Gertz is most well known for successfully conducting thousands and thousands of surveys, which have been used by professors and doctoral students within and outside the college for high quality research and publications in some of the top journals in the field. One of his most notable surveys, collected along with Dr. Gary Kleck, polled a national sample about the defensive use of guns. The United States Supreme Court has now cited this research more than once.
Currently, in addition to his regular duties, Gertz serves as the College liaison for development and is the faculty representative to the Alumni and Friends of Criminology Advisory Board. In these roles, he has helped procure funds for the College and graduate students, which has facilitated further growth and success within the program.
2016. “Perceived Criminal Threat from Undocumented Immigrants: Antecedents and Consequences for Policy Preferences” Justice Quarterly 33:239-266.
2015. “Examining Public Preferences for the Allocation of Resources to Rehabilitative Versus Punitive Crime Policies” Criminal Justice Policy Review 448-462 .
2015. “Public (Mis)Understanding of Crime Policy: The Effects of Criminal Justice Experience and Media Reliance” Criminal Justice Policy Review .
2015. “Shared Race/Ethnicity, Court Procedural Justice, and Self-Regulating Beliefs: A Study of Female Offenders” Law & Society Review 433-466.
2015. “The National Felon League?: A Comparison of NFL Arrests to General Population Arrests” Journal of Criminal Justice 397-403.