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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Williams, Brian N.; Billy R. Close; and Kang, Seong C. . 2016. Out of the Recent Darkness and into the New Light: Managerial Implications Emerging from the Martin- Zimmerman Encounter. Journal of Public Management & Social Policy: Vol. 23: No. 1, Article 2
Rubin, Ashley T. . 2016. Resistance as Agency? Incorporating the Structural Determinants of Prisoner Behaviour. British Journal of Criminology
Rubin, Ashley T. . 2016. Penal Change as Penal Layering: A Case Study of Proto-Prison Adoption and Capital Punishment Reduction, 1785–1822. Punishment & Society
Rubin, Ashley T. . 2016. Professionalizing Prison: Primitive Professionalization and the Administrative Defense of Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829–1879. Law & Social Inquiry
Daniel P. Mears and Sonja E. Siennick . 2016. Young Adult Outcomes and the Life-Course Penalties of Parental Incarceration. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53(1): 3-35
Pyrooz, David C., Jillian Turanovic, Scott H. Decker, and Jun Wu. 2016. Taking Stock of the Relationship between Gang Membership and Offending: A Meta-Analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior 43:365-397
Jillian Turanovic and Nancy Rodriguez. 2016. Mental Health Service Needs in the Prison Boom: The Case of Children of Incarcerated Mothers. Criminal Justice Policy Review
Thomas G. Blomberg, Julie Brancale, Kevin M. Beaver, William D. Bales. 2016. Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. Routledge
Daniel P. Mears, 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
Wright, Kevin A., Jillian Turanovic, and Nancy Rodriguez. 2016. Racial Inequality, Ethnic Inequality, and the System Involvement of At-Risk Youth: Implications for the Racial Invariance and Latino Paradox Theses. Justice Quarterly. In press.
Sonja E. Siennick, Alex O. Widdowson, Mathew Woessner, and Mark E. Feinberg. 2015 (print version forthcoming). Internalizing Symptoms, Peer Substance Use, and Substance Use Initiation. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Early View doi: 10.1111/jora.12215
Kevin M. Beaver, Joseph A. Schwartz, Eric J. Connolly, Mohammed Said Al-Ghamdi, and Ahmed Nezar Kobeisy . 2015. The Role of Parenting in the Prediction of Criminal Involvement: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth and a Sample of Adopted Youth. Developmental Psychology 51 (March):301-308
Devon, Johnson, Patricia Y. Warren and Amy Farrell . 2015. Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race and the Criminal Justice System. New York University Press
Wright, John Paul, J.C. Barnes, Brian B. Boutwell, Joseph A. Schwartz, Eric J. Connolly, Joseph L. Nedelec, and Kevin M. Beaver. 2015. Mathematical Proof is Not Minutiae and Irreducible Complexity is Not a Theory: A Final Response to Burt and Simons and a Call to Criminologists. Criminology 53 (February):113-120
van der Linden, Dimitri, Curtis Dunkel, Kevin M. Beaver, and Marissa Louwen. 2015. The Unusual Suspect: The General Factor of Personality (GFP) and Delinquent Behavior. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences 9 (July):145-160