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Recent Criminal Justice Faculty and Student Research


Akers, R. L., Sellers, C. S., & Jennings, W.G. (2016). Criminological theories: Introduction, evaluation, and application, 7th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Agustina, J. R., & Felson, M. (2015). Routine activities, delinquency, and youth convergences. The handbook of criminological theory. Wiley, New York, 137-155.

Adams, W., Herrmann, C. R., & Felson, M. (2015). Crime, transportation and malignant mixes. In Safety and Security in Transit Environments (pp. 181-195). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Baumer, E. P., & Arnio, A. N. 2015. Macro-level theory: A Critical component of criminological exploration. Pp. 445-474 in Alex R. Piquero (ed.), Wiley Handbook of Criminological Theory. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bell Holleran, L. L., Vaughan, T. J., Vandiver, D. (2016). Juror decision-making in death penalty sentencing when presented with a history of child abuse or neglectBehavioral Sciences and the Law. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2271

Bell, L., Vandiver, D. (2016). U.S. homicides: Multi-offenders and the presence of female offenders. Violence and Gender, 3(1), 27-35.

Blair, J. P., Levine, T. R., & Vasquez, B. E. (2015). Producing deception detection expertise. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38 (1), 71-85.

Bowman, S. W. (2016). Who and what you know: Social and human capital in Black middle-class economic decision-making. Race and Social Problems, 8(1), 93–102.

Campoy Torrente, P., & Summers, L. (2015). Los precipitadores situacionales del delito: Otra mirada a la interacción persona-ambiente. Revista Criminalidad, 57(3), 41-58.

Chamlin, M. B., & Krajewski, A. E. (2016). Use of force and home safety: An impact assessment of Oklahoma’s stand your ground law. Deviant Behavior, 37(3), 237-245.

Cochran, J. K., Jones, S., Jones, A. M., & Sellers, C. S. (2016). Does criminal propensity moderate the effects of social learning theory variables on intimate partner violence? Deviant Behavior, 37, 965-976.

Cochran, J. K., Maskaly, J., Jones, S., & Sellers, C. S. (2015). Using structural equations to model Akers’ social learning theory with data on intimate partner violence. Crime & Delinquency, 63(1), 39-60. DOI: 0011128715597694.

Cunningham, S., & Vandiver, D. (2016). Solo and multi-offenders who commit stranger kidnapping: An assessment of factors that correlate with violent events. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0886260516635320.

Demers, S., & Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Simpson’s paradox in Canadian police clearance rates. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 57, 424- 434.

Dillon, M., Jones, A. M., Bergold, A.S., Hui, C., Penrod, S. (2017). Examining the effectiveness of the Henderson eyewitness instructions. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 17, 1-24.

Drawve, G., Walker, J. T., & Felson, M. (2015). Juvenile offenders: An examination of distance-to-crime and crime clusters. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42(2), 122-133.

Elsass, H. J., Schildkraut, J., & Stafford, M. C. (2015). Studying school shootings: Challenges and considerations for research. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-21.

Elsass, H. J. M., McKenna, J.M., Schildkraut, J. (2016). Rethinking crisis communications on campus: An evaluation of faculty and staff perceptions about emergency notification systems. Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, 13(3), 329.

Felson, M., & Boivin, R. (2015). Daily crime flows within a city. Crime Science, 4(1), 1.

Felson, M., & Eckert, M. A. (Eds.). (2016). Crime and everyday life. (5th ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hauge, M. V., Stevenson, M. D., Rossmo, D. K., & Le Comber, S. C. (2016). Tagging Banksy: Using geographic profiling to investigate a modern art mystery. Journal of Spatial Science, 61, 185-190.      

Hsu, H., Vásquez, B. E. & McDowall. D. (2017). A time-series analysis of terrorism: Intervention, displacement, and diffusion of benefits. Justice Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2017.1340501

Jamieson, J.D., (6-26-2015). Social Scientists’ Repetition Compulsion. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Johnson, S. D., & Summers, L. (2015). Testing ecological theories of offender spatial decision making using a discrete choice model. Crime and Delinquency, 61(3), 454-480.

Jones, A. M., Bergold, A.S., Dillon, M., Penrod, S. (2017). Sensitizing jurors to factors influencing the accuracy of eyewitness identification: Assessing the effectiveness of the Henderson instructions. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 13, 29-52.

Jones, A. M., Brimbal, L. (in press). Ethics in interviews and interrogations: Identifying individual differences in public perceptions. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. doi: 10.1002/jiop.1476

Jones, A. M., Heuer, L., Penrod, S. (2016). The responsibility of judges to assure due process: Tension among neutrality, rights protection, and role. National Science Foundation Annual Report.

Jones, A. M., Penrod, S. D. (2016). Can expert testimony sensitize jurors to coercive interrogation tactics? Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 16(5), 393-409.

Kroll, M., Adamec, J. Wetli, C., Williams, H. E. (2016). Fatal traumatic brain injury with electrical weapon falls. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 43, 12-19.

LePard, D., Demers, S., Langan, C., & Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Challenges in serial murder investigations involving missing persons. Police Practice and Research, 16, 328-340.

Martinez-Prather, K., McKenna, J. M., Bowman, S. W. (2016). The impact of training on discipline outcomes in school-based policingPolicing, 39(3), 478- 490.

Martinez-Prather, K., McKenna, J. M., Bowman, S. W. (2016). The school-to-prison pipeline: How roles of school-based law enforcement officers may impact disciplinary actions. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 4, 244-272.

Mijares, T. C., & McCarthy, R. M. (2015). Significant tactical police cases: Learning from past events to improve upon future responses. Charles C Thomas Publisher.

Miró Llinares, F., Medina Sarmiento, J. E., Agustina Sanllehí, J. R., & Summers, L. (Eds.) (2015). Crimen, oportunidad y vida diaria. Madrid: Dykinson.

Morley, R. M., Terranova, V. A., Cunningham, S. N., & Kraft, G. (2016). Self-compassion and predictors of criminality. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 1-15.

Morley, R. H., Terranova, V., Cunningham, S., Kraft, G. (2016). Self-compassion and predictors of criminality. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25(5), 503-517.

Morley, R. H., Terranova, V., Cunningham, S., Vaughn, T. (2016). The role that self-compassion and self-control play in hostility provoked from a negative life event. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3(2), 125-141.

Newton, A., & Felson, M. (2015). Editorial: crime patterns in time and space: The dynamics of crime opportunities in urban areas. Crime Science, 4(1), 1.

Pollock, J. 2016. Criminal law (11th  ed). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.

Pollock, J. 2016. Ethical dilemmas and decisions in criminal justice. Belmont, CA: Cengage.

Pollock, J. & Cunningham, S., Women’s rights: 25 years of progress? Women & Criminal Justice 25,1-2: 33-49.

Pollock, J., Glassner, S. & Krajewski, A., Examining the conservative shift from harsh justice, Laws: An International Journal 2015, 4(1), 107-124; doi:10.3390/laws4010107

Richards, T., Jennings, W., D. M., Sellers, C. S., Fogel, S. J., Bjerregard, B. (2016). Explaining the 'female victim effect' in capital punishment: An examination of victim sex specific models of juror sentence decision-making. Crime and Delinquency, 62, 875-898. doi: 10.1177/0011128714530826

Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Rounding up twice the usual number of suspects. In M. Maltz & S. K. Rice (Eds.), Envisioning criminology: Researchers on research as a process of discovery (pp. 253-260). New York: Springer.

Rossmo, D. K. (2016). Bernoulli, Darwin, and Sagan: The probability of life on other planets. International Journal of Astrobiology. doi: 10.1017/S1473550416000148

Rossmo, D. K. (2017). Sexual homicide: An exemplar horror crime. In E. Beauregard & M. Martineau, The sexual murderer: Offender behaviour and implications for practice (foreword, pp. xvii-xviii). Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge

Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Science and advocacy: Mixing oil and water. The Criminologist, 40(6), 7-8.

Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Short and sweet: A call for concise journal articles. The Criminologist, 40(2) 8-10.

Rossmo, D. K., & Rombouts, S. (2017). Geographic profiling. In R. Wortley & M. Townsley (Eds.), Environmental criminology and crime analysis (2nd ed.) (pp. 162-179). Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Rossmo, D. K., & Summers, L. (2015). El perfil geográfico en la investigación criminal. International E-journal of Criminal Sciences, 9, art. 3. 1

Rossmo, D. K., & Summers, L. (2015). Routine activity theory in crime investigation. In M. A. Andresen & G. Farrell (Eds.), The criminal act: The role and influence of routine activity theory (pp. 19-32). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. (2017).Mass shootings and the media: Why all events are not created equal. Journal of Crime & Justice. doi: 10.1080/0735648X.2017.1284689

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. (2016). The influence of media on public attitudes, in Laura Wilson’s (Ed.) The Wiley handbook of the psychology of mass shootings. (pp. 117-135). Oxford, UK: Wiley.

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. (2016). Mass shootings: Media, myths, and realities. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Schildkraut, J., & Elsass, H. J. (2016). Preventing mass shootings: Using theory to drive evidence-based practice, in Gregg Lee Carter’s (Ed.) Gun control in the United States.

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H. J., & Muschert, G.W. (2016). Satirizing mass murder: What many think yet few will say, in Lisa Eargle’s (ed.) Gun violence in American life. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Schildkraut, J., Elsass, H. J., & Stafford, M. C. (2015). Could it happen here? Moral panic, school shootings, and fear of crime among college students. Crime, Law and Social Change, 63 (1-2), 91-110.

Smith, M. R., Rojek, J., Petrocelli, M. & Withrow, B. L. (in press). Measuring disparities in police activities: A state of the art review. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 40(2), 166-183.

Stafford, M. C., & Mears, D. P. (2015). Causations, theory, and policy in the social sciences. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 1-14. DOI: 10.1002/97811189007722

Stafford, M. C., Vandiver, D. (2016). Public perceptions of sex crimes and sex offenders. In T. Sanders (ed.), The Oxford handbook of sex offences and sex offenders. (pp. 463- 481). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Stafford. M. C. (2016). New call for assessing the effects of 21st century juvenile diversion, American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(3), 444-464.

Stone, W. E., Predicting enrollment of new criminal justice doctoral programs American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(10), 1208-1215 DOI: 10.12691/education-3-10-1.

Summers, L. (2016). Alternatives for preventing retail theft. (Ask the expert.) Loss Prevention Magazine, 15(3), 56-58.

Summers, L. S., Johnson, S.D. (2016). Does the configuration of the street network influence where outdoor serious violence takes place? Using space syntax to test crime pattern theory. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(2), 397-420.

Summers, L. (2015). De Sevilla a Austin, TX, pasando por Londres. [Sección de Criminólogos por el Mundo.] Criminología Hoy, 2.

Summers, L., & Rossmo, D. K. (2015). Aplicaciones prácticas de la teoría de las actividades rutinarias a la investigación criminal. In F. Miró Llinares & J. R. Agustina Sanllehi (Eds.), Crimen, sociedad, vida: Un homenaje a Marcus Felson (pp. 173-188). Madrid: Dykinson.

Terranova, V.A., & Bowman, S. (2015). The forgotten population: Elderly and community corrections. Journal of Community Corrections. 24(3): 5-12.

Terranova, V. & Pollock, J. DWI Enforcement after Missouri v. McNeely. Criminal Law Bulletin, 52, 1.

Travis, R., Bowman, S. W. (2017). Hip hop culture and popular music: Balancing our options. In Understanding society through popular music. (pp. 139-153). New York, NY: Routledge - Taylor and Francis.

Travis, R., Bowman, S. W., Childs, J., & Villanueva, R. (2016). Musical interactions: Girls who like and use rap music for empowerment. Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 47, 119–149.

Vandiver, D., Braithwaite, J., Stafford, M. C. (2016). Sex crimes and sex offenders: Research and realities. New York, NY: Routledge.

Vaughn, T., Pollock, J. & Vandiver, D. 2015. Sex differences in arrests for juvenile assault. Violence and Gender, 2, 1: 24-34. (March 2015):

Williams, H. (2015). Taser technology and sudden death. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC.

Williams, H. E., Bowman, S. W., Jung, J. T. (2016). The limitations of government databases for analyzing fatal Officer-involved shootings in the United States. Criminal Justice Policy Review. doi: 0887403416650927

Withrow, B.L. (2017). Research methods in crime and justice, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Publishing.

Withrow, B. & Williams, H. (2015). Proposing a benchmark based on vehicle collision data in racial profiling research. Criminal Justice Review, 40(4), 449-469. doi:10.1177/0734016815591819.