FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is home to the nation’s number one criminology faculty in the world. Our team of experts is ranked number one in the nation for research productivity and are among the top 10 for grant acquisition, as demonstrated below. Many of our faculty are industry experts and offer extensive research on topics like gun control, biosocial criminology and social control, to name a few.

The list below contains nearly 1,000 peer-reviewed journal articles published by our faculty, many of which are co-authored with former and current graduate students. To the left is our one-of-a-kind filter box, which allows you to filter articles by topic and leverage our expertise for your personal interests and research endeavors. We hope you enjoy learning about criminology as much as we enjoy expanding the field of research.

Latest Research

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Andrea M. Lindsey. 2016. “Offending and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice: A Conceptual Framework for Guiding Theory and Research and Informing Policy” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 32(1):78-103.

Rubin, Ashley T. . 2016. “Professionalizing Prison: Primitive Professionalization and the Administrative Defense of Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829–1879” Law & Social Inquiry.

Turanovic, Jillian J., and Nancy Rodriguez. 2016. “Mental Health Service Needs in the Prison Boom: The Case of Children of Incarcerated Mothers” Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Wright, Kevin A., Jillian J. Turanovic, and Nancy Rodriguez. 2016. “Racial Inequality, Ethnic Inequality, and the System Involvement of At-Risk Youth: Implications for the Racial Invariance and Latino Paradox Theses” Justice Quarterly. In press. .

Pyrooz, David C., Jillian J. Turanovic, Scott H. Decker, and Jun Wu. 2016. “Taking Stock of the Relationship between Gang Membership and Offending: A Meta-Analysis” Criminal Justice and Behavior 43:365-397.

Mears, Daniel P., and Sonja E. Siennick . 2016. “Young Adult Outcomes and the Life-Course Penalties of Parental Incarceration” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53(1): 3-35.

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran. 2015. “Mass Incarceration and Prisoner Reentry: A Problem That Will Not Go Away” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Today 40:1, 4-10.

Feldmeyer, Ben, Patricia Warren, Sonja E. Siennick, Malisa Neptune. 2015. “Racial, Ethnic and Immigrant Threat: Is There a New Criminal Threat on State Sentencing?” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(1): 62-92.

Connolly, Eric J. and Kevin M. Beaver . 2015. “Guns, Gangs, and Genes: Evidence of an Underlying Genetic Influence on Gang Involvement and Carrying a Handgun” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 13 (July):228-242.

Schwartz, Joseph A., Kevin M. Beaver, and J.C. Barnes. 2015. “The Association between Mental Health and Violence among a Nationally Representative Sample of College Students from the United States” PLOS ONE 10 (October):1-19.

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