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University of Central Oklahoma

Classes Taught

  • CIA Fieldwork
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Intro to Policing
  • Intro to CJ
  • Writing for CJ professionals

Education and Certifications

Ph.D., Emergency Management - Oklahoma State University (2022)

M.A., Criminal Justice - University of Central Texas (1997)

B.A., Criminal Justice - University of Central Missouri (1994)

Professional and Community Involvement

Faculty Coordinator - Criminal Justice Living Learning Community (LLC) 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Dement, C. & Inglis, M. (under review). Artificial intelligence-assisted criminal justice reporting: An exploratory study of benefits, concerns, and future directions. Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Maier, E., Dement, C., Shukla, R. (under review). Roomers vs. Zoomers: Who is learning? Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

Dement, C. (2023, Jul 25). Enhancing carceral evacuation efficacy: Insights from 2020-2021 disasters. Sage Perspectives.

Dement, C. & Inglis, M. (2023, Jul 20) AI can be used to write better criminal justice reports, but professionals in the field still have reservations about its use. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dement, C. (2023). Coordinating the chaos: An evaluation of carceral evacuations. The Prison Journal.

Dement, C. & Burns, J. (2023, Jun 9) Social protests following police killings can influence the public service motivations of criminal justice professionals. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dement, C. (2023, May 1). Greater collaboration between local and state emergency management can better prepare prisons and jails for disasters. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dement, C. (2023). Public administration in disaster: Integrating emergency management into jail and prison preparedness. Public Administration Review.

Dement dissertation (2022). To stay or to go? A critical evaluation of carceral operations in slow-onset disasters.

Dement, C., & McAleavy, T. (2021). Vulnerable populations: A cross-case synthesis of correctional facility disaster response during Hurricanes Katrina and Maria. Journal of Emergency Management, 19(8), 97-108.

Dement, C. (2020) Review of: Policing in Natural Disasters: Stress, Resilience, and the Challenges of Emergency Management. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 38(2), 238-240.

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