Assistant Professor
(215) 204-8271
550 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk


Reentry, Policing and Communities, Juvenile Justice, Qualitative Research Methods, Meta-Aggregation, Meta-Analysis


Dr. Olaghere is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. She received her Ph.D. from George Mason University in Criminology, Law and Society in 2015. She also received her M.A. from George Mason University in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy in 2010. Prior to joining Temple University, she served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Dr. David B. Wilson learning the latest quantitative and qualitative data synthesis techniques also known as meta-analysis and meta-aggregation. Her current research focuses on systematic reviews of justice system interventions for youth. Her forthcoming research will focus on integrating qualitative and quantitative research elements, a meta-synthesis of youth and adult reentry processes, and exploring models to improve police and community relations.

Selected Publications

  • Wilson, D.B., Olaghere, A., & Kimbrell, C. (In progress). Effectiveness of restorative justice principles in juvenile justice: A meta-analysis.
  • Wilson, D.B., Olaghere, A., & Kimbrell, C. (In progress). Implementing juvenile drug treatment courts: A meta-aggregation of process evaluations.
    Olaghere, A. (In progress). An elemental approach to integrating qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Olaghere, A. & Lum, C. (Under review). Classifying “micro” routine activities of street level drug transactions.
  • Wilson, D.B., Olaghere, A., & Gill, C. (2016). Juvenile curfew effects on criminal behavior and victimization: A Campbell Collaboration systematic review. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 12(2) 167-186. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-016-9258-y
  • Wilson, D.B., Gill, C., Olaghere, A., & McClure, D. (2016). Juvenile curfew effects on criminal behavior: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 12(3).
  • Douds, A., Ahlin, E.M., Kavanaugh, P.R., & Olaghere, A. (2016). Decayed prospects: A qualitative study of prison dental care and its impact on former prisoners. Criminal Justice Review 4(1), 1-20.