Research and Publications
Achieving Change Together Evaluation. Evaluation of a Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act, Community-Based Adult Reentry Program (funded by the Safer Foundation)
Case Management and Risk Assessment Enhancement Initiative (funded by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services)
Douglas County Department of Corrections Assessment (funded by Douglas County, Nebraska)
Expanding the Knowledge Base about Child Advocacy Centers (funded by the National Institute of Justice)
Reducing Violence and Recidivism through VRP Aftercare and CBI Open Groups (funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Vocational & Life Skills Evaluation
Alternatives to Detention Evaluation
Blue Courage® Police Training Assessment
Completely KIDS: Liberty School Project Evaluation
Connected Youth Initiative Evaluation
Crossover Youth Practice Model Evaluation
Defy Ventures Evaluation
Douglas County Juvenile Justice Prevention Assessment
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BJA Gun Violence Reduction Program 2016-18 Grant
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BJA Gun Violence Reduction Program 2015-17 Grant
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BJA Gun Violence Reduction Program 2014-16 Grant
Douglas County Juvenile Justice Collective Impact Initiative Evaluation
Examining the Effects of Nebraska's "Good Time" Laws
Assessment of Young Adults in Nebraska's Correctional System
Borders up in Smoke: Marijuana Enforcement in Nebraska after Colorado's Legalization
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BJA Gun Violence Reduction Program 2013-15 Grant
Strength-based Assessment of the Nebraska Coalition of Juvenile Justice
Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Evaluation
Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center Evaluation (juvenile diversion)
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BJA Gun Violence Reduction Program 2012-14 Grant
Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Strategic Plan
Minority Health Initiative Evaluation: Colfax and Platte Counties
Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Evaluation
Operation Youth Success Evaluation
Remote Recovery: Video conference technology for substance use treatment in rural Nebraska
Transformation Project: Correctional Transition Program
Traumatic Brain Injury Screening: youth referred to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Strategic Plan
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Protection Order Project
Vocational & Life Skills Evaluation
Youth Impact! Cost/Benefit Analysis Update
Defy Ventures Evaluation Plan Report. 2018
Defy Ventures Situational Analysis Report. 2017
Defy Ventures Program Theory Report. 2017
Alternatives to Detention: Year One Report
Evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (Youth Impact!) Final Report
Validation of the Proxy Triage Risk Screener for Douglas County Detention Center. 2017
Project Safe Neighborhoods: 2014 Final Evaluation Report. 2017
JAG Strategic Plan. 2016-2018
NCJR Annual Report. 2016
EPIC Alternative Education Program: Formative Evaluation Report. 2016
2013-2015 Nebraska Minority Health Initiative Final Evaluation Report for the East-Central District Health Department. 2015
The Impact of After-School and Family Strengthening Programs on Student Outcomes: The Completely KIDS Liberty Project. 2015
Project Safe Neighborhoods Final Evaluation Report. 2013
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: Evaluation Report. 2013. For the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Study: Final Report. 2013. For the Judiciary Committee of the Nebraska Legislature.
Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Study: Interim Report. 2012. For the Judiciary Committee of the Nebraska Legislature.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant, Nebraska Strategic Plan, 2012-2015. For the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Campagna, Michael F., Ming-Li Hsieh, and Christopher M. Campbell. 2019. The Contours of Assessment: Considering Aspects that Influence Prediction Performance. Corrections: Policy Practice and Research, published online November.
Chenane, Joselyne L., Emily M. Wright, and Chris L. Gibson. 2019. Traffic stops, race, and perceptions of fairness. Policing and Society, published online March.
Steiner, Benjamin, Emily M. Wright, and Sara Toto. 2019. The Sources of Violent and Nonviolent Offending among Women in Prison. Justice Quarterly, published online April.
Campagna, Michael F., Melissa A. Kowalski, Laurie A. Drapela, Mary K. Stohr, Elizabeth Thompson Tollefsbol, Youngki Woo, Xiaohan Mei, and Zachary K. Hamilton. 2019. Understanding Offender Needs Over Forms of Isolation Using a Repeated Measures Design. The Prison Journal 99:639-661.
Batton, Candice, and Emily M. Wright. 2019. Patriarchy and the Structure of Employment in Criminal Justice: Differences in the Experiences of Men and Women Working in the Legal Profession, Corrections, and Law Enforcement. Feminist Criminology 14:287-306.
Richards, Tara N., Marie Skubak Tillyer, and Emily M. Wright. 2019. When Victims Refuse and Prosecutors Decline: Examining Exceptional Clearance in Sexual Assault Cases. Crime & Delinquency 65:474-498.
Schwartz, Joseph A., Emily M. Wright, and Bradon A. Valgardson. 2019. Adverse childhood experiences and deleterious outcomes in adulthood: A consideration of the simultaneous role of genetic and environmental influences in two independent samples from the United States. Child abuse & neglect 88:420-431.
Zavala, Egbert, Ryan E. Spohn, and Leanne F. Alarid. Gender and Serious Youth Victimization: Assessing the Generality of Self-control, Differential Association, and Social Bonding Theories. Sociological Spectrum 39:53-69.
Butler, H. Daniel, Starr Solomon, and Ryan Spohn. Programming in restrictive housing: Considerations for improving outcome evaluations. Criminal Justice and Behavior 45:1174-1191.
Chenane, Joselyne L., and Emily M. Wright. 2018. The Role of Police Officer Race/Ethnicity on Crime Rates in Immigrant Communities." Race and Justice, doi:2153368718777278.
Ellison, Jared M., Benjamin Steiner, and Emily M. Wright. 2018. Examining the Sources of Violent Victimization Among Jail Inmates. Criminal Justice and Behavior 45:1723-1741.
Ellison, Jared M. and Ryan E. Spohn. 2017. "Borders up in Smoke: Marijuana Enforcement in Nebraska after Colorado's Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana." Criminal Justice Policy Review. 28:847-865.
Spohn, Ryan, Abby L. Bjornsen, and Emily M. Wright. 2017. "Factors Associated with Perceptions of Rape Events and Reporting of Rape among College and Non-College Women. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research. 9:279-289.
Steiner, Benjamin and Calli M. Cain (2017). "Punishment within Prison: An Examination of the Influences of Prison Officials' Decisions to Remove Sentencing Credits." Law and Society Review, 51: 70-98.
Wright, Emily M., Ryan E. Spohn, Joselyne Chenane, and Nick Juliano. 2017. "The Importance of Interagency Collaboration for Crossover Youth: A Research Note." Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 15:481-491.
Radatz, Dana L., and Emily M. Wright. 2016. "Integrating the Principles of Effective Intervention into Batterer Intervention Programming: The Case for Moving Toward More Evidence-Based Programming." Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17: 72-87.
Spohn, Ryan, Emily M. Wright, and Johanna Peterson. 2017. "Rape and Mental Health Outcomes among Women: Examining the Moderating Effects of 'Healthy' Fear Levels." Violence Against Women, 23:1055-1075.
Wright, Emily M., Gillian M. Pinchevsky, Michael L. Benson, and Dana L. Radatz. 2015. "Intimate Partner Violence and Subsequent Depression: Examining the Roles of Neighborhood Supportive Mechanisms." American Journal of Community Psychology, 56: 342-356.
Spohn, Ryan E. and Spencer D. Wood. 2014. "Spare the Rod, Endanger the Child? Strain, Race/Ethnicity, and Serious Delinquency." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 12:159-193.
Zavala, Egbert and Ryan E. Spohn. 2013. "The Role of Vicarious and Anticipated Strain on the Overlap of Violent Perpetration and Victimization: A Test of General Strain Theory." American Journal of Criminal Justice. 38:119-140.
Spohn, Ryan E. 2012. "Delinquent Friends and Reactions to Strain: An Examination of Direct and Indirect Pathways." Western Criminology Review. 13:16-36.
Spohn, Ryan E. and Don Kurtz. 2011 "Family Structure as a Social Context for Family Conflict: Unjust Strain and Serious Delinquency." Criminal Justice Review. 36:332-356.
Zavala, Egbert and Ryan E. Spohn. 2010. "Emotional Abuse and Controlling Behaviors in Heterosexual Relationships: The Role of Employment and Alcohol Use for Women and Their Partners." Sociological Spectrum. 30: 526-549.
Griffiths, Elizabeth, Robert D. Baller, Ryan E. Spohn, and Rosemary Gartner. 2008. "Is There Such a Thing as Defended Community Homicide? The Necessity of Methods of Triangulation." Victims and Offenders. 3:228-244.
Kurtz, Don, Travis Linnemann, and Ryan E. Spohn. 2008. "Investigating Racial Disparity at the Detention Decision: The Role of Informal Control and Respectability." Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice. 5:140-157.
Fitzgerald, Scott F. and Ryan E. Spohn. 2005. "Pulpits and Platforms: The Role of the Church in Determining Protest among Black Americans." Social Forces. 84:1015-1048. (Equal contribution)
Spohn, Ryan E. 2000. "Gender Differences in the Effects of Child Maltreatment on Criminal Activity over the Life Course." Pp. 207-231 in Families, Crime and Criminal Justice, Vol. 2, edited by G. L. Fox and M. L. Benson. New York: Elsevier Science.
Spohn, Ryan E. and Howard B. Kaplan. 2000. "Adolescent Substance Use and Adult Health Status: A Critical Analysis of a Problematic Relationship." Pp. 45-65 in Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol.7, edited by J. A. Levy, D. Stephens and D. McBride. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.