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Thomas Mrozla

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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 police accountability and perceptions of police. He also studies rural policing, fear of crime, and personal safety. He received his Master's degree in Sociology from the University of North Dakota and 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:

  • Representation and Accountability in American Policing, Allene R. Chiesman Fund. (2019 - 2019)
  • Representation in American Policing, Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Engagement. (2019 - Present)
  • University of South Dakota Perceptions Study, Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Engagement. (2019 - Present)

Publications:

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  • Mrozla, Thomas. Complaints of Police Misconduct: Examining the Timeliness and Outcomes of Internal Affairs Investigations. The Social Science Journal, 2019. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2019.04.007)
  • Huynh, Carol, Robinson, Chloe, Mrozla, Thomas, Dahle, Thorvald, Archbold, Carol, and Marcel, Alexandra. New Faces in a New Place: Long-Time Residents' Perceptions of New Residents in an Oil Boomtown in the Bakken Oil Shale Region, 992-1006. Vol. 40, Iss. 8. Deviant Behavior, 2019. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2018.1456689)
  • Archbold, Carol, Mrozla, Thomas, Huynh, Carol, Dahle, Thorvald, Robinson, Chloe, and Marcel, Alexandra. Resident interaction and social well-being in an oil boomtown in western North Dakota, 463-472. Vol. 55, Iss. 4. The Social Science Journal, 2018. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2018.03.003)
  • 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. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0735648X.2018.1429297)
  • Mrozla, Thomas. North Dakota State University Perceptions of Campus Police and Personal Safety Report..
  • 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.

Awards and Honors:

  • Center for Teaching and Learning Course Design Fellowship, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2019
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Summit, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2017

Presentations:

  • Mrozla, Thomas. College Students' Perceptions of Police Response to Mental Illness. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences- Cancelled Due to Pandemic, San Antonio, TX. (March 2020)
  • Mrozla, Thomas. Exploring Census Tract Characteristics and Police Misconduct Investigations. Presented at the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. (November 15, 2019)
  • Mrozla, Thomas, Briggs, Steven, Pemstein, Daniel. Police Pursuit Policy Restrictiveness and the Frequency of Pursuits, Collisions, and Injuries. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD. (March 29, 2019)
  • 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)