Ted Chiricos’ recent research examined the predictors and consequences of criminal justice punitiveness. His collaborative work has shown that economic insecurity and the extent to which people link crime with race, increase support for harsh punitive policies. This work also shows that race and ethnicity are important predictors of being labeled a felon, independent of legally relevant predictors, and that avoiding that label by having adjudication withheld after conviction, significantly reduces the likelihood of recidivism. Professor Chiricos was recently honored for his work on labeling theory. His paper, “The Labeling of Convicted Felons and Its Consequences for Recidivism,” along with FSU criminologist Bill Bales and recent Ph.D graduates Kelle Barrick and Stephanie Bontrager was selected as the winner of the American Society of Criminology’s Outstanding Paper Award.
2018. “Race, plea and charge reduction: An assessment of racial disparities in the plea process.” Justice Quarterly 35:223-253.
2018. “Juveniles on trial: Mode of conviction and the adult court sentencing of transferred juveniles.” Crime and Delinquency 64:563-586.
2017. “Sentencing in light of collateral consequences: Does age matter?” Journal of Criminal Justice 53:1-11.
2017. “Sentencing transferred juveniles in the adult criminal court: The direct and interactive effects of race and ethnicity.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 15:172-190.
2016. “Perceived criminal threat from undocumented immigrants: Antecedents and consequences for policy preferences” Justice Quarterly 33:239-266.