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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Christopher Dollar

Christopher Dollar, Smiling

Ph.D. Candidate
Wilson-Short 10J, WSU Pullman




Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, (In Progress), Washington State University
M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018, Portland State University, OR
B.A., Political Science, 2016, Portland State University, Portland, OR


Christopher Dollar is a PhD candidate at Washington State University. He received his Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice and applied that degree as a Data and Evaluations Analyst for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Combined with his bachelor’s in political science resulted in interests in public policy, the politicization of crime, and comparative criminology. He is currently working on his dissertation titled On Justice Reinvestment: A Multi-State Evaluation of Policy Implementation and Criminal Justice Outcomes. Chris’s dissertation will employ a rigorous and novel time series analysis to evaluate multi state outcomes that are common outcomes of justice reinvestment reforms to illuminate if states have achieved their stated goals in reducing incarceration. Chris has been the instructor on record for seven semesters and is just as excited about teaching as he is about research.

Courses Taught

Quantitative Methods for Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Crime Control Policies, Administration of Criminal Justice, and Institutional Corrections

Research Interests

Politics of Crime & Justice, Policy Evaluation, Time series methodology, Comparative Criminology, Corrections (institutional and community), Juvenile delinquency, Program evaluation, Rehabilitation and reentry from incarceration