Degrees

Student Research

Participate in the publication process

Doctoral students gain valuable research and publication experience through working side-by-side with faculty on ground-breaking research. Top doctoral students become partners with faculty in publishing in the field’s top journals. Through this partnership, they build the skills necessary for generating compelling ideas for new research, using research methods that provide informative and reliable findings, and writing persuasive papers. Additionally, the opportunity to work side-by-side with leading scholars on important research projects that result in conference presentations, publications, and policy improvement recommendations to legislators and local governments is invaluable. These notable accomplishments make them particularly attractive to employers.

Check out the list of collaborative student-faculty publications from the last five years below. Students, both current and alumni, are highlighted in bold.

Pickett, Welch, Chiricos.  2015. “Racial Crime Stereotypes and Offender Juvenility: Comparing Public Views about Youth-Specific and Non-Youth-Specific Sanctions.”  Race and Justice.

Stupi, Chiricos, Gertz.  2015.  “Perceived Criminal Threat from Undocumented Immigrants:  Antecedents and Consequences for Policy Preferences.  Justice Quarterly.

Baker, Thomas, Cleary, H., Pickett, J., and Marc Gertz. Forthcoming. “Crime Salience and Public Willingness to Pay for Child Saving and Juvenile Punishment.” Crime and Delinquency.

Barnes, James C., and Gary Kleck. Forthcoming c. September 2014. “Do more police generate more crime deterrence?” Crime and Delinquency.

Chiricos, Ted, Elizabeth K. Stupi, Brian J. Stults, and Marc Gertz. Forthcoming. “Illegal Immigrant Threat and Popular Support for Social Controls.” Social Problems.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, Brian J. Stults, Sarah J. Greenman, Avinash S. Bhati, and Mark A. Greenwald. Forthcoming. “The ‘True’ Juvenile Offender: Age Effects and Juvenile Court Sanctioning.” Criminology.

Pickett, Justin, Christi Falco Metcalfe, Thomas Baker, Marc Gertz, and Laura Bedard. Forthcoming. “Superficial Survey Choice: An Experimental  Test of a Potential Method for Increasing Response Rates and Response Quality in Correctional Surveys,” Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Baker, Thomas, W. Pelfrey, L. Bedard, K. Dhungana, M. Gertz, and K. Golden. 2014. “Female Inmates’ Procedural Justice Perceptiosn of the Police and Courts: Is There a Spill-Over of Police Effects?” Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Blomberg, Thomas G. and Julie Mestre. 2014. Net-widening: Past, Present and into the Future. In (Mitchell J. Miller, ed.) Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Chiricos, Stupi, Stults, Gertz.  2014. “Undocumented Immigrant Threat and Support for Social Controls.  Social Problems.

Kleck, Gary, and Jongyeon Tark. 2014. “Resisting rape: the effects of victim self-protection on rape completion and injury.”  Violence Against Women.

Pickett, Chiricos, Gertz.  2014.  “The Racial Foundations of Whites’ Support for Child Saving.”  Social Science Research.

Stults, Brian J., and Christi S. Falco. 2014. Unbalanced Institutional Commitments and Criminal Behavior: an Individual Level Assessment of Institutional Anomie Theory. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Blomberg, Thomas G., Julie Mestre, and Karen Mann. 2013. Seeking Causality in a World of Contingency. Criminology & Public Policy, 12(4).

Kleck, Gary, Tomislav Kovandzic, and Mark Schaffer. 2013. “Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: A local average treatment effect approach.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Barnes, James C., and Gary Kleck. 2013. “Deterrence and Macro-Level Perceptions of Punishment Risks: Is There a “Collective Wisdom?” Crime and Delinquency.

Hauser, Will, and Gary Kleck. 2013. “Guns and fear: a one-way street?” Crime and Delinquency.

Mears, Daniel, Christina Mancini, Kevin Beaver, and Marc Gertz. 2013. “Housing for the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Inmates: Public Support for Supermax Prisons,” Crime and Delinquency.

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran.  2013.  “What Is the Effect of IQ on Offending?”  Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Kevin M. Beaver.  2013.  “Self-Control Theory and Nonlinear Effects on Offending.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Mears, Daniel P., Justin T. Pickett, Kristin Golden, Ted Chiricos, and Marc Gertz.  2013.  “The Effect of Interracial Contact on Whites’ Perceptions of Victimization Risk and Black Criminality.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Cochran, Joshua C., and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “Social Isolation and Inmate Behavior:  A Conceptual Framework for Theorizing Prison Visitation and Guiding and Assessing Research.”  Journal of Criminal Justice.

Mancini, Christina, James C. Barnes, and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “It Varies from State to State:  An Examination of Sex Crime Laws Nationally.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Pickett, Justin, Dan Mears, Marc Gertz, and Eric Stewart. 2013. “Security at the Expense of Liberty: A Test of Predictions Deriving from the Culture of Control Thesis,” Crime and Delinquency.

Wang, Xia, Daniel P. Mears, Cassia C. Spohn, and Lisa Dario.  2013.  “Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentencing Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems.”  Crime and Delinquency.

Barnes, Lavin, Mancini, Boutwell, Beaver, and Diamond. 2012. “Marriage and Involvement in Crime: A Consideration of Reciprocal Effects in a Nationally Representative Sample”; Justice Quarterly.

Caravelis Hughes, Chiricos, and Bales. 2012. “Race, Ethnicity, Threat and the Designation of Career Offenders.” Justice Quarterly.

Chiricos, Ted, Kathy Padgett, Jake Bratton, Justin Pickett, and Marc Gertz. 2012. “Racial Threat and Opposition to the Re-Enfranchisement of Ex-Felons,” International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.

Devers, Lindsey, Marc Gertz, Nicole Piquero, and Baruch Kraus. 2012. “The Ethnic Typification of Crime and Support for Punitive Attitudes: An Exploratory Analysis of Arabs in Israel,” Journal of Ethnicity in criminal JusticeC

Jackson and Hay. 2012. “The Conditional Impact of Official Labeling on Subsequent Delinquency: Considering the Attenuating Role of Family Attachment.” Journal of Research in Crime, and Delinquency.

Barnes, James C., and Gary Kleck.  2012. “Deterrence and macro-level perceptions of punishment risks: Is there a ‘collective wisdom?’” Crime and Delinquency.

Barnes, James C., and Gary Kleck.  2012. “Do More Police Generate More Crime?”; Crime and Delinquency.

Chiricos, Padgett, Bratton, Pickett. 2012  “Racial Threat and Opposition to the Re-Enfranchisement of Ex-Felons.”  International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.

Hay, Carter, Brian J. Stults, and Emily Ciaravolo. 2012. “Suppressing the Harmful Effects of Key Risk Factors: Results from the Children at Risk Experimental Intervention.” Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Mears, Cochran, Siennick, and Bales. 2012. “Prison Visitation and Recidivism.” Justice Quarterly.

Mears, Mancini, Beaver, and Gertz. 2012. “Housing for the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Inmates: Public Support for Supermax Prisons.” Crime and Delinquency.

Mears and Mestre. 2012. “Prisoner Reentry, Employment, Signaling, and the Better Identification of Desisters: Introduction to the Special Issue.” Criminology and Public Policy.

Mears, Pickett, Golden, Chiricos, and Gertz. 2012. “The Effect of Interracial Contact on Whites’ Perceptions of Victimization Risk and Black Criminality.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Meldrum, Ryan C., and Brian J. Stults. 2012. “Student Performance in Research Methods Classes: Evaluating the Predictive Validity of the DRAMA Scale.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Pickett and Chiricos. 2012. “Controlling Other People’s Children: Racialized Views of Delinquency and Whites’ Punitive Attitudes toward Offenders.” Criminology.

Pickett, Chiricos, Golden, and Gertz. 2012. “Reconsidering the Relationship between Perceived Neighborhood Racial Composition and Whites’ Perceptions of Victimization Risk: Does Racial Typification of Crime Matter?” Criminology.

Van Slyke and Bales. 2012. “A Contemporary Study of the Decision to Incarcerate White-Collar and Street Property Offenders”; Punishment and Society.

Wang, Mears, Spohn, and Dario. 2012. “Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentencing Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems.” Crime and Delinquency.

Barnes, James C., and Gary Kleck. 2011. “Article productivity among the faculty of criminology and criminal justice doctoral programs, 2005-2009.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Barnes, Beaver, and Boutwell. 2011. ”Examining the Genetic Underpinnings to Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy: A Behavioral Genetic Analysis.“ Criminology.

Blomberg, Bales, Mann, A. Piquero, and Berk. 2011. “Incarceration, Education and Transition from Delinquency.” Journal of Criminal Justice.

Caravelis Hughes, Chiricos, and Bales. 2011. “Static and Dynamic Indicators of Minority Threat in Sentencing Outcomes: A Multi-Level Analysis”; Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Forrest and Hay. 2011. “Does Self-Control Mediate the Effects of Life-Course Transitions on Desistance from Crime?” Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Johnson, Stewart, Pickett, and Gertz. 2011. “Ethnic Threat and Social Control.” Criminology.

Kleck, Kovandzic, Saber, and Hauser. 2011. “The Effect of Perceived Risk and Victimization on Plans to Purchase a Gun for Self-Protection.” Journal of Criminal Justice.

Mears, Mancini, Beaver, and Gertz. 2011. “Housing for the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Inmates: Public Support for Supermax Prisons.” Crime and Delinquency.

Mears, Pickett, Lavin, Chiricos, and Gertz. 2011. “The Effect of Interracial Contact on White’s Perceptions of Victimization Risk and Black Criminality.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Shelly, Chiricos, Gertz.  2011.  “What About the Environment?  Assessing the Perceived Seriousness of Environmental Crime.”  International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

Welch, Payne, Chiricos, Gertz. 2011.  “The Typification of Hispanics as Criminals and Support for Punitive Crime Controls.”  Social Science Research.

Boutwell and Beaver. 2010. “The Intergenerational Transmission of Low Self-Control.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Bales, Mann, Blomberg, McManus, and Dhungana. 2010. “Electronic Monitoring in Florida.” The Journal of Offender Monitoring.

Hay, Meldrum, and Ciaravolo. 2010. “Stability and Change in Risk-Seeking: Investigating the Effects of an Intervention Program.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Kleck and Barnes. 2010. “Article Productivity Among the Faculty of Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Programs, 2005-2009.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Wang and Mears. 2010. “Examining the Direct and Interactive Effects of Changes in Racial and Ethnic Threat on Sentencing Decisions.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Wang, Mears, and Bales. 2010. “Race-Specific Employment Contexts and Recidivism.” Criminology.