Crime and Deviance

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Tim Wadsworth

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
crime and violence, suicide, immigration, employment and labor markets, happiness and life satisfaction

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Wadsworth, Tim. 2010. “Is Immigration Responsible for the Crime Drop? An Assessment of the Influence of Immigration on Changes in Violent Crime Between 1990 and 2000.” Social Science Quarterly Vol 91:2 (531-553).
 
Denney, J.T., R.G. Rogers, P.M. Krueger, and T. Wadsworth. 2009. “Adult Suicide Mortality in the United States: Marital Status, Family Size, Socioeconomic Status and Differences by Sex.”  Social Science Quarterly Vol 90 (1167-1185).
 
Kubrin, Charis E. and Tim Wadsworth. 2009. “Explaining Suicide among Blacks and Whites: How Socio-Economic Factors and Gun Availability Affect Race-Specific Suicide Rates.” Social Science Quarterly Vol 90 (1203:1227).
 
Wadsworth, Tim and Charis E. Kubrin. 2007. "Hispanic Suicide in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Examining the Effects of Economic Disadvantage, Immigration, and Cultural Assimilation." American Journal of Sociology Vol 112:6 (1848-1885).
 
Wadsworth, Tim. 2006. "The Meaning of Work: Conceptualizing the Deterrent Effect of Employment on Crime." Sociological Perspectives Vol 49:3 (343-368).
 
Kubrin, Charis E., Tim Wadsworth, and Stephanie DiPietro. 2006. "Deindustrialization, Disadvantage, and Suicide Among Young Black Males" Social Forces Vol 84:3 (1559-1578)
 
Wadsworth, Tim and Charis E. Kubrin 2004. "Structural Factors and Black Interracial Homicide: A New Examination of the Causal Process" Criminology Vol 42:3 (647-671).
 
Wadsworth, Tim 2004. "Industrial Composition, Labor Markets and Crime" Sociological Focus Vol 37:1 (1-24) .

Email: 
tim.wadsworth@colorado.edu
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Chair
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-0172
Ketchum Office: 
206A
Office Hours: 
Mon 3:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program

Sara Steen

 

ABOUT DR. STEEN
Sara Steen (Ph.D. University of Washington, 1998) is Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her substantive areas of interest include inequalities in the criminal justice system, popular discourse about sentencing reform, and the medicalization of deviance. She is currently conducting qualitative research on the strategies different states are relying on to reduce their prison populations. Specifically, she is examining how public officials are justifying moving from being “tough on crime” to being “smart on crime.” Steen combines quantitative and qualitative data and methodologies in approaching her research questions. Her qualitative work has included courtroom observations, the collection and content analysis of information from court documents (including probation reports and prosecutorial case files), content analysis of newspaper articles, and interviews with decision-makers in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
inequalities in social control, sentencing guidelines and reforms, criminal justice responses to drug offenders, criminology, medicalization of deviance

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
2012.  Steen, Sara, Traci Lacock and Shelby McKinzey.  “Unsettling the Discourse of Punishment?  Competing Narratives of Reentry and the Possibilities for Change.” Punishment and Society, 14(1):  29-50.
2007.  Steen, Sara and Tara Opsal.  “Punishment on the Installment Plan: Parole Revocation in Four States.”  The Prison Journal, 87(3): 344-366.
 
2007.  Steen, Sara and Rachel Bandy.  “When the Policy Becomes the Problem:  Criminal Justice in the New Millenium.”  Punishment and Society, 9(1): 5-26.
 
2007.  Steen, Sara.  “Conferring Sameness:  Institutional Management of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36(1): 31-49.
 
2006.  Cohen, Mark, Roland Rust, and Sara Steen. “Prevention, Crime Control or Cash?  Public Preferences towards Criminal Justice Spending Priorities.”  Justice Quarterly, 23: 317-335.
 
2005.  Steen, Sara, Rodney L. Engen, and Randy R. Gainey.  “Images of Danger:  Racial Stereotyping, Case Processing, and Criminal Sentencing.”  Criminology, 43 (2): 435-468. 
 
2004.  Cohen, Mark, Roland Rust, Sara Steen, and Simon Tidd.  “Willingness-to-Pay for Crime Control Programs.”  Criminology 42(1): 89-110.
 
2001.  Steen, Sara.  “Contested Portrayals: Medical and Legal Social Control of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”  Sociological Quarterly 42(3): 325-350.
 
2000.  Engen, Rodney L. and Sara Steen.  “The Power to Punish: Discretion and Sentencing Reform in the War on Drugs.” American Journal of Sociology 105(5): 1357-1395.
 
1998.  Bridges, George S. and Sara Steen.  "Racial Disparities in Official Assessments of Juvenile Offenders: Attributional Stereotypes as Mediating Mechanisms."  American Sociological Review  63(4): 554-570.

Email: 
sara.steen@colorado.edu
Associate Professor
Areas: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-6658
Ketchum Office: 
205
Other Title: 
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Joanne Belknap

 
Research, Publications, Teaching, Service, and Awards: click here.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, incarceration of women and girls, criminal legal policy, and feminist criminology

AWARDS & HONORS
2009: Best Article of 2008 in the journal Violence Against Women
2008-2011: Executive Board Member of the American Society of Criminology
2004: Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award 
2004: Inconvenient Woman of the Year. From the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.
2002: Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2002: Exemplary Advocate of Battered Women Award, Denver Domestic Violence Task Force
2001: SOAR Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2000: Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Recognition, University of Colorado
2000: University of Colorado Elizabeth Moen "Walk the Talk" Award.
1997: American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime: Distinguished Scholar Award

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Belknap, Joanne. (2007). The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice, 3rd Edition. Belmont, CA. Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Company. (The first edition was published in 1996; the second edition was published in 2001, the fourth edition is under contract.)

Belknap, Joanne, Jennifer Hartman, and Victoria L Lippen. (2010). “Misdemeanor Domestic violence Cases in the Courts,” in Venessa Garcia and Janice Clifford (Eds.)Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall., pp. 259-278.

Belknap, Joanne, Heather C. Melton, Justin T. Denney, Ruth Fleury-Steiner, and Cris M. Sullivan. "The Levels and Roles of Social and Institutional Support Reported by Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse." Feminist Criminology (forthcoming).

McDaniels-Wilson, Cathy, and Joanne Belknap. (2008) "The Extensive Sexual Violation and Sexual Abuse Histories of Incarcerated Women.” Violence Against Women, 14(10):1090-1127. (Winner of the Best Article of 2008 in Violence Against Women).

Belknap, Joanne, and Bonnie Cady. (2008). “Pre-Adjudicated and Adjudicated Girls’ Reports on Their Lives Before and During Detention and Incarceration,” in Ruth T. Zaplin (Ed.) Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions, 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., pp. 251-282.

Belknap, Joanne and Kristi Holsinger. (2008). “An Overview of Delinquent Girls: How Theory and Practice Have Failed and the Need for Innovative Changes,” in Ruth T. Zaplin (Ed.) Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions, 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., pp. 3-42. 

Belknap, Joanne, and Hillary Potter. (2007). “From Passion to Practice,” in Criminal Justice Research and Practice: Diverse Voices from the Field, Susan L. Miller, Ed. Boston: Northeastern University Press, pp. 3-20.

Belknap, Joanne and Edna Erez. (2007). “Violence Against Women on College Campuses: Rape, Intimate Partner Abuse, and Sexual Harassment” in Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Issues, 2nd Ed. Bonnie Fisher and John Sloan, Eds. Springfield, IL: Charles A. Thomas Publishers, pp. 188-209. 

Belknap, Joanne, and Hillary Potter. (2006). “Intimate Partner Abuse,” in Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice (2/e), C. Renzetti, L. Goodstein, and S. Miller (Eds.). Roxbury Publishing Co., pp. 168-184.

Fleury-Steiner, R. Bybee, D. Sulivan, C. Belknap, J. & Melton, H. 2006. "Contextual Factors Impacting Battered Women's Intentions to Re-Use the Criminal Legal System." Journal of Community Psychology 34(3): 327-342.

Belknap, J., & Holsinger, K. 2006. "The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency." Feminist Criminology 1(1):48-71.

Black, Tyra, Joanne Belknap, and Jennifer Ginsburg. (2005). "Racism, Sexism And Aggression: A Study of Black And White Fraternities," in African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips, Eds. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, pp. 363-392. 

Belknap, Joanne and Melton, Heather. (2005). Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims Of Intimate Partner Abuse? Harrisburg, PA : National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 13 pp.
Read it Here.

Hartman, Jennifer, and Joanne Belknap. (2003). “Beyond the Gatekeepers: Court Professionals’ Self-Reported Attitudes About and Experiences with Domestic Violence Cases.” Criminal Justice & Behavior, 30(3):349-373.

Gaarder, Emily and Joanne Belknap. (2004). "Little Women: Girls in Adult Prison." Women & Criminal Justice, 15(2):51-80. 

Melton, Heather C., and Joanne Belknap. (2003). "He Hits, She Hits: Assessing Gender Differences and Similarities in Officially Reported Intimate Partner Violence." Criminal Justice & Behavior, 30(3):328-348.
 

Email: 
joanne.belknap@colorado.edu
Professor
Areas: 
Gender
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-2182
Ketchum Office: 
210
Office Hours: 
Tues 2:00-4:00 and by appointment
IBS Office: 
351
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program

Michael Radelet

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
criminology, deviance, capital punishment, societal reactions to crime, deviance, crime victims 
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Michael L. Radelet and Glenn L. Pierce. “Race and Death Sentencing in North Carolina: 1980-2007.” North Carolina Law Review 89 (2011): 2119-60.
 
Michael L. Radelet and Glenn L. Pierce. "Death Sentencing in East Baton Rouge Parish, 1990-2008." Louisiana Law Review 71 (2011): 647-73.
 
Michael L. Radelet and Traci L. Lacock. “Do Executions Lower Homicide Rates? The Views of Leading Criminologists.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 99 (2009): 489-508.
 
Michael L. Radelet. “The Role of the Innocence Argument in Contemporary Death Penalty Debates.” Texas Tech Law Review 41 (2008): 199-220.
 
Stephanie Hindson, Hillary Potter, and Michael L. Radelet. "Race, Gender, Region and Death Sentencing in Colorado, 1980-1999." University of Colorado Law Review 77 (2006):549-594. 
 
Glenn Pierce and Michael L. Radelet. "The Impact of Legally Inappropriate Factors on Death Sentencing for California Homicides, 1990-99." Santa Clara Law Review 46 (2005): 1-47.
 
Michael L. Radelet. Capital Punishment in Colorado, 1859-1972." University of Colorado Law Review, 74(2003): 885-1010.
 
Special issue editor, Judicature, for special issue on Miscarriages of Justice (vol. 86, No.2, Sept.-Oct. 2002).
 
Glenn L. Pierce and Michael L Radelet. "Race, Region, and Death Sentencing in Illinois, 1988-1997." Oregon Law Review 81 (2002): 39-96 
 
Michael L Radelet. "Humanizing the Death Penalty." Social Problems 48 (2001): 83-7.
 
FLORIDA DEATH CASES WHERE NON-STATUTORY MITIGATORS WERE FOUND
A Chronological List, by Date of Sentence, updated 08/9/12 (pdf)

 
 
CASES WHERE JUDGE IMPOSED LIFE AFTER JURY RECOMMENDED DEATH
Michael Radelet. “Overriding Jury Sentencing Recommendations in Florida Capital Cases: An Update and Possible Half Requiem,” Michigan State Law Review (2011): 793-857. Link to article here (pdf).

Update to the above 8/15/14.

Michael Radelet and Michael Mello. "Death-To-Life Overrides: Saving the Resources of the Florida Supreme Court." Florida State University Law Review 20(1992):195-228. Link to article here (pdf).

Email: 
michael.radelet@colorado.edu
Professor
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-5811
IBS Office: 
IBS Room 123
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program
File: 
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/FSULawRev.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/FSUupdate2011.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/New%20Cases%20Post-MSU.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/nonstat2012.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/overriding%20jury%202011.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Radelet_New%20Cases%20Post-MSU.docx
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Radelet%20-%20Updates%20Post-MSU%20Aug%202013.docx
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Updates%20Post-MSU_8-15-14.docx
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