College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


MA in Criminology, Law and Society

Emily Cahill, 2016

Emily Cahill

Emily graduated with her MA in May 2016, and returned to the Hampton Roads area where she now works for the City of Norfolk, VA Police Department.  While working as a patrol officer in Norfolk, Emily is able to apply what she learned from her and Dr. Stephen Mastrofski's research on procedural justice and police legitimacy.

During her time at Mason, Emily worked with Dr. Mastrofski and Dr. Craig Uchida, CEO of Justice and Security Strategies, Inc., on an evaluation of body-worn cameras at the Los Angeles Police Department.  During her first year in the program, Emily worked as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Mastrofski and trained in systematic social observations with a local police department in Virginia.  Her research interests include policing, program evaluation, and social inequality.

Before starting the MA program, Emily earned her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University.  While attending Old Dominion, Emily completed an internship with the Chesapeake Police Department and a Comparative Justice Systems study abroad course in Amsterdam and London.

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