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Here you can find some of the most recent articles by our nationally recognized faculty.

An Interview with University of Cincinnati’s Dr. Cochran on Restrictive Housing in Criminal Justice

There were an estimated 6.7 million people incarcerated in the U.S. at the start of 2016, according to data published [...]

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Increasing the effectiveness of correctional programming through the risk principle: Identifying offenders for residential placement

Christopher T. Lowenkamp University of Cincinnati Edward J. Latessa University of Cincinnati * This research was supported by a contract [...]

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Does correctional program quality really matter? The impact of adhering to the principles of effective intervention 2006

Christopher T. Lowenkamp Division of Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati Edward J. Latessa Division of Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati [...]

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Exploring the validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised with Native American offenders

Alexander M. Holsinger 208 Haag Hall, Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, [...]

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Predicting outcome with the Level of Service Inventory-Revised: The importance of implementation integrity

Anthony W. Flores Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, Bakersfield, 24 DDH, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311–1099, United [...]

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Nothing works revisited: Deconstructing Farabee’s “Rethinking Rehabilitation”

Francis T. Cullen, Paula Smith, Christopher T. Lowenkamp, and Edward J. Latessa Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, [...]

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Applying the risk principle to sex offenders: Can treatment make some sex offenders worse?

Brian Lovins University of Cincinnati, Ohio Christopher T. Lowenkamp University of Cincinnati, Ohio Edward J. Latessa University of Cincinnati, Ohio [...]

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Technological approaches to controlling random gunfire: Results of a gunshot detection system field test

Cory Watkins, Lorraine Green Mazerolle, Dennis Rogan, James Frank. Policing. Bradford: 2002. Vol. 25, Iss. 2; pg. 345, 26 pgs [...]

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Examining the influence of drivers’ characteristics during traffic stops with police: results from a national survey

Abstract (Summary) The factors that influence officer decision making after a traffic stop is initiated are examined using the Police-Public [...]

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Policing mentally disordered suspects: A reexamination of the criminalization hypothesis

Abstract (Summary) In a study, data collected from the Project on Policing Neighborhoods and the Police Services Study were used [...]

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The state of ISP: research and policy implications

INTENSIVE SUPERVISION programs (ISP) are among the most popular forms of alternative sanctions in the United States. Every state has [...]

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Theory and racial profiling: Shortcomings and future directions in research

Abstract (Summary) This article reviews recently published studies on racial profiling and critiques both their methods and conclusions. Using the [...]

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Police officers’ attitudes, behavior, and supervisory influences: An analysis of problem solving*

Abstract (Summary) This paper examines the influence of officers’ and supervisors’ attitudes and priorities toward community policing and problem solving [...]

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UC Research Examines How White-Collar Criminals Adjust to Prison Life

Date: 10/21/2013 10:00:00 AM By: M.B. Reilly Phone: (513) 556-1824 * White-collar criminals – those convicted of fraud, embezzlement, tax [...]

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Why Analyze Criminal Behavior?

Understanding Criminal Behavioral Analysis For over 40 years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led the way in the study [...]

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Theories of Rehabilitation

Thoughts on Rehabilitation and Recidivism The theory that prisoners could be rehabilitated and returned to society as productive citizens first [...]

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The Ins and Outs of Getting Your MCJ Online

Pursuing Your MCJ Online: Where to Start & What to Expect Now that you’ve made the decision to earn your [...]

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The Evolution of the American Justice System

400 Years of Change:  The American Justice System The evolution of the American justice system is a fascinating subject that [...]

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Community corrections centers, parolees, and recidivism: An investigation into the characteristics of effective reentry programs in Pennsylvania

Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D. Professor and Division Head University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0389 Edward.Latessa@uc.edu Christopher [...]

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Applying the principles of effective intervention to juvenile correctional programs

Pealer, Jennifer A., Latessa, Edward J. (2004). Applying the Principles of Effective Intervention To Juvenile Correctional Programs. Corrections Today, 66 [...]

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Using learning as a construct to measure civilian review board impact on the police: The Philippine experience

Melchor C de Guzman, James Frank. Policing. Bradford: 2004. Vol. 27, Iss. 2; pg. 166 Abstract (Summary) Determining the impact [...]

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The twelve people who saved rehabilitation: How the science of criminology made a difference

The American Society of Criminology 2004 Presidential Address Francis T. Cullen University of Cincinnati For most of us, there is [...]

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The scholarly productivity of institutions and their faculty in leading criminology and criminal justice journals

Benjamin Steiner Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 600 Dyer Hall, P. O. Box 210389, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389, United [...]

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Conceptualizing criminal justice theory

Abstract (Summary) In an attempt to advance the development and generalization of criminal justice theory as a whole, Bernard and [...]

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Criminal justice in the lives of American adolescents: Choosing the future

Criminal Justice in the Lives of American Adolescents: Choosing the Future Francis T. Cullen University of Cincinnati John Paul Wright [...]

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Toward a better understanding of racial and ethnic disparities in search and seizure rates

Robin S. Engel Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, P. O. Box 210389, Cincinnati, OH 45230, United States Richard [...]

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Citizens’ perceptions of distributive and procedural injustice during traffic stops with police

Robin Shepard Engel This article examines the hypothesis that citizens’ perceptions of injustice are based on normative factors (i.e., perceptions [...]

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Revisiting the decision to arrest: comparing beat and community officers

Kenneth J. Novak Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Missouri–Kansas City. James Frank Division of Criminal Justice, University [...]

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The challenge of change: Correctional programs and evidence-based practices

Latessa, Edward J. (2004). The Challenge of Change: Correctional Programs and Evidence-Based Practices. Criminology & Public Policy, Volume 3 Number [...]

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