University of Texas at El Paso
Psychology Department
Jennifer Eno Louden    

Dr. Jennifer Eno Louden Photo
Personal Information    

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (2009)

Associate Professor

Research Interests    

My research interests lie in the area of legal psychology. Specifically, I am interested in issues related to criminal justice and mental health. I study these issues using clinical and social psychological methodologies, and examine these issues from multiple levels of analysis. Much of my work has focused on the experiences of offenders with mental disorder (OMDs) and how the criminal justice system supervises these offenders. To date, my research in this area has examined contextual influences on criminal justice outcomes for OMDs (such as social support and neighborhood characteristics), community corrections agencies’ policies and practices for supervising OMDs, and probation officer decision-making. My work also examines the stigmatization of these offenders and how this stigmatization affects offenders’ outcomes in the criminal justice system. I strive to make my research relevant to both policymakers and practitioners.
Sample Publications    

Ricks, E., & Eno Louden, J. (accepted). Slipping through the cracks: Is mental illness appropriately identified among Latino offenders? Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Kang, T., Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E., & Jones, R. (2015). Aggression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts among juvenile offenders with subclinical depression. Law and Human Behavior, online ahead of print.

Ricks, E., & Eno Louden, J. (2015). The relationship between officer orientation andsupervision strategies in community corrections. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 130-141.

Eno Louden, J., Manchak, S., O’Connor, M., & Skeem, J. (2015). Applying the Sequential Intercept Model to reduce recidivism among probationers and parolees with mental illness. In P. Griffin, K. Heilbrun, E. Mulvey, D. DeMatteo, & C. Schubert (Eds.), The Sequential Intercept Model and criminal justice: Promoting community alternatives for individuals with serious mental illness. New York: Oxford.

Eno Louden, J., Skeem, J., & Blevins, A. (2013). Comparing the predictive utility of two screening tools for mental disorder among probationers. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 405-415.

Eno Louden, J., & Skeem, J. (2013). How do probation officers assess and manage recidivism and violence risk for probationers with mental disorder? An experimental investigation. Law and Human Behavior, 37(1), 22-34.

Eno Louden, J., Skeem, J., Camp, J., Vidal, S., & Peterson, J. (2012). Supervision practices in specialty mental health probation: What happens in officer-probationer meetings? Law and Human Behavior, 36(2), 109-119.

Eno Louden, J., Skeem, J., Camp, J., & Christensen, E. (2008). Supervising probationers with mental disorder: How do agencies respond to violations? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35, 832-847.

Contact Informtion    


Phone: (915) 747-5517
Fax: (915) 747-6553

Vowell Hall 204
Department of Psychology
University of
Texas at El Paso
El Paso TX, 79968


Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1301)
Psychology and the Law (PSYC 3315)
Advanced Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 4312)
Seminar in Personality Assessment (PSYC 5321)
Survey of Legal Psychology (PSYC 5344)
Clinical Issues in Legal Psychology (PSYC 5355)
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