Recent & Pending Publications

Below are some recent and forthcoming publications by Criminal Justice and Criminology alumni, faculty, and graduate students. You can send your recent and pending publications to

Drapela, L. (2022). Incorporating Neurodiversity into Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Understanding the Policy Diffusion Potential of Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Autism Training Law for District Court Judges. Forthcoming, Justice Policy Journal.

Guangzhen, W., Willits, D. (2022). The Impact of Recreational Marijuana  Legalization on Simple Assault in Oregon.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Hemmens C., Raza A., Mellinger H., (Forthcoming 2023). Criminal Justice Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2021 Term. Criminal Justice Review.

Klein, M., Kowalski, M., Woo, Y., Solia, C., Mendoza, M., Stohr, M. K., Hemmens, C. (2022). The Novel Coronavirus and Enforcement of the New Separate System in Prisons. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 33(2), 206-230

Koslicki, W., Willits D., Brooks R.. (Forthcoming). Fatal outcomes of militarization: Re-examining the relationship between the 1033 Program and police deadly force. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Kowalski, M., Klein, M., Woo, Y., Ibarra, C., Aldridge, T., Santos, M., Sanogo, S., Petersen, J., Stohr, M.K. & Hemmens, C. (2022).Jails in the Time of Coronavirus. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. Available online at: 7(5), 415-437.

Meize, M. R., Stohr, M. K., Willits, D., Solensten, B., Hampton, M., Makin, D. A., Lovrich, N. P., Hemmens, C., Stanton, D. L. (2022). The Intersection of Gender, Race and Arrest in the Era of Cannabis Legalization.

Mellinger, H. (2022). Interpretation at the Asylum Office. Law & Policy, 44(3), 230-254.

Neuilly, M., (2022). Sources of bias in death determination: a research note articulating the need to include systemic sources of bias along with cognitive ones as impacting mortality data. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 67(5), 2032-2039, Open Access, first published June 20th, 2022. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.15080.

Nowacki, J., Makin, D.A., Parks, M., Willits, D. (2022). Gender, Police-Citizen Contacts, and Situational Outcomes. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Pedneault A., & Landon L.. (2022). The pronouns of sexual assault: Results from a factorial vignette experiment examining the role of gender on public perceptions. Accepted for publication at Victims & Offenders. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2022.2111740.

Pedneault, A., Tjaden, S. L. N., Gilman, A., Magana, E. Evaluating the impact of a low-cost treatment program on domestic violence reconviction among court-involved adults: A brief report. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Raza A.. (2022). Filing the Gap between the T-visa and Asylum Law: A Call to Expand the T-visa to Cover Extraterritorial Trafficking. Boston University Public Interest Law Journal vol. 31: 173-203.

Roig-Palmer, K. & Lutze, F. (Forthcoming). Advancing responsivity for justice involved LGBTQ+ youth and adults. Perspectives: Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association.

Stanton, D., Stohr, M. K., Hemmens, C., Lovrich, N. P., Makin, D., Meize, M., Willitds, D. (2022). Rural Decline and Policing of Cannabis Legalization in Washington. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research & Policy.

Willits, D, Solenstein, B., Meize, M., Stohr, M.K., Makin, D.A., Hemmens, C., Stanton, D.L., Lovrich, N.P. (2023). Racial Disparities in the Wake of Cannabis Legalization: Documenting Persistence and Change. Race and Justice Available online in March 2022.

Other Intellectual Contributions

Book (Accepted) Brody, D. C., Bang, B. (2021). Criminal Law. San Diego, CA: Congella Publishing.

Book (Accepted) Brody, D. C., Bang, B. (2021). Criminal Procedure. San Diego, CA: Congella Academic Publishing.

Book (Published) Walsh, A., Hemmens, C., Hudson, M. (2022). Law, Justice and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Book (Published) Hemmens, C., Spohn, C., Brody, D. C. (2022). Criminal Courts: A Contemporary Perspective.

Book (Accepted) Hemmens, C., Walker, J. T. Legal Guide for Police.

Book (Published) Stohr, M. K., Walsh, A. (2022). Corrections: The Essentials, 4th Edition. Sage.

Invited Presentations

2022 Lutze, F., van Wormer, J., and others. Exploring the Evidence: The Emergence of Peer Recovery Support in Treatment Court. NADCP Rise 22 Conference, Nashville, TN, July 25-28, 2022.

2022 Lutze, F., van Wormer, J., and others. Practical Implications of Peer Recovery Support in Treatment Courts. NADCP Rise 22 Conference, Nashville, TN, July 25-28, 2022.

Conference Presentations

2022 Lovrich, N., Lutze, F., & Heinrich, K. The U.S. Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Ongoing Effort to Move from Mass Incarceration to ‘Smart Justice.’  International Conference of Offender Reentry and Forensic Social Work Services. Taipei, November 25, 2022.

2022 Roig, K. & Lutze, F. Trauma Informed Care within Community Centered Programs for LGBTQ+ youth. A paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.

2022 Miller, M., Korp, A., Choi, E., Wilson, T., & Lutze, F. Assessing the Practical Application of the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Screening Tool for Intimate Partner Violence. A paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.