Nicole N. Hanson

Criminal Justice Doctoral Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nicole N. Hanson is a fifth-year doctoral student in criminal justice at John Jay College, where she is an adjunct instructor in the sociology department. Nicole is the Criminal Justice Doctoral Fellow in a project examining terrorism coverage in the media. The project is funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

Nicole’s general research focus involves the potential connections among public opinion, media and crime policy. More specifically, she is interested in the intersections between the media and political violence; the relationship between public opinion and criminal justice policy decisions, particularly within the context of the media's role in agenda setting, public deliberation and norm development; inequality, social control and state power; and the efficacy and ethics of crime policy.

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People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good