Justice: A Pedagogical Recommendation for the Classroom and the FieldRalph Garcia (2017) Inspiring Student Engagement and Collaboration Using Critical Pedagogy Across Three Different ModalitiesJaimee Limmer (2013) It’s Your Education, Be in It: Enhancing Success for First Year Criminal Justice StudentsJason Tabor (2010) Seven Tools of Teaching