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Research

Publications

 

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), 5-14.

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.

Roberts, M. R. (2014).  Power control theory.  In J. Mitchell Miller (Ed.), The encyclopedia of theoretical criminology (pp. 627-630). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Roberts, M. R. (2014).  Decriminalization and legalization. In J. Mitchell Miller (Ed.), The encyclopedia of theoretical criminology (pp. 231-235).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Roberts, M. R., Phillips, I., Bordelon, T. D., & Seif, L.  (2014). A social worker’s role in drug court.  Sage Open, 4(2), 1-9.

Roberts, M. R.  (2014). Attorney attitudes regarding judicial selection methods:  The impact on potential reforms.  The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, 13, 197-218.

Roberts, M. R. (2013).  The use of leisure: A qualitative study of tavern patrons.  Sociology and Anthropology, 1(3), 153-157.

Roberts (York), M. R. (2011).  Gender attitudes and violence against women.  El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Roberts (York), M.R. (2009).  “Court appointed special advocate (CASA).”  Praeger Handbook of Victimology. Janet K. Wilson, ed.  Denver, Colorado: Praeger. pp. 56-58.

Roberts (York), M.R. (2009).  Victim impact statement.”  Praeger Handbook of Victimology. Janet K. Wilson, ed.  Denver, Colorado: Praeger. pp. 290-292.

 

Presentations

 

          Professional conferences.

 

Roberts, M. R. (2016, November). Enhancing social justice through criminal justice teaching methods.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 72nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Roberts, M. R. (2015, November). Using meaningful media to engage online criminal justice students.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 71st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Stacer, M., & Roberts, M. (2015, March).  Mentoring in a faith-based diversion and reentry program.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 52nd Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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

Roberts, M., & Stacer, M. (2014, February). In their own words: Offenders’ perspectives of a faith-based reentry and diversion program Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 51st Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Roberts, M. (2013, November). Debating controversial issues in a criminal justice capstone course.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 69th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

LaRowe, N. & Roberts, M. (2013, March). Do voting booths matter? A natural experiment with college voters.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Evansville, IN.

Stacer, M. J., & Roberts (York), M. (2013, March).  Evaluating a faith-based diversion and reentry program: Who graduates? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 50th Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Roberts, M. & LaRowe, N.  (2013, January).  Does proximity matter? A natural experiment looking at voting booths on campus.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association 84th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Roberts (York), M.  (2012, November).  A social worker’s role in drug court.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 68th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Roberts (York), M., & Stacer, M. (2012, March).  Offender re-entry and recidivism: A program evaluation testing the theory of reintegrative shaming.   Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 49th Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Roberts (York), M. R. (2010, November).  UCR versus NIBRS: A critical assessment of efficacy and utility.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 62nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Roberts (York), M. (2010, February). Social capital and violence against women: A mitigation or enhancement factor?  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 47th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Brody, D. & Roberts (York), M. (2009, March).  The wire as a teaching tool.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 46th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Roberts (York), M. & Brody, D. C. (2008, November).  An examination of social capital and crime using the Stowell datasets.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, St. Louis, MO. 

Roberts (York), M. (2007, November).  Traditional gender role attitudes and violence against women: A test of feminist theory.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Roberts (York), M. (2007, March). Gender attitudes and violence against women: An analysis using the Stowell Datasets.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 44th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Brody, D., & Roberts (York), M. (2006, February/March). The measurement of social capital in criminal research.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 43rd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Roberts, M.  & Makarios, D. (2005, March).  Gender, race and offense type: The effects of race on female offending behaviors.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 42nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Roberts, M., Gau, J. M., & Brody, D. C. (2004, November).  Eligible jurors’ knowledge, information sources, and attitudes about the jury system.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

          Local venues.

 

Roberts, M. R., & Stacer, M. (2013, December). Offender reentry program evaluation –    Phase II. Research presentation at the Center for Applied Research and Economic        Development’s fall advisory board meeting, Evansville, IN,.

Roberts, M. R., & Stacer, M. J. (2013, April).  Offender re-entry program assessment.        Research presentation at the Center for Applied Research and Economic        Development’s Celebration of Community Engagement, Evansville, IN,

Roberts (York), M. R., & Stacer, M. J.  (2012, August).  Churches embracing offenders: A program in success!”  Project report for USI’s Center for Applied Research at the Churches    Embracing Offenders annual banquet, Evansville, IN,.

 

Professional Development and Recognition

 

          Awards.

 

Liberal Arts Research Award. (2014, August). Data analyses for Mentoring in a faith-       based diversion and reentry program, USI.

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Award -  $3240. (2014, March).       Interview transcription for Mentoring in a faith-based diversion and reentry program, USI.

Liberal Arts Research Award. (2013, August).  Data analyses for Offender reentry             program participants: A qualitative program evaluation, USI.

CARED Applied Research Faculty Outreach and Engagement Fellowship. (2013, June). collecting data for Offender reentry program participants: A qualitative program        evaluation, USI.

USI Summer Research Fellowship. (2012, June/August). Writing a scholarly essay State judicial selection methods: Is there a “best” method?, USI.

CAR Applied Research Faculty Outreach and Engagement Fellowship. (2012, May/August).  Writing a scholarly essay Offender re-entry: A program evaluation, USI.

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Award -  $1500. (2012, November).             Interview transcription for Client perspectives on their participation in a faith-based diversion and reentry program, USI.

Liberal Arts Research Award. (2012, January-May). Writing a scholarly essay Offender re-entry: The significance of job training, USI.

Liberal Arts Research Award. (2011, January-May). Making a scholarly presentation UCR versus NIBRS: A critical assessment of efficacy and utility, USI.


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