Research

Recent Publications (2019-2022)

Rezey, M. L., and Janet L. Lauritsen. (2022). Crime reporting in Chicago: A comparison of police and victim survey data, 1996-2018. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Olson, D. (2022). Illegal firearm possession: a reflection on policies and practices that may miss the mark and exacerbate racial disparity in the justice system. Duke University Center for Firearms Law.

Maskaly, J., Ivkovic, S.K., Haberfeld, M., Donner, C.M., Chen, T., & Meyers, M. (forthcoming). Assessing the validity of Police Integrity Scale in a comparative context. Policing & Society.

Stemen, D. & Olson, D. (forthcoming) Anchoring drug offenses in Cook County: Exploring variation in sentence outcomes in Illinois. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

Knight, K., Becan, J., Olson, D., Painter-Davis, N., Jones, J., Wiese, A., Carey, P., Howell., Knight, D. (2021).  Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN): The TCU Research Hub. The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT).

Kurti, Z., & Shanahan, J. (2021). Carceral non-profits and the limits of prison reform. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

Kurti, Z. (2021). Starting a dialogue: from radical criminology to critical resistance: an Interview with Tony Platt. Journal of World Systems Research.

Kurti, Z. (2021) “Introduction: capitalist world economy in crisis. Special issue of Journal of World Systems Research.

Lageson, S.E., Webster, E., & Sandoval, J. (2021). Digitizing and disclosing personal data: the proliferation of state criminal records on the internet. Law and Social Inquiry

Donner, C.M., Maskaly, J., Popovich, N., & Thompson, K. (2020). Exploring the relationship between effective parenting, self-control, and adherence to the police code of silence. Deviant Behavior.

Donner, C. & Olson, D. (2020). Fair treatment in policing: Testing the relationship between internal and external procedural justice. Journal of Crime and Justice.

Kurti, Z. (2020). Police power after Black Lives Matter, Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order.

Meldrum, R., Stemen, D., & Kutateladze, B. (2020). Progressive and traditional orientations to prosecution: An empirical assessment in four prosecutorial offices. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Rezey, M. L. (2020). Separated women’s risk for intimate partner violence: A multiyear analysis using the National Crime Victimization Survey. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 35(5-6): 1055-1080.

Webster, E. (2020). The prosecutor as a final safeguard against false convictions. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Donner, C.M. (2019). “The best predictor of future behavior is…”: Examining the impact of past police misconduct on the likelihood of future misconduct. Journal of Crime & Justice.

Donner, C.M., & Popovich, N. (2019). Hitting (or missing) the mark: An examination of police shooting accuracy. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Kabiri, S., Shadmanfaat, S., & Donner, C.M. (2019). Using control balance theory to examine sports doping among professional athletes in Iran. Journal of Drug Issues.

Donner, C.M. (2019). The best predictor of future behavior is...: Examining the impact of past police misconduct on the likelihood of future misconduct. Journal of Crime & Justice.

Orwat, J., Stemen D., George C., Cossyleon J., & Key, W. (2019). The impact of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office deferred prosecution program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

Stalans, L.J., & Finn, M.A. (2019). Self-Narratives of Persistent Pimps and Those Anticipating Desistance: Emotions, Conventional Work, and Moral Profitability Calculus. Victims and Offenders.

Stalans, L.J., & Finn, M.A. (2019).

Webster, E. (2019). A post-conviction mentality: prosecutorial assistance in exoneration cases. Justice Quarterly

Webster, E. & Miller, J. (2019). Gendering and racing wrongful conviction: intersectionality, "normal crimes," and women's experiences of miscarriage of justice." The Albany Law Review.

Current Funded Research Projects

Olson, D.E., Knight, D., Knight, K., & Condo, T. (2019-2024). Co-Principal Investigators. Research Center (CRC) for the HEAL Initiative: Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN; National Institute of Drug Abuse, RFA-DA-19-025), Loyola University Chicago portion ($468,639).

Olson, D.E., & Stemen, D. (2022-2025). A Process and Impact Evaluation of Illinois’ Policy to Eliminate Cash Bail and Reform Pretrial Practices. National Institute of Justice (15PNIJ-21-GG-02807-RESS) ($632,781).

Stemen, D., Olson, D.E., Donner, C.M., Webster, E., & Kurti, Z. (2022-2025). A Process and Impact Evaluation of Illinois’ Pretrial Fairness Act. Arnold Ventures ($509,708).

Olson, D.E., & Stemen, D. (2022-2024). Research and Evaluation to Support Criminal Justice and Pretrial Reforms in Illinois. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ($600,032).

Stemen, D., & Olson, D.E. (2021-2022). Estimating the Impact of Bond Court Reforms in Illinois. Arnold Ventures. ($79,057).

Stemen, D. (2021-2023). Implementing Prosecutorial Performance Indicators in Colorado: Developing a Statewide Model of Reform. Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative ($882,633).

Stemen, D., Webster, E., Huebner, B., & Omori, M. (2021-2022). Exploring Prosecutorial Discretion in the Plea Bargaining Process in Milwaukee and St. Louis Counties. City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance/Safety and Justice Challenge Research Consortium ($225,000).