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Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

About

Rashi Shukla is a professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Oklahoma. Shukla's research interests include examining drug use and decision-making, drug policy, and white collar crime. Since 2005, she has served as a principal investigator of a multi-method study of the methamphetamine problem. She is currently examining the current state of the drug problem and challenges faced by law enforcement in rural Oklahoma.

Shukla has presented her research at state, national, and international conferences. Her research has been published in Substance Use and Misuse, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Security Journal, Humbolt Journal of Social Relations, International Criminal Justice Review, Children and Youth Services Review, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and the International Journal of Drug Policy. In 2016, Shukla's first book, Methamphetamine: A Love Story, was published by the University of California Press. 

Education and Certifications

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, 2003

  • Dissertation: A Rational Choice Analysis of Decision-Making & Desistance from Marijuana Use.

M.A., Criminal Justice. Rutgers University, 1996                                                         

B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), 1994 (Graduated Cum Laude)

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • White Collar Crime
  • Environmental Criminology & Crime Analysis
  • Criminology
  • Victimology
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Crime & Delinquency
  • Law & Society
  • Introduction to Sociology 

Honors and Awards

Faculty Member of the Year, UCO College of Liberal Arts, 2014

New Faculty Member of the Year, UCO College of Liberal Arts, 2007

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