Kyle A. Burgason received his B.A. (2008) in Criminal Justice/Criminology and M.A. (2010) in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University.Â His teaching and research interests include: policing, ethics in criminal justice, criminological theory, structural and cultural context of violent crime and victimization, capital punishment, and optimal foraging theoryâ€™s applications to crime. His recent work appears in The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Deviant Behavior, and the Journal of Forensic Investigation.
Chris received her B.S. degrees (2009) in Psychology and Criminal Justice/Criminology and her M.A. (2012) in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. Her research and teaching interests include: corrections, criminal justice policy, deviant behavior, and forensics.
Grant received his B.A. (2009) in Administration of Justice and M.A. (2011) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His focus area is environmental criminology with a specialty in the spatial-temporal analyses of crime. His research and teaching interests include: environmental criminology, neighborhoods and crime, GIS, micro-places, crime prevention, policing, juvenile delinquency, drugs and crime, and the urban environment.
Jim received his B.A. (2007) in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is currently the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor at UALR. His research interests include juvenile delinquency, criminological theory, and criminal justice policy.
Alesa received her B.A. in Psychology (2010) and B.S. in Criminal Justice (2010) from Northeastern State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Criminal Justice as well as an MSW. Her teaching and research interests include: corrections, juvenile justice, mental health, women in criminal justice, and criminal justice policy.
Brittani received her B.S. (2011) and M.S. (2012) from Bowling Green State University. She is currently involved in planning of the Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy (AVAA). Â Her research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency, juvenile prostitution/human trafficking, criminological theory, and policy analysis.
Jennifer currently holds two Bachelorâ€™s degrees: one in criminal justice, and one in professional and technical writing. Jennifer is originally from Little Rock and is currently involved in planning and implementing the Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy. She recently finished a process evaluation for the Arkansas Department of Community Correction related to the Second Chance Reentry Grant.
Tom received his B.A. (2008) in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Kent State University and his M.A. in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. His focus area is environmental criminology, specializing in the built environment. His research and teaching interests include: environmental criminology, research methods, statistical methods, juvenile delinquency, neighborhoods and crime, theoretical criminology, and crime prevention.
Rick received his BS (2011) in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and a MS (2013) in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri. He also served as a police officer for ten years prior to beginning his doctoral studies at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. His research interests include policing, juvenile justice, criminological theory, and policy evaluation.
James received his BA (2008) in Criminal Justice/Criminology and MA (2010) in Political Science from Ball State University. His research interests include corrections, environmental criminology, juvenile justice, sentencing disparities, and criminal justice policy and analysis.
Kristen received B.S. degrees (2011) in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology at the University of Central Arkansas. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Her teaching and research areas include: bio-social criminology, juvenile delinquency, and corrections. She is a graduate assistant, and is on the grant Bureau of Justice Assistance: â€śBeyond the Wallsâ€ť Second Chance Act Adult Offender Comprehensive Statewide Recidivism Reduction Demonstration Program with Dr. Montague.
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Marc received his B.S. in Criminal Justice (2010) from East Carolina University and his M.A. in Education (2013) from McKendree University. Before beginning the PhD program at UALR, Marc was a full-time campus life professional at McKendree University. His areas of interest include juvenile delinquency and justice, campus safety/security, and corrections.