2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Undergraduate and 16th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Abstract Submission Online Schedule

Plenary Address

Abigail Orscheln
Police Analyst, St. Louis Police Department

Abigail Orscheln graduated from Truman State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Justice Systems. During her time at Truman she participated in the Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research program to study the effects of the Kirksville Police Department’s Burglary Prevention Program. 

Using the skills developed in the GIASR program, she went on to continue her education in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Master’s program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During her time at UMSL she held multiple research assistantships and completed a Master’s Thesis, “Routine Activity Theory at the Census-Tract Level”. Her thesis used many of the same principles she learned from her undergraduate research project. She received her Master’s in 2017. After graduation she accepted a position at the St. Louis County Police Department as a Police Analyst, where she continues to use her research knowledge to run analysis that is used to improve police department practices.