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.

Lastest Research

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Moonki Hong and Gary Kleck. 2017. The short-term deterrent effect of executions: an analysis of daily homicide counts. Published online in Crime & Delinquency, 7-18-17
Gary Kleck and Bethany Mims. 2017. Article productivity among the faculty of criminology and criminal justice doctoral programs, 2010-2014. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 28(4):467-487
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
Sonja E. Siennick, 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
Sonja E. Siennick, Alex O. Widdowson, and Daniel T. Ragan. 2017. New students’ peer integration and exposure to deviant peers: Spurious effects of school moves?. Journal of Early Adolescence 37(9): 1254-1279
Sonja E. Siennick and Alex O. Widdowson. 2017. Incarceration and financial dependency during and after "youth". Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology 3(4): 397-418
Ryon, Stephanie B., Ted Chiricos, Sonja E. Siennick, William D. Bales, and Kelle Barrick. 2017. Sentencing in light of collateral consequences: Does age matter?. Journal of Criminal Justice 53:1-11
Carter Hay, Ryan C. Meldrum, Alex O. Widdowson, and Alex R. Piquero. 2017. Early Aggression and Later Delinquency: Considering the Redirecting Role of Good Parenting. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Ruback, R.B., Gladfelter, A.S., & Brendan Lantz. 2017. Hate Crime Victimization Data in Pennsylvania: A Useful Complement to the UCR. Violence & Victims. (In press)
Gladfelter, A.S., Brendan Lantz, & Ruback, R.B. 2017. The Complexity of Hate: Variations across Contexts and Types of Bias. Justice Quarterly, 34(1): 55-83
Jillian Turanovic. 2017. Juvenile Victimization. Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
Daniel P. Mears, 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
Elizabeth Stupi, Ted Chiricos and Marc Gertz. 2016. Perceived criminal threat from undocumented immigrants: Antecedents and consequences for policy preferences. Justice Quarterly 33:239-266
Gary Kleck. 2016. Large-capacity magazines and the casualty counts in mass shootings: the plausibility of linkages. Justice Research and Policy 17:28-47
Gary Kleck and Dylan Jackson. 2016. What kind of joblessness affects crime? A national case-control study of serious property crime. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 32:489-513