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Stephen Abeyta

Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD

Stephen Abeyta is a doctoral student at Northeastern University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He holds a B.A. in sociology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, he was involved in a qualitative research project where he had the opportunity to interview several survivors of sexual exploitation. He has also been a Research Assistant for Dr. Joanne Belknap, coding police cases on intimate partner abuse. He is currently a Research Assistant for Dr. Amy Farrell working in the Institute on Race and Justice and is investigating labor trafficking among potentially vulnerable in an exploratory project. His research interests include human trafficking and victimization, specifically the long-term recovery of survivors, as well as the death penalty and the public perception surrounding state sponsored execution.

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