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The faculty of the FIU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice have extensive publication records and are experts in various areas within criminology, criminal justice, and its allied disciplines. Below you can find a listing of just a few of the recent publications by the faculty. Information on Ph.D. student research and externally-funded grant projects being carried out by faculty members can be accessed through the menu links to the left.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Zgoba, K. M. & Mitchell, M. M. (2021). The effectiveness of sex offender registration and notification: A meta-analysis of 25 years of findings. Journal of Experimental Criminology. OnlineFirst.
Cruz, E., D'Alessio, S. J., & Stolzenberg, L. (2021). Air pollution and violent criminal behaviour.British Journal of Criminology. OnlineFirst.
Ammons-Blanfort, C., D'Alessio, S. J., & Stolzenberg, L. (2021). Self-help and Black firearm crime. Crime & Delinquency. OnlineFirst.
Peacock, R. (2021). Dominance analysis of police legitimacy’s regressors: disentangling the effects of procedural justice, effectiveness, and corruption. Police Practice and Research, 22, 589-605.
Kutateladze, B. L. (2021). Acting "Straight": Socio-behavioral consequences of anti-queer hate crime victimization. Justice Quarterly. OnlineFirst.
Archer, R. J. L., & Flexon, J. L. (2021). Unstructured socializing With peers and delinquency: The role of mediation through the lens of Akers’ (1998) social structure social learning theory of crime and deviance. American Journal of Criminal Justice. OnlineFirst.
Meldrum, R.,Stemen, D., & Kutateladze, B. L. (2021). Progressive and traditional orientations to prosecution: An empirical assessment in four prosecutorial officesCriminal Justice and Behavior, 48, 354-372.
Richardson, R. & Kutateladze, B. L. (2021). Tempering expectations: A qualitative study of prosecutorial reformJournal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, 58, 41-73.
Guerette, R. T., Lee-Silcox, J., & Przeszlowski, K. (2021). From research partner to embedded criminologist: A synthesized taxonomy and reflections from the field. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 15(2), 770-783.
Pires, S. F., Olah, G., Nandika, D., Agustina, D., & Heinsohn, R. (2021). What drives the illegal parrot trade? Applying a criminological model to market and seizure data in Indonesia. Biological Conservation, 257, 109098.
Zgoba, K. M., & Clear, T. (2021). A Review of the Reality of Violent Offending and the Administration of Justice. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 32, 352-373.

Below you can find a listing of the primary research areas of the faculty, as well as external links to their publication profiles.


  • Dr. Candice Ammons-Blanfort
    Research AreasProfile
    juvenile justice, gun crime, policing, racial disparitiesProfile
  • Dr. Ellen Cohn
    Research AreasProfile
    weather and crime, citation analysis, intimate partner violence, history of the criminal justice systemProfile
  • Dr. Stewart D'Alessio
    Research AreasProfile
    terrorism, race and crime, criminal sentencing, criminal justice policyProfile
  • Dr. Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura
    Research AreasProfile
    efficacy of forensic evidence, forensic databases, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation techniques, and training for investigatorsProfile
  • Dr. Jamie Flexon
    Research AreasProfile
    juvenile delinquency, minorities and crime, law and social control, criminal justice policy, capital punishmentProfile
  • Dr. Tim Goddard
    Research AreasProfile
    social justice in crime policy, youth offending prevention, neighborhood partnershipsProfile
  • Dr. Amy Hyman Gregory
    Research AreasProfile
    investigative interviewing techniques, police note-taking and report writing, witness interviewer training, eyewitness memory and identification procedures, legal decision-making in criminal and civil casesProfile
  • Dr. Rob Guerette
    Research AreasProfile
    situational crime prevention, problem and community-oriented policing, transnational crime, program, and policy evaluationProfile
  • Dr. Suman Kakar
    Research AreasProfile
    human trafficking, comparative law and legal systems, immigration, refugee crisis, lived religions and mindfulness, law enforcement, women empowerment, gender, and crimeProfile
  • Dr. Besiki Kutateladze
    Research AreasProfile
    performance indicators, prosecution, racial justice, equality, rule of lawProfile
  • Dr. Lin Liu
    Research AreasProfile
    criminological theory, procedural justice, prosecution and sentencing, juvenile delinquency, quantitative methodologiesProfile
  • Dr. Ryan Meldrum
    Research AreasProfile
    delinquency, self-control, peers, biosocial criminology, prosecution, health and crime, intelligence, juvenile justice, sleepProfile
  • Dr. Robert Peacock
    Research AreasProfile
    police integrity, comparative criminal justice, procedural justice, legitimacy, cybercrime and securityProfile
  • Dr. Stephen Pires
    Research AreasProfile
    situational crime prevention, GIS, conservation wildlife crime, kidnapping for ransomProfile
  • Dr. Rebecca Richardson Dunlea
    Research AreasProfile
    prosecution, sentencing, social inequality in the justice system, criminal justice policy, quantitative methodsProfile
  • Dr. Lisa Stolzenberg
    Research AreasProfile
    crime analysis, prosecutor discretion, criminal sentencing, law and policy impact analysis, quantitative analysisProfile
  • Dr. Kristen Zgoba
    Research AreasProfile
    violence, sexual offense legislation, corrections, criminal justice policyProfile