Nicole N. Hanson is a Doctoral Candidate in the Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program of the CUNY Graduate Center, housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a Homeland Security Doctoral Fellow of a project examining terrorism coverage in media, funded by the Department of Homeland Security (PIs David A. Green and Maria Hartwig of John Jay College), and an adjunct lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Law and Police Science at John Jay College. Her research generally focuses on the intersections of media and political violence; the relationship between public opinion and criminal justice policy decisions, particularly within the context of the role of media in agenda-setting, public deliberation, and norm development; inequality, social control, and state power; and the efficacy and ethics of crime policy.
Nicole holds a B.A. in Anthropology, with minors in both Psychology and Sociology, from the University at Albany, and Masters Degrees in both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, specializing in Criminology and Deviance, both from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.