High-Profile Journal Publications

Crime and Delinquency

  • Beaver, Gibson, Turner, DeLisi, Vaughn, and Holand. 2009. "The Stability of Delinquent Peer Associations: A Biosocial Test of Warr's Sticky Friends Hypothesis."
  • Boutwell and Beaver. 2009. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Low Self-Control."
  • Kleck and Barnes. 2013. "Deterrence and macro-level perceptions of punishment risks: is there a "collective wisdom?" Crime and Delinquency 59(7): 1006-1035.
  • Kleck and Barnes. 2012. "Do More Police Generate More Crime Deterrence?" Crime and Delinquency (forthcoming c. May 2014).
  • Lucken and Bales. 2008. "Florida's Sexually Violent Predator Program: An Examination of Risk and Civil Commitment Eligibility"
  • Mears, Mancini, Beaver, and Gertz. 2012. "Housing for the 'Worst of the Worst' Inmates: Public Support for Supermax Prisons." Crime and Delinquency.
  • Mears, Shollenberger, Willison, Owens, and Butts. 2010. "Practitioner Views of Priorities, Policies, and Practices in Juvenile Justice." Crime and Delinquency.
  • Mears, Mancini, Beaver, and Gertz. 2012. "Housing for the 'Worst of the Worst' Inmates: Public Support for Supermax Prisons." Crime and Delinquency (forthcoming).
  • Wang, Mears, Spohn, and Dario. 2012. "Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentencing Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems." Crime and Delinquency.
  • Warren. 2008. "Perceptions of Police Disrespect During Vehicle Stops: A Race-Based Analysis."


  • Barnes, Beaver, and Boutwell. 2011. "Examining the Genetic Underpinnings to Moffitt's Developmental Taxonomy: A Behavioral Genetic Analysis." Criminology.
  • Baumer and Lauritsen. 2010 "Reporting Crime to the Police, 1973 – 2005: A Multivariate Analysis of Long-Term Trends in the NCS and NCVS."
  • Baumer and Gustafson. 2007. "Social Organization and Instrumental Crime: Assessing the Empirical Validity of Classic and Contemporary Anomie Theories."
  • Beaver, 2008. "Nonshared Environmental Influences on Adolescent Delinquent Involvement and Adult Criminal Behavior."
  • Beaver, DeLisi, Vaughn, Wright, and Boutwell. 2008. "The Relationship between Self-Control and Language: Evidence of a Shared Etiological Pathway."
  • Chiricos, Barrick, Bales, and Bontrager. "The Labeling of Convicted Felons and Its Consequences for Recidivism."
  • Hay and Forrest. 2008. "Self-Control and The Concept of Opportunity: Making the Case for a More Systematic Union."
  • Johnson, Stewart, Pickett, and Gertz. 2011. "Ethnic Threat and Social Control." Criminology.
  • McGloin, Schreck, Stewart, and Ousey. 2011. "Predicting the Violent Offender: The Discriminant Validity of the Subculture of Violence." Criminology.
  • Pickett and Chiricos. 2012. "Controlling Other People's Children: Racialized Views of Delinquency and Whites' Punitive Attitudes toward Offenders." Criminology.
  • Pickett, Chiricos, Golden, and Gertz. 2012. "Reconsidering the Relationship between Perceived Neighborhood Racial Composition and Whites' Perceptions of Victimization Risk: Does Racial Typification of Crime Matter?" Criminology.
  • Mears and Bales. 2009. "Supermax Incarceration and Recidivism."
  • Mears, Hay, Gertz, and Mancini. 2007. "Public Opinion and the Foundation of the Juvenile Courts."
  • Mears, Wang, Hay, and Bales. Forthcoming. "Social Ecology and Recidivism: Implications for Prisoner Reentry."
  • Schreck, Stewart, and Osgood. Forthcoming. "A Reappraisal of the Victim/Offender Overlap."
  • Siennick, 2007. "The Timing and Mechanisms of the Offending-Depression Link."
  • Siennick, and Jeremy Staff. 2008. "Explaining the Educational Deficits of Delinquent Youths."
  • Siennick, 2011. "Tough Love? Crime and Parental Assistance in Young Adulthood." Criminology
  • Stewart, and Simons. 2010. "Race, Code of the Street, and Violent Delinquency: A Multilevel Investigation of Neighborhood Street Culture and Individual Norms of Violence."
  • Jongyeon Tark and Kleck. 2004. "Resisting crime: the effects of victim action on the outcomes of crimes."
  • Kleck, Sever, Li, and Gertz. 2005. "The missing link in general deterrence research."
  • Wang, Mears, and Bales. 2010. "Race-Specific Employment Contexts and Recidivism." Criminology
  • Warren, Tomaskovic-Devey, Smith, Zingraff, Mason. 2006. "Driving While Black: Bias Processes and Racial Disparity in Stops."

Criminology and Public Policy

  • Mears, Kuch, Lindsey, Siennick, Pesta, Greenwald and Blomberg. 2016. "Juvenile Court Contemporary Division: Helpful, Harmful, or Both?" Criminology and Public Policy 15(3):953-981.
  • Baumer. 2011. "Uncertainty about Reduced Severity, Concerns about Increased Certainty, and Alternative Paths to Lower Crime Rates and Imprisonment." Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Baumer, 2008. "Evaluating the Balance Sheet of Asset Forfeiture Laws: Toward Evidence-Based Policy Assessments."
  • Beaver. 2010. "The Promises and Pitfalls of Forensic Evidence in Unsolved Crimes." Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Gaes and Bales. 2011. "Deconstructing the Risk Principle: Addressing Some Remaining Questions." Reaction Essay in Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Mears. 2010. "The Role of Research and Researchers in Crime and Justice Policy." Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Mears and Mestre. 2012. "Prisoner Reentry, Employment, Signaling, and the Better Identification of Desisters: Introduction to the Special Issue." Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Mears, 2008. "Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Corrections: Shining a Light on the Black Box of Prison Systems."
  • Mears, 2010. "The Role of Research and Researchers in Crime and Justice Policy." Criminology and Public Policy 9(4):799-805.
  • Stewart. 2011. "Crime, Local Institutions, and Structural Inequality: The Cost of Payday Lending Institutions." Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Stewart, 2007. "Either They Don't Know or They Don't Care: Black Males and Negative Police Experiences."
  • Warren, 2010. "Inequality by Design: The Connection between Race, Crime, Victimization and Social Policy."
  • Warren and Tomaskovic-Devey. 2009. "Racial Profiling and Searches: Did the Politics of Racial Profiling Change Officer Behavior?"

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

  • Nadel, Pesta, Blomberg, Bales, and Greenwald. 2018. "Civil citation: Diversion or net widening?" Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 55(2):278-315.
  • Bales and Mears. 2008. "Inmate Social Ties and the Transition to Society: Does Visitation Reduce Recidivism?"
  • Boutwell and Beaver. 2009. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Low Self-Control."
  • Kleck and Kovandizic and Schaffer "Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: A local average treatment effect approach." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 28(4):477-541 (December 2013)."
  • Jackson and Hay. 2012. "The Conditional Impact of Official Labeling on Subsequent Delinquency: Considering the Attenuating Role of Family Attachment." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
  • Mears, Mancini, and Stewart. 2009. "Whites' Concern about Crime: The Effects of Interracial Contact."
  • Mears, Pickett, Golden, Chiricos, and Gertz. 2012. "The Effect of Interracial Contact on Whites' Perceptions of Victimization Risk and Black Criminality." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
  • Schreck, Burek, Stewart, and Miller. 2007. "Distress and Violent Victimization among Young Adolescents: A Test of the Social Interactionist Explanation and a Case Study of Early Puberty."
  • Siennick, Mears, and Bales. Forthcoming. "Here and Gone: Anticipation and Separation Effects of Prison Visits on Inmate Infractions." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
  • Stewart, Baumer, Brunson, and Simons. 2009. "Neighborhood Racial Context and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination among Black Youth."
  • Wang and Mears. 2010. "Examining the Direct and Interactive Effects of Changes in Racial and Ethnic Threat on Sentencing Decisions." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
  • Warren, Chiricos, and Bales. 2010. "(Forthcoming) The Imprisonment Penalty for Young Black and Hispanic Males: A Crime-Specific Analysis."
  • Warren, Chiricos and Bales 2012. "The Imprisonment Penalty for Young Black and Hispanic Males." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Justice Quarterly

  • Turanovic and Tasca. 2017. "Inmates' Experiences with Prison Visitation." Justice Quarterly 1-36.
  • Barnes, Lavin, Mancini, Boutwell, Beaver, and Diamond. 2012. "Marriage and Involvement in Crime: A Consideration of Reciprocal Effects in a Nationally Representative Sample." Justice Quarterly.
  • Beaver, DeLisi, Mears, and Stewart. 2009. "Low Self-Control and Contact with the Criminal Justice System in a Nationally Representative Sample of Males."
  • Gibson, Morris and Beaver. 2010. "Secondary Exposure to Violence during Childhood and Adolescence: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?"
  • Caravelis Hughes, Chiricos, and Bales. 2012. &ldqou;Race, Ethnicity, Threat and the Designation of Career Offenders." Justice Quarterly.
  • Mears, Cochran, Siennick, and Bales. 2012. "Prison Visitation and Recidivism." Justice Quarterly
  • Mears, Wang, and Bales. 2012. "Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners." Justice Quarterly (forthcoming).
  • Reisig , Bales, Hay, and Wang. 2007. "Racial Inequality and Reconviction among African-American Male Offenders."
  • Tittle, Broidy, and Gertz. 2008. "Strain, Crime, and Contingencies."
  • Wright, Beaver, DeLisi, and Vaughn. 2008. "Evidence of Negligible Parenting Influences on Self-Control, Delinquent Peers, and Delinquency in a Sample of Monozygotic Twins."
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