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Gabriel T Cesar

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Graduate Assistant/Associate, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Col of Pub Serv & Comm Solutns

Biography

Gabriel T Cesar is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. His research interests include social control, juvenile justice, and youth development. Community engagement, ethnographic methods, and qualitative analysis both facilitate and inform his research. Most recently, he conducted field interviews with young adults who have aged-out from custody of child protective services (CPS) to examine how placement in, participating with, and exiting CPS shaped their life course pathways. Gabriel’s previous work has appeared in Victims and Offenders, The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making, and Field Methods.

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Research Interests

Social Control, Juvenile Justice, Youth Development

Community Engagement, Field Research, Qualitative Analysis

Publications

Cesar, G. T and Decker, S. H. (2017) “Coldblooded and Badass: A ‘Hot’ and ‘Cool’ Approach to Understanding Carjackers’ Decisions.” The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making. (Wim Bernasco, Henk Elffers, and Jean-Louis Van Gelder, Eds.). Oxford.

Wallace, D., Cesar, G. T, and Hedberg, E. (Forthcoming 2017).The Effect of Survey Mode on Socially Undesirable Responses to Open Ended Questions: A Mixed Methods Approach. Field Methods

Todak, N. E., Cesar, G. T, and Louton, B. (2015). Forensic Reporting of TASER Exposure: An Examination of Situational and Exposure Characteristics. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 35, 4-8. 

Wright, K. and Cesar, G. T. (2013). Toward a More Complete Model of Offender Reintegration: Linking the Individual-, Community-, and System-Level Components of Recidivism. Victims and Offenders, 8(4), 373-398.

Cesar, G. T and Wright, K. (2013) “‘That Ain’t the Only Way to Be’: The Reintegration of Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise from an Individual-, Community-, and System-Level Perspective.” Crime, Justice, & Politics in the City as Seen through the Wire. (David C. Brody and Peter A. Collins, Eds.). Carolina Press.

Research Activity

2017    Principal Investigator: “‘Aging’-Out: Post-CPS Experiences of Young Adult Alumni.” Focus groups and case study interviews with 30 young adults who have aged-out of the child welfare system and are at various stages of the process of emerging into adulthood. (Pending IRB as of July, 2017)

2016    Principal Investigator: “‘CPS Kids’: Life-Course Trajectories of Youth in Social Services.” Face-to-face interviews with 38 youth aged 14-18 living in shelters, group homes, and residential treatment facilities. A follow-up to my Master’s Thesis, this mixed-methods project will examine the role of mentorship, trauma, and other variables in shaping youth’s perceptions of their futures. This project is in conjunction with Free Arts of Arizona, and is one component of their ongoing program evaluation.

2015    Phone Interviewer: “Assessing the Impact and Consequences of Body-Worn Cameras: A Multisite, Randomized Controlled Trial” Conducting interviews to evaluate the procedural justice perceptions of citizens who have had recent encounters with officers wearing body-worn cameras. This project is one component of a broader experimental evaluation of the Spokane Police Department’s use of officer-worn body cameras, including officer satisfaction, community support, and the effects that cameras have on police-citizen interactions. (Grant-funded research under Dr. Michael White)

2014    Research Assistant: “Characteristics of Dual-Involved Youth in Arizona.” Independent coder for official case files pertaining to youth involved in both juvenile criminal court, and child welfare system. (Grant-funded research under Dr. Nancy Rodriguez)

2013    Research Assistant: “Examining the Effects of TASER on Cognitive Functioning.” Randomized controlled trial of TASER effects on cognition with a sample of undergraduate students. Assisted with controlled TASER exposure and exertion conditions, assisted subjects through testing stations and assignment. (Grant-funded research under Dr. Michael White)  

2012    Principal Investigator: “Social Learning in Context: Interviews with Group Home Youth”. (Research underlying Master’s Thesis; Travis Pratt, Chair). Secured sample of CPS-involved youth, addressed IRB issues, conducted interviews, coded and analyzed responses for emergent themes.

2011    Research Assistant: “Perceptions of Neighborhood Disorder and Interpersonal Conflict Project.” Data collection, data entry, and iterative qualitative coding for experimental study of reactions to vignettes depicting transfers of (dis)respect, and photo stimuli of neighborhood (dis)order. (Grant-funded research under Drs. Danielle Wallace and Robert Fornango)

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
CRJ 462Gangs
CRJ 522Seminar on Gangs and Crime
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 462Gangs
CRJ 505Thry & Prac Criminal Justice
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 230Introduction to Policing
CRJ 527Police Accountability
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 518Race/Ethnicity,Crime & Justice
CRJ 522Seminar on Gangs and Crime
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 462Gangs
CRJ 505Thry & Prac Criminal Justice
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 505Thry & Prac Criminal Justice
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 522Seminar on Gangs and Crime
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 505Thry & Prac Criminal Justice
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 225Introduction to Criminology
CRJ 470Discretionary Justice
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 350Law and Social Control
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 321Imperatives of Proof
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
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