Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Internship Coordinator


  • 2019 Ph.D. Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2012 M.A. Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1998 B. A. Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

Problem-Solving Courts; Policing; Sexual Assault


American Society of Criminology (ASC) - Division on Policing

Southern Criminal Justice Association

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association (MCJA)

American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP)

Indigent Defense Research Association

Alpha Phi Sigma

Recent Publications

Dewald, S., Honegger, L., DuBois, S., Crndall, M., and Sopcic--Hilderbrand, Jaclyn. (2024). Collaboration of University Research and Problem-Solving Court: Lessons and Perspectives. Criminal Justice Studies, 37(1), 82-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/1478601X.2024.2306351

Honegger, L., & Dewald, S. (2023). Making a Case for Gender-Responsive, Trauma-Informed Mental Health Courts: An Exploration of Participant Trauma Histories. Journal of Forensic Social Work, 7(1), 72–90. https://doi.org/10.15763/issn.1936-9298.2023.7.1.72-90

Dewald, S. (2023). Detectives and technological frames: Integrating technology and social media into everyday work. Policing & Society, 33(1), 111-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2022.2064858

Dewald, S. (2022). “So, you can let me look at your phone?”: Detectives obtaining consent to search cell phones. Journal of Criminal Justice & Law, 5(2). https://jcjl.pubpub.org/pub/v5i2ryuircnx


Stacy Dewald is an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the department of Sociology and Criminology. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She previously worked as a legal investigator for a public defender’s office. Her research focuses on problem-solving courts, policing, and sexual assault