Criminology and Criminal Justice

Student Presentations at Professional Conferences



Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
Chicago, IL, September 26-18, 2013

Michael J. Deckard
"Reducing Violent Firearm Crime Through Targeted Police Patrol: Assessing the Efficacy of Specific Enforcement Mechanisms"

European Society of Criminology

Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2013

Stephanie A. Wiley, Lee Ann Slocum, & Finn-Aage Esbensen
“The Unintended Consequences of Being Stopped or Arrested: An Exploration of the Labeling Mechanisms through Which Police Contact Leads to Subsequent Delinquency”

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Dallas, TX,
March 19-23, 2013

Michael J. Deckard
"Reducing Firearm Violence Through Intelligence-Driven Police Patrol:  Evaluating a Hot-Spots Field Experiment"

Shytierra Gaston
“Families of Parolees in the Eastern District of Missouri”

Hyon Namgung
"The effect of community policing units on community policing program implementation"

Niquita Vinyard
“Peacemaking Reentry: An Exploratory Examination of the Utility of the Peacemaking Paradigm in Federal Reentry Strategies”

Western Society of Criminology

Berkeley, CA, February 7-9, 2013

Stephanie A. Wiley
“How an Understanding of the Reward-Reinforcement Pathway can inform Social Theories of Crime” 



American Society of Criminology
Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2012

 Ethan Amidon
 “Capital Punishment in the United States: A Time-Series Analysis of Executions from 1930-2000”

Amanda Bolton
“Broken Windows in Cyberspace: Exploring the Effects of "Digital Disorder" on Computer Crime Victimization and Fear of Online Crime”

Jaclyn  M. Cwick and Stephanie M. DiPietro
“Family Functioning and Delinquency across Immigrant Generations: A Gendered Examination”

Mark DeBarr
“CALEA Accreditation: An Empirical Examination”

Michael J. Deckard
“Variation of Property Crime Hot Spots in the City of St. Louis”

Timothy E. Dickinson
“'Talking shit': Gossip and restrictive deterrence in middle-class drug markets"

Rob Domiano
“Activating Motivation in Auto-Theft”

Amber Freitas
“Coping Their Way Out of Crime and Back into Society”

Shytierra Gaston
“Families of Gang-Affiliated Probationers”

Mikh V. Gunderman
“'I just tried to keep her as sheltered from it as possible': Harm reduction practices of methamphetamine using mothers"

Kimberly R. Kras
“Social Support for Sex Offenders: How Does Social Support Impact the Success or Failure of Sex Offenders Returning to the Community?”

Beth M. Huebner,  Breanne R. Pleggenkhule, and Kimberly R. Kras
“The Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender Registry Restrictions”

Brooke Mayfield
“Rules of Violence: Life Inside a Mixed Martial Arts Gym”

Hyon Namgung
“Investigating the Effect of a Community Policing Unit on Partnership Formation by Local Police Departments”

Jennifer Gatewood Owens
“Understanding the Relationship between Stalking Victimization and Other Forms of Victimization: An Analysis of NCVS Data”

Jordan Pickering
“If They Knew Then What They Know Now: Police Officers’ Suggestions for Improving Deadly Force Training”

Maribeth Rezey
“The Role of Marital Status in Women’s Risk for Violent Victimization”

CheyOnna Sewell
“Describing Gender Differences in Violent Offending”

Allen Shamow
"Crime and the Protestant Dream"

J. Michael Vecchio
“Pathways into and out of Youth Gangs”

Stephanie A. Wiley
“The Negative Consequences of Police Contact for Gang Youth”

Josh Williams
“Estimating the Prevalence and Possible Trends in 'Black Swan Homicide'"

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association

Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2012

Jennifer Gatewood Owens
Requiring Stalking Victims to be Fearful: Does the Type of Fear Matter?”

J. Michael Vecchio
“Youth victimization and gender effects on target hardening behaviors, perceived risk, and fear of crime”

Western Society of Criminology

Newport Beach, CA, February 16-18, 2012

Jaclyn Cwick
"Incarcerating the Community: Mass Incarceration and Social Disorganization in Chicago Neighborhoods"

Stephanie A. Wiley
"Revisiting Labeling Theory: What Factors Affect Future Delinquency?"



American Society of Criminology (ASC)
Washington, DC, November 16-19, 2011

Ethan Amidon
"Reckless Revisited: A Test of Containment Theory"

Amanda Bolton, Ethan Amidon, Mikh V. Gunderman, Daniel Duplantier, and Amber Freitas 
"A Comparative Analysis of Reentry Experiences in St. Louis, Missouri"

Mark DeBarr and Tim Maher
"To Pursue or Not Pursue: Public Opinion of Police Pursuits"

Michael Deckard
"This Thing We Call Crime: A Critical Analysis of the Distinction Between Violent and Property Crimes"

Ekaterina Gorislavsky
"Race-Ethnic Differences in Rape Victimization: A Pooled Analysis of NCVS Data, 1992-2005"

Beth M. Huebner, Kimberly R. Kras, and Breanne Pleggenkuhle
"Halfway Home: The Effect of Transitional Housing Placement on Long-Term Patterns of Recidivism"

Brooke Mayfield
"Exploring the Link between White Collar and Drug Crimes"

Hyon Namgung
"How do organizational and environmental factors affect the behavior of police agencies?: Determinants of a formal partnership formation with local community groups"

Andrea Nichols
"Policy Implications for Victim Advocacy in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence"

Andrea Nichols and Jody Miller
"Resistance and Recourse: An Examination of Responses to Abuse among Sri Lankan Transgender Sex Workers"

Erin C. Heil and Andrea Nichols
"Sexual Exploitation in Midwest America: An Evaluation of Trafficking Demand Reduction Programs"

Jennifer Gatewood Owens
"The Correlates of Stalking Victimization: An Analysis of NCVS Data"

Breanne Pleggenkuhle and Beth M. Huebner
"The Cost of a Criminal Conviction"

Tiffany Polk and Mikh V. Gunderman
"Racial Congruency in Substance Abuse Treatment"

CheyOnna Sewell and Kristin Carbone-Lopez
"Gender Differences in Weapon Use during Violent Offenses"

Allen Shamow and Mark T. Berg
"The Rise and Decline of Juvenile Homicide: Drug Market Activity, Economic Conditions, & Incarceration"

J. Michael Vecchio
"Exploring and theorizing youth gang leaving"

Stephanie A. Wiley & Finn-Aage Esbensen
"Revisiting Labeling Theory: Does Official Intervention Result in Deviance Amplification?"

Western Society of Criminology

Vancouver (Canada), February 3-5, 2011

Dena Carson and Finn-Aage Esbensen
"Differentiating Delinquent Groups from Gangs: Moving Beyond Offending"

Breanne Pleggenkuhle
"Legal Financial Obligations: Consequences and Reactions"



American Society of Criminology (ASC)
San Francisco, CA, November 17-20, 2010

Ethan Amidon, Andres F. Rengifo, and Don Stemen
"Correctional Bureaucracies and Prison Reform: Documenting Strategies of Adaptation, Resistance, and Support"

Jennifer Owens, Kristin Carbone-Lopez, and Jody Miller
"And that was the Beginning: Women's Narratives of Pathways into Methamphetamine Use"

Dena Carson
"Changes in Youth Offending: An Examination of the Interdependence of Self-Control and Social Bonds"

Mark E. Debarr
"Probation and Meditation: Analysis of the Written Accounts of Graduates of The Enlightened Sentencing Project"

Michael Deckard
"Triggers in the Yard: How the Prison Drug Market Affects Inmates in Substance Abuse Recovery"

Daniel Duplantier
"Adult Mentoring as a Secondary Desistance Process"

Amanda Gendon, and LaMarcus Bolton
"Target Suitability and Capable Guardianship in Cyberspace: An Examination of Online Victimization Using Routine Activities Theory"

Kim Kras
"The Role of Probation Officers in Drug Treatment: How do Probationers and Parolees View Them?"

Hyon Namgung, Terrance J. Taylor, and Finn-Aage Esbensen
"Exploring the Role of Different Policing Models of School-Based Prevention Efforts on Changes in Youths' Attitudes towards the Police"

Andrea Nichols
"Acker's Theory of Gendered Organizations and Challenges for Feminist Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy"

Brian E. Oliver
"Exploring Changes in Recidivism over Time and Across Place"

Breanne R. Pleggenkuhle, and Beth Huebner
"Considering Place: Comparing Urban and Rural Experiences of Returning Offenders"

Meghan L. Rogers
"The Effect of Economic Conditions and Gender on Changes in Rape Over Time"

Allen Shamow, and Mark T. Berg
"An Empirical Evaluation of Demographic Variation in Contemporary Homicide Trends: 1976-2005"

J. Michael Vecchio, Dana Peterson, and Finn-Aage Esbensen
"The Apostasy of the Gang: Motivations for Youth Gang Desistance"

Stephanie Wiley, and Finn-Aage Esbensen
"Predicting Substance Use in Juveniles: A Test of an Integrated Model"

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Conference
Chicago, IL, September 23-25 2010

 J. Michael Vecchio
"'Messin’ with could lose your life': The effect of victimization on routine activities and risk management in the drug economy"

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
San Diego, CA, February 23-27, 2010

Andrea Nichols
"Police Abuses against Transgender Sex Workers in Sri Lanka"

Amanda Gendon
"The Impact of Offending and Incarceration on Family Dynamics"

Western Society of Criminology
Honolulu, HI, February 4-6, 2010

Dena Carson
"The Moderating Effects of Race on the Relationship between Delinquent Attitudes and Delinquency"

Beth Huebner and Breanne Pleggenkuhle
"Coming Home to the Country: The Unique Experiences of Rural Inmates"

Breanne Pleggenkuhle
"Correctional Programming: Evaluating Effectiveness and Gender Differences"