Scholarly Publications

Below you will find a select list of the latest publications from our researchers.  For exhaustive results, please download the full vitas of the researchers.



Baloch, N., & Jennings, W.G. 2021. Examining vocational rehabilitation services provided to incarcerated persons with disabilities. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 32, 268-283. 

Boateng, F.D., Pryce, D., & Hsieh, M. 2021. The Criminal Police Officer: Understanding the Etiology of Police Crime in U.S. Crime & Delinquency.  

Boateng, F.D., Hsieh, M., & Pryce, D. 2021. Police Criminality: Nature and Extent of Crimes Committed by Female Police Officers. Police Quarterly.   

Boateng, F. D., & Dzordzormenyoh, M. 2021. Capital Punishment in Brazil: Exploring Factors that Predict Support for the Death Penalty. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.  

Boateng, F. D., Michael K. Dzordzormenyoh, M. K., Adjekum-Boateng, N. S., & Nortey Darko, I. N. 2021. Substance Use among Students: Examining the Effects of Psychological Problems and the Five Dimensions of Personality Traits, Deviant Behavior, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2021.1953361.  

Boateng, F. D., & Campbell, C. 2021. Transitioning from Victim to Perpetrator: Testing Direct and Mediation Effects. Journal of Family Issues  

Boateng, F. D., & Darko, I. N. 2021. Perceived police legitimacy in Ghana: The role of procedural fairness and contacts with the police. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 65, 100458.  

Boateng, F. D., McCann, W. S., Chenane, J. L., & Pryce, D. K. 2021. Perception of immigrants in Europe: A multilevel assessment of macrolevel conditions. Social Science Quarterly, 102(1), 209-227.  

Donner, C., Maskaly, J., Jennings, W.G., & Guzman, C. 2021. Using criminological theory to explain police misconduct: A state-of-the-art review. Policing: An International Journal, 44, 818-837. 

Edwards, Katie M., Victoria Mauer*, Merele Huff*, Alexander Farquhar-Leicester*, Sutton, Tara E., Sarah E. Ullman. 2021. “Disclosure of Sexual Assault among Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Systematic Literature Review.” Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Fenimore, D.F., Taylor, C., & Jennings, W.G. 2021. An exploratory social network analysis of the “invisible college” of experimental criminology and criminal justice scholarship in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2011-2020. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 32, 272-288. 

Heeuk L., Boateng, F.D., Maher, C., & Kim, D. 2021. Residential Stability and Fear of Crime: Examining the impact of Homeownership and Length of Residence on Citizens’ Fear of Crime. Social Science Quarterly.  

Jennings, W.G. 2021. Presidential Address: Widening the net of education, research and scholarship, and service and community engagement in criminology and criminal justice. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 577-585. 

Jennings, W.G., Fenimore, D., Perez, N., & Bishopp, S. 2021. Examining the spatial distribution of crime by victim characteristics. Deviant Behavior, 42, 659-682. 

Jennings, W.G., Powers, R., & Perez, N. 2021. A review of the effects of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on law enforcement. Violence Against Women, 27, 69-83.

Kaiser, K. A., Keena, L., Piquero, A. R., & Howley, C. 2021. Barriers to inmate program participation in a private southern US prison. Journal of Crime and Justice, 44(2), 165-179. 

Kethineni, S., Frazier-Kouassi, S., Shigemoto, Y., Jennings, W.G., Cardwell, S., Piquero, A.R., Gay, K., & Sundaravadivelu, D. 2021. Protocol: Effectiveness of parentengagement programs to reduce truancy and delinquency: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 17, e1189. 

Lee, H. D., Boateng, F. D., Kim, D., & Maher, C. 2021. Residential stability and fear of crime: Examining the impact of homeownership and length of residence on citizens’ fear of crime. Social Science Quarterly. 

McCann, W. S., & Boateng, F. D. 2021. An Analysis of Hate Crime Victimization Amongst Immigrants. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 1-23.  

McCann, W. S., Zhang, S., & Boateng, F. D. 2021. Immigrants, crime, and the American dream: testing a segmented assimilation theory of crime. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X21994061.  

Piquero, A.R., Jennings, W.G., Jemison, E., Kaukinen, K.,& Knaul, F.M. 2021. Domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Criminal Justice, 74. 

Simons, Leslie Gordon and Sutton, Tara E. 2021. “The Long-Arm of Parenting: How Parenting Styles Influence Crime and the Pathways That Explain This Effect.” Criminology. Advanced online publication at

Sinclair, H. C., Wilson, K., & Stubbs-Richardson, M. 2021. "Variation and consistency in youth bullying experiences across cultures." Frontiers in Psychology, section Educational Psychology

Steele, Megan E.*, Sutton, Tara E., Alyssa Brown*, Leslie Gordon Simons, and Patricia Warren. 2021. “A Test of General Strain Theory: Explaining Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol Use among Black Women. Feminist Criminology. Advanced online publication at

Stubbs-Richardson, M. Sinclair, H. C., Porter, B., & Utley, J. 2021. "When does rejection trigger aggression?: A test of the Multimotive model." Personality and Social Psychology, Special Issue: Advances in Youth Bullying Research.  

Sutton, Tara E., Katie M. Edwards, Laura Siller, and Ryan C. Shorey. 2021. “An Exploration of Factors that Mediate the Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sexual Assault Victimization among LGBTQ+ College Students.” Child Maltreatment. Advanced online publication at

Sutton, Tara E., Simons, Leslie G. 2021. Examining Adolescent Family Experiences as Risks for Young Adulthood Intimate Partner Violence in Two Longitudinal Samples. J Youth Adolescence 50, 1797–1810.

Sutton, Tara E., & Simons, Leslie. G. 2021. A Longitudinal Test of a Feminist Pathways Model Among Black Youth: Incorporating Racial Discrimination and School Difficulties. Feminist Criminology, 16(1), 26–46.

Sutton, Tara E., and Leslie Gordon Simons. 2021. “Examining Adolescent Family Experiences as Risks for Young Adulthood Intimate Partner Violence in Two Longitudinal Samples.” Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 50: 1797-1810.

Sutton, Tara E., Elizabeth Culatta, Kaitlin M. Boyle, & Jennifer Turner. 2021. “Individual Vulnerability and Organizational Context as Risks for Sexual Harassment of Female Graduate Students.” Social Currents, 8(3): 229-248.

Sutton, Tara E and Leslie Gordon Simons. 2021. “A Longitudinal Test of a Feminist Pathways Model Among Black Youth: Incorporating the Influence of Racial Discrimination & School Difficulties” Feminist Criminology, 16(1): 26-46.

Sutton, Tara E., Leslie Gordon Simons, and Kimberly A. Tyler. 2021. “Hooking-Up & Three Forms of Sexual Victimization on Campus: Examining Moderators of Risk.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(15-16): NP8146-NP8175.

Utley, J., Sinclair, H. C., Nelson, S., Ellithorpe, C., & Stubbs-Richardson, M. 2021. "Behavioral and psychological consequences of social identity-based aggressive victimization in high school youth."  Self and Identity. 

Watson, D., Boateng, F. D., & Miles-Johnson, T. (2021). Legitimizing policing practices: a study of stakeholder perceptions of police trustworthiness, effectiveness and relationship with the community. Police practice and research, 22(1), 623-639.  



Becan, J. E., Fisher, J. H., Johnson, I. D., Bartkowski, J. P., Seaver, R., Gardner, S. K., Aarons, G. A., Renfro, T. L., Muiruri, R., Blackwell, L. F., Piper, K. N., Wiley, T. A., & Knight, D. K. 2020. Improving Substance Use Services for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth: Complexity of Process Improvement Plans in a Large Scale Multi-Site Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research (APMH), 47(1), 501-514. 

Boateng, F. D., Pryce, D. K., & Chenane, J. L. 2020. I May Be an Immigrant, but I Am Not a Criminal: Examining the Association Between the Presence of Immigrants and Crime Rates in Europe. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1-20.  

Boateng, F. D., & Chenane, J. 2020. Policing and social media: A mixed-method investigation of social media use by a small-town police department. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 22(3), 263-273.  

Boateng, F. D. 2020. Legitimizing the Judiciary: a Multilevel Explanation of Factors Influencing Public Confidence in Asian Court Systems. Asian Journal of Criminology, 15(4), 285-299.  

Boateng, F. D., & Howley, C. 2020. The verdict is in: how did they decide? Using drivers’ self-reported data to understand officers’ decision making during traffic stop encounters. Psychology, Crime & Law, 26(4), 402-417. 

Boateng, F. D., & Wu, G. 2020. Perception of police officer effectiveness in China: Does organizational support matter? The Police Journal, 93(3), 229-247.   

Boateng, F. D. 2020. Perceived police fairness: exploring the determinants of citizens’ perceptions of procedural fairness in Ghana. Policing and Society, 30(9), 985-997.  

Elkington, K. S., Spaulding, A., Gardner, S. K., Knight, D. K., Belenko, S., Becan, J. E., Robertson, A. A., Oser, C. B. & DiClemente, R. J. 2020. A system-level intervention to encourage collaboration between juvenile justice and public health agencies to promote HIV/STI testing. AIDS Education & Prevention, 34(4), 337-355. 

Elkington, K. S., Robertson, A. A., Knight, D. K., Gardner, S. K., Funk, R., Dennis, M., Oser, C. B. & DiClemente, R. J. 2020. HIV/STI service delivery within juvenile community supervision agencies: A National survey of practices and approaches to moving high risk youth through the HIV care cascade.” AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 34(2), 72-80. 

Hsieh, M. L., & Boateng, F. D. 2020. When Women Work at the Iron Cage: Gendered Perceptions on Workplace Justice. Women & Criminal Justice, 30(6), 480-495.  

Huang, S., Gardner, S. K., Piper, K. N., Coleman, A. S., Becan, J. E., Robertson, A. A. & Elkington, K. S. 2020. Bridging systems to implement HIV/STI programming within the juvenile justice system: Strengths and challenges of a local change team approach. AIDS Education and Prevention, 32(5), 432-453. 

Jeanis, M., Fox, B., Jennings, W.G., Perkins, R., & Liberto, A. 2020. Oooh she’s a little runaway: Examining the invariance of runaway trajectories and risk factors by gender. 

Jennings, W.G., & Perez, N. 2020. The immediate impact of COVID-19 on law enforcement in the United States. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45, 690-701. 

Jennings, W.G., Powers, R., & Bishopp, S. 2020. A longitudinal analysis of sexual assault incidents by race/ethnicity. International Journal of Criminal Justice, 1, 41-54. 

Jennings, W.G., Hollis, M.E., & Fernandez, A.J. 2020. Deadly force and deadly outcome: Examining the officer, suspect, and situational context of officer-involved shootings. Deviant Behavior, 41, 969-976. 

Kaiser, K. 2020. An Evaluation of Successful Program Completions across Types of Problem-Solving Courts. Justice Evaluation Journal, 3(1), 54-68. 

Lee, H. D., Boateng, F. D., Kim, D., & Binning, C. 2020. Residential Stability and Trust in the Police: an Understudied Area of Police Attitudinal Research. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(1), 88-101.  

Lee, Y., Kim, J., & Jennings, W.G. 2020. A longitudinal examination of the overlap between victimization and offending trajectories from a South Korean perspective. Journal of Criminal Justice, 70. 

Liu, J., Wu, G., & Boateng, F. D. 2020. Does procedural fairness matter for drug abusers to stop illicit drug use? Testing the applicability of the process-based model in a Chinese context. Psychology, Crime & Law, 26(5), 507-526.  

Mann, G., Cafer, A., Kaiser, K., & Gordon, K. 2020. Community resilience in a rural food system: documenting pathways to nutrition solutions. Public Health, 186, 157-163. 

McCann, W. S., & Boateng, F. D. 2020. An examination of American perceptions of the immigrant-crime relationship. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(6), 973-1002.  

Robertson, A. A., Fang, Z., Weiland, D., Joe, G., Gardner, S., Dembo, R., McReynolds, L., Dickson, M., Pankow, J., Dennis, M., & Elkington, K. 2020. Recidivism among Justice-Involved Youth: Findings from JJ-TRIALS. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47(9), 1059-1078. 

Rosa, M., Fox, B.H, & Jennings, W.G. 2020. Do developmental/life-course (DLC) risk factors equally predict sexual and non-sexual offending among at-risk youth? Sexual Abuse, 32, 55-78. 

Sutton, Tara E., Leslie Gordon Simons, Brittany T. Martin, Eric T. Klopack, Frederick X. Gibbons, Steven R.H. Beach, and Ronald L. Simons. 2020. “Racial Discrimination as a Risk Factor for African American Men’s Physical Partner Violence: A Longitudinal Test of Mediators and Moderators.” Violence Against Women, 26(2): 164-190.

Stubbs-Richardson, M. & May, D. C. 2020. "Social contagion in bullying: An examination of strains and types of bullying victimization in peer networks." American Journal of Criminal Justice. 

Stubbs-Richardson, M., Hubbert, J., Nelson, S., Reid, A., Johnson, T., Young, G., & Hopkins, A. 2020. "Not Your Typical Social Media Influencer: Exploring the Who, What, and Where of Islamic State Online Propaganda." The International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 14(2), 479 – 496.  See: 

Stubbs-Richardson, M. 2020. "Responses to bullying among high-school students through the lens of general strain theory." Sociological Spectrum, 40(5), 362-380. 

Walker, D. A. 2020. Vicarious victimization, negative emotions, and maladaptive coping: investigating the role of violent peers. Violence and victims. 

Walker, D. A., & Cesar, G. T. 2020. Examining the “gang penalty” in the juvenile justice system: A focal concerns perspective. Youth violence and juvenile justice, 18(4), 315-336. 

Wu, G., Liu, J., Boateng, F. D., Cui, S., & Shuai, H. 2020. Do Social Bonds Matter? Social Control Theory and Its Relationship to Desistance from Substance Abuse in China. Journal of Drug Issues, 0022042620957020. 

Wu, G., Boateng, F. D., & Lang, X. 2020. The Spillover Effect of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Crime: Evidence from Neighboring States of Colorado and Washington State. Journal of Drug Issues, 50(4), 392-409.  


Gardner, S. K., Elkington, K. S., Knight, D. K., Huang, S., DiClemente, R. J., Spaulding, A. C., Oser, C. B., Robertson, A. A., and Baird-Thomas, C. Forthcoming. "Juvenile Justice Staff Attitudes about HIV/STI Prevention, Testment, and Treatment Linkage." Health & Justice.

Robertson, A. A., Hiller, M., Dembo, R., Dennis, M., Scott, C., Henry, B., and Elkington, K. 2019. "National Survey of Juvenile Community Supervision Agency Practices and Caregiver Involvement in Behavioral Health Treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Available online at

Yoon, S., Quinn, C. R., McCarthy, K. S., and Robertson, A. A. 2019. "The effects of child protective services and juvenile justice system involvement on academic outcomes: Gender and racial differences." Youth & Society: 1-22.

Robertson, A. A., Zhou Q. M., Tatch, A., and Walsh, M. Under Review. "Gender-Specific Predictors of Recidivism among DUI Offenders. Submitted to Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 8/28/2018. Revised and resubmitted: 01/18/2019, 4/30/2019, and 8/12/2019. 

Elkington, K. S., Spaulding, A., Gardner, S. K., Knight, D., Belenko, S., Becan, J. E., Robertson, A. A., Oser, C. and DiClemente, R. Under Review. "A system-level intervention to encourage collaboration between juvenile justice and public health agencies to promote HIV/STI testing." Submitted to American Journal of Public Health.

Cook, A. and May, D. 2019. "It's Just Shoplifting (Or is it?): Examining Court Processing of Shoplifting Before and After the Passage of Mississippi House Bill 585." Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society.

Cook, A. P. 2019. "Minor Crimes, Major Impacts: An Examination of Racially Disparate Outcomes in Misdemeanor Court Processing." The Lower Criminal Courts. Eds. Alisa Smith and Sean Maddan. 

Haynes, S. H., May, D. C., Lambert, E. G., and Keena, L. D. Forthcoming. 2019. "An examination of the effects of personal and workplace variables on correctional staff perceptions of safety." American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Keena, L. D., Lambert, E. G., Haynes, S. H., May, D. C., and Buckner, Z. Forthcoming. "Examining the relationship between job characteristics and job satisfaction among Southern prison staff." Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.

Lambert, E. G., Haynes, S. H., Keena, L. D., May, D. C., and Leone, M. Forthcoming. "Research note: The relationship of organizational justice variables with job involvement among Southern prison staff." Journal of Crime and Justice.

Lambert, E. G., Keena, L. D., Haynes, S. H., May, D. C., and Leone, M. C. Forthcoming. "Predictors of job stress among Southern correctional staff." Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Lambert, E. G., Keena L. D., Leone, M., May, D. C., and Haynes, S. H. Forthcoming. "Wanting a fair work experience: Exploring the effects of distributive and procedural justice on job satisfaction and organizational commitment among staff working at an unusual Southern prison." The Social Science Journal. 

Stokes, E. C., Haynes, S. H., Burdette, A., and May, D. C. Forthcoming. "Punishing the wrongdoers: The impact of religiosity on punitive attitudes toward adults and juveniles." Sociological Focus.

Koon-Magnin, S., Haynes, S. H., and Ruback, R. B. 2019. "Condemnation of statutory rape based on respondent race, perpetrator race, and victim race. Violence and Victims 34(3), 414-433.

Jackson, Dylan B., Mariana Chilton, Michael G. Vaughn, and Kecia R. Johnson. Forthcoming. "Adverse Childhood Experiences and Household Food Insufficiency: Findings from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health." American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Jackson, Dylan B., Kecia R. Johnson, and Michael G. Vaughn. 2019. "Household Food Insufficiency and Children Witnessing Physical Violence in the Home: Do Family Mental Illness and Substance Misuse Moderate the Association?" Maternal and Child Health Journal 23:961-970. Available online at

Ralston, Margaret, Kecia R. Johnson, Leslie Hossfeld, and Bettina M. Beech. 2019. "Examining the Nexus of Obesity, Mental Health and Rural County Level Food Access: Testing the Enduring Role of Persistent Poverty." The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 56: 101-124.

Jackson, Dylan B., Kecia R. Johnson, Michael G. Vaughn, and Marissa E. Hinton. 2019. "The Role of Neighborhoods in Household Food Insufficiency: Considering Interactions between Physical Disorder, Low Social Capital, Violence, and Perceptions of Danger." Social Science & Medicine 221:58-67. Available online at

Peguero, Anthony, Jun Sung Hong, Gabriel J. Merrin, and Kecia R. Johnson. 2019. "School Disorder and Dropping Out: The Intersection of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity." Youth & Society 51:193-218. Available online at

Henkel, Zach, Cindy Bethel, Kenna Baugus, and David C. May. 2019. "User Expectations of Privacy in Robot Assisted Therapy." Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics 10:140-159.

Stives, Kristen, David C. May, Melinda Pilkinton, Cindy Bethel, and Deborah Eakin. 2019. "Strategies to Combat Bullying: Parental Responses to Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims." Youth & Society 51(3):358-376.

Sinclair, H. C., Szkody, E. M., Goldberg, R., Ellithorpe, C. E., and Stubbs-Richardson, M. Under Review. "Are all networks created equal? Gender differences in the social network effect." Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Sinclair, H. C., Utley, J. W., Nelson, S., Ellithorpe, C. E., and Stubbs-Richardson, M. Under Review. "Behavioral and psychological consequences of identity-based aggression in high school." Self & Identity.

Sutton, Tara E., Leslie Gordon Simons, and Kimberly A. Tyler. In Press. "Hooking-Up & Three Forms of Sexual Victimization on Campus: Examining Moderators of Risk." Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Available online at

Sutton, Tara E., Leslie Gordon Simons, Brittany T. Martin, Eric T. Klopack, Frederick X. Gibbons, Steven R. H. Beach, and Ronald L. Simons. 2019. "Racial Discrimination as a Risk Factor for African American Men's Physical Partner Violence: A Longitudinal Test of Mediators and Moderators." Violence Against Women. Available online at

Simons, Leslie Gordon, Tara E. Sutton, Antoinette M. Landor, Ashley B. Barr, Chalandra M. Bryant, and Ellen Granberg. 2019. "The Challenge of Forming Romantic Relationships within the Context of Structural Inequality: Gender Differences in the Dating Experiences of African American Young Adults." Youth & Society. Available online at

Sutton, Tara E. 2019. "Review of Attachment Theory. Familial Predictors, Continuity and Change, and Intrapersonal and Relational Outcomes." Marriage & Family Review, 55(1): 1-22. 


Bowser, D., Henry, B., Wasserman, W. A., Knight, D., Gardner, S., Krupka, K., Grossi, B., Cawood, M., Wiley, T., and Robertson, A. 2018. "Juvenile justice case processing, a collaborative challenge: Comparison of the Overlap between Juvenile Justice Processing and Screening and Referral to Behavioral Health Services." Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services 5(1), 96-125.

Gardner, S. K., Robertson, A. A., Tatch, A., and Walker, C. S. 2018. "Racial Differences in College Student Drinking." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Available online at

Robertson, A. A., McKinney, C., Walker, C., and Coleman, A. 2018. "Peer, Social Media, and Alcohol Marketing Influences on College Student Drinking." Journal of American College Health. Available online at

Robertson, A. A. and Walker, C. S. 2018. "Predictors of Justice System Involvement: Maltreatment and Education." Child Abuse & Neglect 76, 408-415.

Sales, Jessica M., Gail Wasserman, Katherine S. Elkington, Wayne Lehman, Sheena Gardner, Larkin McReynolds, Tisha Wiley, and Hannah Knudsen. 2018. "Perceived Importance of Substance Use Prevention in Juvenile Justice: A Multi-Level Analysis." Health and Justice 6(1): 12-20. Available online at

Burdette, A. M., Hill, T. D., Webb. N. S., Ford, J. A., and Haynes, S. H. 2018. "Religious involvement and substance use among urban mothers." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57(1), 156-172.

Burdette A. M., Webb, N. S., Hill T. D., Haynes, S. H., and Ford, J. A. 2018. "Religious involvement and marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes." Journal of Drug Issues 48(3), 421-434.

Cares, A. C., and Haynes, S. H. 2018. "Restitution: A different kind of economic sanction?" Criminology & Public Policy 17(4), 815-823.

May, D. C., Barranco, R., Stokes, E., Robertson, A., and Haynes, S. H. 2018. "Do school resource officers really refer juveniles to the juvenile justice system for less serious offenses?" Criminal Justice Policy Review 29(1), 89-105.

Jackson, Dylan B., Jamie Newsome, Michael G. Vaughn, and Kecia R. Johnson. 2018. "Considering the Role of Food Insecurity in Low Self-Control, Child Misconduct, and Early Delinquency." Journal of Criminal Justice 56:127-139. Available online at

Horton, Hayward Derrick, Kecia R. Johnson, Melvin E. Thomas, and Cedric Herring. 2018. "Do Guys Just Want to Have Fun? Racial Differences in Cohabitation and Marriage among Men." Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal 6:8-24.

Johnson, Kecia R., Kenya McKinley, Leslie Hossfeld, Brittney Oliver, Claudette Jones, Laura Jean Kerr, and Maria Trinh. 2018. ""God Always Provides": Challenges and Barriers in Food Assistance Delivery in Mississippi." Community Development 49: 2-17. Available online at

Louine, Jeannice, David C. May, Daniel L. Carruth, Cindy L. Bethel, Lesley Strawderman, and J. L. Usher. 2018. "Are Black Robots Like Black People? Examining How Negative Stigmas about Race are Applied to Robots." Sociological Inquiry 88(4):626-648. Available online at

Payne, Brian, David C. May, and Lora Hadzhidimova. 2018. "America's Most Wanted Criminals: Comparing Cybercriminals and Traditional Criminals." Criminal Justice Studies. Available online at

Strawderman, Lesley, Scott Campbell, David C. May, Cindy L. Bethel, John Usher, and Daniel L. Carruth. 2018. "Understanding Human Responses to the Presence and Actions of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Systems in Field Environments." Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Human Machine Systems 48(4):325-336.

Felmlee, D. and Sinclair, H. C. 2018. "Social networks and personal relationships." Invited chapter for eds. A. Vangelisti and D. Perlman. The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships. London, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 467-480.

Stubbs-Richardson, M., Sinclair H. C., Goldberg, R., Ellithorpe, C., and Amadi, S. 2018. "Reaching out versus lashing out: Examining gender differences in experiences with and responses to bullying in high school." American Journal of Criminal Justice 43:39-66. Available online at

Stubbs-Richardson, M., Cosby, A. L., Bergene, K. D., and Cosby, A. G. 2018. "Searching for Safety: Crime Prevention in the Era of Google." Crime Science 7(21). Available online at

Stubbs-Richardson, M., Rader, N. E., and Cosby, A. G. 2018. "Tweeting rape culture: Examining portrayals of victim blaming in discussions of sexual assault cases on Twitter." Feminism & Psychology 28(1):90-108. Available online at

Simons, Leslie Gordon, Tara E. Sutton, Sarah Shannon, and Mark T. Berg. 2018. "The Cost of Being Cool: How Adolescent Pseudomature Behaviors Map onto Adult Adjustment." Journal of Youth & Adolescence 47(5): 1007-1021


Morse, D. T., and Robertson, A. A. 2017. "Psychometric properties of the Short Inventory of Problems (SIP) with adjudicated DUI intervention participants." Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 31(1), 110-116.

Leukefeld, C. G., Cawood, M., Wiley, T., Robertson, A., Fisher-Horn, J., Arrigona, N., Donahue, P., Staples-Horn, M., Harris, P., Dembo, R., Marks, K., and the JJ-TRIALS Cooperative. 2017. "The Benefits of Community and Juvenile Justice Involvement in Organizational Research." The Journal of Juvenile Justice 6(1), 112-124. NIHMSID #873036

Robertson, A., Morse, D. T., Hood, K., and Walker, C. 2017. "Measuring alcohol marketing engagement: The development and psychometric properties of the Alcohol Marketing Engagement Scale." Journal of Applied Measurement 18(1), 87-99. 

Cook, A. P. 2017. "Mississippi State Penitentiary (also known as Parchman)." The Encyclopedia of Corrections. Eds. K. Kerley, H. Copes, S. Li, J. Lane, and S. Sharp. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. (Accepted in 2015). 

Cook, A. P. 2017. "Chain Gangs." The Encyclopedia of Corrections. Eds. K. Kerley, H. Copes, S. Li, J. Lane, and S. Sharp. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. (Accepted in 2016). 

Cook, A. P. 2017. "Capital and Punishment: A Novel Model of Re-offending." Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research.

Gardner, Sheena K. and Matthew W. Hughey. 2017. "Still the Tragic Mulatto? Manufacturing Multiracialization in Magazine Media, 1961-2011." Ethnic and Racial Studies. Available online at

Lambert, E. G., Keena, L. D., May, D. C., Haynes, S. H., and Buckner, Z. 2017. "To be committed or not: Examining effects of personal and workplace variables on the organizational commitment of Southern prison staff." Criminal Justice Studies 30(3), 223-239.

Jackson, Dylan B. and Kecia R. Johnson. 2017. "Does Breastfeeding Reduce Offspring Junk Food Consumption during Childhood? Examinations by Socio-economic status and Race/Ethnicity." Public Health Nutrition 20:1441-1451. Available online at

Usher, John, Ross McCool, Lesley Strawderman, Daniel Carruth, Cindy Bethel, and David May. 2017. "Simulation Modeling of Pedestrian Behavior in the Presence of Unmanned Mobile Robots." Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory 75:96-112.

May, David C., Kristie Holler, Cindy L. Bethel, Lesley Strawderman, Daniel L. Carruth, and John Usher. 2017. "Survey of Factors for the Prediction of Human Comfort with a Non-Anthropomorphic Robot in Public Spaces." International Journal of Social Robotics 9(2):165-180. 

Reid, Caroline, Jennifer Weis, David C. May, and Brianna Wright. 2017. "Safety Perceptions and Experiences with Violence among College Students." Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology 5, Sept. Supplemental Issue 4-19. 

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