Stephen Oliphant

Stephen  Oliphant
  • PhD Candidate
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MPP 2019, University of Michigan
  • BA 2015, Kalamazoo College


Curriculum Vitae



Stephen Oliphant is a PhD candidate at the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His primary research interests include firearm policy, violence prevention, and death penalty policy.

Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 2015, where he was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team and studied abroad at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine campus in Trinidad & Tobago. Stephen attended the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and received his Master of Public Policy and a certificate in Injury Science in 2019. While at the University of Michigan, he worked with the Firearm Safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) Consortium and assisted in research addressing youth firearm injuries and deaths.


Estimating the Effect of Death Penalty Moratoriums on Homicide Rates Using the Synthetic Control Method

Year: 2022 Author: Oliphant, S. Journal: Criminology & Public Policy

Effects of Wisconsin's Handgun Waiting Period Repeat on Suicide Rates

Year: 2022 Author: Oliphant, S. Journal: Injury Prevention

Examining Time-Variant Spatial Dependence of Urban Places and Shootings

Year: 2021 Authors: Oliphant, S. Journal: Journal of Urban Health

Bullying Victimization and Weapon Carrying: A Partial Test of General Strain Theory

Year: 2021 Authors: Oliphant, S. Journal: Youth & Society

A Scoping Review of Patterns, Motives, and Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Firearm Carriage

Year: 2019 Authors: Oliphant, S., Mouch, C., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., Hargarten, S., Jay, J., Hemenway, D., Zimmerman, M., Carter, P. Journal: Journal of Behavioral Medicine