The Master of Science in Criminology degree focuses on the nature of crime, the behavior of criminals and related research providing a strong practical application across the entire curriculum. Students will strengthen their knowledge of criminology; enhance their abilities in analysis techniques, crime prediction, crime prevention and policy development. Many Regis University Criminology faculty are active or recently retired practitioners who ensure that course material is contemporary, realistic and interesting, while fostering an open exchange of real-world knowledge with their students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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"I Made a Choice": Exploring the Persuasion Tactics Used by Online Romance Scammers in Light of Cialdini's Compliance Principles, Aaron K. Archer

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A Qualitative Study of Recent and Existing Research into the Problem of Prostitution to Determine Whether Sufficient Research has been done to Analyze Steps that can be Developed to Successfully Reduce the Demand of Prostitution Among Men in the 25 to 40 Age Range., Amber Avery

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A Current and Increasing Problem of Anti-Social Behavior via Anonymity Using Electronic Mediums Demanding Recognition as a Biophsychosocial Disorder that Perpetuates Criminal Behavior Online, Hannah Wood Despres

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Nigerian Internet Fraud: Policy/Law Changes That Can Improve Effectiveness, Anthony Adeoye Adedipe

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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An Evaluation of Sexually Aggressive Behavior in Serial-Sexual Homicide, Lauren Aunkst

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The Day of the Cyber Wolf, Ryan K. Buch

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Cyber Bullying Evolved: Bullying in the Military Workcenter, Dayna M. Friend

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A Crime Hidden in Plain Sight: a Review of Programs that Address Human Trafficking in Colorado, Janecke Hausken

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Excited Delirium Syndrome and Conducted Electrical Weapons, Adam A. Nielsen

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Private Police in the Public Safety Domain: Purpose and Practice, Carl Dwain Terry

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The World of Sex Trafficking, Angienieka S. West-Wek

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Unique Approach Against Child Sex Offenders: Jefferson County "Cheezo" Unit the Model for Success?, Sonia R. Chavez

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The Effects of Illegal Migration From Mexico to the U.S., Eric Dent

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Teen Dating Violence: Adolescent Development and its Role in the Success of Prevention Programs, Lisa Dougherty

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Classified Information: a Review of Implemented Offender Classification Models in Colorado, Andrielle Holmes

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Hot-Spot Policing and the Use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Heather L. Merigan

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Dna Testing Is the Most Effective Procedure to Solve Crimes, Son Nguyen

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Examining Barriers to Reentry Faced By Offenders in a Metropolitan County Jail and Community Setting, Kelly J. Russell

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Exploring the Causes of Islamic Radicalization and Recruitment and the General Strain Theory in Identified Terrorists, Julian A. Torres

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Fetal Attraction: a Descriptive Study of Patterns in Fetal Abductions, Kerry E. Arquette

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Impact of Parental Separation Preceded By Parental Conflict On the Propensity for Youth Criminality, Casimir Bannis

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Effective Parole Supervisor Traits Observed By Texas Parole Officers, David H. Bolding II

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Navajo Peacemaking and Māori Restorative Justice: a Comparison of Process and Procedure, Alethia Z. Fenney

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Community Reentry Programs and their Effect On Recidivism:: a Study of Life Skills Clients at the Denver County Jail, Valerie M. Gantzler

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Examining Sociobiological Fitness Traits in Conjunction with the General Strain Theory in Convicted Rapists, Lorinda R. Hetterle

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Jeffrey Dahmer: Psychopathy and Neglect, Tamara Higgs

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Leadership Traits: an Analysis of Perceived Leadership Qualities in Law Enforcement and Work Production, Joshua T. Hotchkiss

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Juvenile Risk Factors Affecting Probability of Rearrest and Treatment Options, Susan D. Kindred

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Perceptions of Community-Based Advocates in Jefferson County, Colorado Concerning Intimate Partner Violence Against Women, Amanda A. Lathrop

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Cold Case Homicides: an Examination of Clearance Factors, Matthew M. Lunn

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Fear of Crime' & Media Representation of Crime in Denver, Ryan M. Martinez

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The Use of Familial Dna Searches: a Policy Analysis, Caroline O. Moorman

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Crime Rates in Apartment Settings, Robyn M. Radosevich

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Corporal Punishment and Aggression in Adulthood: a Product of Social Learning, Derek R. Schneider

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Media bias toward the Colorado Springs police department: an analysis of the existence of bias through three eras of police chiefs /, Jennifer Walden

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Victims of Identity theft: Can Existing Victim Assets Mitigate the Emotional and Psychological Impact, Carolyn M. Billecci

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Risk Factors for Fraud in Elderly Americans, Antonia M. Jensen

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Examining the Circular Relationship Between the Heroin Trade in Afghanistan and Afghan Insurgency Funding, Edward J. Kljunich

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Animal Assisted Therapy: The Perception Of Animal Assisted Therapy Clinicians Regarding Active Participation In Treatment Therapies Of Juveniles In Detention Center Settings, Julia M. Lowe

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Can Routine Activities Theory Be Applied to Explain White Collar Crime? a Crime-Specific Analysis Using Reverse Redlining, Jory A. Maes

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Media Perception Of Excessive Police Force Based On Unemployment Rate: An Analysis Of Colorado Springs, Denver, And Pueblo, Jennifer Meckstroth

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The Demographics of Healthcare Fraud in South Florida, Jennifer K. Pond

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Effectiveness of therapeutic Communities: a Comparison of Prison-Based and Community-Based therapeutic Communities, Nicole R. Roybal

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Medical Marijuana Centers and Urban Resident's Perception of Crime in their Neighborhood, Maura L. Scherrer

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Differences in Community Policing Definitions of County and City La W Enforcement Agencies in Colorado, Jenna J. Slabaugh

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Crimes Committed By Tattooed Female Offenders and the Significance of Body Art Content and Location, Megan Sullivan

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Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation Within the United States and Denver Colorado, Jennifer E. Templeton

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Societal Integration and Radical Islam Among Muslim Immigrants in Europe and the United States, Ghada Wahdan

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Prescription Drug Abuse And Diversion Increase With Age, Don Wunderlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Mission Statement Content And Prevalence Among Local Police Departments And Sheriffs' Offices, Gwendolyn L. Pascoe