Deena R. DeVore
Deena R. DeVore is a graduate student in the criminal justice program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology in the Spring of 2017 at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a first-generation college graduate from an impoverished background, DeVore finds value in education and the pursuit of knowledge freeing. DeVore has interests in the topics of: policing practices and organizational structure, prescription drug abuse, violence against women/seemingly gender-specific crimes like rape, criminological theory and the study of correctional institutions. DeVore finds that her interest in sociology offers an interesting perspective for the criminal justice field. Her sociological interests include: the concept of social constructionism, masculine and feminine narratives/gender roles, the socialization process, the concept of social status/inequality and social stratification, as well as sociological theories of organizations and bureaucracy. Her interests outside of academic topics include: houseplants, casually studying history, existentialism and phenomenology, and cats. DeVore is also an avid aquarium enthusiast.