Adam Trahan
University of North Texas
Criminal Justice
(940) 369-8860
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Education

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009.
Major: Criminal Justice/Don't shoot the messenger: Capital jurors' perceptions of attorneys
MA, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2004.
Major: Criminal Justice/The modern-day music man: A case study of consumer fraud
BA, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2002.
Major: Criminal Justice/Minor: Psychology

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Associate Professor, University of North Texas. (2015 – Present).
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (2008 – Present).
Associate Instructor, Indiana University. (20042008).
Jury Consultant, Lorinda Youngcourt. (20072007).
Research Assistant, National Consortium for Capital Defense Training Program. (20062006).
Graduate Assistant, Sam Houston State University. (20032004).
Academic Intern, Consumer Fraud Division, Harris County District Attorney's Office. (20032003).
Graduate Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University. (20022003).
Graduate Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University. (20022003).

Professional Memberships

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (Present).

Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. (Present).

American Society of Criminology. (Present).

Golden Key National Honour Society. (Present).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CJUS 2100, Crime and Justice in the United States, 2 courses.
CJUS 2600, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, 35 courses.
CJUS 3310, Organized and Consensual Crime, 1 course.
CJUS 3500, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, 2 courses.
CJUS 3600, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, 16 courses.
CJUS 3700, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, 6 courses.
CJUS 4500, Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies, 1 course.
CJUS 4870, Topics in Criminal Justice, 1 course.
CJUS 4900, Special Problems, 1 course.
CJUS 4901, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, 3 courses.
CJUS 4951, Honors College Capstone Thesis, 2 courses.
CJUS 5600, Advanced Criminological Theory, 23 courses.
CJUS 5800, Topics in Criminal Justice, 17 courses.
CJUS 5850, Directed Studies, 24 courses.
CJUS 5900, Special Problems, 2 courses.
CJUS 5950, Master's Thesis, 13 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2020 – Present).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair, Criminal Justice. (2020 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (20192020).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (20192020).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (20192020).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (20182019).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (20182019).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (20182019).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2017).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (2017).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Criminal Justice. (2016).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Criminal Justice. (2016).

Other,"UNT CONNECT," Criminal Justice. (20102010).

Other,"Emerald Eagle Scholar,". (20092010).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Trahan, A., Laird, K., Evans, D. (2017). The Topography of Capital Punishment: Geographic Variations in Seeking, Achieving, and Carrying Out the Death Penalty. Handbook on Capital Punishment. Routledge.
Trahan, A. (2016). Theory and research on latrinalia. Handbook on graffiti and street art. Routledge.
Journal Article
Evans, D., Trahan, A., Laird, K. (2023). Shame and Blame: Secondary Stigma in Families of Convicted Sex Offenders. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 23(1), 78-97.
Peshkopia, R., Trahan, A. (2022). Does the EU message impact public attitudes toward the death penalty in EU membership-aspiring countries? Lessons from Albania. Journal of Contemporary European Studies.
Trahan, A., Pierce, K. (2022). Perceived immigrant threat and punitive attitudes: The moderating effect of economic insecurity. Crime & Delinquency. 68(4), 499-525.
Soto, A., Trahan, A., McGrath, J. (2021). The Effects of Neighboring, Social Networks, and Collective Efficacy on Crime Victimization: An Alternative Systemic Model of Social Disorganization. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice.
Peshkopia, R., Trahan, A. (2020). Support for the Death Penalty Reinstatement as a Protest Attitude: The Role of Political Trust. International Criminal Justice Review.
Trahan, A., Evans, D. (2020). Social exchange and the formation of prison visitation communities. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology. 8(2), .
Trahan, A., Nodeland, B. E., Dixon, A. J. (2019). Public opinion of capital punishment: An intersectional analysis of race, gender, and class effects. Criminal Justice Review. 44(4), 452-469.
Trahan, A., Laird, K. (2018). The nexus between attribution theory and racial attitudes: A test of racial attribution and public opinion of capital punishment. Criminal Justice Studies. 31(4), 352-367.
Trahan, A. (2017). Public attitudes toward legal abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and capital punishment: Partial evidence of a consistent life ethic. Criminal Justice Review. 42(1), .
Trahan, A., Winkler, J. (2017). Race and Police Use of Force: A Regression Analysis of Varying Situational Approval from 1972 to 2012. 3(2), 142-154.
Trahan, A. D., Stewart, D. M., (2015). Examining the utility of frontloading mitigation in capital cases when faced with overwhelming evidence of guilt. Criminal Law Bulletin. 51(2), .
Trahan, A. (2013). The center holds quite well: An ethnographic study of social structure and control in Jehovah's Witness religious organization..
Trahan, A. (2013). Toward a pragmatic framework for mixed-methods research in criminal justice and criminology..
Trahan, A. (2011). Examining capital jurors' impressions of attorneys' personal characteristics and their impact on sentencing outcomes.
Trahan, A. (2011). Filling in the gaps in culture-based theories of organizational crime..
Trahan, A. (2011). Identifying factors that shape capital jurors' impressions of attorneys..
Trahan, A. (2011). Identity and ideology: The dialogic nature of latrinalia.
Trahan, A. (2011). In their own words: Capital jurors' reactions to mitigation strategies..
Trahan, A. (2011). Qualitative research and intersectionality..
Trahan, A. (2009). No evidence of suicide increase following terrorist attacks in the United States: An interrupted time-series analysis of September 11 and Oklahoma City.
Trahan, A. (2008). A test of competing hypotheses about homicide following terrorist attacks: An interrupted time-series analysis of September 11 and Oklahoma City.
Trahan, A. (2008). Taking account of the "'diminished capacities' of the retarded": Are capital jurors up to the task?.
Trahan, A. (2008). The relationship between life qualification, automatic death penalty voter status, and juror decision making in capital cases.
Trahan, A. (2005). Fraud and the American dream: Toward an understanding of fraud victimization.
Popular Press Article
Trahan, A. (2006). A model capital defense training program: Evaluation and final report.

Presentations Given

Panel Presentation

Laird, K. B. (Author & Presenter), Trahan, A. (Author), The effects of racism and locus of control on death penalty support, Southwest Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Fort Worth, TX, United States of America. (20172017).

Paper

Trahan, A. (Author), Evans, D. (Author), American Society of Criminology, Attitudes toward criminal justice among families of incarcerated persons, American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20212021).

Trahan, A. (Author & Presenter), Trahan, A. (Author), American Society of Criminology, The Effect of Familial Incarceration on Perceptions of Criminal Justice, American Society of Criminology, Washington D.C., United States of America. (20202020).

Evans, D. (Author & Presenter), Trahan, A. (Author), American Society of Criminology, Secondary Stigma of Convicted Sex Offenders, American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, United States of America. (20192019).

Trahan, A. (Author), Evans, D. (Author), American Society of Criminology, Social exchange and the formation of prison visitation communities, Atlanta, United States of America. (20182018).

Trahan, A. (Author & Presenter), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Public attitudes toward euthanasia, suicide, abortion, and capital punishment: Evidence of a consistent life ethic, Denver, United States of America. (20162016).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Teaching
Zettler, H., Craig, J., Dixon, A., Trahan, A., "Inside-Out Prison Exchange Network Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (August 2021May 2022).
Uncategorized
Trahan, A. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by University of North Texas, $5000. (20112011).
Trahan, A. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by University of North Texas, $5000. (20102010).
Trahan, A. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by University of North Texas, $5000. (20092009).
Trahan, A. (Other), "Travel grant from Indiana University," Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences for presenting research at the Eighth Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, $500. (20062006).
Trahan, A. (Other), "Travel grant from Sam Houston State University," Sponsored by College of Criminal Justice for presenting research at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, $300. (20042004).
Trahan, A. (Co-Principal), "Ethics and professionalism among correctional officers," Sponsored by American Correctional Association, $1500. (20032003).

Service

University Service

Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice. (August 1, 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. (2020 – Present).

Co-Chair, Support for Students with Criminal Backgrounds. (2020 – Present).

Committee Member, University Faculty Grievance Committee. (2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Dean Evaluation Project. (December 18, 2019 – Present).

Co-Chair, Search Committee for Department Chair. (September 13, 2019 – Present).

Member, Evaluation of Administrators. (2017 – Present).

Committee Member, Faculty Salary Study. (January 2017 – Present).

Committee Member, Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee. (2015 – Present).

Committee Member, Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D Program. (2014 – Present).

Committee Member, Personnel Affaris Committee. (2014 – Present).

Chairperson, Graduate Committee. (20142022).

Director, Graduate Program. (20142022).

Chairperson, Department Chair Search Committee. (20202020).

Committee Member, HPS Grievance Committee. (September 25, 20192020).

Faculty Mentor, Emerald Eagle Scholar program. (20092009).

University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service Distributed Learning Committee. (20082008).

Other, Department of Criminal Justice. (20042008).

Colloquium Committee. (20052006).

Professional Service

Affirmative Action Committee. (20062007).

Public Service

Guest Speaker, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas, TX. (November 20, 2019November 20, 2019).