Selected Faculty Publications

  • Christopher W Allen

    Selected Publications

    • “Strange Déjà Vu: Tackling Information Sharing Problems for Efforts Against Transnational Organized Crime,” Air University (SAASS Thesis), Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, June 2015.
    • “USAF Expeditionary Security Operations 2040: A Technology Vision for Deployed Airbase Defense Capabilities,” in Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, Volume II, ed. Shannon W. Caudill, Air University Press, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, pending publication.
  • John E. Bischoff III

    Selected Publications

    Long-term missing child guide for law enforcement: Strategies for finding long-term missing children; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2016

    Gone in an Instant; Law Officer (publication) 2015,

    Post Disaster Family Reunification, A Nationwide Approach; Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2014

  • Jason A Cantone

    Research Interests: Federal courts, legal decision making, legal empirical research, psychology and law, judicial education

    Selected Publications

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  • Beidi Dong

    Research Interests: Violence prevention, youth gangs, firearms, social ecology and crime, life-course criminology, research design and quantitative methods

    Selected Publications

    Dong, B., & Wiebe, D. (2018). Violence and beyond: Life-course features of handgun carrying in the urban United States and the associated long-term life consequences. Journal of Criminal Justice, 54, 1-11. 

    Dong, B., Branas, C., Richmond, T., Morrison, C., & Wiebe, D. (In press). Youth's Daily Activities and Situational Triggers of Gunshot Assault in Urban Environments. Journal of Adolescent Health

    Jacoby, S., Dong, B., Beard, J., Wiebe, D., & Morrison, C. (2017). The enduring impact of historical and structural racism on urban violence in Philadelphia. Social Science & Medicine. DOI:

    Beard, J., Morrison, C., Jacoby, S. Dong, B., Smith, R., Sims, C., & Wiebe, D. (2017) Disparities in urban firearm violence by race and place: A cartographic study. American Journal of Public Health, 107, 371-373

    Dong, B., & Krohn, M. D. (2016). Escape from violence: What reduces the long-term consequences of adolescent gang affiliation? Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 41-50.

    Dong, B., & Krohn, M. D. (2016). Dual trajectories of gang affiliation and delinquent peer association during adolescence: An examination of long-term offending outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 746-762.

  • 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, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, research synthesis

    Selected Publications

    Gill, Charlotte, Rachel Jensen, and Breanne Cave. (2018). Exploring physical force and subject resistance in police encounters with people with behavioral health issues. Victims & Offenders, 13(8), 1106-1131.

    Gill, Charlotte, David Weisburd, Zoe Vitter, Claudia Gross Shader, Tari Nelson-Zagar, and Linda Spain. (2018). Collaborative problem-solving at youth crime hot spots: A pilot study. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 41(3), 325-338.

    Gill, Charlotte, Alese Wooditch, and David Weisburd. (2017). Testing the "law of crime concentration at place" in a suburban setting: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(3), 519-545. 

    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. (2016). Improving the success of reentry programs: Identifying the impact of service–need fit on recidivism. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 44(3), 336-359. 

    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.

  • Terry Gudaitis

    Selected Publications

    Malin, C., Gudaitis, T., Holt, T., & Kilger, M. (2017). Deception in the Digital Age:  Exploiting and Defending Human Targets.  Academic Press.

    Wiles, J., Gudaitis, T., Jabbusch, J., Rogers, R., & Lowther, S. (2011). Low Tech Hacking: Street Smarts for Security Professionals. Elsevier.

  • Larry D Guerin

  • Mark Harrington

    Research Interests: Preventing School Violence, Crime trends, predicting victimization

  • 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

  • Stacey Houston, II

    Research Interests: Punishment and inequality, health disparities, racial and ethnic inequality, schooling, and quantitative methods

    Selected Publications

    McKane, R. G., Satcher, L. A., Houston, S. L., & Hess, D. J. (2018). Race, space, and waste: An intersectional approach to environmental justice in New York City. Environmental Sociology.

    Houston, S. L. (2017). Drinking and learning while Black: The effect of family problem drinking on children’s later educational attainment. In N. Finigan-Carr (Ed.), Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success. Routledge Press, New York, NY

    Houston, S.L., Brady, K., Narasimham, G., & Fisher, D. (2017). Pass the idea please: The relationship between network position, direct engagement, and course performance in MOOCs. Learning at Scale (L@S).

  • Yasemin Irvin-Erickson

    Research Interests: Urban security, victimization, technology, economic empowerment of vulnerable populations; crime prevention, evidence synthesis

    Selected Publications

    Zolnik, E. J., Malik, A., & Irvin-Erickson, Y. (2018). Who benefits from bus rapid transit? Evidence from the Metro Bus System (MBS) in Lahore. Journal of Transport Geography, 71, 139-149. 

    Irvin-Erickson, Y., La Vigne, N., Levine, N., Tiry, E., & Bieler, S. (2017). What does Gunshot Detection Technology Tell Us About Gun Violence?. Applied Geography 86: 262-273.

    Irvin-Erickson, Y., Lynch, M., Gurvis, A., Mohr, E., & Bai, B. (2017). A Neighborhood-Level Analysis of the Economic Impact of Gun Violence. Urban Institute.

    Levy, J. M., Irvin-Erickson, Y., & La Vigne, N. (2017). A case study of bicycle theft on the Washington DC metrorail system using a routine activities and crime pattern theory framework. Security Journal, 31(1), 226-246.

    Malik, A. A., Mohr, E., & Irvin-Erickson, Y. (2017). Can refugees provide the impetus for urban regeneration? Economic integration, social networks and well-being in Peshawar, Pakistan. Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal, 11(1), 30-43.

    La Vigne, N. G., Paddock, E., Irvin-Erickson, Y., Kim, K., Peterson, B. E., & Bieler, S. (2017). A Blueprint for Interagency and Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing. Urban Institute

    Irvin-Erickson, Y., & La Vigne, N. (2015). A spatio-temporal analysis of crime at Washington, DC metro rail: Stations’ crime-generating and crime-attracting characteristics as transportation nodes and places. Crime science, 4(1), 14.

  • Devon Johnson

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

    Selected Publications

    Johnson, Devon, David B. Wilson, Edward R. Maguire and Belen Lowrey-Kinberg. 2017. Race and Perceptions of Police: Experimental Results on the Impact of Procedural (in)Justice. Justice Quarterly. 34(7): 1184-1212.

    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: Criminal Psychology, police Impersonators, police and forensic psychology, psychological screening, psychology and law

    Selected Publications

    Kitaeff, [in progress for May 2020]. Applied Criminal Psychology. San Diego, CA: Cognella 

    Kitaeff J., ed. [in progress for March, 2019]. 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. 2020. "Assessing the Potential to Reduce Deaths and Injuries from Mass Shootings through Restrictions on Assault Weapons and Other High-Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms.” Criminology and Public Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9133.12485.

    Koper, Christopher S. and Cynthia Lum. 2019. “The Impacts of Large-Scale License Plate Reader Deployment on Criminal Investigations." Police Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/1098611119828039. Published online Feb. 12.

    Koper, Christopher S. William D. Johnson, Jordan L. Nichols, Ambrozine Ayers, and Natalie Mullins. 2018. “Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms: An Updated Examination of Local and National Sources.” Journal of Urban Health 95(3): 313-321. DOI 10.1007/s11524-017-0205-7.

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



  • Jennifer Lerch

    Research Interests: Organizational change, Reentry, Correctional interventions, Substance use

    Selected Publications

    Lerch, J., Walters, S.T., Tang, L., & Taxman, F.S. (2017). Effectiveness of a computerized motivational intervention on treatment initiation and substance use: Results from a randomized trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 80, 59-66.

    Viglione, J., Lerch, J., Danielle S. Rudes, & Faye S. Taxman (2017). Big stick management: Tickets as discipline within a correctional reentry facility. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(2), 163-183. doi: 10.1177/0093854816668917

    Taxman, F.S., Walters, S.T., Sloas, L.B., Lerch, J., & Rodriguez, M. (2015). Motivational tools to improve probationer treatment outcomes. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 43, 120-128.

    Reingle, J.M., Walters, S.T., Lerch, J. & Taxman, F.S. (2015). The relationship between drug use, drug-related arrests, and chronic pain among adults on probation. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 53, 33-38.

    Rudes, D.S., Viglione, J., Lerch, J., Porter, C., & Taxman, F.S. (2014). Build to sustain: collaborative partnerships between university researchers and criminal justice practitioners. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, 27(3), 249-263.

    Walters, S.T., Ondersma, S.J., Ingersoll, K., Rodriguez, M., Lerch, J., Rossheim, M.E., & Taxman, F.S. (2013). MAPIT: Development of a Web-Based Intervention Targeting Substance Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46(1), 60- 65.

  • Evan Marie Lowder

    Research Interests: Justice-involved behavioral health populations, mental health courts and diversion programs, risk assessment, racial disparities, opioid crisis, quantitative research methods

    Selected Publications

    Lowder, E. M., Ray, B. R., & Gruenewald, J. A. (2019). Criminal justice professionals’ attitudes toward mental illness and substance use. Community Mental Health Journal. 10.1007/s10597-019-00370-3

    Lowder, E. M., Ray, B. R., Huynh, P. Ballew, A. & Watson, D. P. (2018). Identifying unreported opioid deaths through toxicology data and vital records linkage: Case study in Marion County, Indiana. American Journal of Public Health. 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304683

    Lowder, E. M., Morrison, M. M., Kroner, D. G., & Desmarais, S. L. (2018). Racial bias and LSI-R risk assessments in probation sentencing and outcomes. Criminal Justice and Behavior.  10.1177/0093854818789977

    Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., & Desmarais, S. L. (2017). Effectiveness of mental health courts in reducing recidivism: A meta-analysis. Psychiatric Services.

    Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Johnson, K. L., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2017). Reliability and validity of START and LSI-R assessments in mental health jail diversion clients. Assessment.

  • Cynthia Lum

    Research Interests: Policing, technology, evidence-based crime policy, translational criminology, crime prevention, evaluation research

    Selected Publications

    Recent and select publications are listed. For full publication list, see Cynthia Lum's C.V.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher S. Koper, Xiaoyun Wu, William Johnson, & Megan Stoltz. (2020). Examining the Empirical Realities of Proactive Policing through Systematic Observations and Computer Aided Dispatch Data. Police Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/1098611119896081.

    Nagin, Daniel, Christopher S. Koper, and Cynthia Lum. (2020). Policy Recommendations for Countering Mass Shootings in the United States. Criminology & Public Policy, 19(1).

    Wu, Xiaoyun and Cynthia Lum. (2019). The Practice of Proactive Traffic Stops. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, DOI 10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2019-0089.

    Lum, Cynthia, Megan Stoltz, and Christopher S. Koper. (2019). The Research on Body-Worn Cameras: What We Know, What We Need to Know. Criminology and Public Policy, 18(1), 93-118.

    Gill, Charlotte, Julie Hibdon, Cynthia Lum, Devon Johnson, Linda Merola, David Weisburd, Breanne Cave, & Jaspreet Chahal. (2019). ‘Translational Criminology’ in Action: A National Survey of TSA’s Playbook Implementation at U.S. Airports. Security Journal. DOI 10.1057/s41284-019-00225-2.

    Wellford, Charles, Cynthia Lum, Thomas Scott, Heather Vovak, and Amber Scherer. (2019). Clearing Homicides: The Role of Organizational, Case, and Investigative Dimensions. Criminology and Public Policy.

    Koper, Christopher S., and Cynthia Lum. (2019). The Impacts of Large-Scale License Plate Reader Deployment on Criminal Investigations. Police Quarterly, 22(3), 305-329.

    Scott, Thomas, Charles Wellford, Cynthia Lum and Heather Vovak. (2018). Variability of Crime Clearance among Police Agencies. Police Quarterly, DOI: 10.1177/1098611118796597.

    Lum, Cynthia, Christopher S. Koper, James Willis, Stephen Happeny, Heather Vovak, and Jordan Nichols. (2018). The rapid diffusion of license plate readers in US law enforcement agencies. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, DOI: 10.1108/PIJPSM-04-2018-0054.

    Lum, Cynthia and Heather Vovak. (2018). Variability in the Use of Misdemeanor Arrests by Police Agencies from 1990 to 2013: An Application of Group-Based Trajectory Modeling. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 29(6-7), 536–560.

  • Stephen D Mastrofski

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

    Selected Publications

    Willis, J. J. and Mastrofski, S. D. 2017. Understanding the culture of craft: Lessons from two police agencies. Journal of Crime and Justice 40(10):84-100.

    Mastrofski, S. D., Jonathan-Zamir, T. Moyal, S., and Willis, J. J. 2016. Predicting procedurl justice in police-citizen encounters. Criminal Justice and Behavior 43(1):119-139.

    Mastrofski, S. D. 2015. Police CEOs: Agents of Change? The Police Chief 82(11):52-54.

    Jonathan-Zamir, T., Mastrofski, S. D., and Moyal, S. 2015. Measuring procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. Justice Quarterly 32(5):854-871.

  • Linda M. Merola

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

    Selected Publications

    Merola, L.M., Lum, C., & Murphy, R. (2019). The impact of license plate recognition technology (LPR) on trust in law enforcement: A survey-experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology 15(1), 55-64.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Robert J. Norris

    Research Interests: Social change and legal reform, legal process and decision-making, public opinion, wrongful convictions, criminal admissions

    Selected Publications

    Norris, Robert J. and Kevin J. Mullinix. (2019). Framing innocence: An experimental test of the effects of wrongful convictions on public opinion. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Online first publication.

    Mullinix, Kevin J. and Robert J. Norris. (2018) Pulled-over rates, causal attributions, and trust in police. Political Research Quarterly. Online first publication.

    Norris, Robert J., Catherine L. Bonventre, and James R. Acker. (2018). When Justice Fails: Causes and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 

    Redlich, Allison D., Shi Yan, Robert J. Norris, and Shawn D. Bushway. (2018). The influence of confessions on guilty pleas and plea discounts. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 24: 147-157.

    Norris, Robert J. (2017). Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement. New York, NY: NYU Press. 

    Norris, Robert J. and Catherine L. Bonventre. (2015). Advancing wrongful conviction scholarship: Towards new conceptual frameworks. Justice Quarterly 32: 929-49.

  • Andrew Novak

    Research Interests: Death penalty, comparative constitutional law, Sub-Saharan Africa, international criminal law

    Selected Publications

    Transnational Human Rights Litigation: Challenging the Death Penalty and Criminalization of Homosexuality in the Commonwealth (Springer: 2019).

    The African Challenge to Global Death Penalty Abolition: International Human Rights Norms in Local Perspective (Intersentia: 2016).

    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).


  • Suleyman Ozeren

    Research Interests: Terrorism & counterterrorism, forced migration, countering violent extremism (CVE), international security, the Middle East, the Kurdish issue, and conflict resolution.

    Selected Publications

    Ozeren, S., Hekim, H., Elmas, M.S., & Canbegi, H.I. (2018). An Analysis of Propaganda and Recruitment Activities of ISIS Targeting Turkish Speaking Population.International Annals of Criminology, Cambridge University Press

    Ozeren et al. (2016). "ISIS in Cyberspace: Findings From Social Media Research".  Global Policy and Strategy, 2016.  

    Ozeren, S. (July 07, 2019). Is Turkey becoming the next victim of Erdoğan’s hostage diplomacy?

    Ozeren, S. (May 28, 2019). Impact of Idlib offensive on Turkey-Russia relations.

    Ozeren, S., Sever, M, Sözer, M. A., & Yilmaz, K. (2014). Whom do they recruit? Profiling and recruitment in the PKK/KCK. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 37:322-347.

    Bal, I., Ozeren, S., & Sozer, M. A. (eds) (2011). “Multi-faceted Approach to Radicalization in Terrorist Organizations”. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam.

    Ozeren, S., & Sever, M. (eds) (2011). “Terrorism Paradox and Turkey”. Karinca Yayinlari, Ankara, Turkey

    Ozeren, S. (2009). Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime: Vulnerabilities and International Cooperation. VDM Publishing House Ltd, Saarbrücken, Germany

    Ozeren, S., Güneş, I. D., & M. D. Al-Badayneh (eds) (2007). Understanding Terrorism: Analysis of Sociological and Psychological Aspects, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Ozeren, S. (2007). “Recruitment and Training Methods of Suicide Terrorism”, Suicide as a Weapon, ed. Center of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism, Vol. 30, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 38-50.

    Ozeren, S. & Van de Voorde, C. (2006). Turkish Hizballah: A case study of radical terrorism. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Vol: 29(2).

  • 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

    Edkins, V. & Redlich, A.D. (2019) (Eds.). A system of pleas: Social science’s contribution to the real legal system. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

    Redlich, A.D., Nirider, L., & *Shteynberg, R. (in press). Pragmatic implication in the interrogation room: A comparison of juveniles and adults. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

    Lavoie, J., Dickerson, K. L., Redlich, A. D., & Quas, J. A. (in press). Overcoming disclosure reluctance in youth victims of sex trafficking: New directions for research, policy, and practice. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law.

    Redlich, A.D., Yan, S., Norris, R.J., & Bushway, S.D. (2018). The influence of confessions on guilty pleas and plea discounts. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24, 147-157. doi: 10.1037/law0000144.

  • Daniel A Reilly

    Selected Publications

    Working the Scene Published in 2008 Textbook

    Finding the Truth with Criminal Investigations Suspect, Subject, Defendant published in 2019

    The books were written by Mr. Reilly to provide detailed instruction for Criminal Justice students especially those interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.

  • Laurie O. 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., “Policing in the U.S.: From the Kerner Legacy Looking Forward,” in Fred Harris and Alan Curtis (eds.), Healing our Divided Society – Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report. Temple University Press. (2018).

    Robinson, L., Ramsey C. The Future of Policing Reform: The Way Forward? Public Administration Review, Vol. 77, Iss. 2. March/April 2017. DOI: 10.111/puar.12736.

    Lum, C., Koper, C., Gill, C., Hibdon J., Telep, C., & Robinson, L. An Evidence-Assessment of the Recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing: Implementation and Research Priorities. Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police. (2016).

    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

    Rudes, D.S. & Magnuson, S. (2019). Scapegoating Culture: Misunderstanding Organizational Culture as the Problem in Carceral Institutions and Beyond. Sociology Compass.

    Kras, K. R., Dmello, J., Butterfield, A.E., Meyer, K.S. & Rudes, D.S. (2019). Attitudes Toward Punishment, Organizational Commitment and Cynicism: A Multi-Level Analysis of Staff Responses in a Juvenile Justice Agency. Criminal Justice & Behavior

    Viglione, J., Rudes, D.S., Nightingale, V., Watson, C., & Taxman, F. (2018). The Many Hats of Juvenile Probation Officers: A Latent Class Analysis of Work-Related Activities. Criminal Justice Review, 43(2), 252-269.

    Rudes, D. S. & Viglione, J. (2017). Gendered adherence: Correctional officers andtherapeutic reform in a reentry facility. The Prison Journal, 97(4), 496-519.  

    Yang Y., Pankow, J., Swan, H., Willett, J., Mitchell, S.G., Rudes, D.S., & Knight, K. (2017). Preparing for Analysis: a Critical Step for Procedural Rigor in Large-Scale Multisite Qualitative Research Studies. Quality & Quantity, 1-14.

    Viglione, J., Lerch, J., Rudes, D.S., & Taxman, F (2016). Big stick management: Tickets as discipline within a correctional reentry facility. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(2), 163-193.

    Viglione, J., Rudes, D.S., & Taxman, F.S. (2016). Probation officer use of client-centered communication strategies in adult probation settings. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

    Mitchell, S. G., Willet, J., Monico, L.B., James, A., Rudes, D.S., Viglione, J. Schwartz, R., Gordon, M.S., & Friedmann, P.D. (2016). Community Correctional Agents’ Views of Medication-Assisted Treatment: Examining their Influence on Treatment Referrals and Community Supervision Practices. Substance Abuse, 37(1). DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1129389).

    Kras, K. R., Rudes, D.S., & Taxman, F.S. 2015. Managing Up and Down: Community Corrections Middle Managers Role Conflict and Ambiguity during Organizational Change. Journal of Crime and Justice, 3, 1-15. (DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2015.1085889).

    Viglione, J.,  Rudes, D.S., & Taxman, F.S. 2015. The Myriad of Challenges With Correctional Change: From Goals to Culture. European Journal of Probation, (7), 103-123.

    Viglione, J., Rudes, D.S.  & Taxman, F.S. 2015. Misalignment in Supervision: Implementation of Risk/Needs Instruments in Probation. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(3), 263-85.

  • 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.

  • Gwen M Udell

    Research Interests: Crime analysis, intelligence analysis, homeland security, terrorism, crime mapping, criminal behavior, serial offenders, applied criminal psychology, crime and place, hot spot analysis, understanding terrorism, intelligence analysis techniques

    Selected Publications

    Mrs. Udell is an Editorial Board Member of the Forensic Science and Crime Research journal. 

  • 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 and Anthony A. Braga (Eds.). (2019). Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives (Revised Second Edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Weisburd, David, and Malay K. Majmundar (Editors). (2018). Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities.  Washington DC: The National Academies Press.

    Weisburd, David, Breanne Cave, Matt Nelson, Clair White, Amelia Haviland, Justin Ready, Brian Lawton, Kathleen Sikkema. (2018)  Mean Streets and Mental Health: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots. American Journal of Community Psychology 61:285-295.

    Weisburd, D., Farrington, D., and Gill, C. (2017). What works in crime prevention and rehabilitation: An assessment of systematic reviews. Criminology and Public Policy 16 (2):415-449.

    Weisburd, David, Anthony Braga, Elizabeth Groff, and Alese Wooditch.  (2017) Can Hot Spots Policing Reduce Crime in Urban Areas? An Agent-Based Simulation. Criminology 55 (1):137-173.

    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, 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

    Willis, James J. and Heather Toronjo. (2019). “Translating Police Research into Policy: Some Implications of the National Academies Report on Proactive Policing for Policymakers and Researchers.” Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.

    Koen, C. Marthinus, James J. Willis, and Stephen. D. Mastrofski (2018). "The effects of body-worn cameras on police organisation and practice: a theory-based analysis." Policing: An International Journal of Research and Policy.

    Willis, James J., Christopher Koper, and Cynthia Lum. (2017). “The Adaptation of License Plate Readers for Investigative Purposes: Police Technology and Innovation Re-Invention.” Justice Quarterly

    Willis, James J. and Stephen D. Mastrofski (2017). “Understanding the Culture of Craft: Lessons from Two Police Agencies.” Journal of Crime and Justice 40: 84-100.

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

  • David B Wilson

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

    Selected Publications

    Wilson, D. B., Olaghere, A., & Kimbrell, C. S. (2019). Implementing juvenile drug treatment courts: A meta-aggregation of process evaluations. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 0022427819826630.

    Wilson, D. B., Brennan, I., & Olaghere, A. (2018). Police-initiated diversion for youth to prevent future delinquent behavior. Campbell Systematic Reviews14.

    Johnson, D., Wilson, D. B., Maguire, E. R., & Lowrey-Kinberg, B. V. (2017). Race and perceptions of police: Experimental results on the impact of procedural (in) justice. Justice Quarterly34(7), 1184-1212.

    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.

    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.


  • Sue-Ming Yang

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

    Selected Publications

    Yang, Sue-Ming, Joshua Hinkle, and Laura A. Wyckoff. (2018). Using Multitrait-Multimethod (MTMM) Techniques to Examine the Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Social Disorder. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0022427818771109. 

    Yang, Sue-Ming and I-Chin Jen. (2017). An Evaluation of Displacement and Diffusion Effects on Eco-Terrorist Activities after Police Interventions. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. DOI 10.1007/s10940-017-9367-4.

    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.


  • Ehsan Zaffar

    Research Interests: Intersection of national security, homeland security and civil rights/civil liberties, privacy.

  • Linda Zhao

    Research Interests: Human smuggling and illegal immigration, Religiosity and juvenile delinquency, Culture influences and violence, Prison reentry, and Crime in urban settings

    Selected Publications

    Zhao, L. L. & Medina, J. (2019).   The role of religiously-motivated relationships in explaining adolescent substance use. Under review. Journal of Adolescence.

    Zhao, L. L. (2013).  Financing illegal migration: Chinese underground banks and human smuggling in New York City.  London: Palgrave MacMillan.

    Zhao, L. L. (2013).  Chinese underground banks in NYC: Ethnic networks and human smuggling. Sociological Focus, 44, 178-192.

    Zhao, L. L. (2012)Underground banks and their connections with crime: A review and an appraisal. International Criminal Justice Review, 22, 5-23. 

    Zhao, L. L. (2012).  Underground banks in NYC, the main clientele and operators: The  perspectives of Chinese illegal immigrants.  International Journal of Law, Crime, and  Justice, 41, 36-57.

    Zhao, L. L. (2008).  Anomie theory and crime in a transitional China.  International Criminal Justice Review, 18, 137-157.