Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology
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Mears, Daniel P., Melissa Moon, and Angela J. Thielo.  “Columbine Revisited:  Myths and Realities about the Bullying-School Shootings Connection.”  Victims and Offenders (forthcoming).

Cochran, Joshua C., Elisa L. Toman, Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  “Solitary Confinement as Punishment:  Examining In-Prison Sanctioning Disparities.”  Justice Quarterly (forthcoming).  Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s Outstanding Paper Award (2017).

Hughes, Cresean, Patricia Y. Warren, Eric A. Stewart, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, and Daniel P. Mears.  “Racial Threat, Intergroup Contact, and School Punishment.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (forthcoming).

Lindsey, Andrea M., Daniel P. Mears, Joshua C. Cochran, William D. Bales, and Brian J. Stults.  “In Prison and Far From Home:  Spatial Distance Effects on Inmate Misconduct.”  Crime and Delinquency (forthcoming).

Mears, Daniel P., Eric A. Stewart, Patricia Y. Warren, and Ronald L. Simons.  2017.  “Culture and Formal Social Control:  The Effect of the Code of the Street on Police and Court Decisionmaking.”  Justice Quarterly 34(2):217-247.

Cullen, Francis T., Cheryl L. Jonson, and Daniel P. Mears.  2017.  “Reinventing Community Corrections.”  Crime and Justice 46(1):27-93.

Cochran, Joshua C., and Daniel P. Mears.  2017.  “The Path of Least Desistance:  Inmate Compliance and Recidivism”  Justice Quarterly 34(3):431-458.

Cochran, Joshua C., Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2017.  “Who Gets Visited in Prison?  Individual- and Community-Level Disparities in Inmate Visitation Experiences.”  Crime and Delinquency  63(5):545-568.

Mitchell, Ojmarrh, Joshua C. Cochran, Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2017.  “Examining Prison Effects on Recidivism:  A Regression Discontinuity Approach.”  Justice Quarterly 34(4):571-596.

Mitchell, Ojmarrh, Joshua C. Cochran, Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2017.  “The Effectiveness of Prison for Reducing Drug Offender Recidivism:  A Regression Discontinuity Analysis.”  Journal of Experimental Criminology 13(1):1-27.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, William D. Bales, and Avinash S. Bhati.  2016.  “Recidivism and Time Served in Prison.”  Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 106(1):83-124.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Andrea M. Lindsey.  2016.  “Offending and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice:  A Conceptual Framework for Guiding Theory and Research and Informing Policy.”  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 32(1):78-103.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua J. Kuch, Andrea M. Lindsey, Sonja E. Siennick, George B. Pesta, Mark A. Greenwald, and Thomas G. Blomberg.  2016.  “Juvenile Court and Contemporary Diversion:  Helpful, Harmful, or Both?”  Criminology and Public Policy 15(3):953-981.

Mears, Daniel P., and Andrea M. Lindsey.  2016.  “Speeding in America:  A Critique of, and Alternatives to, Officer-Initiated Enforcement.”  Criminal Justice Review 41(1):55-74.

Mears, Daniel P., Michael D. Reisig, Samuel J. A. Scaggs, and Kristy Holtfreter.  2016.  “Efforts to Reduce Consumer Fraud Victimization Among the Elderly:  The Effect of Information Access on Program Awareness and Contact.”  Crime and Delinquency 62(9):1235-1259.

Mears, Daniel P., and Sonja E. Siennick.  2016.  “Young Adult Outcomes and the Life-Course Penalties of Parental Incarceration.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53(1):3-35.

Cochran, Joshua C., Daniel P. Mears, William D. Bales, and Eric A. Stewart.  2016.  “Spatial Distance, Community Disadvantage, and Racial and Ethnic Variation in Prison Inmate Access to Social Ties.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53(2):220-254.

Lindsey, Andrea M., Daniel P. Mears, and Joshua C. Cochran.  2016.  “The Privatization Debate:  A Conceptual Framework for Improving (Public and Private) Corrections.”  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 32(4):308-327.

Mancini, Christina, and Daniel P. Mears.  2016.  “Sex Offenders—America’s New Witches?  A Theoretical Analysis of the Emergence of Sex Crime Laws.”  Deviant Behavior 37(4):419-438.

Zane, Steven N., Brandon C. Welsh, and Daniel P. Mears.  2016.  “Juvenile Transfer and the Specific Deterrence Hypothesis:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”  Criminology and Public Policy 15(3):901-925.

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran.  2015.  “Mass Incarceration and Prisoner Reentry:  A Problem That Will Not Go Away.”  Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Today 40:1, 4-10.  Reprinted in Lockdown Nation:  An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends in American Prisons (2018), edited by Vidisha Worley and Robert M. Worley.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Francis T. Cullen.  2015.  “Incarceration Heterogeneity and its Implications for Assessing the Effectiveness of Imprisonment on Recidivism.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 26(7):691-712.

Mears, Daniel P., Justin T. Pickett, and Christina Mancini.  2015.  “Support for Balanced Juvenile Justice:  Assessing Views about Youth, Rehabilitation, and Punishment.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology 31(3):459-479.

Mears, Daniel P., Samuel J. A. Scaggs, Roshni T. Ladny, Andrea M. Lindsey, and J. W. Andrew Ranson.  2015.  “Successful Transitions to Graduate School:  Using Orientations to Improve Student Experiences in Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs.”  Journal of Criminal Justice Education 26(3):283-306.

Cochran, Joshua C., and Daniel P. Mears.  2015.  “Race, Ethnic, and Gender Divides in Juvenile Court Sanctioning and Rehabilitative Intervention.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 52(2):181-212.  Featured on the Marshall Project:  Goldstein, Dana.  2014.  “Black Boy, White Boy:  Another Way Justice Is Not Colorblind.”  December 12.  Washington, D.C.:  The Marshall Project.  Available online (https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/18/black-boy-white-boy#.at1wGZZjO).

Mancini, Christina, Daniel P. Mears, Eric A. Stewart, Kevin M. Beaver, and Justin T. Pickett.  2015.  “Whites’ Perceptions about Black Criminality:  A Closer Look at the Contact Hypothesis.”  Crime and Delinquency 61(7):996-1022.

Pickett, Justin T., Christina Mancini, Daniel P. Mears, and Marc Gertz.  2015.  “Public (Mis)Understanding of Crime Policy:  The Effects of Criminal Justice Experience and Media Reliance.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 26(5):500-522.

Valentine, Colby L., Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2015.  “Unpacking the Relationship between Age and Prison Misconduct.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 43(5):418-427.

Wang, Xia, and Daniel P. Mears.  2015.  “Sentencing and State-Level Racial and Ethnic Contexts.”  Law and Society Review 49(4):883-915.

Mears, Daniel P.  2014.  “The Role of Information in Changing Offender Behavior, Criminal Justice System Actions, and Policy Maker Decisions.”  Criminology and Public Policy 13(3):441-449.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, Brian J. Stults, Sarah J. Greenman, Avinash S. Bhati, and Mark A. Greenwald.  2014.  “The ‘True’ Juvenile Offender:  Age Effects and Juvenile Court Sanctioning.”  Criminology 52:169-194.

Mears, Daniel P., Xia Wang, and William D. Bales.  2014.  “Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?  Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners.”  Justice Quarterly 31(5):822-851.

Cochran, Joshua C., Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2014.  “Assessing the Effectiveness of Correctional Sanctions.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology 30(2):317-347.

Cochran, Joshua C., Daniel P. Mears, William D. Bales, and Eric A. Stewart.  2014.  “Does Inmate Behavior Affect Post-Release Offending?  Investigating the Misconduct-Recidivism Relationship among Youth and Adults.”  Justice Quarterly 31(6):1044-1073.

Mears, Daniel P.  2013.  “Supermax Prisons:  The Policy and the Evidence.”  Criminology and Public Policy 12(4):681-719.

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran.  2013.  “What Is the Effect of IQ on Offending?”  Criminal Justice and Behavior 40(11):1280-1300.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Kevin M. Beaver.  2013.  “Self-Control Theory and Nonlinear Effects on Offending.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology 29(3):447-476.

Mears, Daniel P., Christina Mancini, Kevin Beaver, and Marc Gertz.  2013.  “Housing for the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Inmates:  Public Support for Supermax Prisons.”  Crime and Delinquency 59(4):587-615.

Mears, Daniel P., Justin T. Pickett, Kristin Golden, Ted Chiricos, and Marc Gertz.  2013.  “The Effect of Interracial Contact on Whites’ Perceptions of Victimization Risk and Black Criminality.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 50(2):272-299.

Mears, Daniel P., Eric A. Stewart, Sonja E. Siennick, and Ronald L. Simons.  2013.  “The Code of the Street and Inmate Violence:  Investigating the Salience of Imported Belief Systems.”  Criminology 51(3):695-728.

Cochran, Joshua C., and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “Social Isolation and Inmate Behavior:  A Conceptual Framework for Theorizing Prison Visitation and Guiding and Assessing Research.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 41(4):252-261.

Mancini, Christina, and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “The Effect of Agency Scandal on Public Views Toward the Correctional System.”  Criminal Justice Review 38(1):5-28.

Mancini, Christina, and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Sex Offender Legislation:  Evidence of Evidence-Based Policy?”  Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 103(4):1115-1154.

Mancini, Christina, James C. Barnes, and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “It Varies from State to State:  An Examination of Sex Crime Laws Nationally.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 24(2):166-198.

Pickett, Justin T., Christina Mancini, and Daniel P. Mears.  2013.  “Vulnerable Victims, Monstrous Offenders, and Unmanageable Risk:  Explaining Public Opinion on the Social Control of Sex Crime.”  Criminology 51(3):729-759.

Pickett, Justin T., Eric A. Stewart, Daniel P. Mears, and Marc Gertz.  2013.  “Security at the Expense of Liberty:  A Test of Predictions Deriving From the Culture of Control Thesis.”  Crime and Delinquency 59(2):214-242.

Siennick, Sonja E., Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2013.  “Here and Gone:  Anticipation and Separation Effects of Prison Visits on Inmate Infractions.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 50(3):417-444.

Wang, Xia, Daniel P. Mears, Cassia C. Spohn, and Lisa Dario.  2013.  “Assessing the Differential Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Sentencing Outcomes under Different Sentencing Systems.”  Crime and Delinquency 59(1):87-114.

Mears, Daniel P.  2012.  “The Prison Experience.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 40(5):345-347.

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran.  2012.  “U.S. Prisoner Reentry Health Care Policy in International Perspective:  Service Gaps and the Moral and Public Health Implications.”  The Prison Journal 92(2):175-202.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and William D. Bales.  2012.  “Gender Differences in the Effects of Prison on Recidivism.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 40(5):370-378.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, Sonja E. Siennick, and William D. Bales.  2012.  “Prison Visitation and Recidivism.”  Justice Quarterly 29(6):888-918.

Mears, Daniel P., and Julie Mestre.  2012.  “Prisoner Reentry, Employment, Signaling, and the Better Identification of Desisters:  Introduction to the Special Issue.”  Criminology and Public Policy 11(1):5-15.

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, Sarah J. Greenman, Avinash S. Bhati, and Mark A. Greenwald.  2011.  “Evidence on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Court Sanctions.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 39(6):509-520.

Mears, Daniel P.  2010.  “The Role of Research and Researchers in Crime and Justice Policy.”  Criminology and Public Policy 9(4):799-805.

Mears, Daniel P., and William D. Bales.  2010.  “Supermax Housing:  Placement, Duration, and Time to Reentry.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38(4):545-554.

Mears, Daniel P., and James C. Barnes.  2010.  “Toward a Systematic Foundation for Identifying Evidence-based Criminal Justice Sanctions and their Relative Effectiveness.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38(4):702-810.

Mears, Daniel P., Tracey L. Shollenberger, Janeen B. Willison, Colleen E. Owens, and Jeffrey A. Butts.  2010.  “Practitioner Views of Priorities, Policies, and Practices in Juvenile Justice.”  Crime and Delinquency 56(4):535-563.

Mears, Daniel P., and Eric A. Stewart.  2010.  “Interracial Contact and Fear of Crime.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38(1):34-41.

Mancini, Christina, and Daniel P. Mears.  2010.  “To Execute or Not to Execute?  Examining Public Support for Capital Punishment of Sex Offenders.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38(5):959-968.

Mancini, Christina, Ryan T. Shields, Daniel P. Mears, and Kevin M. Beaver.  2010.  “Sex Offender Residence Restriction Laws:  Parental Perceptions and Public Policy.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38(5):1022-1030.

Wang, Xia, and Daniel P. Mears.  2010.  “A Multilevel Test of Minority Threat Effects on Sentencing.”  Journal of Quantitative Criminology 26(2):191-215.

Wang, Xia, and Daniel P. Mears.  2010.  “Examining the Direct and Interactive Effects of Changes in Racial and Ethnic Threat on Sentencing Decisions.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 47(4):522-557.

Wang, Xia, Daniel P. Mears, and William D. Bales.  2010.  “Race-Specific Employment Contexts and Recidivism.”  Criminology 48(4):201-241.

Mears, Daniel P., and Sarah Bacon.  2009.  “Improving Criminal Justice through Better Decisionmaking:  Lessons from the Medical System.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 37(2):142-154.  Reprinted in Organization and Management in the Criminal Justice System (2014), edited by Matthew J. Giblin.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Mears, Daniel P., and William D. Bales.  2009.  “Supermax Incarceration and Recidivism.”  Criminology 47(4):801-836.

Mears, Daniel P., Christina Mancini, and Eric A. Stewart.  2009.  “Whites’ Concern about Crime:  The Effects of Interracial Contact.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 46(4):524-552.

Maier-Katkin, Daniel, Daniel P. Mears, and Thomas J. Bernard.  2009.  “Towards a Criminology of Crimes Against Humanity.”  Theoretical Criminology 13(2):227-255.  Reprinted in Globalization and Crime (2013), 2nd edition, edited by Katja F. Aas.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.  Reprinted in The Criminology of War (2014), edited by Ruth Jamieson.  Surrey, United Kingdom:  Ashgate.

Beaver, Kevin M., Matt DeLisi, Daniel P. Mears, and Eric A. Stewart.  2009.  “Low Self-Control and Contact with the Criminal Justice System in a Nationally Representative Sample of Males.”  Justice Quarterly 26(4):695-715.

Mears, Daniel P.  2008.  “Accountability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Corrections:  Shining a Light on the Black Box of Prison Systems.”  Criminology and Public Policy 7(1):143-152.

Mears, Daniel P.  2008.  “An Assessment of Supermax Prisons Using an Evaluation Research Framework.”  The Prison Journal 88(1):43-68.

Mears, Daniel P., and Jeffrey A. Butts.  2008.  “Using Performance Monitoring to Improve the Accountability, Operations, and Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 19(3):264-284.

Mears, Daniel P., Christina Mancini, Marc Gertz, and Jake Bratton.  2008.  “Sex Crimes, Children, and Pornography:  Public Views and Public Policy.”  Crime and Delinquency 54(4):532-559.

Mears, Daniel P., Xia Wang, Carter Hay, and William D. Bales.  2008.  “Social Ecology and Recidivism:  Implications for Prisoner Reentry.”  Criminology 46(2):301-340.

Bales, William D., and Daniel P. Mears.  2008.  “Inmate Social Ties and the Transition to Society:  Does Visitation Reduce Recidivism?”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 45(3):287-321.  (Equal authorship.)

Mears, Daniel P.  2007.  “Faith-Based Reentry Programs:  Cause for Concern or Showing Promise?”  Corrections Today 69(2):30-33.

Mears, Daniel P.  2007.  “Towards Rational and Evidence-Based Crime Policy.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 35(6):667-682.

Mears, Daniel P., Carter Hay, Marc Gertz, and Christina Mancini.  2007.  “Public Opinion and the Foundation of the Juvenile Court.”  Criminology 45(1):223-258.

Mears, Daniel P., Michelle L. Scott, and Avinash S. Bhati.  2007.  “A Process and Outcome Evaluation of an Agricultural Crime Prevention Initiative.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 18(1):51-80.

Mears, Daniel P., Michelle L. Scott, and Avinash S. Bhati.  2007.  “Opportunity Theory and Agricultural Crime Victimization.”  Rural Sociology 72(2):151-184.

Mears, Daniel P.  2006.  “Exploring State-Level Variation in Juvenile Incarceration Rates:  Symbolic Threats and Competing Explanations.”  The Prison Journal 86(4):470-490.

Mears, Daniel P., and Avinash S. Bhati.  2006.  “No Community Is an Island:  The Effects of Resource Deprivation on Urban Violence in Spatially and Socially Proximate Communities.”  Criminology 44(3):509-548.

Mears, Daniel P., and Jennifer L. Castro.  2006.  “Wardens’ Views on the Wisdom of Supermax Prisons.”  Crime and Delinquency 52(3):398-431.

Mears, Daniel P., and Michael D. Reisig.  2006.  “The Theory and Practice of Supermax Prisons.”  Punishment and Society 8(1):33-57.

Mears, Daniel P., Caterina G. Roman, Ashley Wolff, and Janeen Buck.  2006.  “Faith-Based Efforts to Improve Prisoner Reentry:  Assessing the Logic and Evidence.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 34(4):351-367.

Mears, Daniel P., and Jamie Watson.  2006.  “Towards a Fair and Balanced Assessment of Supermax Prisons.”  Justice Quarterly 23(2):232-270.

Mears, Daniel P.  2005.  “A Critical Look at Supermax Prisons.”  Corrections Compendium 30(5):6-7, 45-49.

Mears, Daniel P., and Christy A. Visher.  2005.  “Trends in Understanding and Addressing Domestic Violence.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 20(2):204-211.

Kelly, William R., Tammy S. Macy, and Daniel P. Mears.  2005.  “Juvenile Court Referrals in Texas:  An Assessment of Criminogenic Needs and the Gap Between Needs and Services.”  The Prison Journal 85(4):467-489.

Mears, Daniel P.  2004.  “Mental Health Needs and Services in the Criminal Justice System.”  Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy 4(2):255-284.

Mears, Daniel P., and Jeremy Travis.  2004.  “Youth Development and Reentry.”  Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 2(1):1-20.

Mears, Daniel P.  2003.  “A Critique of Waiver Research:  Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System.”  Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 1(2):156-172.  Reprinted in Juvenile Justice (2008), edited by Richard Lawrence and Craig Hemmens.  Los Angeles, CA:  Sage.

Mears, Daniel P.  2003.  “Research and Interventions to Reduce Domestic Violence Revictimization.”  Trauma, Violence, and Abuse 4(2):127-147.

Winterfield, Laura, Daniel P. Mears, and Gretchen Moore.  2003.  “Strong Science for Strong Practice:  Linking Research to Correctional Drug Treatment.”  Offender Substance Abuse Report 3(2):17, 26-29.

Mears, Daniel P.  2002.  “Immigration and Crime:  What’s the Connection?”  Federal Sentencing Reporter 14(5):1-5.

Mears, Daniel P.  2002.  “Sentencing Guidelines and the Transformation of Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century.”  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 18(1):6-19.  Reprinted in Serious Delinquency (2006), edited by Thomas J. Bernard.  Los Angeles:  Roxbury.  Criminal Justice (2005), edited by Joseph Victor.  Columbus, OH:  McGraw-Hill.  Criminal Justice Concepts and Issues (2004), edited by Chris W. Eskridge.  Los Angeles:  Roxbury.  Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (2003), edited by Albert R. Roberts.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.  Readings in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (2003), edited by Thomas C. Calhoun and Constance Chapple.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.

Mears, Daniel P.  2002.  “The Ubiquity, Functions, and Contexts of Bullshitting.”  The Journal of Mundane Behavior 3(2):233-256.  [Online].  Available:  http://mundanebehavior.org.

Mears, Daniel P., and Samuel H. Field.  2002.  “A Closer Look at the Age, Peers, and Delinquency Relationship.”  Western Criminology Review 4(1):20-29.  [Online].  Available:  http://wcr.sonoma.edu.

Mears, Daniel P., and William R. Kelly.  2002.  “Linking Process and Outcomes in Evaluating a Statewide Drug Treatment Program for Youthful Offenders.”  Crime and Delinquency 48(1):99-115.

Mears, Daniel P., Sarah Lawrence, Amy Solomon, and Michelle Waul.  2002.  “Prison-Based Programming:  What It Can Do and Why It’s Needed.”  Corrections Today 64(2):66-71.  Reprinted in Criminal Justice Concepts and Issues (2004), 4th edition, edited by Chris W. Eskridge.  Los Angeles:  Roxbury.

Mears, Daniel P., and Mark C. Stafford.  2002.  “Central Analytical Issues in the Generation of Cumulative Sociological Knowledge.”  Sociological Focus 35(1):5-24.

Leventhal, Emily A., and Daniel P. Mears.  2002.  “Will Churches Respond to the Call?  Religion, Civic Responsibility, and Social Service.”  Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 29(2):53-76.

Mears, Daniel P.  2001.  “Critical Challenges in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders.”  Justice Policy Journal 1(1):41-61.  [Online].  Available:  http://www.cjcj.org.

Mears, Daniel P.  2001.  “Getting Tough with Juvenile Offenders:  Explaining Support for Sanctioning Youths as Adults.”  Criminal Justice and Behavior 28(2):206-226.  Reprinted in Taking Sides:  Clashing Views in Adolescence (2008), edited by B. J. Rye and Maureen Drysdale.  Dubuque, IA:  McGraw-Hill.

Mears, Daniel P.  2001.  “The Immigration-Crime Nexus:  Toward an Analytic Framework for Assessing and Guiding Theory, Research, and Policy.”  Sociological Perspectives 44(1):1-19.  Reprinted in Crime and Immigration (2007), edited by Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman.  United Kingdom:  Ashgate.

Mears, Daniel P., Matthew J. Carlson, George W. Holden, and Susan D. Harris.  2001.  “Reducing Domestic Violence Revictimization:  The Effects of Individual and Contextual Factors and Type of Legal Intervention.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 16(12):1260-1283.

Mears, Daniel P., William R. Kelly, and Emily D. Durden.  2001.  “Findings from a Process Evaluation of a Statewide Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Youthful Offenders.”  The Prison Journal 81(2):246-270.

Butts, Jeffrey A., and Daniel P. Mears.  2001.  “Reviving Juvenile Justice in a Get-Tough Era.”  Youth and Society 33(2):169-198.  Reprinted in Juvenile Justice (2008), edited by Richard Lawrence and Craig Hemmens.  Los Angeles, CA:  Sage.  Reprinted in Serious Delinquency (2006), edited by Thomas J. Bernard.  Los Angeles:  Roxbury.

Mears, Daniel P.  2000.  “Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Reforms:  A Closer Look at the Criteria and the Impacts on Diverse Stakeholders.”  Law and Policy 22(2):175-202.

Mears, Daniel P., and Christopher G. Ellison.  2000.  “Who Buys New Age Materials?  Exploring Sociodemographic, Religious, Network, and Contextual Correlates of New Age Consumption.”  Sociology of Religion 61(3):289-313.

Mears, Daniel P., and Samuel H. Field.  2000.  “Theorizing Sanctioning in a Criminalized Juvenile Court.”  Criminology 38(4):983-1020.

Mears, Daniel P., and William R. Kelly.  1999.  “Assessments and Intake Processes in Juvenile Justice Processing:  Emerging Policy Considerations.”  Crime and Delinquency 45(4):508-552.  Reprinted in Juvenile Justice (2008), edited by Richard Lawrence and Craig Hemmens.  Los Angeles, CA:  Sage.

Mears, Daniel P.  1998.  “The Sociology of Sentencing:  Reconceptualizing Decisionmaking Processes and Outcomes.”  Law and Society Review 32(3):667-724.

Mears, Daniel P.  1998.  “Evaluation Issues Confronting Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reforms:  A Case Study of Texas.”  Crime and Delinquency 44(3):443-463.

Mears, Daniel P., Matthew Ploeger, and Mark Warr.  1998.  “Explaining the Gender Gap in Delinquency:  Peer Influence and Moral Evaluations of Behavior.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 35(3):251-266.  Reprinted in Crime and Criminals:  Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology (2008), 2nd edition, edited by Frank R. Scarpitti, Amie L. Nielsen, and J. Mitchell Miller.  New York:  Oxford University Press.  Readings in Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (2003), edited by Thomas C. Calhoun and Constance Chapple.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.  Crime Readings (2000), 2nd edition, edited by Robert D. Crutchfield, George S. Bridges, Joseph G. Weis, and Charis Kubrin.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Pine Forge.




CHAPTERS

Mears, Daniel P., and Joshua C. Cochran.  2017.  “Who Goes to Prison?”  Pp. X-Y in the Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment, edited by John D. Wooldredge and Paula Smith.  New York:  Oxford University Press.  (DOI:  10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199948154.013.2.)

Mears, Daniel P., and Cheryl L. Jonson.  2017.  “Signification:  The State as a Source of Crime.”  Pp. X-Y in Delinquency and Drift Revisited:  The Criminology of David Matza and Beyond, edited by Thomas G. Blomberg, Francis T. Cullen, Christoffer Carlsson, and Cheryl L. Jonson.  New Brunswick, NJ:  Transaction Publishers.  (Forthcoming.)

Willison, Janeen B., Daniel P. Mears, and Jeffrey A. Butts.  2017.  “The U.S. Juvenile Justice Policy Landscape.”  2nd edition.  Pp. 199-230 in U.S. Criminal Justice Policy:  A Contemporary Reader, edited by Karim Ismaili.  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.  (Published originally in 2010; revised and updated in 2017.)

Willison, Janeen B., Daniel P. Mears, and Jeffrey A. Butts.  2010.  “`The U.S. Juvenile Justice Policy Landscape.”  Pp. 211-241 in U.S. Criminal Justice Policy:  A Contemporary Reader, edited by Karim Ismaili.  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.

Mears, Daniel P.  2016.  “Critical Research Gaps in Understanding the Effects of Prolonged Time in Restrictive Housing on Inmates and the Institutional Environment.”  Pp. 233-295 in Restrictive Housing in the U.S.:  Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions, edited by Marie Garcia.  Washington, D.C.:  National Institute of Justice.

Mears, Daniel P.  2016.  “Policy Evaluation and Assessment.”  Pp. 26-39 in Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy, edited by Thomas G. Blomberg, Julie M. Brancale, Kevin M. Beaver, and William D. Bales.  New York:  Routledge.

Cullen, Francis T., Daniel P. Mears, Cheryl L. Jonson, and Angela J. Thielo.  2016.  “Seven Ways to Make Prisons Work.”  Pp. 159-196 in What Is To Be Done about Crime and Punishment?  Towards a Public a Public Criminology, edited by Roger Matthews.  London, U.K.:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Stafford, Mark C., and Daniel P. Mears.  2015.  “Causation, Theory, and Policy in the Social Sciences.”  Pp. 1-14 in Emerging Trends in the Behavioral and Social Sciences:  An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource, edited by Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley.  (DOI:  10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0034.)

Mears, Daniel P., Joshua C. Cochran, and Sonja E. Siennick.  2013.  “Life-Course Perspectives and Prisoner Reentry.”  Pp. 317-333 in the Handbook of Life-Course Criminology:  Emerging Trends and Directions for Future Research, edited by Marvin D. Krohn and Chris L. Gibson.  New York:  Springer-Verlag.

Mears, Daniel P.  2012.  “The Front End of the Juvenile Court:  Intake and Informal vs. Formal Processing.”  Pp. 573-605 in The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice, edited by Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Howell, James C., Barry C. Feld, and Daniel P. Mears.  2012.  “Young Offenders and an Effective Justice System Response:  What Happens, What Should Happen, and What We Need to Know.”  Pp. 200-244 in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime:  Criminal Careers, Justice Policy, and Prevention, edited by Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Butts, Jeffrey A., and Daniel P. Mears.  2011.  “Trends in American Youth Crime.”  Pp. 23-52 in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, edited by David W. Springer and Albert R. Roberts.  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.

Donnermeyer, Joseph F., Elaine M. Barclay, and Daniel P. Mears.  2011.  “Policing Agricultural Crime.”  Pp. 193-204 in Rural Policing and Policing the Rural:  A Constable Countryside?, edited by Rob I. Mawby and Richard Yarwood.  United Kingdom:  Ashgate.

Mears, Daniel P.  2004.  “Identifying Adolescent Substance Abuse.”  Pp. 185-220 in Juvenile Drug Courts and Teen Substance Abuse, edited by Jeffrey A. Butts and John Roman.  Washington, D.C.:  Urban Institute Press.




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Mears, Daniel P.  2016.  The Effects of Prolonged Time in Restrictive Housing on Inmates and the Institutional Environment.  White paper.  Washington, D.C.:  National Institute of Justice.

Mears, Daniel P., Andrea M. Lindsey, J. W. Andrew Ranson, Javier Ramos, and Jordyn Rosario.  2015.  The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Evaluation of Its Graduate Student Orientation, 2014-2015.  Tallahassee, FL:  Florida State University.

Mears, Daniel P., Roshni T. Ladny, Samuel J. A. Scaggs, J. W. Andrew Ranson, and Andrea M. Lindsey.  2014.  The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Evaluation of Its Graduate Student Orientation, 2013-2014.  Tallahassee, FL:  Florida State University.

Holtfreter, Kristy, Michael D. Reisig, Daniel P. Mears, and Scott E. Wolfe.  2014.  Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context.  Phoenix, AZ:  Arizona State University.

Mears, Daniel P., Avinash S. Bhati, Joshua C. Cochran, and Sarah J. Greenman.  2012.  Monitoring and Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Sanctions.  Tallahassee, FL:  Florida State University.  Maxarth, LLC:  Gaithersburg, MD.

Willison, Janeen B., Daniel P. Mears, Tracey Shollenberger, Colleen E. Owens, and Jeffrey A. Butts.  2009.  Past, Present, and Future of Juvenile Justice:  Assessing the Policy Options.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., Michelle L. Scott, and Avinash S. Bhati.  2007.  Policy, Theory, and Research Lessons from an Evaluation of an Agricultural Crime Prevention Program.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., Michelle L. Scott, and Avinash S. Bhati.  2007.  A Process and Impact Evaluation of the Agricultural Crime, Technology, Information, and Operations Network (ACTION) Program.   Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Chalfin, Aaron, John Roman, Daniel P. Mears, and Michelle L. Scott.  2007.  The Costs and Benefits of Agricultural Crime Prevention.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., and Christina Mancini.  2006.  The 2006 Public Opinion Survey of Florida Citizens Concerning the Florida Department of Corrections:  Summary and Recommendations.  Tallahassee, FL:  Florida State University.

Mears, Daniel P.  2006.  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Supermax Prisons.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Shelli B. Rossman, Daniel P. Mears, and Jennifer L. Castro.  2005.  Strategic Responses to Juvenile Offenders:  SafeFutures Gang, Mental Health, and Reentry Interventions.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Rossman, Shelli B., and Daniel P. Mears.  2005.  Family Strengthening Programs to Promote Pro-Social Youth Behavior:  Critical Challenges and Issues Raised by the SafeFutures Initiative.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., and Jeremy Travis.  2004.  The Dimensions, Pathways, and Consequences of Youth Reentry.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Butts, Jeffrey A., and Daniel P. Mears.  2004.  Results of an Effort to Develop a Policy-Sensitive Forecasting Process to Anticipate Future Needs for Juvenile Confinement Space in Washington, D.C.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Lawrence, Sarah, and Daniel P. Mears.  2004.  Benefit-Cost Analysis of Supermax Prisons:  Critical Steps and Considerations.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., and Laudan Y. Aron.  2003.  Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System:  The Current State of Knowledge.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., Gretchen E. Moore, Jeremy Travis, and Laura Winterfield.  2003.  Improving the Link Between Research and Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P., Laura Winterfield, John Hunsaker, Gretchen E. Moore, and Ruth M. White.  2003.  Drug Treatment in the Criminal Justice System:  The Current State of Knowledge.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Moore, Gretchen E., and Daniel P. Mears.  2003.  A Meeting of the Minds:  Researchers and Practitioners Discuss Key Issues in Corrections-Based Drug Treatment.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Moore, Gretchen E., and Daniel P. Mears.  2003.  Voices from the Field:  Practitioners Identify Key Issues in Corrections-Based Drug Treatment.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P.  2002.  Forecasting Juvenile Correctional Populations in Texas.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P.  2002.  The Role of Statistical Models in Planning Juvenile Corrections Capacity.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Butts, Jeffrey A., Mark Coggeshall, Caterina Gouvis, Daniel P. Mears, Jeremy Travis, Michelle Waul, and Ruth White.  2002.  Youth, Guns, and the Juvenile Justice System.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Lawrence, Sarah, Daniel P. Mears, Glenn Dubin, and Jeremy Travis.  2002.  The Practice and Promise of Prison Programming.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P.  2001.  Age-Specific Juvenile Custody Rates.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P.  2001.  The Context of Juvenile Detention and Correctional Planning in Three States.  Washington, D.C.:  The Urban Institute.

Mears, Daniel P.  1999.  Key Legislative Issues in Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reforms:  Research in Brief.  Austin, TX:  University of Texas at Austin, Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research.

Kelly, William R., and Daniel P. Mears.  1999.  An Evaluation of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Initial Assessment and Referral Processes in Texas.  Austin, TX:  University of Texas at Austin, Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research.

Mears, Daniel P.  1997.  A Process Evaluation of the Design, Implementation, and Delivery of Project Respite.  Austin, TX:  University of Texas Austin, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Mears, Daniel P.  1996.  A Needs Assessment Evaluation of the Austin Rape Crisis Center’s Personal Safety and Awareness Center.  Austin, TX:  University of Texas Austin, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Mears, Daniel P., and Toni Terling.  1996.  A Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department’s Summer Youth Employment Program.  Austin, TX:  Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department’s Summer Youth Employment Program.