Makayla Burden

Makayla   Burden
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • BS 2020, Sam Houston State University


Curriculum Vitae


Makayla is a third year doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors and Academic Distinction in 2020. Her research interests include victimology, sexual violence, and cybercrimes. Makayla is currently serving as Vice President of Student Affairs and Media for the School of Criminal Justice’s Graduate Student Association (GSA). She is currently working on a grant funded project to help the Michigan State Police with their Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI). Her work has been published in Crime & Delinquency, the Journal of Criminal Justice, the Journal of Family Violence, and Criminal Justice Review.


Perceptions of School Resource Officers: Protectors or Prosecutors?

Year: 2022 Authors: Almanza, M., Mason, M., & Melde, C. Journal: Criminal Justice Review

Police Dispatch Times: The Effects of Neighborhood Structural Disadvantage

Year: 2022 Authors: LaBerge, A., Mason, M., & Sanders, K. Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice

Deepfake Pornography: New Forms of Image Based Harm and Sexual Abuse

Year: 2021 Authors: Mason, M. & Holt, K. Publisher: ATSA of Michigan


Chinese Police Cadets' Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence: A Pretest/Posttest Design

Year: 2020 Authors: Hayes, B.E., Connolly, E.J., Wang, X., Mason, M., & Ingham, C. Journal: Crime & Delinquency


Prevalence of Child Maltreatment and the Effects of the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence on Attitudes towards Domestic Violence in Chinese Police Cadets

Year: 2020 Authors: Hayes, B.E., Connolly, E.J., Wang, X., Ingham, C., & Mason, M. Journal: Journal of Family Violence