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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Tia Stevens Andersen

Title: Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-3495
Office: Currell College, Room 206
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Tia Stevens Andersen


  • Ph.D. 2013, Michigan State University, Criminal justice
  • M.A. 2006, Bowling Green State University, Sociology
  • B.A. 2004, Oakland University, Sociology


  • Juvenile justice system processing
  • Girls' delinquency and programming
  • Gender and racial inequalities in the juvenile justice system
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Feminist theory
  • Intersections of race, class, and gender


Andersen, T. S. & Ouellette, H. (Forthcoming). Juvenile court outcomes following youths' first arrest: A national test of the racial and ethnic threat hypothesis. Crime & Delinquency.

Leasure, P. & Andersen, T. S. (Forthcoming). Race, criminal records, and certificates of relief: An experimental study of employment outcomes. Deviant Behavior.

Andersen, T. S., Isom Scott, D., & Collins, K. (2018). Constructing the "bad girls" hype: An intersectional analysis of new media's depictions of violent girls. In K. McQueeney & A. Malone (eds.), Girls, Aggression, and Intersectionality: Transforming the Discourse of "Mean Girls" in the United States (pp. 24-44). New York: Routledge.

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