Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Selected Faculty Publications

  • Catherine Gallagher

    Research Interests: Juvenile Justice; Health outcomes and delivery for vulnerable populations; Suicide, injury, illness and deaths in confinement; Evidence synthesis and big data analytics for healthcare and justice policy

    Selected Publications

    Gallagher, C.A. (2009). The impact of health care for the juvenile justice system.  Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, 16(3).

    Gallagher, C.A. & Dobrin, A. ( 2007).  Can juvenile justice detention facilities meet the call of the AAP and NCCHC? A national evaluation of current practices.  Pediatrics.

    Gallagher, C.A. & Dobrin, A. (2007). The comparative risk of suicide in juvenile facilities and the general population: The problem of rate calculations in high turnover institutions.  Criminal Justice and Behavior.

    Gallagher, C.A., Dobrin, A. & Douds, A.  (2007). A national overview of reproductive health care services for girls in juvenile justice residential facilities.  Women's Health Issues.

  • Charlotte Gill

    Research Interests: Community-based crime prevention, place-based criminology, policing, youth and crime, re-entry, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, research synthesis

    Selected Publications

    Weisburd, David, David Farrington, and Charlotte Gill (Eds.) (2016). What works in crime prevention and rehabilitation: Lessons from systematic reviews. New York: Springer.

    Gill, Charlotte and David B. Wilson. (Forthcoming). Improving the success of reentry programs: Identifying the impact of service–need fit on recidivism. Criminal Justice & Behavior

    Gill, Charlotte, Denise Gottfredson, and Kirsten Hutzell. (2016). Can school policing be trauma- informed? Lessons from Seattle. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 39(3). Published online July 2016.

    Gill, Charlotte, Alese Wooditch, and David Weisburd. (2016). Testing the "law of crime concentration at place" in a suburban setting: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Published online May 30, 2016. 

    Gill, Charlotte, David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, Zoe Vitter, and Trevor Bennett. (2014). Community-oriented policing to reduce crime, disorder, and fear and increase satisfaction and legitimacy among citizens: A systematic review. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 10(4): 399-428.

  • Victoria A. Greenfield

    Selected Publications

    Paoli, L. and Greenfield, V. (2015), “Starting from the End: A Plea for Focusing on the Consequences of Crime,” European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Vol. 23(2), pp. 87-100.

    Greenfield, V., and Paoli, L. (2013), “A Framework to Assess the Harms of Crimes,” British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 53(5), pp. 864–885.

    Paoli, L., Greenfield, V., and Zoutendijk, A. (2013), “The Harms of Cocaine Trafficking: Applying a New Framework for Assessment,” Journal of Drug Issues, Vol. 43(4), pp. 407-436.

    Greenfield, V. and Paoli, L. (2012), “If Supply-Oriented Drug Policy is Broken, Can Harm Reduction Help Fix It?—Melding Disciplines and Methods to Advance International Drug Control Policy,” International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 23, pp. 6-15.

    Brady, R. and Greenfield, V. (2010), “Competing Explanations of U.S. Defense Industry Consolidation in the 1990s and their Policy Implications,” Contemporary Economic Policy,       Vol. 28(2).

    Greenfield, V., Paoli L., and Reuter, P. (2009), “Is Medicinal Opium Production Afghanistan’s Answer? Lessons from India and the World Market,” Journal of Drug Policy Analysis,               Vol. 2(1).

    Paoli, L., Greenfield, V. and Reuter, P. (2009), The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut? New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Kirsten Hauser

    Research Interests: Criminal law and procedure, legal ethics, trial practice and evidence

    Selected Publications

    Keeping Children out of Double Jeopardy:  An Assessment of Punishment and Megan's Law in Doe v. Poritz.  81 Minnesota Law Review, 501 - 545

  • Devon Johnson

    Research Interests: Public opinion on criminal justice issues, race and criminal justice, politics of crime and justice policy, survey methods

    Selected Publications

    Maguire, Edward R., Belen Lowrey and Devon Johnson.  2016. Evaluating the Relative Impact of Positive and Negative Encounters with Police: A Randomized Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology.  Online First 25 Oct 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-016-9276-9

    Johnson, Devon, Edward R. Maguire, Stephanie A. Maass and Julie Hibdon. 2016. Systematic Observation of Disorder and Other Neighborhood Conditions in a Distressed Caribbean Community. Journal of Community Psychology.  44(6): 729-746.

    Johnson, Devon, Patricia Y. Warren and Amy Farrell. 2015.  Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System.  New York: New York University Press.

    Maguire, Edward R. and Devon Johnson.  2015. The Structure of Public Opinion on Criminal Justice Policies: Evidence from Seven Caribbean Nations. Punishment & Society. 17(4): 502-530.

    Johnson, Devon, Edward R. Maguire, and Joseph B. Kuhns. 2014. Public Perceptions of the Legitimacy of the Law and Legal Authorities: Evidence from the Caribbean. Law and Society Review. 48(4): 947-978.

    Johnson, Devon and Joseph B. Kuhns.  2009. Striking Out: Race and Support for Police Use of ForceJustice Quarterly. 26(3): 592-623.

    Johnson, Devon. 2009. Anger about Crime and Support for Punitive Criminal Justice Policies. Punishment & Society. 11(1): 51-66.

    Johnson, Devon. 2008. "Racial Prejudice, Perceived Injustice, and the Black-White Gap in Punitive Attitudes." Journal of Criminal Justice. 36(2): 198-206.

  • Jack Kitaeff

    Research Interests: Police Impersonators, police and forensic psychology, psychological screening, psychology and law

    Selected Publications

    Kitaeff, J., ed. [in progress] Police Impersonators. Amityville, NY: Baywood.

    Kitaeff J., ed. [in progress]. Handbook of Police Psychology, Volume 2. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Kitaeff, J., ed.  (2012).  Handbook of Police Psychology.  New York, NY: Routledge

    Kitaeff, J.  (2010).  Forensic Psychology.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Prentice-Hall.

    Kitaeff, J., ed.  (2007).  Malingering, Lies, and Junk Science in the Courtroom.  Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press.

    Kitaeff, J.  (2006).  Jews in Blue.  Youngstown, NY:  Cambria Press.

    Kitaeff, J., ed. (2006).  Selected Readings in Forensic Psychology.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

  • Christopher Koper

    Research Interests: Firearms, violence, and public policy; police and crime control; technology and organizational change in policing; policy and program evaluation

    Selected Publications

    Koper, Christopher S., Daniel J. Woods, and Daniel Isom. 2016. "Evaluating a Police-Led Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence in St. Louis." Police Quarterly 19(2): 115-149.

    Koper, Christopher S., Cynthia Lum, and Julie Hibdon. 2015. "The Uses and Impacts of Mobile Computing Technology in Hot Spots Policing." Evaluation Review 39(6): 587-624.

    Koper, Christopher S. 2014. “Crime Gun Risk Factors: Buyer, Seller, Firearm, and Transaction Characteristics Associated with Gun Trafficking and Criminal Gun Use.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology 30(2): 285-315.

    Koper, Christopher S. 2013. “America’s Experience with the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, 1994-2004: Key Findings and Implications.” Pp. 157-171 in Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Koper, Christopher S., Bruce G. Taylor, and Daniel J. Woods. 2013. “A Randomized Test of Initial and Residual Deterrence from Directed Patrol and Use of License Plate Readers at Crime Hot Spots.” Journal of Experimental Criminology 9(2): 213-244.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher S. Koper, and Cody Telep. 2011. "The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix." Journal of Experimental Criminology 7(1): 3-26.

    Koper, Christopher S. 1995. “Just Enough Police Presence: Reducing Crime and Disorderly Behavior by Optimizing Patrol Time in Crime Hot Spots.” Justice Quarterly 12:649-672.

  • Cynthia Lum

    Research Interests: Policing, security, criminal justice evaluation, translational criminology

    Selected Publications

    (since 2015; for all publications, see

    Lum, Cynthia and Christopher Koper. (2017). Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

    Lum, Cynthia, Breanne Cave and Jordan Nichols. (2017). Are Federal Security Efforts Evidence-Based? Security Journal. DOI: 10.1057/s41284-017-0092-3.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher Koper, Charlotte Gill, Julie Hibdon, Cody Telep, and Laurie Robinson. (2016). An Evidence-Assessment of the Recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing: Implementation and Research Priorities. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    Wu, Xiaoyun and Cynthia Lum. (2016, online). Measuring the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Police Proactivity. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. DOI:10.1007/s10940-016-9318-5.

    Merola, Linda, Cynthia Lum, Christopher Koper, and Amber Scherer. (2016). Body Worn Cameras and the Courts: A National Survey of State Prosecutors. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher Koper and James Willis. (2016, online). Understanding the Limits of Technology’s Impact on Police Effectiveness. Police Quarterly. doi:10.1177/1098611116667279

    Lum, Cynthia and Daniel Nagin. (In Press, 2016). Reinventing American Policing: A Seven-Point Blueprint for the 21st Century. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.

    Lum, Cynthia, Charles Wellford, Thomas Scott and Heather Vovak. (2016). Trajectories of U.S. Crime Clearance Rates. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Lum, Cynthia, Ajima Olaghere, Christopher S. Koper, and Xiaoyun Wu. (2016). Project Safe Neighborhoods Youth Violence and Homicide Prevention Initiative in Washington, D.C.: Outcome Evaluation Report for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington, D.C. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Lum, Cynthia, Devon Johnson, Jordan Nichols, Julie Grieco, and Xiaoyun Wu. (2016). Fairfax County Community Survey. Report to the Fairfax County Police Department and Community. Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University. 

    Lum, Cynthia. (2016). Murky Research Waters: The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on Police Use of Force. Criminology and Public Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9133.12197.

    Koper, Christopher, Cynthia Lum and Julie Hibdon. (2015). The Uses and Impacts of Mobile Computing Technology in Hot Spots Policing. Evaluation Review, 39(6), 587-624.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher Koper, Linda Merola, Amber Scherer, and Amanda Reioux. (2015). Existing and Ongoing Body Worn Camera Research: Knowledge gaps and opportunities. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Lum, Cynthia and Nicholas Fyfe. (2015). Space, Place, and Policing: Exploring Geographies of Research and Practice. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

    Koper, Christopher, Jeffery Egge and Cynthia Lum. (2015). Institutionalizing Place-Based Approaches: Opening a Case on a Gun Crime Hot Spot. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

    Nagin, Daniel, Robert Solow and Cynthia Lum. (2015). Deterrence, Criminal Opportunities and the Police. Criminology, 53(1), 74-100.

  • Stephen D Mastrofski

    Research Interests: Police discretion, police organizations and their reform, systematic field observation methods in criminology

    Selected Publications

    Mastrofski, Stephen D., Tal Jonathan-Zamir, Shomron Moyal, and James J. Willis. Forthcoming. “Predicting Procedural Justice in Police-Citizen Encounters.” Criminal Justice and Behavior.

    Jonathan-Zamir, Tal, Stephen D. Mastrofski, and Shomron Moyal. 2015. “Measuring Procedural Justice in Police-Citizen Encounters.” Justice Quarterly 32(5):845-871.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski. 2014. “Pulling Together: Integrating Craft and Science.” Policing:A Journal of Policy and Practice 8(4):321-329.

  • Linda M. Merola

    Research Interests: Constitutional law, privacy and technology, terrorism, evidence-based courts, public opinion and survey/experimental methods

    Selected Publications

    Merola, L.M. (2016). Talking about NSA Wiretapping and Guantanamo: A systematic examination of the language used by different networks to report post-9/11 policy dilemmas concerning rights. International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Symbols (5)1, 20-34.

    Merola, L.M., Lum, C., Koper, C.S., and Scherer, A. (2016).  Body Worn Cameras and the Courts: A National Survey of State Prosecutors. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Cynthia, C., Koper, C., Merola, L., Scherer, A. & Reioux, A. (2015). Existing and Ongoing Body Worn Camera Research: Knowledge gaps and opportunities. Report for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Fairfax, VA: Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.

    Merola, L.M. & Lum. C.  (2014). Predicting public support for the use of license plate recognition (LPR) technology by police. Police Practice & Research:  An International Journal 15(5), 373-88.

    Merola, L.M., Lum, C., Cave, B. & Hibdon, J.  (2014). Community support for license plate recognition.  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 37(1), 30-51.

    Merola, L.M. & Vovak, H. (2013).  The challenges of terrorist and extremist prisoners: A survey of U.S. prisons. Criminal Justice Policy Review 24(3), 735-58.

    Merola, L.M.  (2013). Speaking truth to power?  Civil liberties debates and the language of law review articles during the post-9/11 period. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 5(3), 194-216.

    Merola, L.M. (2013).  Transmitting the threat: Media content and the discussion of critical civil liberties issues since 9/11. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 5(1), 1-19.

    Merola, L.M. & Lum, C.  (2012). Emerging technologies: Privacy and the case of license plate recognition (LPR) technology. Judicature 96(3), 119-26. 

    Merola, L.M.  (2012). Strangers in your town:  How considerations of potential power influence judgments about civil liberties for disliked groups. New England Journal of Political Science 6(1), 56-98.

    Gould, J.B., Hartley, R., Raftery, W., Merola, L. & Oleson, J.C.  (2011). Overwhelming evidence: The challenges and opportunities of evidence-based management in the courts.  Judicature 95(2), 61-69.

    Lum, C., Hibdon, J., Cave, B., Koper, C. & Merola, L. (2011).  License plate reader (LPR) police patrols in crime hot spots: An experimental evaluation in two adjacent jurisdictions.  Journal of Experimental Criminology 7, 321-45.

    Merola, L.M. (2011). Evaluating the legal challenges and effects of counterterrorism policy.  In C. Lum & L. Kennedy (Eds.), Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy (pp. 281-300). New York: Springer Publishing.

    Lum, C., Merola, L., Willis J., & Cave, B. (2010). License plate recognition technologies for law enforcement: An outcome and legitimacy evaluation. SPAWAR and National Institute of Justice: Washington, DC. (106 pages)

    Merola, L.M. & Gould, J.B.  (2010).  Navigating judicial selection: New judges speak about the process and its impact on judicial diversity.  Judicature 93(5), 183-93.

    Merola, L.M. & Gould, J.B. (2009).  Improving diversity on the state courts: A report from the bench.  Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Washington, DC.

    Merola, L.M. (2008).  Emotion and deliberation in the post-9/11 media coverage of civil liberties.  Democracy and Society 5: 5-17.

    Wilcox, C., Merola, L.M., & Beer, D. (2007). Saving marriage by banning marriage: The Christian right and the state marriage amendments in 2004, in Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell and Cylde Wilcox, eds., The Values Campaign: The Christian Right in the 2004 Elections (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press).

  • Lisa Newmark

    Research Interests: Justice system's and society's response to victims of crime

    Selected Publications

    Newmark, Lisa, Janine Zweig, Darakshan Raja, and Megan Denver. (2014)  “VAWA 2005 and Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: Policy Implementation and Impacts.”  Washington, DC: Urban Institute.  Research Brief, June 2014.

    Visher, Christy, Adele Harrell, Lisa Newmark, and Jennifer Yahner. (2009) "The Judicial Oversight Demonstration: Culminating Report on the Evaluation." National Institute of Justice Research for Practice report. NCJ 224201.

    Visher, Christy, Adele Harrell, Lisa Newmark, and Jennifer Yahner. (2008) "Reducing Intimate Partner Violence: An Evaluation of a Comprehensive Justice System-Community Collaboration." Criminology and Public Policy. Vol. 7, No. 4, (November 2008), pp. 495-523.

    Newmark, L. (2006). The Role of Compensation in the Victim Support System. Networks, Vol. 21, Nos. 1-2. Washington, DC: National Center for Victims of Crime.

  • Andrew Novak

    Research Interests: The death penalty, comparative constitutional law, common law in Africa, international criminal law

    Selected Publications

    Comparative Executive Clemency: The Constitutional Pardon Power and the Prerogative of Mercy in Global Perspective (Routledge: 2015).

    The International Criminal Court: An Introduction (Springer: 2015).

    The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty:  Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean (Ashgate Law: 2014).

    The Death Penalty in Africa:  Foundations and Future Prospects (Palgrave Macmillan: 2014).


  • Ajima Olaghere

    Research Interests: Reentry, place-based criminology, corrections, systematic reviews, meta-analysis

    Selected Publications

    Wilson, D.B., Olaghere, A., & Gill, C. (2015). Juvenile Curfew Effects on Criminal Behavior and Victimization: A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review. Journal of Experimental Criminology (accepted).

    Wilson, D.B., Gill, C., Olaghere, A., & McClure, D. (2015). Juvenile curfew effects on criminal behavior: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews (accepted).

    Douds, A., Ahlin, E.M., Kavanaugh, P.R., & Olaghere, A. (2015). Decayed prospects: A qualitative study of prison dental care and its impact on former prisoners. Criminal Justice Review, 1-20.

    Sokoloff, N., Olaghere, A., Ethridge, B. (2013, September 3). Prison education benefits everyone: We need inmates to be prepared to reenter society. The Baltimore Sun.

  • Dennis Pluchinsky

    Research Interests: Terrorism, radicalization, terrorist surveillance, the Global Jihad Movement, al-Qaeda, terrorist tactics and target selection, counter-terrorism policies and programs

    Selected Publications

    Book chapter “Typology and Anatomy of Terrorist Operations,” in David Kamien, editor, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (N.Y: McGraw-Hill, 2006)

    Book chapter “Ethnic Terrorism: Themes and Variations” in The Politics of Terror, edited by Andrew Tan (London: Routledge, 2006).

    Article “Evolution of The U.S. Government’s Annual Report on Terrorism: A Personal Commentary, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (January –February 2006, Volume 29, Issue 1), pages 91-98.

    Article “The Migration of Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Creativity (TTC),” Revue de L’Electricite, Et De L’Electonique (Paris), Number 10, November 2007, pp. 37-43.

    Article – “Global Jihadist Recidivism: A Red Flag,” in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, March 2008 issue.

  • Allison D. Redlich

    Research Interests: Guilty pleas, interrogations and confessions, wrongful convictions, mental health courts, and experimental criminology

    Selected Publications

    Redlich, A.D. & Bonventre, C. (2015). Content and comprehensibility of adult and juvenile tender-of-plea forms: Implications for knowing, intelligent, and voluntary guilty pleas. Law and Human Behavior.

    Kelly, C.E., Redlich, A.D., & Miller, J.C. (2015). Examining the meso-level domains of the interrogation taxonomy. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

    Redlich, A. D., Acker, J., Norris, R. J., & Bonventre, C. (2014). (Eds). Examining wrongful convictions: Stepping back, moving forward. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

    Meissner, C. A., Redlich, A. D., Michael, S. W., Evans, J. R., Camilletti, C. R., Bhatt, S., & Brandon, S. (2014). Accusatorial and information-gathering interrogation methods and their effects on true and false confessions: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 10, 459-486.

    Redlich, A. D. & Han, W. (2013). Examining the links between therapeutic jurisprudence and mental health court completion. Law and Human Behavior, 38, 109-118.

  • Laurie Robinson

    Research Interests: Crime and public policy, federal role in supporting translational criminology and criminal justice innovation, policing, public management and strategic leadership in criminal justice

    Selected Publications

    Robinson, L. & Abt, T., “Evidence-informed Criminal Justice Policy: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” in Thomas Blomberg, Julie Mestre Brancale, Kevin Beaver and William Bales, (eds.), Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. Routledge. (2016)

    Davis, E. & Robinson, L., "Modeling Successful Research-Practitioner Partnerships," Translational Criminology (Fall, 2014).

    Robinson, L., "An Introduction to Fidelity," Advancing Practice (May 2014).

    Braga, A., Robinson, L., & Davis, E., "Encouraging a Broader Set of Criminologists to Form Research Partnerships with Police Departments," The Criminologist, Vol. 38, No. 4 (July/August 2013).

    Robinson, L., "Bridging the Gap between Science and Criminal Justice Policy: The Federal Role," Translational Criminology (Spring 2013).

    Robinson, L., "Federal Leaders: Larger Role on Reentry," Advancing Practice (April 2013). 

    Robinson, L., Foreword to From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention.  Loeber, Rolf, and Farrington, David, eds.  New York: Oxford University Press (2012).

    Robinson, L., "Bringing Science to the Forefront of Criminal Justice Policy," The Criminologist," Vol. 37, No. 2 (March/April 2012). 

    Robinson, L., "Exploring Certainty and Severity: Perspectives from a Federal Perch," Criminology and Public Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (February 2011).

    Robinson, L., “Restoring Federal Leadership on Crime Policy,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 5 (June, 2008).

    Robinson, L., “Commentary on McCoy -- Problem-Solving Courts,” American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 40., No. 4 (Fall, 2003).

    Robinson, L., “Sex Offender Management: The Public Policy Challenges,” in Robert A. Prentky, Eric S. Janus, Michael C. Seto, (Eds.), Sexually Coercive Behavior: Understanding and Management, Ann. NY. Acad. Sci., Vol. 989 (2003). 

    Robinson, L., and Travis, J., “Managing Prisoner Reentry for Public Safety,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 5 (March/April 2000).


  • Danielle S. Rudes

    Research Interests: Organizational change, community corrections (probation/parole), prisons, law & society, prisoner reentry, problem-solving courts, implementation studies, street-level bureaucrats, and qualitative methods

    Selected Publications

    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.

  • Faye Taxman

    Research Interests: Health services and correctional research, evidence based courts and corrections, program design and interventions, experimentation and evaluation, organizational change, seamless systems of care

    Selected Publications

    Taxman, F.S. (2008).  No Illusion, Offender and Organizational Change in Maryland's Proactive Community Supervision Model. Criminology and Public Policy 7(2): 275-302. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-9133.2008.00508.x

    Henderson, C., & Taxman, F. (2009). Competing values among criminal justice administrators: The importance of substance abuse treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(Supp 1), S7-S16. DOI:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.10.001

    Taxman, F.S., & Kitsantas, P. (2009). Availability and capacity of substance abuse programs in correctional settings: A classification and regression tree analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(Supp 1), S43-S53. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.01.008

    Young, D., Farrell, J., Henderson, C., & Taxman, F. (2009). Filling service gaps: Providing intensive treatment services for offenders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(Supp 1), S33-S42. DOI:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.01.003

    Taxman, Faye S & Gordon, J. (2009). Do fairness and equity matter? An examination of organizational justice among correctional officers in adult prisons. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 695-711.

    Taxman, F. and Ressler, L. (2009). Public Health is Public Safety: Revamping the Correctional Mission. In Natasha A. Frost, Joshua D. Freilich, and Todd R. Clear (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals From the American Society of Criminology Conference. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

  • Allan Turner

    Research Interests: Corrections, homeland security, security technology, threat, risk and vulnerability assessment

    Selected Publications

    Glantz, Ken and Allan Turner (2009). "Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology", Sheriff, Vol. 61, No.1, Jan 09.

    "Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments", (Featured Event Speaker, Government Security and U.S. Law Exposition, Washington, D.C. March, 2009).Turner, Allan (2008). "A Comprehensive Assessment Methodology Ensures Community Safety and Security", Corrections Today, Vol. 70, No. 5, Oct 08.

    "More Terrorists in Prisons and Jails: What is the Challenge to Homeland Security and How do We Confront It?" (Lecture presented at the Executive Leaders Program, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA., August, 2008).

    Turner, Allan (2007). "Automated Video Surveillance: Improving CCTV to Detect and Prevent Incidents", Corrections Today, Vol. 69, No. 3, June 07.

  • David Weisburd

    Research Interests: Police innovation, geography of crime (crime and place), experimental criminology, statistics and research methods, white collar crime

    Selected Publications

    Weisburd, David, John Eck, Anthony Braga, Cody Telep, Breanne Cave, Kate Bowers,Gerben Bruinsma, Charlotte Gill, Elizabeth Groff, Joshua Hinkle, Julie Hibdon, Shane Johnson, Brian Lawton, Cynthia Lum, Jerry Ratcliffe, George Rengert, Travis Taniguchi, Sue-Ming Yang.  (2016). Place Matters: Criminology for the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Weisburd, David, David Farrington and Charlotte Gill (Eds.). (2016). What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation?: Lessons from Systematic Reviews. New York: Springer Verlaag.

    Weisburd, David, Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang. (2012), The Criminology of Place: Street Segments And Our Understanding of the Crime Problem.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Weisburd, David and Alex Piquero.  (2008) How Well Do Criminologists Explain Crime?: Statistical Modeling in Published Studies.  Crime and Justice Vol 17:453-502.

    Weisburd, David, Laura Wyckoff, Justin Ready, John E. Eck, Joshua C. Hinkle, and Frank Gajewski. (2006) Does Crime Just Move Around the Corner?: A Controlled Study of Spatial Displacement and Diffusion of Crime Control Benefits. Criminology 44(3): 549-591

    Weisburd, David, Stanton Wheeler, Elin Waring and Nancy Bode. (1991). Crimes of the Middle Classes: White Collar Offenders in the Federal Courts. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  • James Willis

    Research Interests: Police organizations, police reform, police decision making, police technology, punishment in an historical context

    Selected Publications

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher Koper, and James J. Willis. (2016). “Understanding the Limits of Technology’s Impacts on Policing.” Police Quarterly  

    Willis, James J. (2016). "The Romance of Police Pracademics" (Invited commentary). Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski (2016). “Understanding the Culture of Craft: Lessons from Two Police Agencies.” Journal of Crime and Justice.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski (2016) “Improving Policing By Integrating Craft and Science: What Can Patrol Officers Teach Us about Good Police Work?” Policing and Society.

    Mastrofski, Stephen D., Tal Jonathan, Shomron Moyal, and James J. Willis (2016) "Predicting Procedural Justice in Police-Citizen Encounters." 43 Criminal Justice and Behavior: 119-39.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski (2014) "Pulling Together: Integrating Craft and Science" 8 Policing:  A Journal of Policy and Practice: 321-9.

    Koper, Christopher, Cynthia Lum, and James J. Willis (2014) “Optimizing the Use of Technology in Policing: Results and Implications from a Multi-Site Study of the Social, Organizational, and Behavioral Aspects of Implementing Police Technologies."  8 Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice: 212-21.

    Willis, James J. (2014). "A Recent History of the Police." The Oxford Handbook on Police and Policing (Michael Reisig and Robert Kane, Eds.). Pp. 3-33. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Willis, James. J. (2013) Improving Police: What’s Craft Got to Do with It?  Ideas in American Policing.  Police Foundation: Washington, DC:

    Willis, James J. (2012) “Bridging the Normative Gap in Criminal Justice Curricula: Teaching Theories of Justice.” 23 Journal of Criminal Justice Education: 81-102.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski. (2012) “Compstat and the New Penology: A Paradigm Shift in Policing?” 52 British Journal of Criminology: 73-92.

    Willis, James J. (2011) “First-Line Supervision and Strategic Decision Making Under Compstat and Community Policing.” Criminal Justice Policy Review: 1-22. doi: 10.1177/0887403411427355.

    Willis, James J. (2011) “Enhancing Police Legitimacy by Integrating Compstat and Community Policing.” 34 Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management: 654-673.

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski. (2011) “Innovations in Policing: Meanings, Structures, and Processes.” 7 Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences: 309-334.

    Willis, James J., S.D. Mastrofski, and T.R. Kochel. (2010) “The Co-implementation of Compstat and Community Policing.” 38 Journal of Criminal Justice: 969-980. 

  • David B Wilson

    Research Interests: Crime prevention and correctional treatment programs, meta-analysis, quantitative research methods

    Selected Publications

    Mitchell, O., Wilson, D.B., Eggers, A., & MacKenzie, D. L. (2012). Assessing the effectiveness of drug courts on recidivism: A meta-analytic review of traditional and non-traditional drug courts. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(1), 60-71.

    Kochel, Tammy, Wilson, David B., & Mastrofski, Stephen. (2011) Effect of Suspect Race on Officers' Arrest Decisions. Criminology, 49(2), 473-512.

    Wilson, David B. (2010). Meta-analytic methods for criminology and criminal justice. In A. Piquero & D. Weisburd (eds.), Handbook of Quantitative Criminology (pp. 181-208). New York: Springer.

    Kuhns, Joseph B., Wilson, David B., Clodfelter, Tammatha A., Maguire, Edward R., & Ainsworth, Stephanie A. (2011). Alcohol toxicology results among homicide victims: A meta-analysis. Addiction, 106, 62-72.

    Wilson, D. B., McClure, D., & Weisburd, D. (2010). Does Forensic DNA Help to Solve Crime? The Benefit of Sophisticated Answers to Naive Questions. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 26(4), 458-469.

    Wilson, David B. (2009). Missing a critical piece of the pie: Simple document search strategies inadequate for systematic reviews. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 5(4), 429-440.

    Kuhns, J. B., Wilson, D. B., Maguire, E. R., Ainsworth, S. A., & Clodfelter, T. A. (2009). A meta-analysis of marijuana, cocaine and opiate toxicology study findings among homicide victims. Addiction, 104(7), 1122-1131.

  • Sue-Ming Yang

    Research Interests: Place-based criminology, racial stereotypes and urban disorder perception, experimental methods, international terrorism

    Selected Publications

    Yang, Sue-Ming and Chi-Chao Pao. (2015). Do You “See” the Same Thing?: An Experimental Look into the Black Box of Disorder Perception. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(4) 534-566.

    Hinkle, Joshua and Sue-Ming Yang. (2014).  A New Look into Broken Windows: What       Shapes Individuals’ Perceptions of Social Disorder? Journal of Criminal Justice, 42(1), 26-35.

    Yang, Sue-Ming and Laura A. Wyckoff. (2010). Perceptions of Safety and Victimization: Does Survey Construction Affect Perceptions? Journal of Experimental Criminology, 6(3), 293-323.

    Yang, Sue-Ming. (2010).Assessing the Spatial-temporal Relationship between Disorder and Violence. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 26(1): 139-163.

    LaFree, Gary, Sue-Ming Yang, and Martha Crenshaw. (2009). Trajectories of Terrorism: Attack Patterns of Foreign Groups that Have Targeted the United States, 1970 to 2004. Criminology and Public Policy, 8(3), 445-473.


  • Ahmet S Yayla

    Research Interests: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, Radicalization, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Countering / Preventing Violent Extremism, Radical Jihadi Terrorist Organizations (ISIS – Al-Qaeda), Law Enforcement Leadership and Management.

    Selected Publications

    Book: “ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate”, Advances Press, Washington D.C., July, 2016.

    Article: “The Reina Nightclub Attack and the Islamic State Threat to Turkey” CTC Sentinel, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Vol 10, Issue 3, pp. 9-16, March, 2017.

    Article: “The ISIS Emni: Origins and Inner Workings of ISIS’s Intelligence Apparatus”, Perspectives in Terrorism, Vol 11, No 1, February, 2017.

    Article: Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State: Why They Joined, What They Saw, Why They Quit”, Perspectives in Terrorism, Vol 9, No 6, December, 2015.

    Article: “Following a Military Defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq: What Happens Next after the Military Victory and the Return of Foreign Fighters?” Journal of Terrorism Research. 8(1), pp.81–89. DOI:, January, 2017.

    Article: "Defeating ISIS on the Battle Ground as well as in the Online Battle Space: Considerations of the “New Normal” and Available Online Weapons in the Struggle Ahead." Journal of Strategic Security 9, no. 4 (2016): 1-10.DOI: January, 2017.

    Book: "First Responders’ Guide to Professionally Interacting with Muslim Communities: Law Enforcement, Emergency and Fire Fighters", Washington, DC, 2008.

    Book: “A Sociological Profile of the Families Suffered from Terrorism: Sanliurfa Field Case”, Savas Publications, Ankara, 2014.

    Book: “Terrorism: A Global Perspective”, TISD Press, Washington, D.C. 2009. 

    Book Chapter: “The Ethics of Terrorism Innovative Approaches from an International Perspective (17 Lectures)”, Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD. Springfield, Illinois, USA, 2009.

    Book Chapter: “Money Laundering and the Finance of Terrorism and its Relationship with the Organized Crime”, Adalet Public House, Ankara, December, 2008.

    Article: “Deadly Interactions”, World Policy Journal, World Policy Institute, Winter 2015/2016, December, 2015.

    Article: “Turkey’s Crippled Counterterrorist Capacity: How Domestic Purges Represent an International Threat to Europe’s Security” Modern Diplomacy. March, 2017.

    Article: “No Coincidences in Terrorist Attacks” The Huffington Post. August, 2016.

    Article: “How ISIS Defectors Can Help Us Beat Terror”, Time Magazine, August, 2016

    Article: "ISIS's No. 2 is dead: What it means to the West", The Hill, September, 2016.


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