Mari Sakiyama

(She/Her/Hers)

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences

503-751-4215 | sakiyamam@wou.edu
MA 211

At WOU since

09/16/2017

Hometown

Japan

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
 1:00-3:00 1:00-2:00 
Office hours & online appointments available by arrangement.

Course schedule

Spring 2021
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
30937 CJ427 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN CJ M 1000-1150 ONLINE CRS
30848 CJ331 POLICE & COMM: POLICY PRSPCTV - ONLINE CRS
30733 CJ327 RESEARCH METHODS IN CJ M 1200-1350 ONLINE CRS

Areas of responsibility

Mari Sakiyama is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Western Oregon University.  Her doctoral degree is in Public Affairs from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also received her B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Criminal Justice. 

Mari’s main research interest focuses on police use of technology and how the public perceives such activities, especially in the area of surveillance.  She had previously worked in projects involving police use of social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) and body-worn cameras.  Her doctoral dissertation examined public attitudes on police use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Current interests are for in-depth exploration of: 1) how (i.e., police operational context); 2) where (i.e., location of surveillance); 3) and to what extent (i.e., the degree to which) the public is receptive to police using this new technology.

 

Education

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Research areas

Police and Community, Comparative Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice




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