Alyssa Sheeran, MS

PhD Student
Criminal Justice & Criminology

Alyssa Sheeran is a doctoral student and research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests focus on individual- and neighborhood-level influences on recidivism, sentencing disparities in the criminal justice system, adult drug treatment courts and veterans' courts, and perceptions of the police. She is currently working as a research assistant on a project to evaluate the Milwaukee County Adult Drug Treatment Court and Veteran's Treatment Initiative. Alyssa has taught undergraduate courses in Methods in Social Welfare Research, Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, and Criminal Court Processes.

Alyssa has published articles in criminal justice journals and is the coauthor of Teaching Research Methods. She has also presented her work at several regional and national conferences.


  • M.S., Criminal Justice, UW-Milwaukee, 2015
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, UW-Milwaukee, 2012

Research Interests:

  • Individual and neighborhood characteristics associated with offending
  • Sentencing disparities in the criminal justice system
  • Adult drug treatment courts and veterans' courts
  • Perceptions of the police