Organizational change, community corrections (probation/parole), prisons, law & society, prisoner reentry, evidence-based courts, implementation studies, street-level bureaucrats, and qualitative methods
Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher whose methods include ethnographic observation, interviews, and focus groups with over 15 years of experience working with corrections agencies at the federal, state and local county levels including prisons, jails, probation/parole agencies and problem-solving courts. She is recognized for her work examining how social control organizations and their middle management and street-level workers understand, negotiate, and at times, resist change. Dr. Rudes experience includes working with community corrections agencies during adoption, adaptation and implementation of various workplace practices and reforms including: contingency management (incentives/rewards/sanctions), risk-needs assessment instruments and motivational interviewing. Dr. Rudes serves as Associate Editor of the journal Victims & Offenders and publishes regularly in journals such as Criminal Justice & Behavior, Federal Probation, Law & Policy, and Justice Quarterly. Dr. Rudes is also the 2012 winner of the Teaching Excellence Award and the 2015 Mentoring Excellence Award at George Mason University.
The Prison Project (in collaboration with the PA-DOC)
The YOURS Project (Your Own Reentry System)
Maryland Department of Probation & Parole (MDPP)
Implementation, Translation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Policy/Practice in Community Corrections (NIJ)
The Juvenile Justice Project
Kras, Kimberly.R., Rudes, D.S. & Taxman, F.S. (In press). Managing Up and Down: Community Corrections Middle Managers Role Conflict and Ambiguity during Organizational Change. Journal of Crime and Justice.
Viglione, Jill, Danielle S. Rudes & Faye S. Taxman. 2015. Misalignment in Supervision: Implementation of Risk/Needs Instruments in Probation. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(3), 263-85.
Portillo, Shannon & Danielle S. Rudes. (2014). Constructions of justice at the street level. Annual Review of Law & Social Science, 10:321-34.
Portillo, Shannon, Danielle S. Rudes & Faye S. Taxman. 2014. Transportability of Contingency Management in Problem Solving Courts. Justice Quarterly, DOI 10.1080/07418825.2014.902490.
Rudes, Danielle S. 2012. Framing organizational reform: Misalignments and disputes among parole and union middle managers. Law & Policy, 34(1), 1-31.
NSF (with Jill Viglione)
• Prisoner Reentry, 2014 • Justice Organizations, 2013-present • Directed Readings in Justice Organizations (2009-13) • Qualitative Research Methods, 2010 & 2013 • Conduct of Justice Organizations at the Street Level, 2009 • Community Corrections, 2014 • Honors Seminar (Prisoner Reentry), 2013-14 • Capstone in Criminology, Law & Society 2011-2013 • Experiencing the Criminal Justice System (special topic Drug Courts), 2010 & 2011 • Punishment & Corrections, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012 • Violence, 2007 & 2008 • Deviance, 2007 & 2009
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (Sociology)
Law & Society Association
American Society of Criminology
Stockholm Crime Symposium
Quoted in “Obenshain says Virginia's crime and recidivism rates have dropped since parole abolition.” Richmond Times Dispatch, By Warren Fiske on 8/3/2015.
Radio interview with Virginia Talk Radio Network (WIQO), Lynchburg, VA regarding VA Parole Reform