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Boxer, P., Docherty, M.*, Ostermann, M., Kubik, J., & Veysey, B.M. (2017). Effectiveness of multisystemic therapy for gang-involved youth offenders: One year follow-up analysis of recidivism and outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 73: 107-112.

The objective of this investigation was to examine the longer-term (12 months post-discharge) outcomes of gang involved and uninvolved youth who were referred for Multisystemic Therapy by their local justice authorities. This is the first systematic investigation of longer-term outcomes for gang-involved youth in treatment. From an initial sample of 421 youth, we applied an... Learn More

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Rengifo, A.F., Stemen, D. and Amindon, E. (2017).  When policy comes to town.  Discourses and dilemmas of implementation of a statewide reentry program in Kansas.  Criminology 55: 603-630.

In this case study, we document challenges to reform implementation posed by line staff, supervisors, and managers during a large‐scale realignment of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) in which they sought to replace a traditional approach of “risk containment” focused on surveillance and incarceration with a new model of “risk reduction” focused on service... Learn More

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Rengifo, A.F., and McCallin, M. (2017) “You don’t get respect if you give no respect”.  How Black and Latino youth make sense of encounters with Police. Sociological Focus 50:66-80.

The study documents opinions about the police among black and Latino youth and explores how these assessments reflect differences in lived experiences and frames of interpretation of police encounters across gender and race/ethnicity. This specification is important to better understand how youth navigate interactions with law enforcement and how discrete experiences are interpreted in the... Learn More

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Rengifo, A.F. (2017).  Local agendas meet global dilemmas: Publicly-engaged criminology in a testing world. The Criminologist 42: 1-6.

Calls for broader forms of public criminology often reflect on the challenge of nurturing these spaces for action and reflection within and beyond academia. For example, Uggen and colleagues map barriers for students with criminal records and note that many faculty members react with “silence or grudging acceptance” to the discriminatory practices of their universities... Learn More

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Rengifo, A.F., and Pater, M.  (2017).  Close call: Race and gender in encounters with the Police by Black and Latino/a youth in New York City. Sociological Inquiry 87:337-361.

Police stops and other forms of intense policing practices involve a disproportionate number of minority persons, particularly youth. While studies have shown that these encounters are not well received, there is a paucity of research on the specific exchanges and citizen responses that unfold in the context of these stops. We address these issues drawing... Learn More

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Silver, J.R. (2017). Moral foundations, intuitions of justice, and the intricacies of punitive sentiment.  Law and Society Review 51(2):413-450

Research on punitive attitudes has, so far, focused largely on people’s retributive attitudes toward offenders. However, a large theoretical body of research indicates that concerns about different types of offenses and victims may be just as important in structuring punitive attitudes. Particularly, Moral Foundations Theory suggests that distinct punitive attitudes may be based in intuitive... Learn More

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Sachs, N., Veysey, B.M., & Rivera, L.M. (2017). Implicit social cognitive processes underlying victim self and identity: Evidence with college-aged adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260517741625.

Past research on victimization has relied predominantly on individuals’ awareness of and willingness to self-report a victimization experience and its effect on self and identity processes. The present research adopts theoretical and methodological innovations in implicit social cognition research to provide a new perspective on how a violent victimization experience might influence identity processes outside... Learn More

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Veysey, B.M. & Rivera, L.M. (2017). Implicit criminal identity and age: Implications for criminal persistence and desistance. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44, 1249-1261.

The present study examines the relations between self-reported explicit criminal identity (ECI) and implicit criminal identity (ICI); that is, the cognitive association between the self-concept and the category of criminal represented in implicit (i.e., nonconscious) memory, and the relation of implicit and explicit identities to age. One hundred six adult participants from the Newark, New... Learn More