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Mike Deckard

Email: michaeljdeckard@umsl.edu
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Dissertation Title: "The Efficacy of Police Patrol in Chronic and Episodic Hot Spots of Firearm Violence"
Dissertation Committee: Richard Rosenfeld (chair), Beth Huebner, Dan Isom, Lee Ann Slocum, and David Weisburd (George Mason University/Hebrew University)
Areas of Interest: Evidence-based crime policy; hot spots policing; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); mixed-methods research designs; experimental criminology; environmental criminology.

Shytierra Gaston

Email: sgn3c@umsl.edu
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Dissertation title: Race, Neighborhood Context, and Drug Enforcement: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests
Dissertation committee: Richard Rosenfeld (chair), Janet Lauritsen, Michael Campbell, and Rod Brunson (Rutgers University)
Areas of interest: Race, crime, and criminal justice; corrections; prisoner reentry; collateral consequences of criminal justice contact; families and communities of offenders; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research