Research

Research

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

Peter Lehmann, Ted Chiricos and William Bales. 2018. “Juveniles on trial: Mode of conviction and the adult court sentencing of transferred juveniles.” Crime and Delinquency 64:563-586.

Hay, Carter, Alex Widdowson, and Brae Campion. 2018. “Self-control stability and change among incarcerated juvenile offenders.” Journal of Criminal Justice.

Gary Kleck. 2018. “Response errors in survey estimates of defensive gun use.” Crime & Delinquency, Online, 3-26-18.

Gary Kleck. 2018. “Macro-level research on the effect of firearms prevalence on suicide rates: a systematic review and new evidence.” Social Science Quarterly, in press.

Christi Metcalfe and Ted Chiricos. 2018. “Race, plea and charge reduction: An assessment of racial disparities in the plea process.” Justice Quarterly 35:223-253.

Gladfelter, A.S., Lantz, B., & Ruback, R.B. 2017. “The Complexity of Hate: Variations across Contexts and Types of Bias” Justice Quarterly, 34(1): 55-83.

Siennick, Sonja E., Alex O. Widdowson, Mathew Woessner, Mark E. Feinberg, and Richard L. Spoth. 2017. “Risk factors for substance misuse and adolescents’ symptoms of depression” Journal of Adolescent Health 60(1): 50-56.

Ruback, R.B., Gladfelter, A.S., & Lantz, B. 2017. “Hate Crime Victimization Data in Pennsylvania: A Useful Complement to the UCR” Violence & Victims. (In press).

Wesche, Rose, Eva S. Lefkowitz, Derek A. Kreager, and Sonja E. Siennick. 2017. “Early sexual initiation and mental health: A fleeting association or enduring change?” Journal of Research on Adolescence 27(3):611-62.

Stephanie Bontrager Ryon, Ted Chiricos, Sonja Siennick, Kelle Barrick, William Bales. 2017. “Sentencing in light of collateral consequences: Does age matter?” Journal of Criminal Justice 53:1-11.

Peter Lehmann, Ted Chiricos and William Bales. 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.

Hay, Carter, Samantha Ladwig, and Brae Campion. 2017. “Tracing the Rise of Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice in Florida.” Victims & Offenders.

Hay, Carter, Alex Widdowson, Meg Bates, Michael T. Baglivio, Katherine Jackowski, and Mark Greenwald. 2017. “Predicting Recidivism among Released Juvenile Offenders in Florida: An Evaluation of the Residential Positive Achievement Change Tool.” Youth Violence & Juvenile Justice.

Will Hauser and Gary Kleck. 2017. “The impact of police strength and arrest productivity on fear of crime and subjective assessments of the police.” American Journal of Criminal Justice 42:86-111.

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