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Danielle Shields

Danielle M. Shields is currently pursuing her PhD in criminal justice at Rutgers University-Newark. She is also employed as an adjunct instructor at New Jersey City University and West Chester University.  Currently, her work primarily centers on understanding the nature of LGBTQ citizens’ interactions with the police.  She also studies other aspects of policing citizens,... Learn More


Ntasha Bhardwaj

Ntasha Bhardwaj is a doctoral candidate at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Her work is multi-disciplinary drawing on perspectives from Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science and Law. As a researcher she explores the impact of gender and gender inequality on crime and fear of crime in South Asia. Her dissertation... Learn More


Morgan Pater

Morgan Pater is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.  She is interested in the experience of crime, violence, and punishment, particularly among youth. More specifically, her work explores institution-level effects on individual-level perceptions and dispositions. Her current research involves social systematic observation of arraignment courts in the United States in a... Learn More