Miriam Northcutt Bohmert

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology, Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, 2014
  • M.A. Sociology, Bowling Green State University, 2006
  • B.A. Sociology, Hope College, 2003


Miriam Northcutt Bohmert received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice in 2014, where her dissertation research was funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, and the Association for Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. In part due to her background in sociology and social psychology, her work focuses on race, class, gender and other social justice issues related to prisons and community supervision. Her current research project argues that transportation deprivation is an unexamined need of individuals on community supervision.


Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam, Brittany Hood* and Jessica Meckes* (n.d.). “Evaluating Recidivism and Job Quality Outcomes for Participants in the Hoosier Initiative for Reentry Employment (HIRE) Program.” Forthcoming at Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research.

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam and Alfred DeMaris (n.d.). “Cumulative disadvantage & the role of transportation in community supervision.” Forthcoming at Crime & Delinquency. (Impact factor = 1.750; Ranked 20 of 55 Criminology and Penology journals)

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam (n.d.). “Strategies Female Offenders Use to Increase Access to Transportation.” Forthcoming at Federal Probation.

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam, Grant Duwe, and Natalie Kroovand Hipple (n.d.). “Evaluating Restorative Justice Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): Can Social Support Overcome Structural Barriers?” Forthcoming at International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16652627 (Impact factor = .840; Ranked 24 of 55 Criminology and Penology journals)

Morash, Merry, Deborah Kashy, Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, Jennifer Cobbina, and Sandi Smith (n.d.). “Women at the Nexus of Correctional and Social Policies: Implications for Recidivism Risk.” Forthcoming at British Journal of Criminology, DOI:10.1093/bjc/az v124. (Impact factor = 1.442; ranked 6 out of 55 Criminology and Penology Journals)

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam (2016). “The Role of Transportation Disadvantage for Women on Community Supervision.” Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(11): 1522-1540. DOI: 10.1177/0093854816654267 (Impact factor = 1.528; Ranked 13 of 55 Criminology and Penology journals)

Cornacchione, Jennifer, Sandi Smith, Merry Morash, Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, Jennifer Cobbina & Deborah Kashy (2016). “Topics of, and Reactions to, Female Offenders' Memorable Messages from Probation and Parole Officers.” Journal of Applied Communication Research, 44(1): 60-77. DOI: 10.1080/00909882.2015.1116705 (2015 Impact factor = 1.212; ranked 53 of 79 Communication journals)