Criminology and Justice Policy, PhD
Stephen Douglas is a fourth year doctoral student at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Policy at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and served as a police officer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, prior to enrolling at Northeastern. His research interests include policing, situational crime prevention, and the criminology of place. Stephen has contributed to a number of projects involving local police and criminal justice agencies since joining Northeastern, and his dissertation aims to examine the link between risky facilities and spatial crime concentration. His work has appeared in Policing, the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.
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Douglas, S. (2020). The Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Violent Police Victimization. Policing. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924036.2020.1788960
Douglas, S., & Welsh, B. C. (2020). There has to be a Better Way: Place Managers for Crime Prevention in a Surveillance Society. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924036.2020.1788960
Douglas, S., & Welsh, B. C. (2020). Place Managers for Crime Prevention: The Theoretical and Empirical Status of a Neglected Situational Prevention Technique. Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41300-020-00089-4
Braga, A. A., Griffiths, E., Sheppard, K., & Douglas, S. (2020). Firearms Instrumentality: Do Guns Make Violent Situations More Lethal? Annual Review of Criminology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-061020-021528
Braga, A. A., Barao, L., Zimmerman, G. M., Douglas, S., & Sheppard, K. (2019). Measuring the Direct and Spillover Effects of Body Worn Cameras on the Civility of Police-Citizen Encounters and Police Work Activities. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-019-09434-9
- Place Managers for Crime Prevention: A Systematic Review (2019). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (San Francisco).
- Police Victimization: The Impact of Organization and Style (2018). American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (Atlanta).
More Student Paths
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...