Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Recent Publications by Faculty

Last updated: Jul 2015

The following is a list of key peer-reviewed publications by RSCJ faculty:


  • Kreager, Derek, David Schaefer, Martin Bouchard, Dana Haynie, Sara Wakefield, Jacob Young, and Gary Zajac. 2015. “Toward a Criminology of Inmate Prison Networks.” Justice Quarterly.
  • Wakefield, Sara. 2015. “Accentuating the Positive or Eliminating the Negative? Father Incarceration and Caregiver-Child Relationship Quality.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 104, 4.


  • Brunson Rod K., & Jacinta. M. Gau.  (2015).  “Officer race versus macro-level context: A test of competing hypotheses about Black citizens’ experiences with and perceptions of Black police officers.”  Crime & Delinquency, 61(2), 213-242. 
  • Miller, Joel, Copeland*, K., & Sullivan, M. L. (2015). “Keeping them off the corner: How probation officers steer offenders away from crime opportunities”. The Prison Journal, 95(2), 178-198. 


  • Gau, J. M., Corsaro, N., & Brunson, R. K. (2014). Revisiting broken windows theory: A test of the mediation impact of social mechanisms on the disorder–fear relationship. Journal of Criminal Justice.
  • Marotta, P., Barnum, J., Watson, A., & Caplan, J. (2014). Crisis Intervention Team Training Programs for Law Enforcement Officers: A Systematic Review.
  • Miller, J., Copeland, K., & Sullivan, M. L. (2014). How Probation Officers Leverage “Third Parties” in Offender Supervision. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation53(8), 641-657.
  • Moreto, W. D., Brunson, R. K., & Braga, A. A. (2014). ‘Such Misconducts Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda. British Journal of Criminology, azu079.
  • Ostermann, M., & Hyatt, J. M. (2014). Is Something Better Than Nothing? The Effect of Short Terms of Mandatory Parole Supervision. Justice Quarterly, (ahead-of-print), 1-26.
  • Piza, E. L., Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., & Gilchrist, A. M. (2014). The effects of merging proactive CCTV monitoring with directed police patrol: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1-27.
  • “Explaining and Controlling Illegal Commercial Fishing: An Application of the CRAVED Theft Model”British Journal of Criminology, 54: 73-90, 2014 (with Gohar Petrossian)
  • “Explaining High Risk Concentrations of Crime in the City: Social Disorganization, Crime Opportunities, and Important Next Steps.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 51(4): 480-498 2014. (with Anthony Braga)
  • “Shoplifting of Everyday Products that Serve Illicit Drug Uses.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Advance Access (with Brian T Smith)
  • Caplan, J. M. & Kennedy, L. W. (2014). Forecasting of Shootings using Risk Terrain Modeling. In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (Eds.), Crime and Place: Crime Specialization and Concentrations. New York: Springer-Verlag.
  • Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., Barnum, J. D., & Piza, E. L. (In Press). Risk Terrain Modeling for Spatial Risk Assessment. Cityscape.
  • Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., Piza, E. L., & Marotta, P. L. (July 2014). Risk Terrain Modeling for Strategic and Tactical Action. Crime Mapping and Analysis (Issue 1) [A Police Foundation publication; Available at].
  • Caplan, J. M., Marotta, P.*, Piza, E. L., & Kennedy, L. W. (In Press). Spatial Risk Factors of Felonious Battery to Police Officers. Policing.
  •  Maloney*, C. & Miller, Joel (2014). The impact of a risk assessment instrument on juvenile detention decision-making: A check on “perceptual shorthand” and “going rates”? Justice Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2013.863961
  • Marotta, P.*, Barnum, J.*, Watson, A., & Caplan, J. (2014). Crisis Intervention Team Training Programs for Law Enforcement Officers: A Systematic Review. The Campbell Collaboration.
  • Miller, J., Caplan, J. M., & Ostermann, M. (In Press). Assessing the Effects of Local Crime Hotspots on Parolee Recidivism. Prison Journal.
  • Ostermann, M. & Caplan, J. M. (In Press). How Much Do the Crimes Committed by Released Inmates Cost? Crime and Delinquency.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. (2014). ““I Will Fight You Like I’m Straight”: Gay Gang- and Crime-Involved Men’s Participation in Violence.” Pp. 121-145 in Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice, Dana Peterson and Vanessa R. Panfil (Eds). New York: Springer.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. (2014). “Better Left Unsaid? The Role of Agency in Queer Criminological Research.” Critical Criminology22, 99-111.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. (2014). “Gay Gang- and Crime-Involved Men’s Experiences with Homophobic Bullying and Harassment in Schools.” Journal of Crime and Justice, 37, 79-103.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. (forthcoming). “Queer Anomalies? Overcoming Assumptions in Criminological Research with Gay Men.” In The Value of Qualitative Research for Advancing Criminological Theory, Jody Miller and Wilson R. Palacios (Eds). Volume 20 of Advances in Criminological Theory, Freda Adler and William Laufer, series editors. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. and Dana Peterson. (forthcoming.) “Gender, Sexuality, and Gangs: Re-envisioning Diversity.” In Handbook of Gangs, Scott Decker and David Pyrooz (Eds.). New York: John Wiley Publishing.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. and Jody Miller. (2014). “Beyond the Straight and Narrow: The Import of Queer Criminology for Criminology and Criminal Justice.” The Criminologist, 39 (4), 1-8.
  • Panfil, Vanessa R. and Jody Miller. (in press). “Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Qualitative Methods.” In Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology, Heith Copes and J. Mitchell Miller (Eds.). New York: Routledge.
  • Peterson, Dana, and Vanessa R. Panfil (Eds). (2014). Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice. New York: Springer.
  • Peterson, Dana, and Vanessa R. Panfil. (2014). “Street Gangs: The Gendered Experiences of Female and Male Gang Members.” Pp. 468-489 in The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy (Eds). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Piza, E. L., Caplan, J. M., & Kennedy, L. W. (2014, online first). CCTV as a Tool for Early Police Intervention: Preliminary Lessons from Nine Case Studies. Security Journal.
  • Piza, E., Caplan, J. M. & Kennedy, L. W. (2014). Analyzing the Influence of Micro-Level Factors on CCTV Camera Effect. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 30(2), 237-264
  • Piza, E., Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W. & Gilchrist, A. M.* (In Press). The Effects of Merging Proactive CCTV Monitoring with Directed Police Patrol: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology.
  • Rengifo, Andres, F., and Jennifer Fratello. Perceptions of the police by immigrant youth: Looking at stop-and-frisk and beyond using a New York City sample. Forthcoming in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
  • Stemen, Don, Andres F. Rengifo, and Ethan Amidon(*). The focal concerns of sentencing and mandatory sentencing laws: Circumvention in the context of mandatory probation and treatment. Forthcoming in Journal of Crime and Justice


  • Brunson, Rod K., Anthony A. Braga, David Hureau, and Kashea Pegram.  (2013). “We Trust You, But Not That Much: Examining Police-Black Clergy Partnerships to Reduce Youth Violence.” Justice Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2013.868505.