Criminal Justice Faculty
Dr. Kevin Thompson, Professor
Office: CJPP 110
Office Hours: Mondays: 8:30 am - 10:30 am or by appointment
CJ 406/606 Crime and Delinquency
CJ 407/607 Deviant Behavior
CJ 408/608 Criminology
CJ 721 Individual Theories of Crime
CJ 752 Criminogenic Commodities
Dr. Kevin Thompson is Professor of Criminal Justice. He commenced his position at NDSU in 1989. Dr. Thompson’s research focuses mainly on adolescent behavior disturbances. He also has a focus on high risk college drinking. Some of his current research projects include: 1) the impact of detention on juvenile recidivism; 2) the impact of drug courts on recidivism rates; and 3) the effect of risky drinking on college student populations. He has published numerous journal articles which have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Child Abuse & Neglect, The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Thompson has served on numerous boards and task forces addressing issues related to at-risk youth. Dr. Thompson also serves as the Criminal Justice Club Advisor.
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1986
M.S., University of North Dakota, 1982
B.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1978
CJ 210 Intro to Policing
CJ/POLS 325 Applied Research Methods
CJ 465 Women & Minorities in Criminal Justice
CJ 755 Administrative Policing
CJ 757 Community Policing
Carol A. Archbold is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She has been at NDSU since 2005. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on policing, gender and race issues in the criminal justice system, and research methods. Her research interests include women in policing, police liability and accountability, and race and gender in the criminal justice system.
Dr. Archbold was awarded the 2013 Chamber of Commerce NDSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award and the 2011 Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. She was also appointed to the Editorial Boards for the journal, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education in 2011.
Dr. Archbold has published her research in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including: Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Journal of Criminal Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. She conducted the first study on the use of risk management by police agencies in the United States. This study is featured in her book Police Accountability, Risk Management and Legal Advising (LFB Scholarly Publishing, New York, NY, 2004). In 2011, Dr. Archbold co-authored the book Women and Policing in America: Classic and Contemporary Readings with Dr. Dorothy Schulz and Dr. Kimberly Hassell (Aspen Publishing). in 2012, Dr. Archbold authored the text Policing: A Text/Reader (Sage Publications). The second edition of the book, The New World of Police Accountability (with Samuel Walker) will be in print in the Fall 2013. This book is published by Sage Publications.
Her current research projects include an examination of the impact of the oil boom and the police in western North Dakota, as well as a national study of police misconduct.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Omaha, 2002
M.A., University of North Dakota, 1997
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1995
Dr. Amy J. Stichman, Assistant Professor of Practice
Office: CJPP 109
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ultimate Penalties in the Criminal Justice System
Methods of Criminological Research
Introduction to Criminology Corrections: Prisons, Probation, and Parole
The Politics of Criminal Justice
- Corrections, Institutional Life, Inmate & Correctional Officer Attitude, Treatment Program Evaluation
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2003
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1993
B.C.J, New Mexico Sate University, 1991
Dr. Steven Briggs, Assistant Professor
Office: CJPP 108
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Policing
Women and Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
Dr. Briggs joined the faculty of NDSU in 2013. His research interests center on the social ecology of crime, police discretion, and police effectiveness. He has published articles in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, and the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2003
B.A., University of North Dakota, 2001
Dr. Andrew Myer, Assistant Professor
Office: CJPP 117
Office Hours: TBA
Andrew J. (A.J.) Myer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University. Dr. Myer is also a Research Fellow with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. He has taught courses on corrections, evidenced based correctional programming, and statistical and research methodologies. His research interests include effective correctional interventions, evidence based program evaluation, actuarial offender risk assessment practices, and macro-social research methods.
Dr. Myer has worked with numerous community and institutional correctional agencies across the United States, focusing on the evaluation of correctional programming and implementation of evidence based practices. He has conducted numerous process and outcome evaluations of correctional programs, including dozens of process and outcome evaluations of treatment courts. Most recently Dr. Myer has been working with different types of treatment courts, including: adult and juvenile treatment courts, gender specific treatment courts, veteran’s courts, mental health courts, and drug courts.
Dr. Myer has written over 50 technical reports on evidence based program evaluation. He has published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Victims and Offenders, and the Journal of Crime and Justice, and is co-editor of the book The Origins of American Criminology.
Dr. Sarah Boonstoppel, Assistant Professor
Office: CJPP 111
Office Hours: TBA
Sarah Boonstoppel is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at North Dakota State University. Her central research interests include criminological theory, crime and the life course, and qualitative and mixed research methods. More specifically, her work examines whether and how role transitions in early young adulthood relate to continuity and change in offending. Recently, she has analyzed in-depth, qualitative interviews with formerly sanctioned at-risk young adults to examine the relationship between becoming a parent and the social and subjective changes implicated in the desistance process. She teaches criminological theory and juvenile delinquency.