Volume 4, Issue 1 Fall 2004
UF DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY, LAW, AND SOCIETY
ASC Moves to Nashville, Tennessee
Music City USA, the Athens of nos." Jodi is also presenting Aside from her paper with Nicole,
the South...whatever you want to "Fear of Crime Among Juvenile Lynn Langton is working with
call it, Nashville is gearing up to Probationers." Richard Hollinger and present-
host the annual American Soci- Nicole Leeper Piquero is keep- ing a paper analyzing the 2003
Nicole Leeper Piquero is keep-
ety of Criminology conference ing busy with titi of National Retail Security Survey
ing busy with "Motivations of
this year. White-Collar Crime: Examining data entitled, "Correlates of
Crime Losses in the Retail Indus-
From November 17 to November the Fear of Falling"; "Can Gen- Crime Losses in the Retail Indus-
20, the Renaissance Nashville eral Strain Theory Explain White- try.
Hotel and Conference Center will Collar Crime? A Preliminary In- Dan Sargeant, Kristina Deak,
become a virtual who's who of vestigation" with Lynn Langton; Jennifer Matheny, Matt Nobles
the criminology profession. And "Studying Correlates of Victimi- and Erin Lane are teaming up to
of course, what would ASC be zation and Reporting of White- present "The Women's Move-
without the University of Florida Collar Crime" with Andrea ment in the Adult Industry."
contingent? Schoepfer; and "Does a Dis- M i a
Matt is also presenting with
Steve Rice and Danielle Dirks junction between Expected/Fair Lorna Alvarez-Rivera on the
S and Actual Outcomes Promote
will be presenting "Manifestations "Relationship Between Sibling
the Intent to Commit Crime?"
of Victim Restoration in the the Intent to Commit Crime?" and Caregiver Criminality and
with Cesar Rebellon, Alex
Texas Death Chamber." with Cesar Rebellon, Alex Violent Offenders."
Piquero and Sherod Thaxton.
Jodi Lane and James Meeker Michael Baglivio and Brenda
Alex is also working with Zenta
team up for "The Combined Sims Blackwelll explore "An Ex-
Gomez-Smith on "An Examina- .
Impact of Theoretical Models on amination of Generational Varia-
tion of the Adult Onset Phenome-
Perceived Risk and Fear of Gang tion of the Adult Onset Phenome- tions in the Prediction of Low Self
Crime Among Whites and Lati- non." Control." (more on pg. 2)
Inside this issue:
More Conference News 2
Welcome! The New Grad Students 3
Grad Student Documentary to Air on PBS 3
Syndicate Update 4
Faculty and Student Publications 5
Other News 6
Views of Nashville
(Continued from pg. 1)
and Angela Gover join
forces for "The Success-
ful Completion of Proba-
tion and Parole Among
Female Offenders." An-
gela is also presenting
"Individual and Institu-
tional Factors Related to
Inmate Grievances: A
Test of Importation and
with Deanna M. Perez,
and "Estimating the
Prevalence of Repeat
Victimization" with Robert
Stephanie Hays and
Karen Parker team up for
"Women and Crime in
Context: Examining the
Linkages Between Struc-
tural Conditions and Fe-
male Offending Within the
Context of Place." Karen
is also working with Brian
Stults and Steve Rice on
"Racial Threat, Concen-
trated Disadvantage and
Black Arrest Rates: Ex-
ploring the Direct and
Indirect Linkages in
Dave Khey examines
"Forensics and the Media:
The Affects of Forensics
on Television on the
DeWees and Lisa Hol-
"Older Wiser and Safer?
An Exploration of Criminal
John Reitzel has part-
nered with Lonn Lanza-
Kaduce to present
"Durkheim on Deviance:
Back to the Basics." John
also teams with Rohald
Meneses on "Profiling in
Context: Race, Place and
Perceptions Toward the
Police Use of Racial Pro-
filing in New York City."
Scott Maggard and Craig
"Marijuana Use Among
Indoor Marijuana Grow-
Dan Dexheimer goes it
alone with "The Impact of
National Drug Laws on
cies: A Reanalysis of
Analytical and Aggrega-
tion Biases. "
Amy Reckdenwald will
present "The Interaction
Between Race and Gen-
der on Capital Sentencing
Outcomes in North Caro-
And last but not least,
Allison Chappell and
John MacDonald will pre-
sent "Varieties of Police
Management and Their
Impact on Police Officer
To celebrate the large
University of Florida
showing at ASC, the De-
partment is hosting a re-
ception from 7 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, in
Room 207 of the conven-
tion center. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Aside from ASC, depart-
ment faculty and students
also showcase their work
at other conferences.
Nicole Leeper Piquero
Property Crime: Causes
and Prevention" at the
NIJ Annual Conference of
Criminal Justice Re-
search and Evaluation in
July in Washington, D.C.
For More Info on
the 2004 ASC
visit their web
Department Welcomes a New Batch of Grad Students
The Department recently wel- Her academic interests include and writing.
comed its new graduate stu- just about everything criminology-
dent cohort at a get-together in related at this point. Her hobbies Amy Reckdenwald received a
the Keene Faculty Center in include hiking, camping, graphic bachelor's degree in psychology
August. In order to learn a little design, photography, and travel- with double major in statistics
bit about each student, they ing. from Carnegie Mellon University
were asked to write-up a short and a master's degree in criminol-
biography for inclusion in the Wesley Jennings earned a ogy from the University of South
newsletter. Here's what we bachelor's degree Magnaa cum Florida. Her research interests
received: laude) in experimental psychol- include domestic violence, sen-
ogy and a master's degree in tencing, race and gender issues,
Stephen "Rick" Ashbell criminal justice from the Univer- and capital punishment. She is
holds a bachelor's degree in sity of South Carolina. He is a currently working on a presentation
criminal justice from Valdosta former intern for the Drug En- for the American Society of Crimi-
State University and a master's forcement Administration. His nology Conference titled "The In-
degree in criminal justice from research interests are criminal teraction Between Race and Gen-
Jacksonville State University. careers and developmental life- der on Capital Sentencing Out-
His research interests include course criminology, recidivism comes in North Carolina," which
prejudice, minority and subcul- and prediction instruments for she later hopes to publish.
tural issues in law, crime and identifying chronic offenders. His
justice. He currently works at hobbies include motorcycles, Ashley Taranto graduated from
the Alachua County Sheriffs food restaurant management and spring of 204 with a bn he
Office and holds a research cooking. spring of 2004 with a bachelor's
assistantship at the University degree in criminology and political
of Florida. Todd Maxwell just completed his science. Her research interests
undergrad program at the Univer- include juvenile delinquency, fam-
Christine Driver received a sity of Florida with a double major ily violence, corrections and
bachelor's degree in criminol- in criminology and sociology. He evaluation research. For fun she
ogy from the University of Flor- has many varied interests he'd enjoys rock climbing, concerts
ida. She is currently attending like to pursue during the graduate and dancing. Her favorite drink is a
the master's program part time tenure, but is probably most inter- vodka gimlet.
with a focus on children, fami- ested in crime as it relates to the O r i g
lies and the law, and is working life-course. Todd has been a Other incoming graduate student
full time at Marston Science Florida native for most of his life, include Mary Beth Parker
Library. so he hopes to find a good teach- (bachelors degree from the Uni-
ing position somewhere outside versity of Florida); Shana Robson
Kathleen Fox received a of the state when he is finish with (bachelor's degree from the Uni-
bachelor's degree in sociology, his education. In his free time he versity of Florida) and Rachel Tay-
a minor in psychology and a enjoys sports (playing or watch- lor (bachelor's degree from the
certificate in criminology from ing), movies, cooking, University of Maryland).
the University of Utah in 2004.
Graduate Student Documentary To Air on PBS
Department graduate student runner-up at the Fort Lauder-
Scott Burns has been busy co- dale Film Festival, and was
directing and co-producing selected out of over 500 en-
Phenix City Confidential. The tries to screen at the world-
crime documentary film aired renowned Sidewalk Moving
locally and in Alabama in July Picture Festival in Birmingham,
and is scheduled to air nation- Alabama.
wide on selected PBS stations
in the spring. The film was a
And Now, A Word From The Syndicate......
Welcome to the Fall 2004 semester! For the benefit of our incoming students, we'd like to introduce the Gator Crimi-
nology, Law, and Society Syndicate (or "The Syndicate" for short), the graduate student organization for the Depart-
ment of Criminology, Law, and Society.
The Syndicate's officers, Dan Sargeant (President), Matt Nobles (Vice President), and Erin Lane (Treasurer) are
pleased to work on behalf of graduate students in the program. We'd like to recognize the instrumental involvement
of Kristina Deak (Secretary) and Lorna Alvarez-Rivera (Fundraising Chair). If any of us can help you, please
contact us any time. We don't bite. Except for Matt.
Current Activities and Projects:
The Syndicate is in the process of evaluating interest for a departmental intramural team. Suggestions on the sport
have included softball, volleyball, flag football, and kickball. For those who are wondering, gambling (of any kind) is
NOT an intramural sport. We anticipate having at least one team competing in the Spring semester. This will be an
excellent opportunity to play sports and get to know your classmates better. Stay tuned for updates.
Our officers have been busy making arrangements for the ASC annual conference in Nashville. Erin and Matt have
attended a series of meetings for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Council (CLASSC) and the Board
of College Councils (BOCC) in an effort to secure travel funding. We are pleased to report that the Board of College
Councils has approved partial funding for our travel request in the sum of $985, and we are considering how best to
allocate these funds to grad students traveling to Nashville. On a related note, Matt and Dan are also working on
one or more rental vans for folks who are interested in making the trip, but who are not flying. No word yet on the
group that is planning to make the trip by hitchhiking.
The organization's official website is now up and running. You can reach us at http://qrove.ufl.edu/-qclass and you
may e-mail us at qclass(@)qrove.ufl.edu. If we can remember the cryptic password that CIRCA assigned us, we'll get
back to you promptly.
We would like to have a volunteer to serve as the representative for the first-year cohort. The time commitment is
minimal, generally the job involves going to official meetings (a few times per semester) and talking to your peers
about activities involving the organization. If you would like to volunteer, please contact any of the officers. If you
would like to volunteer someone else for the job, we'll entertain those suggestions as well.
We are still soliciting suggestions on fundraising activities to benefit graduate students in the department. We would
like to provide travel supplements and improve facilities (e.g., computers), but all progress requires financial re-
sources, planning, and most of all, your active involvement. If you have any ideas, please let us know!
It's finally come to this. Instead of a minor mention of faculty and student publications on the bottom of a page, the
workaholics of the department have forced the newsletter staff to devote an entire page to book chapters, articles,
book reviews and the like. Thanks for all the extra work (no seriously, thanks-you are making the Department
into one of the top criminology programs in the country).
Karen Parker recently had her article, "Polarized Labor Markets, Industrial Restructuring and Urban Violence:
A Dynamic Model of the Economic Transformation and Urban Violence," published in Criminology.
Nicole Leeper Piquero has three forthcoming publications to add to her vitae. The first, "The Influence of Delin-
quent Peers on Delinquency: Does Gender Matter?" will appear in Youth and Society, and is co-authored by An-
gela Gover, Alex Piquero and John MacDonald. Along with Stephen Tibbetts and Michael Blankenship, she co-
authored "Examining the Role of Differential Association and Techniques of Neutralization in Explaining Corporate
Crime," which will be published in Deviant Behavior. Finally, Nicole, M. Lyn Exum and Sally Simpson will have,
"Integrating the Desire for Control and Rational Choice in a Corporate Crime Context" published in a future edition
of Justice Quarterly.
Aside from her work with Nicole and Alex, Angela Gover has three other publications worth noting. The first,
"Age Graded Pathways to Victimization and Offending Among Females" was co-authored by Stephanie Hays and
is featured in C. Renzetti, L. Goodstein, & S. Miller's (Eds.) Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: Original Feminist
Readings. Angela also sole-authored two publications, "Childhood Sexual Abuse, Gender, and Depression Among
Incarcerated Youth," which is in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and
"Victim Compensation Programs" found in R.A. Wight's (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology.
Stephanie Hays also collaborated with Eve Brank on, "Parental Responsibility Statutes: An Organization and Pol-
icy Implications," which should be out at the beginning of next semester in the Journal of Law and Family Studies.
Steve Rice has also been busy with one article published, and three on the way. The first article, "Shades of
Brown: Perceptions of Racial Profiling and the Intra-Ethnic Differential," co-authored by John Reitzel and Alex
Piquero has been accepted at the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Steve and Alex also had "Perceptions
of Discrimination and Justice in New York City" accepted at Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies
and Management. His article with Ellen Cohn and David Farrington, "Where Are They Now? Career Trajectories of
Publication 'Stars' from American Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs" has been accepted for publication at
the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Finally, Steve and sociology graduate student Danielle Dirks had
'"Dining While Black': Tipping as Social Artifact" published in the Cornell HRA Quarterly (Sage).
Along with his other collaborations, Alex Piquero had articles accepted in Criminology, Journal of Quantitative
Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Journal of Criminal Justice.
Paul Magnarella contributed a chapter entitled "The Consequences of the War Crimes Tribunals and an Interna-
tional Criminal Court for Human Rights in Transitioning Societies" to the book-Human Rights and Societies in
Transition-edited by Horowitz and Schnabel and published by the United Nations University Press (2004, pp.
119-140). He has also been invited by the editor of the Journal of International Criminal Law (Oxford UP) to con-
tribute an article to a special symposium number devoted to "The Rwandan Genocide: Ten Years Later."
Jodi Lane, along with co-authors Susan Turner and Carmen Flores, had "Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration in
Corrections: Overcoming Hurdles for Successful Partnerships" published in the Criminal Justice Review. Jodi also
has a forthcoming article coming out in Crime and Delinquency entitled, "Evaluating an Experimental Juvenile Pro-
bation Program: Intervention and Outcomes," co-authored by Susan Turner, Terry Fain and Amber Sehgal.
Allison Chappel and Lonn Lanza-Kaduce's article, "Integrating Sociological Research and Theory with Commu-
nity-Oriented Policing: Bridging the Gap between Academics and Practice," will be published soon in Sociological
Practice. Their other collaboration, "Police Training: Changes and Challenges," (co-authored by Daryl Johnston)
will appear in Roger G. Dunham and Geoffrey P. Alpert's (eds.) Critical Issues in Policing, 5th edition.
UF DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY, LAW, AND SOCIETY
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The University ofFlorida Department of
Criminology, Law, and Society is an inter-
disciplinary program, teaching students
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-
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Other Department News......
Alex Piquero has been awarded
a grant from the National Institute
of Justice to study specialization
in domestic violence (with Robert
Brame, Jeff Fagan, and Terrie
Moffitt). He has also been ap-
pointed as a member of the Na-
tional Science Foundation's Soci-
ology Review Panel.
Karen Parker has been ap-
pointed to the editorial board of
Justice Quarterly for three year
Angela Gover was recently
awarded a grant from the Na-
tional Institute of Justice (as Co-
PI) for $446,542 with Robert
Brame and Catherine Kaukinen,
colleagues from the University of
South Carolina. They will study
"The Impact of Proactive En-
forcement of No-Contact Orders
on Victim Safety and Repeat
The Office of Juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention and
the Florida Department of Juve-
nile Justice has issued a
$350,000 grant to Jodi Lane
(principle investigator), Lonn
Lanza-Kaduce and Ron Akers
(co-principle investigators) to
perform an "Evaluation of Flor-
ida's Faith-Based Juvenile Cor-
rections Initiative." The grant
runs from July 1, 2004 until June
Richard Hollinger recently
made a number of invited pres-
entations on the results of his
2003 National Retail Security
Survey (co-authored with Lynn
Langton) The first was in July at
the annual meetings of the Na-
tional Retail Federation in Or-
lando. In September he gave a
keynote address to the American
Society for Industrial Security in
Dallas, and gave a luncheon
speech to the Virginia Retail Alli-
ance in Norfolk. The funding for
the 2004 National Retail Security
Survey has also just been re-