Prior to joining the faculty in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in August of 2003, Bill Bales was the director of research with the Florida Department of Corrections since 1991 and has worked in various research capacities with the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and for private research organizations. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University in 1987 and has presented research findings at numerous juvenile justice, criminology, corrections and statistics conferences over the past twenty-five years. He has published in the areas of longitudinal outcomes among incarcerated juvenile delinquents, adult correctional program evaluations, and sentencing and has published in Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly, among other crime and policy journals.
William D. Bales, Ph.D., is a Professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He has published in Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly, among other crime and policy journals.
2017. “Sentencing Transferred Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Court: The Direct and Interactive Effects of Race and Ethnicity” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
2016. “Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy” Routledge.
2015. “Unpacking the Relationship between Age and Prison Misconduct” Journal of Criminal Justice 43(5):418-427.
2015. “In Prison and Far From Home: Spatial Distance Effects on Inmate Misconduct” Crime & Delinquency. Online First.
2015. “The Implications of Sentence Length for Inmate Adjustment to Prison Life.” Journal of Criminal Justice Open Access 43:6.