Current Faculty Grants and Publications

January 2017 to March 2019

An Evaluation of a Social Interaction Training Program to Reduce the Use of Force and Build Legitimacy. Funding by the National Institute of Justice Principal Investigator: Geoff Alpert, Co-Principal Investigators: Jeff, Rojek Scott Wolfe, Michael Smith.


January 2017 to December 2018 

Valor Program Category 4: Officer Safety and Wellness Pilot Research Evaluation Model. Funding by Bureau of Justice Assistance Principal Investigator: Police Foundation.

Subcontract to Jeff Rojek


October 2016 – September 2017.

NIOSH DSR pilot project – survey instrument develop to examine non-fatal on-duty injuries of law enforcement officers

Funding by National Institution for Occupation Health and Safety. Principal Investigator: Hope Tiesman, CDC-NIOSH. Co-principal Investigator: Jeff Rojek.


March 2014 – Present          

Evaluation of a Law Enforcement Motor-Vehicle Crash Prevention Program. Funded by the National Institution of Justice, with subcontract from Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety

Principal Investigator: Hope Tiesman, CDC-NIOSH; Co-Principal Investigator: Jeff Rojek


February 2015 to Present

Traffic and Pedestrian Stop Study.  Funding by the City of San Jose, CA ($150,914). Jeff Rojek, and Michael R. Smith, Co-Principal Investigators.


Recent Faculty Publications

Alarid, Leanne F. and Reichel, Philip L. (2016). Corrections, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN# 9780133587609.

Alarid, Leanne F. (2016).  How to secure your first academic job out of graduate school. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27 (2), 160-174.

Alarid, Leanne F. and Rangel, Luis M. (Forthcoming) Completion and recidivism rates of high-risk youth on probation: Do home visits make a difference?  The Prison Journal, 98 (2).

Alarid, Leanne F. and Rubin, Maureen.  (Forthcoming) Misdemeanor arrestees with mental health needs: Diversion and outpatient services as a recidivism reduction strategy. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16652892

Castro, Erin D., Nobles, Matt R. and Zavala, Egbert. (Forthcoming). Assessing intimate partner violence in a control balance framework. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Hahl, Jeannie M., Alarid, Leanne F. Harris, Richard and Firestone, Juanita. (2016). Comparing criminal outcomes for children of incarcerated fathers and mothers: Dallaire revisited. Corrections Policy, Practice, and Research, 1 (3), 177-195


Kurtz, Don L. and Zavala, Egbert. (Forthcoming). The importance of social support and coercion to risk of impulsivity and juvenile offending. Crime and Delinquency DOI: 10.1177/0011128716675360


Nix, Justin, Smith, Michael R., Petrocelli, Matthew, Rojek, Jeff, and Manjarrez, Victor M. (2016). The use of social media by alleged members of Mexican cartels and affiliated drug trafficking organizations. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 13, 395-418. DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2015-0084.

Pyrooz, David C., Decker, Scott H., Wolfe, Scott E., and Shjarback, John A. (2016). Was there a Ferguson effect on crime rates in large U.S. cities? Journal of Criminal Justice, 46 (1), 1-8.

Shjarback, John A., Decker, Scott H., Rojek, Jeff, and Brunson, Rod K. (forthcoming). Minority representation in policing and racial profiling: A test of representative bureaucracy versus community context. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.

Smith, Michael R.  (2016). TASER® exposure, Miranda warnings, and police interrogations: New evidence and implications.  Criminology and Public Policy, 15, 75-78.

Wolfe, Scott E., Nix, Justin Kaminski, Robert J. and Rojek, Jeff (2016). Is the effect of procedural justice on police legitimacy invariant? Testing the generality of procedural justice and competing explanations of legitimacy. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32, 253-282.

Zavala, Egbert, and Curry, Theodore R. (Forthcoming). The role of religious coping on problematic alcohol consumption by police officers. Police Practice & Research.

Zavala, Egbert and Kurtz, Don L. (2016). Applying differential coercion and social support theory to police officers’ misconduct. Deviant Behavior, 37 (8), 877-892.


Zavala, Egbert (Forthcoming). A multi-theoretical framework to explain same-sex intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization: A test of social learning, strain, and self-control. Journal of Crime and Justice DOI:10.1080/0735648X.2016.1165135