Graduate Research

One of the primary functions of the COJJP is to engage graduate students in research and evaluation projects. Our graduate programs adhere to the scientist-practitioner model, underscoring balanced training in the science and practice of juvenile justice and psychology.

Examples of Recent Presentations:

Cao, Y.  (2016, March). Diversion of Juvenile Offenders: China and the United States. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Denver, CO.

Cao, Y.  (2016, April). Virtual Currency and Money Laundering. Prairie View A & M Research Symposium, Prairie View, TX.

Dixon, M. & Frazier-Kouassi, S. (April, 2016). Fatherless Daughters. The 11th Annual Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.

Encarnacion, L. & Brown, T. L., (April, 2016).  Mental health help-seeking and service utilization among Latinas/os: A 10-year content analysis. The 22nd Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Fl.

Farrington, C., Belcher, J., & Pace, S. (2016, April). Risky sexual behaviors and anxiety toward HIV. Poster presented at Virginia State University Black Psychology Research Conference, Petersburg, VA.

Frazier-Kouassi, S. & Stearnes, M. (2016, November). Using community-based participatory methods to unveil the needs of a small rural community.12th Annual Strengthening Youth & Families Conference: Home, School & Community Growing Together, Arlington, TX.

Geyen, D., Duncan, B., Harris, K., Salim, S., & Allen, L. (April, 2016). A study of reported substance abusers versus non substance abusers in the presence of mental health symptoms among college students. The 11th Annual Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.

Salim, S., Harris, K., Allen, L., Geyen, D. & Duncan, B. (April, 2016). Substance use in the presence of mental health symptoms among college students. The 11th Annual Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.

Stearnes, M. & Frazier-Kouassi, S. (May, 2016). Community needs assessment: Using community-based participatory methods to unveil the needs of a forgotten community. The 22nd Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Fl.

Salim, S., & Martin, P. (May, 2016). A Psychometric Investigation of The African American Protestant Faith Communities Scale.  The 22nd Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Fl. The 22nd Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Fl.

Tyler, E. (April, 2016). The effects of cultural misorientation and social economic status on preferred body types among African American female college students. The 11th Annual Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.

Watkins, C. S. & Frazier-Kouassi, S. (April, 2016). Open Carry Texas. The 11th Annual Research Symposium, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology and Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center.

Bold and italic texts represent graduate students.

Juvenile Justice

Arungwa, S. (2014). The Willingness To Support Evidence Based Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programs: An Empirical Survey Of College-Educated-Adults For Communities That Care. (Doctoral dissertation)

Beneby, D. (2015).  Examining Gender Difference in the Effect of intensive Supervision programs on juvenile Probation Outcomes Using propensity Score Matching. (Doctoral dissertation)

Cobbs,  R. (2015).  Policing Juveniles in Rural Mississippi. (Doctoral dissertation)

Crawford, C. (2016).  Media Representations of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: A Content Analysis. (Doctoral dissertation)

Daramola, A. (2013). Drugs, violent crimes and the disproportionate minority contact of African Americas in the juvenile justice system: A behavior and arrest study. (Doctoral dissertation)

Davis, J. B. (2010). Disproportionate minority confinement: A state-level test of the racial and symbolic threat hypothesis. (Doctoral dissertation)

Dawkins, M. (2013). The impact of juvenile residential placement on aggregate delinquency: a state-level panel study, 1997-2011. (Doctoral dissertation)

Gallien, M. A. (2013). Predictors of gang membership and gravity of offenses among juvenile residents in Texas Youth Commission. (Doctoral dissertation)

Rodriguez, K. (2016). Gender Differences in Risk-Taking Behavior among Gang Members: An Exploratory Study. (Doctoral dissertation)

Rodriguez, F.A. (2013). Unaccompanied Latino youth on the United States-Mexico border: A qualitative study. (Doctoral dissertation)

Tapper, S. (2016).  The Impact of Individual, Social and contextual Factors on Desistance for Serious Youth Offenders in Two States The Impact of Individual, Social and contextual Factors on Desistance for Serious Youth Offenders in Two States. (Doctoral dissertation)

Ugwu, J. (2016).  Fear of Abduction Among African American Adolescents in Relation to Fear of Other Victimizations. (Doctoral dissertation)

Psychology

Bailey, L. (2013). Adolescent Obesity and Its Relationship to Risky Sexual Behavior and Suicidality. (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Beckford, D. G. (2013). Gender differences of cultural mistrust, stereotype threats, and college success as mediated by supportive relationships. (Master’s thesis). Juvenile Forensic Psychology

Grant, M. S. (2015). Lack of Social Support, Depression, Substance Use, and Access to Firearm as Risk Factors of Suicide Ideation among African American Men at A Historically Black College and  University. (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Griffin-Maliti, Z. (2013). The development and validation of the Acculturative Stress Event Scale for African Americans. (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Hart, K. E. (2012). Psychosocial risk factors for delinquent behavior among ethnic minority female adolescents: An applied analysis of Howell’s Pathway Model. (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Lane, K. (2014).  Priming, Negative Perception, And The Effects Of Ethnic – Sounding Names: Name – Based Discrimination In Minority Communities.  (Master’s thesis). Juvenile Forensic Psychology

Marsh, S. M. (2013). How do histories of gang violence involvement, family abuse, and substance abuse influence motivation to change among youth who are capital and serious violent offenders? (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Smart, L. (2015).  The Influence of Affect and Cognition on Health Behavior among Young Adult African American College Students at as HBCU. (Doctoral dissertation). Clinical Adolescent Psychology

 

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