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

Lantz, Brendan. 2020. “Co-offending Group Composition and Violence: The Impact of Sex, Age, and Group Size on Co-offending Violence.” Crime & Delinquency, 66(1), 93-122.

Myers, Wesley & Brendan Lantz. 2020. “Racist Hate Crime Victim Reporting in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Cross-National Comparison.” British Journal of Criminology.

Gomes, Sílvia. 2020. “Pathways to Prison: Bordering Social Inequalities through Prison and State.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies.[Forthcoming].

Gomes, Sílvia; GRANJA, Rafaela. 2020. “(Dis)Trusted Outsiders: Conducting ethnographic research on prison settings.” Etnográfica. [Forthcoming].

Wenger, Marin R. 2019. “Separating the Influence of Inequality on Burglary and Robbery by Level of Analysis: A Multilevel Approach” Social Science Research, 81:42-60.

Brancale, Julie and Thomas G. Blomberg. 2019. “Employing Mixed Methods.” In Mathieu Deflem and Derek M.D. Silva (Eds.), Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 24. Emerald Publishing.

Gomes, Sílvia; GRANJA, Rafaela. 2019. “Access to Law and Justice Perceived by Foreign and Roma Prisoners.” Race and Justice, vol. 9 (3), pp. pp. 359–379. DOI:

Brancale, Julie, Blomberg, Thomas G., Pesta, George B. 2019. “Elder Financial Exploitation in the United States.” In Emil Plywaczewski and Ewa Guzik-Makaruk (Eds.), Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology. Eighth Edition. Warsaw, Poland: C.H. Beck.

Gomes, Sílvia, CARVALHO, Maria João Leote, OLIVEIRA, Raquel, DUARTE, Vera. 2019. “Trends and challenges in the Portuguese penitentiary system: from law to practice.” Antigone Rivista, 1, pp. 61-102.

Lantz, B. & Wenger, M.R. (In Press). 2019. “The Co-offender as Counterfactual: A Quasi-Experimental Within-Partnership Approach to the Examination of the Relationship between Race and Arrest.” Journal of Experimental Criminology (E-pub ahead of print).

Mears, Daniel P., Vivian Hughes, George B. Pesta, William D. Bales, Jennifer M. Brown, Joshua C. Cochran, and John Wooldredge. 2019. “The New Solitary Confinement? A Conceptual Framework for Guiding and Assessing Research and Policy on ‘Restrictive Housing.’” Criminal Justice and Behavior 46(10):1427-1444.

Lantz, B. (In Press). 2019. “Victim, Police, and Prosecutorial Responses to Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence: A Comparative Approach.” Forthcoming at Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

Lantz, B. (In Press). 2019. “The Consequences of Crime in Company: Co-offending, Victim-Offender Relationship, and Quality of Violence.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence (E-pub ahead of print).

Turanovic, Jillian J. and Travis C. Pratt. 2019. “Thinking About Victimization: Context and Consequences.” New York: Routledge.

Lantz, Brendan, Andrew S. Gladfelter, & R. Barry Ruback. 2019. “Stereotypical Hate Crimes and Criminal Justice Processing: A Multi-Dataset Comparison of Bias Crime Arrest Patterns by Offender and Victim Race.” Justice Quarterly, 36(3): 193-224. .

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