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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Doctoral Students

 

Image of Tylor BeckEducation:
M.P.A. 2018, Augusta University
M.A. 2017, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2015, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice

Email:
tebeck@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Veteran incarceration, police handling of emotionally disturbed persons, sentencing reform, rehabilitation and alternative sentencing to incarceration

Image of Philip BerryEducation:
M.A. 2019, Radford University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2017, Lebanon Valley College, Criminal Justice

Email:
ptberry@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Environmental criminology, crime prevention through environmental design, problem-oriented policing, social disorganization

Image of Qassim BolajiEducation:
LL.M, 2016, University of Houston Law Center
LL.B. 2011, University of Ibadan

Email:
bolajiq@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Mental health and juvenile delinquency, addiction, and the influence of racial perceptions on the criminal justice system

Education:
M.A., 2020, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2018, University of South Carolina, Psychology and Criminology and Criminal Justice

Email:
dnb@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Juvenile justice, policing

Education:
M.A., 2016, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2015, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Email:
brownzt@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Public policy, gun violence, white collar crime, cybercrime, procedural justice

Image of Deanna CannEducation:
M.A., 2017, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2012, University of British Columbia, Honours Psychology

Email:
dcann@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Critical criminology, race and justice, sex offender and public health legislation and policy

Image of Hao-Chun ChouEducation:
M.A. 2017, Rutgers University, Criminal Justice
M.A. 2011, National Chung Cheng University, Criminal Justice
LL.B. 2006, National Chung Cheng University

Email:
hchou@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Rehabilitation, correctional programming, and punitive attitudes

Image of Kelsey CollinsEducation:
B.A. 2015, Saint Mary's College, Sociology

Email:
kelseymc@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Rehabilitation programs within the criminal justice system, restorative justice, and juvenile delinquency

Education:
B.S. 2019, Georgia Gwinnett College, Criminal Justice

Email:
jdaou@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Corrections, reentry/recidivism

Image of Brian FuleihanEducation:
M.S. 2009, Appalachian State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S.W. 2004, Appalachian State University, Social Work

Email:
fuleihan@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Relationship between drugs and crime, drug courts, drug treatment and rehabilitation, integration and reintegration of criminal offenders, and barriers to reentry

Curriculum vitae:
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Before arriving in Columbia in 2010, Mr. Fuleihan worked for several years as the administrative director of an outpatient substance abuse treatment center that targeted criminal offenders with drug and alcohol problems. He is currently in the final phase of his dissertation, which is a case study of a juvenile drug court program in a large Southeastern city. In addition, he is assisting in the analysis of depictions of drug and alcohol use in hundreds of popular feature films shown in the U.S. during the last 2 decades. Mr. Fuleihan is actively involved in volunteer work, and serves on the board of directors of a long-term therapeutic community (treatment center) near Asheville, NC.


 Selected Publications 

Sevigny, E. & Fuleihan, B. (under review).  Measurement and design challenges in the measurement of drugs and crime. In H. Brownstein (Ed.), Wiley Handbook on Drugs and Crime. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Sevigny, E., Fuleihan, B. & Ferdik, F. (2013). Do drug courts reduce the use of incarceration? A meta-analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(6), 416-425.

Murphy, D., Fuleihan, B., Richards, S. & Jones, R. (2011).  The electronic “scarlet letter:” Criminal Backgrounding and a perpetual spoiled identity. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 5(3), 101=118.

Education:
M.S. 2013, Shippensburg University, Administration of Justice
B.S. 2010, Shippensburg University, Criminal Justice

Email:
jgist@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Juvenile delinquency

Education:
M.A. 2010, Appalachian State University, Political Science
B.S. 2004, Liberty University, Social Science

Email:
huffmaa2@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Institutional corrections, reentry, comparative and international criminal justice systems, sentencing

Education:
M.S., 2020, Eastern Kentucky University, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., 2017, Morehead State University, Criminology

Email:
albina@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Violence against women, intersectionality, victimization, qualitative research methods, cultural and global criminology

Image of Matthew MoosbruggerEducation:
M.S. 1994, Georgia Tech, Civil engineering
B.S. 1990, The Citadel, Civil engineering

Email:
moosbrum@email.sc.edu

Education:
M.A. 2018, Bridgewater State University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2016, Bridgewater State University, Criminal Justice

Email:
jbnorton@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Media influence of minority populations, social disorganization, crime trends and statistics, implicit bias

Image of Marion RennerEducation:
M.A. 2016, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. 2015, University Paris Descartes, France, Psychology (Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology)

Email:
mrenner@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Mental health and crime, biosocial criminology, theories of criminology, antisocial disorder, self-control, early attachment and crime/social bonds, neuropsychology, homicide/violent crime

Image of Janina RibeiroEducation:
B.S. 2019, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sociology

Email:
jribeiro@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Medical model of corrections, correctional staff training and development, juvenile justice, and comparative criminal justice systems

Image of Matthew Dylan SpencerEducation:
M.A. 2018, Radford University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2014, Virginia Tech, Natural Resources Conservation

Email:
ms66@email.sc.edu

Personal Website:
http://www.mdylanspencer.com

Research Interests:
Place-based criminology, quantitative methods, and wildlife crimes

Education:
M.A. 2020, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A. 2017, North Carolina State University, Psychology (minor in Religious Studies)

Email:
esuiter@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Mental health and specialty courts

Education:
M.A. 2020, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.S. 2018, University of South Carolina, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Email:
trowbrij@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Civil asset forfeiture, criminal justice policy

Education:
M.S. 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Criminal Justice
B.S. 2010, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Criminal Justice

Email:
willinab@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Ethnographic research, cultural criminology, queer criminology, domestic violence, animal cruelty, gender and organized crime

Alli Willingham is a third-year Ph.D. student who has taught several courses, including Research Methods, Corrections, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. She was the first ever undergraduate teaching assistant at Kentucky Wesleyan College and has since taught at Eastern Kentucky University and the University of South Carolina. As a masters student, Alli interned at the Kentucky Innocence Project, where she worked to help exonerate wrongfully convicted offenders. During her graduate career, she has presented her own ethnographic research at multiple conferences, including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology, and the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Alli currently serves on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina and teaches part-time for USC's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Image of Madison WellenEducation:
B.S. 2019, Cedar Crest College, Criminal Justice and Mathematics

Email:
mwellen@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Environmental criminology, problem-oriented policing, and quantitative methods

Image of Amber WilsonEducation:
M.S. 2014, Georgia College and State University, Criminal Justice
B.A. 2012, Georgia College and State University, Criminal Justice

Email:
alwilson@email.sc.edu

Research Interests:
Gender and crime, corrections, community corrections, and SES and crime

 


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