School of Justice Studies and Sociology – Fall 2017

School of Justice Studies and Sociology – Fall 2017

Elizabeth Gurian

  • Presented “Comparing Partnered Serial and Mass Murderers: An Examination of Offending Patterns and Adjudications/Outcomes” at the European Society of Criminology conference in Cardiff, South Wales, on September 16, 2017.



Stephanie Maass

Stephanie Maass

  • Publications: Maass, S.A., Individual, Organizational, and Training Design Influences on Supervision Staff’s Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices. Under review at Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Folk, J., Stuewig, J.B., Blasko, B.L., Caudy, M.S., Martinez, A., Maass, S.A., Taxman, F.S., and Tangney, J.P. (Online First). Do Demographic Factors Moderate How Well Criminal Thinking Predicts Recidivism? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
  • Murphy, A., Maass, S.A., and Taxman, F.S. (Forthcoming). Using Translational Tools to Reduce Recidivism in Hidalgo County, Texas. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Justice Assistance.
  • Professional Trainings Given: Maass, S. A. (2017, August). SOARING 2: Skills for Offender Assessment and Responsivity in New Goals. Training given to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.
  • Presentations: Maass, S. A. (2017, October). Implementing Reentry: A Guide to Best Practices. Invited presentation given at the 3rd Circuit Federal Reentry Conference, Tampa, Fla.
  • Maass, S. A. (2017, November). Making it Stick: Retention of Best Practices in Probation. Presentation given to probation and parole officers sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA: 2013-SM-BX-0004), Fairfax, Va.

Stan Shernock

  • Has been appointed to the Publications Committee of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for 2017-18. He has served in this capacity before and has just been appointed again.


Penny Shtull

  • Presented “The Police/ Public Safety Response to Mental Health Issues on College Campuses,” on a Police & Crisis Intervention Feature Panel Presentation at the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences 41st Annual Conference on Forensic Mental Health in June in Bristol, R.I.
  • Was interviewed on Channel 3 WCAX Television News on the topic “Are Mass Murders on the Rise in the U.S.” on July 4.

Aimee Vieira

  • Received Chase funds to support her participation in the Autumn School: “The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD)” at the University of Augsburg, Germany, September 14-16. This workshop is facilitated by Reiner Keller, one of the preeminent scholars in the field of the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse.