Sociology and Criminology

Dr. Kristen DeVall 
Bear Hall 128

  • 2008 Ph.D. Sociology, Western Michigan University
  • 2002 M.A. Sociology, Western Michigan University
  • 1998 B.A. Sociology and Political Science (Public Law), Western Michigan University

Specialty Areas

  • Drug Courts
  • Evaluation
  • Applied Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Professional Association

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology

Courses Taught

  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Social Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Evaluation Methods (graduate course)

Current Research Projects

  • Felony Probation Orders: Theory vs. Practice
  • School, Militarism and Zero Tolerance: Violence and the Educational Milieu
  • Evaluating Juvenile Drug Courts: Shedding Light into the Theoretical Black Box

Current Evaluation Projects

  • Evaluation of the Kalamazoo (MI) County Men's, Women's and Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Programs
  • Evaluation of the Van Buren County (MI) Unified Drug Treatment Court Program
  • Evaluation of the Jacksonville (NC) Weed and Seed Program (with Dr. Christina Lanier)