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.
Related Schools & Departments
- 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 Society, 30(6), 656-673. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2019.1578768
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403419890124
- 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 https://www.asc41.com/Criminologist/2019/ASC-Criminologist-2019-09.pdf
- 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)
More Student Paths
- Savita is from Boston and is a graduate of the Boston Latin School.
- Originally a Cultural Anthropology major, Savita later became an English major with minors in Africana Studies and Writing Studies.
- Through the service-learning course, Boston in Literature, Savita volunteered with 826 Boston to tutor in English. She is now a service-learning teaching assistant.
- For her final project in Post-Colonial Women's Writers with Professor Aljoe, she researched Carnival and its cultural significance to Trinidad and Tobago.
- Inspired by Professor Aljoe, Savita joined the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, working on an exhibit about Caribbean Carnival and creating and gathering teaching materials.
- In 2020, she began a co-op with the Africana Studies program to learn more about the field of Black Studies.
- Savita wants to work to better her own community. In the future, she hopes to become a high school teacher or a college professor. ..
- Andrew grew up in Japan, and decided to pursue his undergraduate degree back in the U.S.
- Andrew applied to Northeastern as a Business major. As his high school career came to a close, he became more interested in Japanese politics, history, and social issues.
- When thinking about what truly engaged him, Andrew felt that Asian Studies and Political Science was a better fit and switched his major to Asian Studies.
- Andrew connected with Professor Daniel Aldrich after meeting him at a presentation of his book at the institute for social sciences at Tokyo University.
- From his first day of classes, Professor Aldrich encouraged and helped Andrew get involved in research projects.
- During his first semester, Professor Aldrich paired Andrew with Tim Fraser, a PhD candidate in Political Science with strong interests in disaster resilience in Japan.
- With Tim, Andrew collected biographical information on the committee members on all the reconstructional committees on municipal, prefectural, and national level. ..
- Emerson wanted a contextualized Political Science degree, and applied to Northeastern specifically for the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) program.
- "Introduction to Economic Justice" with Professor Serena Parekh was one of Emerson's favorite courses, allowing her to study economic justice from a philosophical lens.
- Emerson was accepted by the Roosevelt Institute to do financialization research at Northeastern, examining economic priorities.
- Emerson also started a research thesis her freshman year to look at the link between modern dystopian literature and the the rise of female-led political movements.
- When Emerson found out about the HCL (History, Culture, and Law) major, she was immediately interested in adding the major to enhance her PPE studies.
- The Culture & Colonialism concentration allowed Emerson to double-credit and to develop the breadth of knowledge needed for someone who wants to work at the State Department.
- In January 2020, Emerson founded NU's Interdisciplinary Women's Collaborative (IWC) with the help of mentor and advisor Heather Hauck...
Charles T. Wallace-Thomas IV
- Charles chose to attend Northeastern because he was intrigued by the signature co-op program and wanted a curriculum that combined real-world experience without compromising thorough academic rigor.
- Initially an engineering student, Charles switched to a combined major in Economics and Mathematics to build upon his interest in economic and social justice work. He also has a minor in psychology.
- In his first year, Charles took Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South with Professor Shalanda Baker, which taught him to question systems as they exist, no matter how established.
- As part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Charles did community service, working on the Timebank team which helped him give back to Boston.
- For his first co-op, Charles split his time between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, like infrastructure and childcare.
- As Campaign Coordinator and Director of Northeastern’s Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams, Charles had spoken to people like Patrisse Cullors, Richie Reseda, Michelle Alexander, and Angela Davis.
- Over the summer of 2020, Charles was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign where he advocated for racial literacy courses and for a restorative and transformative justice center on campus...