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Research and Scholarship

During their years of study at CSFS, students are supported to explore research that will advance the fields of criminology and forensics. Research opportunities are offered by individual faculty members based on their area of expertise.

Faculty-student Research

The faculty at CSFS are experts in a variety of forensic topics and students are able to be a part of faculty research, as well as conduct their own. Our faculty and students often present research findings at industry conferences and submit research findings to prominent peer-reviewed journals in the field.

Faculty-student research areas include:

  • Developing training aimed at preventing sexual misconduct in schools
  • Response bias in test measures
  • Validation of tests for police applicants
  • Female sex offenders
  • The relationship of juvenile attitudes to guns and violence
  • Juvenile sex offenders
  • Developing and validating measures of response bias to identify feigned cognitive, physical, and psychiatric symptoms