Publications

2020

  • Davidson, Kimberly M. 2020. “Testing an Interactionist Theory of Treatment Engagement in a Pennsylvania Prison-Based Therapeutic Community.” Criminal Justice and Behavior, doi: 10.1177/0093854820919782.
  • Schaefer, David R., and Derek A. Kreager. Online First. “New on the Block: Analyzing Network Selection Trajectories in a Prison Treatment Program.” American Sociological Review, doi: 10.1177/0003122420941021
  • Ulmer, Jeffrey T., John H. Kramer and Gary Zajac. 2020. “The Race of Defendants and Victims in Pennsylvania Death Penalty Decisions: 2000-2010.” Justice Quarterly, doi: 10.1080/07418825.2019.1679865.
  • Wadsworth, Martha E., Ashely McDonald, Celina M. Joos, Jarl A. Ahlkvist, Sarah E.D. Perzow, Emile M. Tilghman-Osborne, Kristine Creavey, and Gina Brelsford. 2020. “Reducing the Biological and Psychological Toxicity of Poverty-related Stress: Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills.” American Journal of Community Psychology, doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajcp.12400.
  • Whichard, Corey, Sara Wakefield, and Derek A. Kreager. 2020. “Collecting Social Network Data in Prison and During Re-Entry: A Field Guide.” Pp. 81-99 in Moving Beyond Recidivism: Expanding Approaches to Research on Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration, edited by A. Leverentz, E. Chen, and J. Christian. New York: NYU Press.
  • Zajac, Gary, Debbie Dawes and Elaine Arsenault. 2020. “The Implementation of the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Demonstration Field Experiment: Experiences from the Field.” Journal of Crime and Justice, In-Press.

2019

  • Bendezú, Jason J., John Loughlin-Presnal, and Martha E. Wadsworth. 2019. “Attachment Security Moderates Effects of Uncontrollable Stress on Preadolescent HPA Reactivity.” Clinical Psychological Science, 7(6): 1355-1371.
  • Galvin, Miranda. 2019. “Substance of Semantics? The Consequences of Definitional Ambiguity for White-collar Research.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022427819888012.
  • Joos, Celina M., Ashley McDonald, and Martha E. Wadsworth. 2019. “Extending the Toxic Stress Model into Adolescence: Profile of Cortisol Reactivity.” Psychoneuroendocrinology, 10746-58doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.05.002.
  • Kreager, Derek A., David R. Schaefer, Kimberly M. Davidson, Gary Zajac, Dana L. Haynie and George De Leon. 2019. “Evaluating Peer-Influence Processes in a Prison-Based Therapeutic Community: A Dynamic Network Approach.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 203, 13-18. 
  • McLean, Katherine., Shannon Monnat, Khary Rigg, Glenn Sterner, and Ashton Verdery. 2019. “You Never Know What You’re Getting”: Opioid Users’ Perceptions of Fentanyl in Southwest Pennsylvania.” Substance Abuse and Misuse, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1552303.
  • Prins, Esther, Tabitha Stickel, and Anna Kaiper-Marquez. 2019. “Incarcerated Fathers’ Experiences in the Read to Your Child/Grandchild Program: Supporting Children’s Literacy, Learning, and Education.” Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 6(2): 168-188.
  • Rigg, Khary, Katherine McLean, Shannon Monnat, Glenn Sterner, and Ashton Verdery. 2019. “Nonmedical opioid use onset: Implications for intervention.” Journal of Addictive Diseases, doi: 10.1080/10550887.2019.1609336.
  • Segel, Joel, Douglas L. Leslie, Gary Zajac, Max Crowley and Paul L. Morgan. 2019. “Opioid Epidemic May Have Cost States at Least $130 Billion in Treatment and Related Expenses – And That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg.” The Conversation, July 30. 
  • Sentse, Miranda, Derek A. Kreager, Anouk Bosma, Paul Nieuwbeerta, and Hanneke Palmen. 2019. “Social Organization in Prison: A Social Network Analysis of Interpersonal Relationships among Dutch Prisoners.” Justice Quarterly, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2019.1700298.
  • Sterner, Glenn. 2019. “A Colemparative Case Study of the Main Street Program in the United States.” Pp. 507-512in The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Rural Policy, edited by M. Vittuari, J. Devlin, M. Pagani, and T. G. Johnson. London: Routledge.
  • Verma, Dinesh, Rithvik Yarlagadda, Scott Gartner, and Diane Felmlee. 2019. “Understanding Patterns of Terrorism in India (2007-2017) Using Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning.” The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 15(4): 23-39.
  • Wallace, Lacey N. 2019. “Gun Ownership and Gun Purchasing: Before and After Mass Shootings.” Pp. 74-97 in the Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence, edited by evaluatingGordon Crews. IGI Global.
  • Whichard, Corey, David R. Schaefer, and Derek A. Kreager. 2019. “Charting the Hidden City: Collecting Prison Social Network Data.” Social Networks, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.09.005.
  • Zajac, Gary, Sam Nur, Derek Kreager and Glenn Sterner. 2019. “Estimated Costs to the Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System Resulting from the Opioid Crisis.” American Journal of Managed Care, 25(13): 250-256. 

2018

  • Alwin, Duane. F., Diane H. Felmlee, and Derek A. Kreager. eds. 2018. Social Networks and the Life Course: Integrating the Development of Human Lives and Social Relational Networks. New York: Springer.
  • Engle, Elyzabeth W., Susannah H. Barsom, Lydia Vandenberg, Glenn E. Sterner, and Theodore R. Alter. 2018. “Developing a Framework for Sustainability Meta-Competencies.” International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 1(4): 285-303.
  • Haynie, Dana L., Corey Whichard, Derek A. Kreager, David R. Schaefer, and Sara Wakefield. 2018. “Social Networks and Health in a Prison Unit.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 59(3): 318-334.
  • Kreager, Derek A., and Candace Kruttschnitt. 2018. “Inmate Society in the Era of Mass Incarceration.” Annual Review of Criminology, 1: 261-283.
  • Kreager, Derek A., Martin Bouchard, George De Leon, David R. Schaefer, Michaela Soyer, Jacob T.N. Young, and Gary Zajac. 2018. “A Life Course and Networks Approach to Prison Therapeutic Communities.” Pp. 433-451 in Social Networks and the Life Course: Linking Human Lives and Social Relational Structures, edited by D. Alwin, D. Felmlee, and D.A. Kreager. New York: Springer.
  • Wadsworth, Martha E., Jarl A. Ahlkvist, Ashley McDonald, and Emile M. Tilghman-Osborne. 2018. “Future Directions in Research and Intervention with Youths in Poverty.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47(6): 1023-1038. doi:10.1080/15374416.2018.1485108.
  • Wadsworth, Martha E., Jason J. Bendezú, John E. Loughlin-Presnal, Jarl A. Ahlkvist, Emile M. Tilghman-Osborne, Hannah Bianco, Laura A. Rindlaub, and Eliana Hurwich-Reiss. 2018. “Unlocking the Black Box: A Multilevel Analysis of Preadolescent Children’s Coping.” Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47(4): 527-541. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2016.114.

2017

  • Harrell, A., Sterner, G., Alter, T.R., & Lonie, J. (2017). Student perceptions of the impact of their diverse study abroad experiences. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture61(1).
  • Kreager, Derek A., Jacob T.N. Young, Dana L. Haynie, Martin Bouchard, David R. Schaefer, and Gary Zajac. 2017. “Where ‘Old Heads’ Prevail: Inmate Hierarchy in a Men’s Prison Unit.” American Sociological Review, 82(4):685-718.
  • Schaefer, David R., Martin Bouchard, Jacob T.N. Young, and Derek A. Kreager. 2017. “Friends in Locked Places: An Investigation of Prison Inmate Network Structure.” Social Networks51:88-103.
  • Sterner, G. & Felmlee, Diane. (2017). The Social Networks of Cyberbullying on Twitter. International Journal of Technoethics8(2).
  • Soyer, M., McNeeley, S., Zajac G., and Bucklen, K.B. 2017. “Measuring the Criminal Mind: The Relationship Between Intelligence and CSS-M Results Among a Sample of Pennsylvania Prison Inmates.” Criminal Justice and Behavior44(11):1444-1461.

2016

  • Alter, T., Barsom, S., Calore, G., Engle, E., Goldberg, D., & Sterner, G. (2016). Achieving the Promise of Sustainability Though Civic Engagement and Public Scholarship. In T. Alter, S. Barsom, G. Calore, E. Engle, D. Goldberg, & G. Sterner (eds.), Public Scholarship, Sustainability, Community Engagement Colloquium Proceedings.  Available: http://sites.psu.edu/publicscholarshipcolloquium/2015-conference-proceedings/#promise
  • Kreager, Derek A., David R. Schaefer, Martin Bouchard, Dana L. Haynie, Sara Wakefield, Jacob Young, and Gary Zajac. 2016. “Toward a Criminology of Inmate Networks.” Justice Quarterly 33(6):1000-1028.
  • Kreager, Derek A., Kimberly M. Davidson, and Corey Whichard. 2016. “A Network Approach to Understanding Prison-Based Therapeutic Communities.” The Addiction Newsletter: Official Newsletter of APA Division 50 – Society of Addiction Psychology 25(2):20-22.
  • Lattimore, P.K., MacKenzie, D.L., Zajac, G., Dawes, D., Arsenault, E., & Tueller, S. (2016). Outcome findings from the HOPE demonstration field experiment: Is swift, certain, and fair an effective supervision strategy? Criminology & Public Policy15 (4).
  • Muscato, A., Sterner, G., and Alter, T. (Accepted). Student perceptions of the impact of their study abroad experiences. Submitted to the Journal of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2016.
  • Sterner, G. & Felmlee, D. (In press). The networks of cyberbullying on Twitter. Submitted to the Journal of Technothics, 2016.
  • Sterner, G. E., M.W.P. Fortunato, T.R. Alter, W.C. Shuffstall, and J.C. Bridger. (2016). Unequal Access: An Examination of the Barriers Rural Areas Continue to Face in Broadband Development.  Zeszyty Naukowe/Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Społeczna w Ostrołęce.  Available:  http://purl.umn.edu/239325.
  • Ulmer, J.T. & Laskorunsky, J.A. (2016).  The role of juvenile adjudications in the disproportional incarceration of African American and Hispanic defendants. Journal of Crime and Justice, 39(1), 9-27.

2015

  • Elliott, I.A., & Zajac, G. (2015). The Implementation of Circles of Support and Accountability in the United States. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 25, 113-123.
  • Ulmer, J.T. & Laskorunsky, J.A. (2015). Sentencing policies and practices in Pennsylvania: Four decades of change. Oxford Handbooks Online, 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.013.150.
  • Yuan, Y. & McNeeley, S. (2015). Social ties, collective efficacy, and crime-specific fear in Seattle neighborhoods. Victim & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice. DOI:10.1080/15564886.2015.1006799.
  • Yuan, Y. & McNeeley, S. (2015). Reactions to crime: multilevel analysis of fear of crime and defensive and participatory behavior. Journal of Crime and Justice. DOI:10.1080/0735648X.2015.1054297.
  • Zajac, G. (2015). Implementation and Outcomes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Among Female Prisoners. Crime & Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/1745-9133.12137.
  • Zajac, G., Lattimore, P.K., Dawes, D., & Winger, L. (2015). All implementation is local: Findings from the process evaluation of the honest opportunity probation and enforcement (HOPE) demonstration field experiment. Federal Probation Journal. Available online June 2015.

2014

  • McNeeley, S. (2014). Lifestyle-Routine Activities and Crime Events. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. First Published Online: October 13, 2014.
  • Soyer, M. (2014). “We knew our time had come”: The dynamics of threat and microsocial ties in three polish ghettos under Nazi oppression. Mobilization, 19, 489-507.

2013

  • Soyer, M. (2013). The Imagination of Desistance: A Juxtaposition of the Construction of Incarceration as a Turning Point and the Reality of Recidivism. The British Journal of Criminology. First published online: October 24, 2013. Abstract available here.
  • Welsh, W.N., Zajac, G., & Bucklen, K. (2013). For Whom Does Prison Based Drug Treatment Work? Results from a Randomized Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Online First.
  • Welsh, W.N. & Zajac, G. (2013). A Multi-Site Evaluation of Prison-Based Drug Treatment: Five Year Follow-up Results. The Prison Journal, 93(3), 251-271.
  • Eggers, A., Wilson, D.B., Mitchell, O., & MacKenzie, D.L. (2013). Drug Courts’ Effect on Criminal Offending for Juveniles and Adults. No. 11 of Crime Prevention Research Review. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
  • Stahler, G., Mennis, J., Belenko, S., Welsh, W., Hiller, M., & Zajac, G. (2013). Predicting Recidivism for Released State Prison Offenders: Examining the Influence of Individual and Neighborhood Factors on the Likelihood of Reincarceration. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(6), 690-711.

2012

  • MacKenzie, D.L. & Armstrong, G.S. (2012). The human experiment in treatment: A means to the end of offender recidivism. In R. Loeber & B.C. Welsh (Eds.) The Future of Criminology. Oxford University Press.
  • Mitchell, O., Wilson, D.B., Eggers, A., & MacKenzie, D. (2012). Assessing the effectiveness of drug courts on recidivism: A meta-analytic review of traditional and non-traditional drug courts. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(1), 60-71.
  • MacKenzie, D.L. (2012). The effectiveness of corrections-based work and academic and education programs. In J. Petersilia & K. Reitz (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections. Oxford University Press: Oxford, U.K.
  • MacKenzie, D.L. (2012). Preventing the future criminal activities of delinquents and offenders. In B.C Welsh & D.P. Farrington (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention. Oxford University Press: Oxford, U.K.