Mears’ current research examines crime causation and criminal and juvenile justice.
Juvenile and Criminal Justice Policy | Crime Theory | Public Opinion | Supermax Prisons | Mental Health | Religion | Sentencing | Re-entry
Ph.D. 1998, University of Texas at Austin; Sociology
M.A. 1995, University of Texas at Austin; Sociology
B.A. 1988, Haverford College; Sociology
The Impacts of Restrictive Housing on Inmate Misconduct, Mental Health, and Recidivism, and Prison Systems and Personnel. Principal Investigators: Daniel P. Mears and William D. Bales. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice ($730,615), 2017-2020.
The Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Partnership Research Project. Principal Investigators: Daniel P. Mears and Sonja E. Siennick. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice ($981,481), 2015-2018.
Monitoring and Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Sanctions. Principal Investigators: Daniel P. Mears and Avinash S. Bhati. Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ($275,842), 2010-2012.
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context. Principal Investigators: Kristy Holtfreter, Michael D. Reisig, and Daniel P. Mears. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice ($393,174), 2011-2012.
The Past, Present, and Future of Juvenile Justice: Assessing the Policy Options. Principal Investigators: Daniel P. Mears, Jeffrey A. Butts (University of Chicago), and Christy A. Visher (The Urban Institute). Sponsor: National Institute of Justice ($258,068), 2005-2010.
Florida Department of Corrections Public Opinion Survey. Principal Investigator. Sponsor: Florida Department of Corrections ($23,068), 2005-2006.
An Evaluation of the ACTION Agricultural Crime Prevention Initiative. Principal Investigator. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice ($447,040), 2004-2007.
Mears, Daniel P., Tiffaney A. Tomlinson, and Jillian J. Turanovic. (Forthcoming.) . 2021. “The Goldilocks Rule—Too Little, Too Much, and ‘Just Right’: Curvilinear and Interactive Effects of Sleep Duration on Delinquency.” Justice Quarterly (doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2020.1729393).
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.
Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran. 2018. “Progressively Tougher Sanctioning and Recidivism: Assessing the Effects of Different Types of Sanctions.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 55(2):194-241.
Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, William D. Bales, and Avinash S. Bhati. 2016. “Recidivism and Time Served in Prison.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 106(1):83-124.
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.
Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran. 2019. Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry: The Science and Art of Conducting, Evaluating, and Using Research. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Mears, Daniel P. 2017. Out-of-Control Criminal Justice: The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran. 2015. Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Mears, Daniel P. 2010. American Criminal Justice Policy: An Evaluation Approach to Increasing Accountability and Effectiveness. New York: Cambridge University Press. Winner of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Outstanding Book Award.
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