Thomas Mrozla

Thomas Mrozla

Assistant Professor

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall

Phone: (605) 677-5706

Email: Thomas.Mrozla@usd.edu

Bio:

Tom Mrozla is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of South Dakota. His research focuses on the police, specifically how the police are held accountable and how police agencies investigate officer misconduct. He is also interested in rural policing and fear of crime in different communities. He received is Master's degree in Sociology from the University of North Dakota and his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University.


Teaching Interests:

Policing


Research Interests:

Police Accountability, Rural Policing, Fear of Crime


Education:

  • Ph D, Criminal Justice, North Dakota State University , 2018
  • MA, Sociology, University of North Dakota, 2014
  • BS, Criminal Justice and Sociology, University of North Dakota, 2012

Grants:

  • University of South Dakota Perceptions Study, Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Engagement. (2019 - Present)

Publications:

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  • Mrozla, Thomas, Dahle, Thorvald, Huynh, Carol, Robinson, Chloe, Archbold, Carol, and Marcel, Alexandra. Fear of crime in an oil boomtown in Western North Dakota, 364-381. Vol. 41, Iss. 4. Journal of Crime and Justice, 2018.
  • Archbold, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Huynh, Carol, and Mrozla, Thomas. Some days I feel like the dam broke...An examination of increased workload on police officer stress and job satisfaction in western North Dakota. Internet Journal of Criminology, 2016.

Presentations:

  • Mrozla, Thomas. Complaints of Police Misconduct: Examining the Timeliness of Completing Investigations. Presented at the American Society of Criminology , Philadelphia, PA. (November 2017)
  • Archbold, Carol, Huynh, Carol, Mrozla, Thomas, Robinson, Chloe, Dahle, Thorvald. Perceptions of community satisfaction, trust, and friendliness in an oil boomtown: Does residential longevity matter?. Presented at the American Society of Criminology , Philadelphia, PA. (November 2017)
  • Archbold, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Mrozla, Thomas, Huynh, Carol, Robinson, Chloe. Fear of Crime in an Oil Boomtown in Western North Dakota. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO. (March 2017)
  • Archbold, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Mrozla, Thomas, Huynh, Carol, Robinson, Chloe. New Faces in a New Place: An Examination of Social Well-Being and Community Satisfaction in a Boom Town in Western North Dakota. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO. (March 2017)
  • Archbold, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Mrozla, Thomas, Huynh, Carol, Robinson, Chloe. An examination of long-time residents' perceptions of new residents in an oil boomtown in Western North Dakota. Presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association , Chicago, IL. (September 2016)
  • Mrozla, Thomas, Archbold, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Huynh, Carol. Citizen's perceptions of police service in an oil boomtown in western North Dakota. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO. (March 2016)
  • Mrozla, Thomas, Briggs, Steven, Pemstein, Daniel. Evaluating the Impact of Changes in Pursuit Policies on Crime Rates. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO. (March 2016)
  • Mrozla, Thomas. New York Police Department Stop, Question, and Frisk Program: Experiences across race and gender. Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society, Omaha, NE. (March 2014)
  • Mrozla, Thomas. New York Police Department Stop, Question, and Frisk Program: Experiences across race and gender. Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association , Fargo, ND. (October 2013)
  • Mrozla, Thomas. The American Public's Attitudes Toward Outcomes in the Courts: Findings from the 2010 General Social Survey. Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association , Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2012)