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Publications

Stacer, M.J., & Solinas-Saunders, M. (forthcoming). Criminal thinking among men beginning a Batterer Intervention Program: The relevance of military background. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1382640

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (forthcoming). Fighting labor market discrimination with Ban the Box (BTB): Are there racial implications? Sociology Compass.

Stacer, M.J., Eagleson, R.C.*, & Solinas-Saunders, M. (forthcoming). Exploring the utility of correctional facility tours in undergraduate criminal justice education. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. *Undergraduate Student. DOI: 10.1080/10511253.2016.1254266

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2017). Correlates of female repeated incarcerations: A retrospective investigation using a national sample. Victims and Offenders, 12(1), 138-173. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2015.1101033

*Roberts, M.R., & Stacer, M.J. (2016). Evaluating a faith-based diversion and reentry program: Who graduates and who is rearrested?  Journal of Community Corrections, 26(1), 5-6, 15-23. *Authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically. Available at: http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/online/article_abstract.php?pid=9&aid=7980&iid=1226. Reprinted with permission in 2017 in the Offender Programs Report, 20(6), 89-101(13).

Roberts, M.R., & Stacer, M.J. (2016). In their own words: Offenders’ perspectives on their participation in a faith-based diversion and reentry program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(7), 466-483. DOI: 10.1080/10509674.2016.1216914

Dickerson, J.G., & Stacer, M.J. (2015). Participants and those who opted out: An exploratory recidivism study of the Vanderburgh County (Indiana) Treatment Court.  International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 08(08), 455-466. Available at: http://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0808/pdf/U5K386.pdf

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2015). An analysis of “ban the box” policies through the prism of Merton’s theory of unintended consequences of purposive social action. Critical Sociology, 41(7-8), 1187-1198. DOI: 10.1177/0896920515589001

Stacer, M.J., & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2015). Physical and verbal assaults behind bars: Does military experience matter? The Prison Journal, 95(2), 199-222. DOI: 10.1177/0032885515575267

Solinas-Saunders, M., Stacer, M.J., & Guy, R. (2015). Ex-offender barriers to employment: Racial disparities in labor markets with asymmetric information. Journal of Crime and Justice, 38(2), 249-269. DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2013.870492

Stacer, M.J., & Perrucci, R. (2013). Parental involvement with children at school, home, and community. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 34(3), 340-354. DOI: 10.1007/s10834-012-9335-y

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2012). Prison resources and physical/verbal assault in prison: A comparison of male and female inmates. Victims and Offenders, 7(3), 279-311. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2012.685218

Desmond, S.A., Bruce, A.S., & Stacer, M.J. (2012). Low self-control, opportunity, and delinquency. Deviant Behavior, 33 (6), 425-47. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2011.584055

Stacer, M.J. (2012). The interaction of race/ethnicity and mental health problems on visitation in state correctional facilities. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 10(1), 1-23. DOI: 10.1080/15377938.2011.609395

Cox, M., Cawthorne, J., McNeill, N., Cekic, O., Frye, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2011). Assessing the pedagogical impact of the VaNTH Engineering Research Center on faculty and postdoctoral professionals.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(2), 1-19. Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol5/iss2/19

 

Encyclopedia Entries/Book Reviews

Stacer, M.J. (forthcoming 2018). Punishment philosophies. Encyclopedia entry in Lockdown nation: An encyclopedia of controversies and trends in American prisons, Eds. V.B. Worley & R.M. Worley.

Stacer, M.J. (forthcoming 2018). Stigmatization versus reintegrative shaming. Encyclopedia entry in Lockdown nation: An encyclopedia of controversies and trends in American prisons, Eds. V.B. Worley & R.M. Worley.

Stacer, M.J. (forthcoming). Book review of Progressive punishment: Job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion by Judah Schept. Criminal Justice Review. DOI: 10.1177/0734016817721289

Stacer, M.J. (2016). Book review of Illness or deviance: Drug courts, drug treatment, and the ambiguity of addiction, by Jennifer Murphy. Criminal Justice Review, 41(3), 378-380. DOI: 10.1177/0734016815622661

Stacer, M.J. (2014). Robert Agnew. In J. Mitchell Miller (Ed.), The encyclopedia of theoretical criminology (Vol. I, pp. 20-3). Wiley-Blackwell. 

Stacer, M.J. (2014). Elijah Anderson. In J. Mitchell Miller (Ed.), The encyclopedia of theoretical criminology (Vol. I, pp. 29-32). Wiley-Blackwell. 

Stacer, M.J. (2007). Book review of The hidden cost of being African American: How wealth perpetuates inequality, by Thomas M. Shapiro. Journal of African American Studies, 11(1), 76-77. DOI: 10.1007/s12111-007-9001-x

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Stacer, M.J. (2018). Inmates’ attitudes towards correctional facility tours for undergraduate students: An exploratory analysis. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA, February 13-17.

Stacer, M.J., Moll., L.M.*, & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2017). “They are people like you and me”: Student perceptions of inmates. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, November 15-18. *Undergraduate Student.

Roberts, M.R. & Stacer, M.J. (2017). “Reversing the trend”: The role of mentoring in offender reentry. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Spokane, WA, October 4-6.

Stacer, M.J., Moll., L.M.*, & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2017). “I just expected something that I would see on television”: Correctional facility tours and students’ thoughts about inmates. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Indianapolis, IN, March 31-April 1. *Undergraduate Student.

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Stacer, M.J., Moll, L.M.*, & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2017). New opportunities or closing doors? How correctional facility tours impact students’ thoughts about careers. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO, March 21-25. *Undergraduate Student.

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2016). Domestic violence offenders and rehabilitation programs: Should heterosexual men and women follow the same protocol? To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA, November 16-19.

Stacer, M.J. (2016). Protecting your research from litigation. Presented as part of the Panel “Research, Ethics, and the Law” to the conference of the World Communication Association—North America, Winnipeg, Canada, August 2-5.

Stacer, M.J. (2015). Maximizing the seminar-style course in criminal justice programs. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC, November 18-21.

Dickerson, J., & Stacer, M.J. (2015). Participants and those who opted out: A recidivism study of the Vanderburgh County Treatment Court. Revised presentation given at the meeting of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, London, England, November 3-6.

Stacer, M.J., Eagleson, R., & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2015). Exploring the utility of correctional facility tours in undergraduate criminal justice education. Presentation given at the annual conference of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Evansville, IN, October 9.

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Stacer, M.J., & Roberts, M.R. (2015). Mentoring in a faith-based diversion and reentry program.  Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL, March 3-7.

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2014). Court-mandated participation in batterer intervention programs: Do military veterans differ from civilian offenders? Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 19-22.

Dickerson, J.G., & Stacer, M.J. (2014). Participants and those who opted out: A recidivism study of the Vanderburgh County Treatment Court. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL, September 25-27.

Priest, R., Roberts, M.R., Stacer, M.J., & Howard, L.A. (2014). The role of community engagement in faculty evaluation. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 13-15.

Roberts, M.R., & Stacer, M.J. (2014). In their own words: Offenders’ perspectives of a faith-based reentry and diversion program. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, February 18-22.

Stacer, M.J., & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2013). Supporting criminal justice students’ cognitive and affective learning through the use of field trips.  Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 20-23.

Stacer, M.J., & York, M.R. (2013). Evaluating a faith-based diversion and reentry program: Who graduates? Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX, March 19-23.

Stacer, M.J., & Solinas-Saunders, M. (2012). Veterans in prison: Adaptation to institutional environments. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 14-17.

York, M.R., & Stacer, M.J. (2012). Offender re-entry and recidivism: A program evaluation testing the theory of reintegrative shaming. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY, March 12-17.

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2011). The effect of race, poverty, and abuse on female inmates’ repeated convictions. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington D.C., November 16-19.

Stacer, M.J. (2010). Federalism under stress: Crime and crime control. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 17-20.

Solinas-Saunders, M., & Stacer, M.J. (2010). Physical and verbal assault in prison: How do women differ from men? Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 17-20.

Stacer, M.J. (2009). What does it mean to be a low-level drug offender? An examination of definitions. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, November 4-7.

Stacer, M.J. (2009). The federalization of drug offenders. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 7-11.

Stacer, M.J. (2009). Teaching sociology using Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Teaching workshop at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Des Moines, IA, April 2-5.

Solinas-Saunders, M., Sternberg, M.P., & Stacer, M.J. (2009). Coping with prison deprivation: veteran inmates vs. non-veteran inmates. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA, February 5-7.

Stacer, M.J. (2008). ’Westernizing’ the galaxy: Klingon ‘otherness’ as affirming human superiority in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA, August 1-4. 

Stacer, M.J. (2008). Visitation and mental health among black and white male prison inmates.  Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO, March 27-30. 

Stacer, M.J. (2007). Parental involvement: dimensions and determinants. Presentation given at the joint meeting of the North Central Sociological Association and the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL, April 5-8.

Desmond, S.A., Bruce, A.S., & Stacer, M.J. (2006). Low self-control, opportunity, and delinquency. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA, November 1-4.

 


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