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Stacie St. Louis

Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD

Stacie St. Louis is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She holds a M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northeastern and a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her dissertation assesses the cumulative disadvantages of pretrial detention, exploring the role of dangerousness perceptions in case processing. Specifically, she applies advanced analytic methods to measure how certain sub-groups of defendants are more likely to be detained pretrial and face more severe adjudication and sentencing outcomes via their increased likelihood of pretrial detention. Earlier in her graduate studies, she served as a primary research assistant on two National Institute of Justice-funded projects aiming to better understand correctional officer stress and suicide. Her assistantships provided her the opportunity to recruit participants, create questionnaires, interview prison administrators, officers, and their family members, and analyze the resulting quantitative and qualitative data. She has also worked alongside a local county jail to evaluate their programs. She is currently teaching Criminal Justice Research Methods and has also taught The Death Penalty.

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  • Frost, N. A., Monteiro, C. E., Stowell, J. I., Trapassi, J., & St. Louis, S. (2020). The Impact of Correction Officer Suicide on the Institutional Environment and on the Wellbeing of Correctional Employees. Final summary overview prepared for the National Institute of Justice. Washington, D.C.
  • Frost, N. A. & St. Louis, S. (2020). Reforming Penalty. In L. A. Gould & J. J. Brent (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on American Prisons. Routledge.
  • St. Louis, S., & Greene, J. R. (2020). Social context in police legitimacy: giving meaning to police/community contacts. Policing and Society30(6), 656-673.
  • St. Louis, S. (2019). Neighborhood Context and the Pretrial Process: Do Defendants Face Adverse Outcomes Due to Their Home Address?. Criminal Justice Policy Review. Advanced online publication.
  • Frost, N. A., St. Louis, S., & Monteiro, C. E. (2019). Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Grant: Process and Outcome Evaluation of a Randomized Control Trial. Final report to the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office. Dedham, MA.
  • St. Louis, S. (2019, September/October). The Importance of Service for Professional Development: Why and How Students Should Get Involved in the University, Profession, and Community. The Criminologist. Retrieved from


  • St. Louis, S. (2020, November 18-20). Bail Denied or Bail Too High? Disentangling Cumulative Effects by Detention Type and Release [panel presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Criminology Consortium. Selected for the Division of Corrections and Sentencing’s Featured Student Panel.
  • St. Louis, S., Monteiro, C. E., & Frost, N. A. (2019). Correctional Officer Stress and the Role of Prison Climate [panel presentation]. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 – Ben Steiner Excellence in Corrections Student Paper Award, Division on Corrections and Sentencing, American Society of Criminology
  • 2020 – Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Student Research Funding
  • 2019 – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Graduate Student Publishing Workshop: Selected Participant and Scholarship Recipient (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • 2019 – Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Summit: Selected Participant and Scholarship Recipient (Baltimore, MD)

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