Miriam Northcutt Bohmert

Miriam Northcutt Bohmert

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

  • mirnorth@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4285
  • Sycamore Hall 319
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 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. In part due to her background in sociology and professional experiences in the field of corrections, her work focuses on race, class, gender and other social justice issues related to prisons, community supervision, and sexual violence. Her current research projects examine emerging areas of researching in community corrections such as transportation disadvantage and the use of monetary sanctions (fines and fees). Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Indiana University, and Association for Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her published works appear in Criminal Justice & Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, British Journal of Criminology, Prison Journal, and Social Forces.

Spring 2019

Miriam Northcutt Bohmert awarded foundation grant - Dr. Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, has been awarded $400,000 from the Laura & John Arnold Foundation to investigate the use of fines and fees for people on probation and parole in Indiana.

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Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam, Kayla Allison*, and Caitlin Ducate* (forthcoming). “’A Rape was Reported’: Construction of Crime in a University Newspaper.” Online First at Feminist Media Studies. 10.1080/14680777.2018.1509104

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam, Kayla Hoskins* and Merry Morash (2019). Tracking methods and retention for a longitudinal sample of alcohol‐ and drug‐involved women on probation and parole. Accepted for publication at Journal of Community Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22170

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam and Alfred DeMaris (2018). “Cumulative Disadvantage and the Role of Transportation in Community Supervision.” Crime &and Delinquency, 64 (8): 1033-1056. DOI: 10.1177/0011128716686344

Rachel E. Green*, Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, Amanda N. Gesselman, Rasul Mowatt, Jennifer Maher, and Justin R. Garcia. (2018). “Graffiti with a Purpose: Sexual Violence & Social Justice Conversations in University Bathroom Stalls.” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, (6) 1: 73-92.

Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam, Grant Duwe, and Natalie Kroovand Hipple (2018). “Evaluating Restorative Justice Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): Can Social Support Overcome Structural Barriers?” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62 (3): 739-758. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16652627

Morash, Merry, Deborah Kashy, Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, Jennifer Cobbina, and Sandi Smith (2017). “Women at the Nexus of Correctional and Social Policies: Implications for Recidivism Risk.” British Journal of Criminology, 57 (2): 441-462. DOI:10.1093/bjc/az v124.

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.” Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, 2 (2): 110-129. DOI: 10.1080/23774657.2016.1277378.

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