Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Biography

Dr. Naito joined the faculty of the Department of Criminology in August 2014 after receiving her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Her undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida, and a Masters degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research agenda consists of wrongful convictions, specifically the legal aspects of eyewitness identification. Other topics include jury composition and decision-making. Her teaching interests include courts, criminal procedures, criminal law, judicial process, and other related topics.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of West Florida, 2009
  • M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sam Houston State University, 2014
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • CRIM-2274 (American Criminal Courts) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: 01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • CRIM-2274 (American Criminal Courts) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4712 (Law and Society) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4981 (Trial & Courtroom Analysis) Section: E01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4280 (CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINA) Section: E01
    • CRIM-5280 (Contemp Iss in Crim Justice) Section: E01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4712 (Law and Society) Section: E01
    • CRIM-6182 (Seminar in Wrongful Conviction) Section: E01
    • CRIM-6999 (Victim Impact Statements) Section: E02

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • CRIM-4000 (Research Methodology) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6000 (Principles of Criminology) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6999 (Victim Impact Statement) Section: 03

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-6280 (SPECIAL TOPICS) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4000 (Research Methodology) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • CRIM-2274 (American Criminal Courts) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4712 (Law and Society) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6182 (Special Seminars) Section: E01

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: E01
    • CRIM-2273 (Criminal Procedure) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4712 (Law and Society) Section: E01