Recent & Pending Publications


Below are some recent and forthcoming publications by Criminal Justice and Criminology alumni, faculty, and graduate students:


  • Abboud, M., Wu, G., Pedneault, A., Stohr, M.K., and Hemmens, C. (2020). “Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Statutory Analysis.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 31(1): 133-153. DOI: 10.1177/0887403418806564

  • Baker, D.L., Drapela, L.A., and Littlefield, W.H. (2020). “Law and Neurodiversity: Youth with Autism and the Juvenile Justice System in Canada and the United States.” Vancouver, British Columbia: University of British Columbia Press. Available online at

  • Cortright, C., McCann, W.S., Willits, D.W., Hemmens, C., and Stohr, M.K. (2020). “An Analysis of State Statutes Regarding the Role of Law Enforcement.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 31(1): 103-132. Available online at

  • Dotson, E., Brody, D., and Lu, R. (2020). “An Exploratory Study of Occupational and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among a Mid-sized Public Defenders’ Office”, Journal of Criminal Justice and Law, 4(1), 1.

  • DuBois, K.O. (2020). “Rural Isolation, Small Towns, and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Online early. Available online at

  • Hemmens, C. (2020). “Legal Aspects of Casework and Counseling.” Book chapter in Anthony Walsh, Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling. American Correctional Association Press.

  • Hemmens, C., Brown, A., and Tjaden, S. (2021). “Criminal Justice Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2019 Term.” Criminal Justice Review.

  • Hemmens, C., Dotson, E., and Miller, M. (2020). “Criminal Justice Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2018 Term.” Criminal Justice Review 45(2) 157-170.

  • Koslicki, W., Lytle, D., Willits, D.W., and Brooks, R. (Forthcoming). “Rhetoric Without Reality or Effective Policing Strategy? An Analysis of Community Policing and Police Fatal Force”. Journal of Criminal Justice.

  • Koslicki, W., Makin, D.A., and Willits, D.W. (Forthcoming). “When No One is Watching: Evaluating the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force Incidents”. Policing & Society.

  • Kowalski, M.A., Klein, M., Woo, Y., Ibarra, C., Aldridge, T., Santos, M., Sanogo, S., Petersen, J., Stohr, M.K., and Hemmens, C. (Forthcoming 2021). “Jails in the Time of Coronavirus, Corrections: Policy”. Practice and Research.

  • Lutze, F. (2020). ACJS Presidential Address: Taking responsibility for justice: Transforming criminal justice at the intersection of human rights and activism. Justice Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2020.1849361

  • Makin, D.A., and Bowers, O. (2020). “Netflix as a Piracy Disruptor? A Cross-Sectional Test of Accessibility and Affordability on Interest in Piracy”. International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

  • Makin, D.A., Meize, M., Willits, D.W., Stohr, M.K., Hemmens, C., Nordman, C., Stanton, D.L., and Lovrich, N.P. (Accepted for publication). “The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Sales on Calls for Service: An Analysis of Neighboring Cities.” Policing & Society., DOI: 10439463.2020.1773461

  • Makin, D.A., Meize, M.R., Willits, D.W., Stohr, M., Hemmens, C., Nordman, A., Stanton, D., and Lovrich, N.P. (2021). “The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Sales on Calls for Service: An Analysis of Neighboring Cities”. Policing & Society. Available online at

  • McCann, W.S, Kowalski, M.A., Hemmens, C., and Stohr, M.K., (2021). “An Analysis of Certificates of Rehabilitation in the United States.” Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research 6(1): 18-44.

  • Neuilly, M.A., Hamilton, Z.K., Hsieh, M.L., and Kigerl, A. (2020). Data Missingness Patterns in Homicide Datasets: An Applied Test on a Primary Data Set. Journal of Violence and Victims, 35(4).

  • Parks, M. and Nowacki, J.S. (2020). Race/Ethnicity, Sex, Age, and Fines in the American Criminal Justice System: A Focal Concerns Approach. Journal of Crime and Justice:

  • Stanton, D. L., Lovrich, N.P., Makin, D.A., Stohr, M.K., Willits, D.W., and Hemmens, C. (2020). “Graying the Waters: Cannabis Legalization and How It Effects the Policing of Boating Under the Influence”. American Journal of Qualitative Research. 4(2): 1-19.

  • Stanton, D. L., Makin, D. A., Stohr, M. K., Lovrich, N. P., Hemmens, C., Willits, D., Meize, M. R., and Snyder, J. S. (2020). “Law Enforcement Perceptions of Cannabis Legalization Effects on Policing and Crime”. Police Quarterly.

  • Stanton, D., Mei, X., Kim, S., Willits, D.W., Stohr, M.K., Hemmens, C., Wu, G., Lu, R., Makin, D., and Lovrich, N. (2020). “The effect of marijuana legalization on jail populations in Washington State”. Prison Journal, 100, 510-530, Available online at

  • Van Wormer, J. G., Abboud-Holbrook, M., Lu, R., Lutze, F. and Mei, X. (2020). “Benefits and drawbacks of collaboration: A national survey of drug court professionals”. Justice Evaluation Journal. DOI: 10.1080/24751979.2020.1744470Walker, J.T. and Hemmens, C. (2020). Legal Guide for Police (11th edition, Routledge). Audiobook format.

  • Woo, Y., Pedneault, A., Willits, D.W., Stohr, M.K., and Hong, M.G. (2020). “Children of Mixed-Ethnic Heritage and Adverse Life Outcomes: A Comparison of Two Nationwide Adolescent Samples”. Youth & Society, 52, 820-849, DOI: 10.1177/0044118X18772697

  • Wu, G., and Makin, D.A. (2020). “The Differential Role of Stress on Police Officers’ Perceptions of Misconduct”. Asian Journal of Criminology.Wu, G., and Hemmens, C. (2021). “The Cannabis Effect on Crime: Time-Series Analysis of Crime in Washington State”.  Justice Quarterly.


  • Stohr, M.K, and Walsh, A. (2021) Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice, 2nd Los Angeles: Sage Publications (there is duplication in some content between this edition and the Corrections: A Text Reader, 3rd Edition and Corrections: The Essentials, 3rd Edition). (Stohr and Walsh first editon published in 2018, Sage).

  • Stohr, M.K. and Walsh, A. (2022). Corrections: The Essentials, 4th Los Angeles: Sage Publications (there is duplication in some content between this book and the Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice, 2nd Edition book). Stohr and Walsh first edition, 2012, second edition 2016, third edition 2019, Sage.


  • Melanie-Angela Neuilly authored two reports on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Operations of Medicolegal Jurisdictions: one to the National Association of Medical Examiners, and one to the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners.