Theses and Dissertations - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Theses and Dissertations - Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

Recent Submissions

  • Storey, Epiphany (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Although prison victimization – specifically sexual victimization – is a taboo subject, it is receiving more national attention than in the past. Despite the increased attention there is still limited research examining ...
  • Rude, Amanda Taylor (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    The majority of current literature surrounding prison program involvement and inmate behavior focuses on recidivism, this study adds to the current literature by exploring the impact that involvement in different types of ...
  • Sharo, Carol Ann (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Crime reporting is vital for community safety, yet many crimes are not reported to police. What factors impact a citizen’s decision whether or not to report crime? Extant literature has focused on between-person likelihood ...
  • Kortright, Kelly Elizabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    The media has had a long history of portraying mentally ill individuals as a danger to the community and others, feeding the public imagery, which may contribute to the perceived criminalization of mental illness. While ...
  • Mondeh, Tamba (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Recreational activity, whether organized or unorganized, has an interesting relationship with delinquency. Generally, research shows that delinquent youth were less likely to participate in organized recreational activity ...
  • Fisher, Taylor Shae (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    The legalization of recreational marijuana is a policy change that eight states have recently enacted, providing a tax revenue that greatly benefits the states in which marijuana is legalized. While the state of Alabama ...
  • Trull, Valerie Elisabeth (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    A significant amount of research has aimed to determine attitudes towards sex offenders and treatment for sex offenders, especially for those involved in the criminal justice system. Researchers have utilized the Community ...
  • Sikes, Michael (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    The United States is not immune to the threat of homegrown jihadist terrorism. The issue demands more attention with each successful attack. Identifying individuals before they radicalize and commit acts of violence is a ...
  • Surrell, April Marie (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Sexual assault within the correctional system has been a constant issue in America since its creation. While special protections are supposed to be provided for vulnerable populations such as inmates, research shows that ...
  • Poston, Alexis Anne (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Genocide studies have recently become an academic phenomenon. However, it is a field that is lacking a criminological perspective. In retrospect, one finds that the field of criminology has also largely neglected to study ...
  • Birdsong, Conner Key (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Decades of research show that among first time offenders Blacks receive a harsher punishment in general than Whites, even after controlling for legally relevant and non-relevant factors. Sentencing disparities between ...
  • Young, Akeisha (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Legitimacy, more specifically, trust in legal authorities and procedural fairness, has garnered a great deal of significance in the legal system and society. The current study assessed the construct dimensionality of trust ...
  • McKenzie, Daniel H. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    While awareness of human trafficking has increased in recent years, research suggests that more education is needed for first responders (e.g., law enforcement, fire and rescue, health care professionals, etc.) in order ...
  • Smith, Chelsea H. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Despite growing interest in the motivations and psychological profiles of suicide attackers, few empirical studies have examined their personal writings and recordings. The present study seeks to uncover linguistic trends ...
  • McBrayer, John Charles (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    The current study combined the hacker taxonomies presented by Loper (2000), Parker (1998), Rege-Patwardhan (2009), and Rogers (1999; 2006; personal communication) and proposed a simplified taxonomy which included: script ...
  • Martin, Rita Allyse (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    The current study was a pilot study intended to add to the growing literature on the use of social network sites (SNS) in investigations by law enforcement (LE) personnel. The study focused exclusively on graduates of the ...
  • Alexander, Lauren Nicole (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    Despite substantial research focusing on victims of crime and their interactions with various criminal justice professionals, few studies have explored the relationship between victims and defense attorneys. Understanding ...
  • Rocker, Dixie (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    The current study explores the relationship between rape myth acceptance and masculinity in the Deep South. Rape myth acceptance has been studied in great detail, with many researchers asserting that the greatest predictor ...
  • McBride, Brittany (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    The current study was the first to examine community attitudes of cyberbullying through vignettes, or hypothetical cyberbullying scenarios. This study had four specific aims: (1) to examine whether community attitudes of ...
  • Brons, Kathryn (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    To date, the majority stance taken by researchers in the field of criminology has been that child soldiers should be treated as innocent victims of war. While there have been some authors who have examined whether this ...

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