This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Criminal Justice (formerly Justice Administration) in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The effects of gang membership and transitions in a gang on within-individual changes in offending., Leon Sergio Garduno

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Factors influencing American Indian adolescents' abstention and desistance from drug usage., Ruben Olegovich Pavlov

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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In pursuit of innocence: A study of race and ethnicity differences in time to exoneration., Virginia E. Braden

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A qualitative study of 129 police lethal force incidents in 2016 examining participant behavior relating to mental illness that contributes to the use of lethal force., Edward H. Byers

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General strain theory and violent behavior in a military sample., Leslie A. Greenwell

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Correctional officers' response to stress: an exploration of the associations between violence and trauma exposure, coping mechanisms, and PTSD., Katie Lorraine Hughes-Taylor

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Social disorganization and violent crime across nonmetropolitan areas of Kentucky., Daniel Ray Jude

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Focal concerns and case advancement in sexual assault cases: a systematic review and meta-analysis., David Stuart Lapsey Jr

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Charting the unknown: examining the prevalence and correlates of seconday traumatic stress in Kentucky probation and parole officers., Amanda Marie Roberts

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Predictors of binge drinking among military veterans: a general strain theory approach., Emily Ann Hayden

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Examining corporate blameworthiness in relation to federal organizational sentencing for probation and corporate monitors., Emily M. Homer

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Gender-differential effects of perceived discrimination on lawyers' job satisfaction: a general strain theory approach., Caroline Isabelle Jalain

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Peer verbal sexual harassment in early adolescence: a feminist and sexual scripts theoretical approach., Shawn M. Rolfe

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Assaults on law enforcement officers: a spatial and theoretical analysis through social disorganization., Brian Keith Simpkins

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Police stress, depression, and substance use among police officers: a general strain perspective., Kyra Nicole Fritz

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A contemporary trend analysis of Kentucky State Police vehicular pursuit-related collisions and injuries., Frederick A. Williams Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The styles of criminology : writing among the stars., Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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A structural equation analysis of the relationships between PTSD, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation : is general strain theory a viable framework for explaining suicide risk among correctional staff?, Wm. Clay Johnson

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Furthering understanding of forensic units: a detailed examination of Knoxville police department's crime scene unit., Cassandra Christina Rausch

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Macro-level predictors of assaults against police in Kentucky., Virginia Paulette Redman

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A risky business : examining the prevalence and correlates of post traumatic stress disorder symptomology and social support in Kentucky's adult correctional staff., Ashley Terrell French

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Moral time and homicide investigations., David Stuart Lapsey Jr.

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A cross-sectional exploration of household financial reactions and homebuyer awareness of registered sex offenders in a rural, suburban, and urban county., John Charles Navarro

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The influence of sport participation on youth binge drinking., Jason Nicholson

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The dangers and self protective behaviors of ride share drivers., M. Angela Schwendau

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The sources of behavioral reinforcement : an examination of nonsocial reinforcement theory., Heather Tolle

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Applying situational crime prevention to terrorism against airports and aircrafts., Molly Mae Block

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Exploring differences between the health and wellness of state police officers and community corrections professionals., Rodney Allen Copenhaver

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Same-sex child molestation within the Boy Scouts of America initiation and termination in victim narratives., Leah Catherine Jihee Shon

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The impact of victimization on the disabled., Derek James Allen

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Capital? child rape : does public opinion support the use of the death penalty on child rapists?, Charlene Kaye Chudacoff 1987-

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Support partners of registered sex offenders : exploring their experiences, identities, and perceptions., David Patrick Connor

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Sex offenses at Protestant Christian churches : a typology and examination using social disorganization theory., Andrew Stephen Denney

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Judges' perceptions of sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restrictions., Lauren Nicole Lennon

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Examining macro-level correlates of farm equipment theft : a test of routine activity theory and social disorganization theory., Dustin Lee Osborne

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Knocking on the door : police decision points in executing search warrants., Brian Patrick Schaefer

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An ethnographic study of scrappers and metal thieves., Benjamin Fred Stickle

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Racial profiling : using propensity score matching to examine focal concerns theory., Anthony Gennaro Vito

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Prevalence of knowledge in forensic anthropological field methods within traditional forensic investigation., Cassandra Christina Rausch 1988-

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Sex differences in violent school victimization : using self-control to understand variation in victimization., Anthony Smith 1989-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Families of murder victims' perceptions of capital punishment : a content analysis of what family members say following executions., Corey Daniel Burton 1984-

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Prison wardens' perceptions of sex offenders, sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restrictions., David Patrick Connor

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Backgrounds and motivations of faith-based halfway-house volunteers., Andrew Stephen Denney

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Examining crime symbiosis : the impact of alcohol outlets on violence in nearby neighborhood park environs., William Cameron Stelzig 1986-

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Adolescent steroid use : a logistic regression analysis., Anthony Gennaro Vito 1987-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Delinquency : a trajectory analysis of African-American males., Wyatt Brown 1985-

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Self-control theory : an exploration of racial disparities in offending., EmmaLeigh E. Kirchner

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Identity theft and routine activities : a test of victimization using college students., Brian Dean Fell

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The social development model and delinquent behavior : a case study., Jessica Noel Mullikin