DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY, LAW AND SOCIETY
THE CRIMINAL GATOR[
Volume 7, Issue 1
Ventura, H., Jennings, W. G., Alvarez-
Rivera, L. L., & Miller, J. M. Explaining
substance use among Puerto Rican
adolescents: A partial test of social learning
Gibson, C., & Swatt, M. Does joining a gang
increase violent victimization during
adolescence?: Estimating causal effects using
a propensity score matching design.
Garcia, C. A., & Lane, J. Looking in the rear
view mirror: What incarcerated women think
girls need from the system.
Gibson, C., Schreck, C., & Stewart, E.
Neighborhood context and violent
victimization of youth: An examination of
self-control as a moderating and main effect
Kim, E., & Kwak, D. Community-oriented
policing and fear of crime in neighborhood:
The case study of South
Ward, J. T. Labeling the labelers: A
theoretical model and quasi-experiment of
organizational deviance amplification.
i m, c., raoK, Vi.,0 vvIIIIiiams, nI. A case
study of trafficking in North Korean women
Morris, S., & Gibson, C. An investigation of
corporal punishment's causal effect on child
behavioral outcomes: Results from a
propensity score matching approach.
Reckdenwald, A. Female perpetrated
intimate partner homicide: The role of
patriarchy in explaining recent trends.
Kolnes, A., Driver, C., Brank, E.M., &
Frazier, C. Using Black's Law to explain
juvenile disposition disparities.
Lane, J., & Meeker, J. W. Social
disorganization perceptions: Fear of gang
crime and behavioral precautions among
I women and men.
Santos, S., & and Lane, J. Ex-inmate
I perspectives on informal methods of control
utilized by correctional officers.
Hayes-Smith, R. M., & Levett, L. M. Sexual
assault resources on campus: Availability and
Schrage, C. L. & Ward, J. T. The freedom to
offend: Assessing the independent effects of
internal and external freedoms on the self
Fox, K., Khey, D., & Lanza-Kaduce, L.
College student crime in a community context:
Nature and extent of offending using official
Tennyson, K. Police brutality and reporting
practices in Brazil.
Patton, C., Nobles, M.,
and attachment theory.
Nobles, M., Fox, K., &
stalking behaviors in
& Fox, K. Stalking
Patton, C. Assessing
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Richard Hollinger was quoted in the September 20, 2007 edition of the Wall Street Journal "Online Edi-
tion." http://online.wsi.com/article email/article print/SB1190249128669f21S8-
Eve Brank is cited for an opinion editorial in the July 15, 2007 issue of Newsday. The article is entitled:
Punish the 'social host'? Nassau's new law penalizes adults for allowing underage drinking, and not specifi-
Lora Levett was recognized as an Anderson Scholar Faculty Nominee.
State of the Syndicate 2
M.A. / Ph.D. Graduates 3-4
Fall Party Photos 5
New Faculty & Students 7
STHE CRIMINAL GATC
STATE F 71H GATORCRU&NL AW AN SOCIEY SYNICATE
The Syndicate is the graduate student organization for Criminology, Law and
Society. Its mission is to support the academic and professional development of
graduate students in the program.
This year the Syndicate will fund several active members of our organization to
give presentations at the annual American Society of Criminology annual meeting
that is being held in Atlanta, Georgia. It is also hoped that additional funds
may be available to fund active members to attend conferences in the spring
At this time it is hoped that fund-raising efforts will begin which include the
sale of department t-shirts. First year Master's student Heather Stewart has
taken the lead on this fundraising endeavor. Please note that your fund-raising
ideas are always welcome.
In general department news, it has been announced that our department has been
granted a joint hire with the Latin American Studies Department. Such a hire will
enhance our ability to coordinate academic endeavors outside our department and
potentially increase the range of students we generally seek to recruit.
Becky Hayes-Smith has taken over as our representative to the Graduate Student
Council, thus ensuring that we are aware of issues and funding opportunities
within the Graduate School generally.
Lastly, I would like to thank Matt Nobles for his years of service as Syndicate
President. Turnover is a constant within graduate programs, but nonetheless it is
a reminder of all the good people that walk in and out of our doors every year.
Hayden Griffin, III
President, Gator Criminology, Law and Society Syndicate
Other 2007-2008 Officers:
Jeffrey T. Ward, Vice President
Carrie Schrage, Treasurer
Kate Fox, Secretary
The American Psychology-Law Society is holding its annual conference right up the street!
From March 5th through March 8th, APLS will be in Jacksonville, Florida. Please check out
their website http://www.ap-ls.org/conferences/apls2008/index.html for more information. The
conference will begin with several workshops. One that might be of particular interest to CLS
students is the workshop taught by world renowned scholar, Barbara Tabachnick (of Tabach-
nick and Fidell, /Using Multivariate Statistics/). The full conference program will be available
online near the end of the year or beginning of January. Student APLS members who are first
authors on paper or poster presentations receive free registration for the conference. If you
are not a first author on a presentation you can still get free registration by being a student
volunteer. If you are interested in this or anything else related to the conference,
talk to Eve Brank (ebrank4ufl.edu).
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SAbstract: With legislation amended or enacted to expedite transfer of more juvenile offenders to adult court jurisdiction, more
Sand more juvenile offenders, including many property crime offenders, have been transferred to adult criminal courts.
However, it has been unclear whether severity of sanctions differs greatly for property crime in the two court jurisdictions.
Also unclear is the effect of transfer on recidivism of juveniles convicted of burglary, compared to juveniles convicted of serious
Personal crime such as robbery. Our study answers these questions of sanctions and recidivism for juveniles referred to adult
* court compared with juveniles referred to or retained under juvenile court jurisdiction. We compared recidivism and sanctions
by type of offense between the two court jurisdictions, based on Florida and New York/New Jersey data sets. Results showed
That juvenile offenders who were transferred to criminal court jurisdiction were more likely to recidivate and they also
;received harsher punishment than their counterparts retained in juvenile court jurisdiction. The findings on differences by
Offense type were different in the two data sets. Possible explanations are given for this discrepancy.
Graduate: Jeffrey T. Ward Current Status: Ph.D. Program, University of Florida
* Chair: Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
SThesis Title: Labeling the labelers: A theoretical model and quasi-experiment of organizational deviance amplification.
SAbstract: Labeling theory research has provided important information about the amplifying effects deviant labels can have on individual
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SAbstract: Recent research has documented an increase in rural crime, particularly violent crime, over the past two decades.
SWhile the relationship between community structure and crime has received a large amount of attention in criminology,
Most of this research has focused only on urban areas. This study builds on previous works by not only examining the
relationship between structural factors and arrests in rural areas, but also by taking into account structural changes that
Shave had a profound effect on rural life over the past few decades (i.e., the industrialization of farming). Using cross-
sectional time series regression and pooled time series regression, I estimate the effects of changes in social disorganization
Sand the industrialization of farming on criminal arrests in rural, Midwest counties from 1980 to 2000. Overall, the findings
suggest that the industrialization of farming, particularly changes in the number of farms in a county, has had a significant
impact on arrests.
SGraduate: Wesley G. Jennings Current Status: Job market, tenure track position
Chair: Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
Dissertation Title: Trajectories of two Racine birth cohorts: A theoretically integrated model for explaining offending.
Abstract: Macro-level research evidencing the relationship between communities and crime dates back to the early
Ecological work of Park and Burgess and later further developed by Shaw and McKay into what is commonly referred to as
social disorganization theory. This research has since shown that poverty, ethnic heterogeneity, and residential mobility
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Perez, D. M., Jennings, W. G., & Gover, A.R. i .." .. 2008). procedural justice for victims and defendants. Violence Against
X\X Specifying general strain theory: An ethnically relevant Women, 13, 603-626.
approach. DeviantBehavior. .
Xa D t Brank, E. M. (in press). Elder Research: Filling an important gap in
Miller, H. V., Jennings, W. G., Alvarez-Rivera, L. L., & Miller, J. M. psychology and law. BehavioralSciences and the Law
... '" '2008). Explaining substance use among Puerto .
2008). Explaining substance use among Stuart, ., Fondacaro, M., Miller, S., Brown, V., & Brank, E.M. (in
\1 KRican adolescents: A partial test of social learning theory. press). Procedural j e in f y c t r n
V, rT T -press). Procedural justice in family conflict resolution and -
RJournal ofDrng Issues. .
Journal of involvement with deviant peers among adolescents: The
Gover, A. R., Perez, D. M., & Jennings, W. G. 2008). 1 ... i .i.. i.iI, i ''. I... of peer relations. Journal of Youth and
Gender differences in factors contributing to institutional Adolescence
misconduct. The Prison Journal. .
misconduct The Prisonournal. Brank, E. M. & Lane, J. (2008). Punishing my parents: Juveniles'
Zimring, F., Piquero, A. R., & Jennings, W. G. (2007). Sexual perspectives on parental responsibility. Criminal Justice Poliy
delinquency in Racine: Does early sex offending predict later Review
sex offending in youth and young adulthood? Criminology Gover, A. R., Kaukinen, C., & Fox, K. A (forthcoming, 2008). The
\Pubi, 5 relationship between violence in the family of origin and
Jennings, W. G., Gover, A. R., & Pudrzynska, D. (2007). Are dating violence among college students. Journal of Intepersonal
institutions of higher learning safe? A descriptive study of Violence, 23(12).
Campus safety issues and self-reported campus victimization
campus safey ie a self-. v i Lane, J., Gover, A., & Dahod, S. (forthcoming). Fear of violent crime
among male and female college students. Journal of Criminal Lane, J Goe
among men and women on campus: The impact of perceived
Justice Education, 18 (2), 191-208. risk and fear of sexual assault. Violence & Victims
Swatt, M. L., Gibson, C. L., & Piquero, N. L. (forthcoming) Exploring Brank, E., Lane, J., Tuner, S., Fain., T., & Sehgal, A. (in press)
Brank, E., Lane, J., Tuner, S., Fain., T., & Sehgal, A. (in press)
the utility of general strain theory in explaining problematic
1Juvenile probation: Effects on parental and peer
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SLane, J., Turner, S., Fain, T., & Sehgal, A. (2007). The effects of an
Beaver, K., Wright, J., Daigle, L., Swatt, M. & Gibson, C. L. experimental intensive juvenile probation program on self-
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research. Women (^y Criminal Justice, 17(4), 1-17.
Piquero, A. R., Daigle, L. E., Gibson, C. L., Tibbetts, S., & Piquero, N. r
L. (2007). Are life-course persistent offenders at risk for Greathouse, S. M., Levett, L. M., & Kovera, M. B. (in press). Sexual
adverse health outcomes? Journal of Research in Crime and harassment. J. Lieberman & D. Krauss (Eds.), in the
>Delinqueny, 44, 185-207. Courtroom. Ashgate Publishing.
,X1Levett, L. M. & over, M. B. (in press). Can opposing experts,
Gibson, C. L., & Morris, S. (forthcoming) A multilevel test of social Levett, L. M. & Kovera, M. B. (in press). Can opposing experts
educate jurors about unreliable expert evidence on child
disorganization theory: Findings from the Project on Humanuman Beh
eyewitness memory? Law and Human Behavior
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Reardon, M., O'Neil, K. M., & Levett, L. M. (in press). Deciding
Magnarella, P. (2006). Rwanda Resorts to the Gacaca, a Traditional mental retardation and mental illness in capital cases: The
People's Court, Hoping to Achieve Swift Justice and effects of procedure, evidence, and attitudes. T i Crime
Reconciliation. Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute, 33, 32-35. and Law
Magnarella, P. (2007). The American Society of International Law's Hwang, S., & Akers, R. L. (2006). Parental and Peer Influences on
2006 Humanitarian Law Resolution versus the U.S.-Led Adolescent Drug Use in Korea Asian Journal of Criminology, 1,
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Parker, K. F., & Reckdenwald, A (forthcoming). Women and crime in and application (5th ed.) New York, NY: Oxford University
context: Examining the linkages between patriarchy, Press.
structural conditions and female offending across space.
Fmni iion n ml o ning o Akers, R. L. (forthcoming). Self-control, social learning, and
t m g Positivistic theories of crime. In E. Goode (Ed.) Evaluating the
Gover, A. R., Brank, E. M., & McDonald, J. M. (2007). A specialized General Theogr of Crime. Stanford University Press.
domestic violence court in South Carolina: An example of
I INTRODUCING OUR NEW STUDENT
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rs AND FACULTY...
Jijin Bnimij returns to the south after earning
his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio
University where he doubled majored in History
and Criminology. One area of interest of John's
is biosocial theories of crime. John is
currently the participant pool coordinator for
U L'll' L 'lulJ'' earned his Bachelor of Science
degree in Criminal Justice Administration from
Florida International University. Oscar is
currently interested in illegal immigration a
crime and the effects of illegal immigration on
criminal justice administration. In his free
time, Oscar enjoys spending time with his wife,
boating, listening to music, and playing sports.
_i..ii, j 1 ii. ',ii, joins the department with a
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the
University of Miami. Zahra is currently
interested in immigration a crime and
minorities a crime. When Zahra is neither
studying nor researching, she enjoys listening
to music, dancing, and attending stand-up
; -/ll nili' made his way to the UF from the
state of Indiana where he earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Indiana University. Kevin
double majored in psychology and criminal
justice. Kevin's current areas of interest
include: criminal justice intervention analysis
and media a crime.
il;r il\ J':! t -ul' earned both a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Criminology and a Bachelor of
Science degree in Psychology from the
University of Florida. Heather's main areas of
interest include: sexual a violent deviance and
social learning theory. She enjoys riding a
training horses, kayaking, camping, and fishing.
''l, 1 ;l.Niiij ,.i continues his education at UF
after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of Florida.
Sherri DioGuardi joins the program with
experience as a court reporter. Sherri has
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida
Gulf Coast University and a Master in Business
Administration degree from Saint Leo
University. Sherri's areas of interest include:
due process, jurisdictional influences, juvenile
justice, and popular perception of judicial
administration. In her free time, Sherri enjoys
reading, playing tennis, and creating artwork.
Eunyoung (Joy) Kim enters the program with
a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal
Justice from the University of Maryland. Joy
earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in
psychology from Daegu University, which is
located in South Korea. Joy's research areas
include: terrorism, gender a crime, and
policing. In her free time, Joy likes to watch
Korean TV shows.
Lindsey Wylie returns to the University of
Florida for a doctoral degree after earning her
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, located in
New York City. Lindsey has a Bachelor of
Science degree in Psychology from UF.
Lindsey's research agenda includes: mental
health policy, drugs crimes a policy,
intermediate sanctions, juvenile delinquency,
and women a crime. In her free time, Lindsay's
likes to bike and travel and conduct community
service working with substance abusers.
John Stogner comes to the department with a
host of degrees as well as some medical
training. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Zoology,
both from North Carolina State University.
John also has a Master of Arts degree in
Criminal Justice from the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte. His main areas of
interest include: juvenile delinquency,
prescription drug abuse, and interactions
between public health issues and crime. When
John is not doing criminology related things, he
likes to play racquetball S disc golf, camp, and
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CONGRATULATIONS TO WESLEY JENNINGS FOR
RECEIVING THE 2007 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
STUDENT AWARD FROM THE SOUTHERN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION. WESLEY HAS
COMPLETED BOTH COMPREHENSIVE
EXAMINATIONS AND HAS SUCCESSFULLY
DEFENDED HIS DISSERTATION. HE IS
CURRENTLY ON THE JOB
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Department criminologists cannot elude the old ball and chain!
Graduate students and faculty that were...
...recently engaged: Carrie Schrage
... recently married:
Professor Jodi Lane
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With a wide range of interests and conducting research on crime, delinquency, law, and justice. We are one of the largest
academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offering under-graduate, graduate and doctoral degrees.
* For undergraduate studies: http://www.crim.ufl.edulundergradlindex.html
For graduate studies: http://www.crim.ufl.edul/rad/index.html
Latin American Studies and Department Hires
The college has approved a line for a faculty position that
will be a joint hire between the Department of
Criminology, Law and Society and the Department of
Latin American Studies. In addition to the joint position,
graduate student Kristin Tennyson will be teaching a
new undergraduate course: Criminal Justice in Latin
America. In other hiring news, the department is proud
to announce that Professor Marvin Krohn, who is
currently at SUNY Albany, will be joining our faculty
beginning in Fall of 200oo8.