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Perceptions about Court-Appointed and Privately Retained Attorney Representation: (How) Do They Differ?
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society
Reveka V. Shteynberg, assistant professor in the CSUSB School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-wrote a paper that revisited “the perception that casts court-appointed attorneys in a negative light, compared to privately retained attorneys, and included an exploratory experimental test in which we varied attorney resumes by attorney type,” the abstract reads.
Crossing lines: Structural advantages of inter‑racial criminal street gang violence
Trends in Organized Crime
Gisela Bichler, professor, and Alexis Norris, associate professor, from the CSUSB School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently published a paper that investigated whether gangs launching inter-racial attacks were placing themselves in a strategic position that may offer networked advantages for criminal enterprise.
From the abstract: “Examining the conflict patterns of 136 criminal street gangs operating in the City of Los Angeles we observed structural characteristics akin to what is observed among successful organizations interlinked by competitive business relations.”
De-policing, police stops, and crime
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
Zachary Powell, assistant professor in the CSUSB School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently published a paper that considered “contemporary discussions on policing focus on the impact of intense external scrutiny on proactive policing practices,” and the effect known as “de-policing,” which “endangers communities due to officer disengagement in crime prevention techniques.”
The abstract reads, “Using data from the Stanford Open Policing Project, this paper examines how officer-initiated behaviour (vehicle and pedestrian stops) changes after a negative public scrutiny shock (in this case, the shooting of Michael Brown).”
County jail incarceration rates and food hardship in the United States
Journal of Criminal Justice
Douglas Weiss, associated professor in the CSUSB School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was one of the authors of a paper that looked at the relationship between jail incarceration and food hardship rates across United States counties.
“Research has revealed an association between incarceration and food hardship at the individual level,” according to the abstract. “Other studies also find that county jail incarceration rates are associated with worse population health. The aim of this study is to cross-fertilize these literatures by examining the relationship between jail incarceration and food hardship rates across United States counties.
Nicole Collier, assistant professor in in the CSUSB School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-wrote a paper that revisited the relationship between the size of a family and delinquency and whether it varies by sibling relatedness. Past studies have suggested “that there is a linear and positive relationship between family size and delinquency. However, questions exist about this assessment,” the abstract reads.
“Drawing on prior scholarship and analyses, we revisit and test the family size-delinquency relationship,” the abstract continues. “We also test whether the effect varies by sibling relatedness.”