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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. (2020). Criminology and Criminal Justice, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S. (2011). Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to CJ Statistics
  •  Introduction to Policing
  • Careers and Technologies in Criminal Justice
  • Writing and Evaluating Research
  • Women and Crime
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice


Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Seo, C., & Kruis, N. E. (2022). Examining factors related to departmental adoption of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) models: A survey of police chiefs. Community Mental Health Journal.

Seo, C., Kruis, N. E., & Park, S. (2022). School violence and safety policies and practices in urban and rural communities: Does location matter? International Journal of Rural Criminology, 6 (2), 273-297.

Seo, C., & Kruis, N. E. (2022). The impact of school’s security and restorative justice measures on school violence. Children and Youth Services Review, 132, 106305.

Seo, C., Kim, B., & Kruis, N. E. (2021). Police response models for handling encounters with people suffering from mental illnesses: A survey of police chiefs. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 793-814.

Seo, C., Kim, B., & Kruis, N. E. (2021) Variation across police response models for handling encounters with people with mental illnesses: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 72,

Seo, C., Kim, B., & Kruis, N. E. (2021) A meta-analysis of police response models for handling people with mental illnesses: Cross-country evidence on the effectiveness. International Criminal Justice Review, 31(2), 182-202.

Kim, B., Seo, C., & Hong. Y. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of income inequality and crime in Europe: Do places matter? European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research.

Hassett, M. R., Kim, B., & Seo, C (2020). Attitudes toward concealed carry of firearms on campus: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of School Violence, 19(1), 48-61.

Kruis, N., Seo, C., & Kim, B (2020). Revisiting the empirical status of social learning theory on substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 55(4), 666-683.

Kim, B., Merlo, A., & Seo, C. (2018). Internationality of women specialty journals: Content analysis and survey of editors. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(3), 231-249.


Research Interests

  • Policing
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • School Violence and Security Measures
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Trauma-Informed Care in Juvenile Justice System
  • Substance Use
  • Crime and Place

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