Anthony Cergnul is a Master’s student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Previously Anthony worked and studied as a research scholar and student at Northern Michigan University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention, in addition within the Center for Native American Studies in Marquette, Michigan. His research focused on the review and analysis of the complex relationship of law enforcement agencies and Sovereign Native Nations. In addition Anthony has served on various research teams including serving as principal investigator for a qualitative study titled “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Adult Children of Incarcerated Fathers.” with Dr. Alan McEvoy in 2019-2021 in addition to a mixed methods assessment and review of literature regarding law enforcement agencies' interactions and treatment of American Indian individuals and communities.  

While at the University of Maryland, Anthony will focus his research on emergent issues in crime & justice, criminal justice policy & practice specifically within Native Sovereign Nations, and the collateral consequences of justice involvement.

Areas of Interest

  • Investigative Subjectivity
  • Identity and Crime
  • Collateral Consequences of Tribal Sovereignty
  • Federal American Indian Policy
  • Punishment
  • Qualitative Methods


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminal Justice & Loss Prevention Management
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Native American Studies
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminal Justice


  • Cergnul, A. (2021, April 7). Indian Country and Law Enforcement: A Review of Current Literature. Celebration of Student Scholarship, Marquette, MI, United States.
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