Graduate student publications

In the highly competitive job market it is not simply enough to have the doctoral degree. A truly competitive candidate must also demonstrate the ability to conduct research and publish findings. As such, the Department gives collaborative research between graduate students and faculty members top priority. This research frequently leads to publications in the criminology’s top journals including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly. What follows below is a list of publications by current graduate students.

Students highlighted in bold.


Blasko, Brandy. L. & Jeglic, E.L. (in press). Conducting treatment in the prison system: Rehabilitation research.  In Prison and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges, Johan Fuhrmann  and Stefan Baier, eds.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.


Groff, E., Johnson, Lallen, Ratcliffe, J. H., & Wood, J. (in press). Exploring the relationship between foot and car patrol in violent crime areas. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.


Sorg, Evan T., Haberman, Cory P., Ratcliffe, J.H & Groff, E.R. (in press) Foot patrol in violent crime hot spots: Longitudinal impacts of deterrence and post-treatment effects of displacement. Criminology.


Taylor, Liana, Hiller, M.L.  & Taylor, R.B. (in press).  Does change in self-control predict whether drug-involved probationers complete therapeutic community treatment?  Journal of Criminal Justice.


Waltman-Spreha, Kelly (in press).  Engaging students on the topic of restorative justice and serious offenses.  Contemporary Justice Review.


Wood, J., Sorg, Evan T., Ratcliffe, J., Groff, E., and Taylor, Caitlin. (in press).  Cops as treatment providers: Realities and ironies of police work in a foot patrol experiment. Policing and Society.



Belenko, Steven, Houser, Kimberly, & Welsh, Wayne N.  (2012).  Understanding the impact of drug treatment in correctional settings. In J. Petersilia and K. Reitz (eds.) pp. 463-491. Oxford Handbook on Sentencing and Corrections (pp. 463-491). New York:  Oxford University Press.


Blasko, Brandy. L. & Jeglic, E.L. (in press). Conducting Treatment in the Prison System: Rehabilitation Research. In Prison and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges. New York: Nova Science Publishers.


Bichler, G., Orosco, Carlena, & J. Schwartz. (2012). Take the car keys away: Metropolitan structure and the long road to delinquency. Journal of Criminal Justice  40, No.1:83-93.


Groff, Elizabeth. R. &  McCord,  Eric. (2012).  The role of neighborhood parks as crime generators.  Security Journal 25(1): 1-24.


Haberman, Cory P., Groff, Elizabeth R., & Taylor, Ralph B. (in press). The variable impacts of public housing community proximity on nearby street robberies.  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.


Haberman, Cory P., and Ratcliffe, J.H. (2012). The predictive policing challenges of near repeat armed street robbery.  Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6(2): 151-166


Houser, Kimberly, Salvatore, Christopher,& Welsh, W. (2012). Individual-level predictors of community aftercare completion.  The Prison Journal  92(1), 106-124.


Houser, Kimberly, Belenko, S., & Brennan P. (in press).  The effects of mental health and substance abuse disorders on institutional misconduct among female inmates.  Justice Quarterly.

Johnson, Lallen, & Ratcliffe, J. H. (in press). When does a drug market become a drug market? Finding the boundaries of illicit event concentrations. In M. Leitner (Ed.), Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies. New York, NY: Springer.


Salvatore, Christopher., Taniguchi, Travis., & Welsh, Wayne N. (2012). Is emerging adulthood influencing Moffitt’s developmental taxonomy? Adding the “prolonged” adolescent offender.  Western Criminology Review 13(1):1-15.


Taylor, Caitlin J. (2012).  Balancing act: The adaptation of traditional judicial roles in reentry court.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51, (6): 351-369.


Taylor, Caitlin J. (2012). Tolerance of minor setbacks in a challenging reentry experience:  An evaluation of a federal reentry court.  Criminal Justice Policy Review (Available online.   DOI: 10.1177/0887403411427354)


Taylor, Caitlin J. (2012).  Reentry courts.    In Barton-Bellessa, Shannon M. and Golson, J. Geoffrey (eds.), Encyclopedia of Community Corrections.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Taylor, Ralph B. & Eidson, Jillian L. (2012). "The Wire," William Julius Wilson and the three Sobotkas: Conceptually integrating "Season 2: The Port" into a macro-level undergraduate communities and crime

course. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 23(3):257-282.


Wyant, Brian R., Taylor, R.B., Ratcliffe, J.H. & Wood, J. (2012) Deterrence, firearm arrests, and subsequent shootings:  A micro-level spatio-temporal analysis, Justice Quarterly 29(4) 524-545.


Belenko, Steven & Houser, Kimberly.  (2011).  Gender differences in engagement in prison-based drug treatment.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  DOI: 10.1177/0306624X11414544


Blasko, Brandy L., Jeglic, Elizabeth  L. & Mercado, Cynthia  C. (2011). Are actuarial risk data used to make determinations of sex offender risk classification? An examination of sex offenders selected for enhanced registration and notification. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 55 (5):676-692


DaGrossa, Joseph A. (2011). How to tell what works in workforce development? Research considerations for program evaluation. APPA Perspectives, Fall 2011, 71 - 83.


Haberman, Cory P. & King, William R. (2011). The role of research and planning units in law enforcement organizations. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 34(4): 687-698.


Heilbrun, Kirk, DeMatteo, David, Brooks, Stephanie, Yashura, Kento, Shah, Sanjay, Anumba, Natalie, King, Christopher, and Pich, Michele. (2011). Editorial Risk–need assessment: Bridging disciplinary and regional boundaries. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 21: 1–7.


Nabors, Abbe, Snyder, Amy, Wolbransky, Melinda, Erickson, Jacey, Finello, Christina, Pich, Michele, Fass, Tracy, & Heilbrun, Kirk. (2009) The effect of formal and informal coercion on managing risk for violence in the community. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 1, 30-47.


Ratcliffe, Jerry H. & Breen, Clairissa (2011). Crime diffusion and displacement: Measuring the side effects of police operations.   Professional Geographer  63(2): 1-14.


Ratcliffe, Jerry H., Taniguchi, Travis A., Groff, Elizabeth R., & Wood, Jennifer (2011).  The Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment: A randomized controlled trial of police patrol effectiveness in violent crime hotspots, Criminology 49 (3):795-831.


Salvatore, Christopher, Hiller, M. H., Samuelson, B., Henderson, Jaime S., & White, E. (2011). A systematic observational study of a juvenile drug court judge.  Juvenile and Family Court Journal  62(4), 19-36.


Sorg, Evan T. & Taylor, R.B. (2011) Community Level Impacts of Temperature on Urban Street Robbery. Journal of Criminal Justice, 39: 463-470.


Taniguchi, Travis A., Ratcliffe, Jerry H. & Taylor, Ralph B. (2011) Gang set space, drug markets, and crime around drug corners in Camden.  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.  48(3): 327-363.


Taylor, R.B., Harris, P. W., Jones, P. R., Garcia, R. Marie, & McCord, Eric S. (2011).  Ecological origins of shared perceptions of troublesome teen groups: Implications for the basic systemic model of crime, the incivilities thesis, and political economy. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  48(2):298-324.


Zarkin, G.A., Cowell , A.J., Hicks, K.A., Mills, M.J., Belenko, S., Dunlap, L.J., Houser, Kimberly A., Keyes, V. (2011). Benefits and costs of substance abuse treatment program for state prison inmates: Results from a lifetime simulation model. Health Economics. DOI: 10.1002/hec.1735.


Auerhahn, Kathleen & McGuire, Caitlin J. (2010). Revisiting the Social Contract:  Community Justice and Public Safety.  New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Bichler, Gisela, Joseph Schwartz & Carlena Orosco (2010). Delinquents on the move: Examining subgroup variability.  Crime Patterns and Analysis 3: 1: 14-37.


Ratcliffe, Jerry H. & Walden, Kyle (2010) State police and the intelligence center: A study of intelligence flow to and from the street.  Journal of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, 19(1): 1-19.


Salvatore, Christopher, Henderson, Jaime S., Hiller, M. L., White, E., & Samuelson, B. (2010). An observational study of team meetings and status hearings in a juvenile drug court. Drug Court Review 3(1), 95-124.


Taylor, Ralph B., Christopher E. Kelly and Christopher Salvatore (2010).  Where concerned citizens perceive police as more responsive to troublesome teen groups: Theoretical implications for political economy, incivilities and policing.  Policing and Society  20:2:143-171.


Auerhahn, K. & McGuire, Caitlin J. (2009).  Community justice and public safety:  A reconceptualization. Chapter 2 in Handbook of Social Justice, Augustus Kakanowski and Marijus Narusevich, (Eds). New York, NY:  NovaScience Publishers.

Belenko, Steven, Dugosh, Karen, Lynch, Kevin, Mericle, Amy, Pich, Michele, & Forman, Robert. (Oct-Nov 2009).  Online illegal drug use information: an exploratory analysis of drug-related website viewing by adolescents.   Journal of Health Communications  14(7):612-30.


Jones, Peter R. & Wyant, Brian R. (2009). Juvenile delinquency, in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, , Richard A. Shweder et al. (Eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago.


McCord, Eric S., & Ratcliffe, J. H. (2009). Intensity value analysis and the criminogenic effects of land use features on local crime patterns.  Crime Patterns and Analysis, 2(1), 17-30.


Presley, Lawrence A., Hass, M. & Quarino, L. (2009).  The Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT): A potential tool for the academic assessment of forensic science programs. Forensic Science Policy and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, May 2009, pp. 74-84.


Ratcliffe, Jerry H., Taniguchi, Travis A., & Taylor, R. B. (2009). The crime reduction effects of public CCTV cameras: A multi-method spatial approach. Justice Quarterly 26:4:746-770


Rengert, George. F. & Lockwood, Brian. (2009). Geographical units of analysis and the analysis of crime. In D. Weisburd, W. Bernasco & G. J. N. Bruinsma (Eds.), Putting Crime in its Place (pp. 109-122). New York: Springer.


Taniguchi, Travis A., Rengert, George F., & McCord, Eric S. (2009).  Where size matters: Agglomeration economies of illegal drug markets in Philadelphia. Justice Quarterly 26:4:670-694.


Taylor, R. B., Harris, P., Jones, P. R., Goldkamp, J. S., Weiland, D., Garcia, R. Marie, & McCord, Eric S. (2009).  Short term changes in arrest rates influence short term changes in serious male delinquency prevalence.  Criminology 47:3:657-695.


Belenko, Steven, Dembo, Richard, Rollie, M., Childs, K., & Salvatore, Christopher (2008).  Detecting, preventing, and treating sexually transmitted infections among adolescent offenders: An unmet public health need.  American Journal of Public Health.


Belenko, Steven, Dembo, Richard, Weiland, Doris, Rollie, M., Salvatore, Christopher, Hanlon, A., et al. (2008). Recently arrested adolescents are at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35(12).


Blasko, Brandy L., Jeglic, E.L. & Malkin, S. (2008). Suicide risk assessment in jails. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 8(1), 67-76. 


Kelly, Christopher E. & Welsh, W.N. (2008). The predictive validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised for drug-involved offenders.  Criminal Justice and Behavior 35:819-831.


Ratcliffe, Jerry H., & Taniguchi, Travis A. (2008). Is crime higher around drug-gang street corners? Two spatial approaches to the relationship between gang set space and local crime levels. Crime Patterns & Analysis, 1(1), 23-46.


Welsh, W.N. & McGrain, Patrick N. (2008). Predictors of therapeutic engagement in prison-based drug treatment.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence 96:271–280. (Peer reviewed).


Wyant, Brian R. (2008). Multilevel impacts of perceived incivilities and perceptions of crime risk on fear of crime: Isolating endogenous impacts. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 45(1), 39-64.


Zhao, Linda S. (2008). Anomie theory and crime in a transitional China. International Criminal Justice Review 18:2:137-157.


Gaines, Jonathan S. (2007). Social correlates of psychological distress among adult African American males. Journal of Black Studies, 37(6), 827-858.


Jones, Peter R., & Wyant, Brian R. (2007). Target juvenile needs to reduce delinquency. Criminology and Public Policy, 6(4), 763-772.


McCord, Eric S., & Ratcliffe, Jerry H. (2007). A micro-spatial analysis of the demographic and criminogenic environment of drug markets in Philadelphia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 40(1), 43-64.


McCord, Eric S., Ratcliffe, Jerry H., Garcia, R. Marie, & Taylor, Ralph B. (2007). Nonresidential crime attractors and generators elevate perceived neighborhood crime and incivilities. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, 44(3), 295-320.


Taylor, Ralph B., Goldkamp, John S., Weiland, Doris, Breen, Clarissa R., Garcia, R. Marie, Presley, Lawrence A., Wyant, Brian R. (2007). Revise policies mandating offender DNA collection. Criminology and Public Policy, 6(4), 851-862.


Welsh, W.N., McGrain, Patrick N., Salamatin, Nicole, and Zajac, G. (2007).  Effects of prison drug treatment on inmate misconduct: A repeated measures analysis.   Criminal Justice and Behavior 34: 600-615.


Wyant, Brian R and Taylor, Ralph B. (2007).  Size of household firearm collections: Implications for subcultures and gender. Criminology, 45(3), 519-546.


Gaines, Jonathan S. (2006).  Law enforcement reactions to sex offender registration and community notification. Police Practice and Research 7 (3), 249-267. 


Henderson, Jaime S. (2006).  Police interrogations and false confessions. In C. R. Bartol & A. M Bartol (Eds.), Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Taylor, Ralph B., Goldkamp, John S., Weiland, Doris, Breen, Clarissa R., Garcia, R. Marie, Presley, Lawrence A., Wyant, Brian R. (2006). A Preliminary Investigation Concerning DNA Evidence and the Criminal Justice System in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Policy, Practice and Prospects. Unpublished Report available at


Worrall, J. L., Ross, J. W., & McCord, Eric S. (2006).  Modeling prosecutors' charging decisions in domestic violence cases.  Crime & Delinquency, 52(3), 472-503.


Lawton, Brian. A., Taylor, Ralph B., & Luongo, Anthony J. (2005). “Police officers on drug corners in Philadelphia, drug crime and violent crime: Estimating the impact of operation safe streets.” Justice Quarterly, 22, 427-451.

Salvatore, Christopher (2005). “Perceptions and sentencing: Public attitudes and sentencing disparity”. The National Social Science Journal, 23 (2), 117-130.

Salvatore, Christopher, and Markowitz, Michael W. (2005). “Changing situational decision making among offenders: A preliminary analysis”. Corrections Compendium, 30 (2), 1-3, 30-31.