Listing the names of the numerous research assistants and members of my research team does not do their work justice. They are truly the backbone of my research project and the ones with their hands “in the dirt” most of the time. I direct and they do. Sometimes, they even lead the way. None of this would be possible without the financial support of the University of Central Oklahoma Office of Research & Sponsored Activities, College of Liberal Arts, and School of Criminal Justice. I couldn’t ask for a better team. Go team Shukla! Not surprisingly, they all move on to do their own amazing things after leaving UCO and my project. This research and the process has been life changing for us all. There are many others who have assisted in various ways over the years in a number of different ways. I thank each and every person who has played any sort of role on this project or in any other aspect of my life. This is a team effort all around!

Paige Lauren Mary Copple (2017-Present)

Amanda Leona Dorman (2017-Present)

Danielle Stoneberg (2013-2017)

Kenzi Lockwood (2016-2017)

Kristina Kave (2015-2016)

David C. Newton (2014-2016)

Matt Magness (2013-2016)

David Cea (Summer 2013)

Kathryn Letourneau, (2012-2013)

Amanda Gautier, (Fall 2012)

Shannon Jackson (2012-2015)

Jordan Crump (2011-2012)

Emelia Chrisco (2011-2012)

Lacey Elmange (2009-2011)

Cora Bradley (2007-2010)