2020 Award Recipients

Outstanding Educator

Marvin D. Krohn

The Tom Barker Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

Samantha Scott

Outstanding Graduate Student

Leanna Ireland (Doctoral)
Stephanie Koskinen (Masters)

Outstanding Professional

None selected this year

Springer Outstanding American Journal of Criminal Justice Article

Assessing the Impact of Restrictive Housing on Inmate Post-Release Criminal Behavior
Kristen M. Zgoba
Jesenia M. Pizarro
Laura M. Salerno

2020 Research Showcase Award Recipients

In addition to the usual slate of awards, SCJA also recognized the most exceptional posters and lightning talks presented at the 2020 Research Showcase. Below are the winners in each of the following categories.

Undergraduate Student Poster Award

First Place The Interactive Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury and Exposure to Violent Offending on Justice-Involved Youth
Curtis Smith IV & Patrick Harrison
Second Place Review of Criminal Profiling
Addison Meeks

Masters Student Poster Award

First Place Three criminological theories as predictors of adolescent marijuana abuse
Sydney Hahlbeck & Anthony Vito
Second Place Police perceptions of overdose outreach program effectiveness
Laurie Becker & Sean Varano
Third Place (tie) Stigma, substance use disorders, and treatment seeking: An examination of stigma and treatment utilization by drug dependence type
Aubrey Johnson & Bryan Miller
Third Place (tie) Examining perceptions and use of media among criminal justice students
Hannah Sims & Matthew Crow

Doctoral Student Poster Award

First Place (tie) College student response to the release of incarcerated populations during COVID-19: A qualitative pilot study
Joshua Ruffin & Ayana Conway
First Place (tie) Pedophile hunting: A qualitative assessment of public support for judicial changes
Leanna Ireland
Second Place Hate at the scene of the crime: Interrogating place in anti-religious hate crime analysis
Jonathan Lloyd
Third Place Intimate partner violence: Barriers to help-seeking experienced by women in the UK
Amrana Latif

Faculty Poster Winner

First Place (tie) Exploring the spatial distribution of crime by victim characteristics
Danielle Fenimore, Wes Jennings, Nicholas Perez & Stephen Bishopp
First Place (tie) Do negative emotions matter? Paths from victimization to cyber and traditional bullying from General Strain Theory perspective
Yeungjeom Lee, Jihoon Kim, & Hyojong Song
Second Place (tie) Immigration, policy and justice
Holly Ventura Miller, Melissa Ripepi, Amy Ernstes, & Anthony Peguero
Second Place (tie) Situational ethics: Lessons learned from the Community Action Poverty Simulation
Chrystina Hoffman, Dana Dillard, & Angela Blackburn
Third Place School culture, racial composition, and preventing violence: Evaluating punitive and supportive responses to improving school safety
Charles Crawford & Ronald Burns

Undergraduate Lightning Talk

First Place Adolescent Attitudes and sexual behavior associated with teen dating violence victimization
Kristen Hunt
Second Place Virtual trials: An examination of virtual trial efficiency
Kaleigh Mulligan, Melissa Dipano & Annabelle Frazier
Third Place - Bail and the criminal justice form in MA
Melissa Dipano, Isabella Callahan, & Annabelle Fraizer

Masters Student Lightning Talk

First Place Police officers’ perceptions regarding application of Miranda’s public safety perception
Alexandria Goldstein, Christopher Totten, Gang Lee & Richard Stringer
Second Place Race and ethnicity in criminal justice publications
Heather Storey & Courtney Crittenden
Third Place Prisons and suicide
Sadie Creel

Doctoral Student Lightning Talk

First Place Incarcerated youths perception of justice
Elizabeth Hartsell, Jodi Lane, & Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
Second Place Addressing official misconduct: Increasing accountability to reduce wrongful convictions
Clayton Drummond & Mia Mills
Third Place Understanding community members’ perception of opioid abuse treatment programs for women in Westchester County
Erika Pichardo

Faculty Lightning Talk

First Place Secondary sanctioning and secondary device effects of arrest-comparing childhood and adolescence
Abby Novak
Second Place Reading rights and respecting decisions
Rhys Hester
Third Place Who feels guilty of a sex crime? Insights from a choose-your-own-adventure paradigm
Annabelle Frazier & Joseph Gonzales

Past Award Recipients

Outstanding Educator
2019 Brandon Applegate
2018 Holly Ventura Miller
2017 Bruce Arrigio
2016 Wesley G. Jennings
2015 Cathy Marcum
2014 J. Heith Copes
2013 J. Mitchell Miller
2012 George Higgins
2011 Elizabeth Mustaine
2010 Margaret Vandiver
2009 David May
2008 Brian Payne
2007 Peter Wood
2006 Mark Lanier
2005 Richard Tewksbury
2004 John Whitehead
2003 Elizabeth Grossi
2002 Ronald Hunter
2001 William Doerner
2000 Terry Edwards
1999 -- no information --
1998 -- no information --
1997 -- no information --
1996 John Smykla
Outstanding Graduate Student
2019 Rachel Severson
2018 Taylor Claxton
2017 Lindsay Leban
2016 Jane Christie Daquin
2015 Anthony Vito
2014 Brandy Henderson
2013 Shila Hawk
2012 Julie Baldwin
2011 Nathan Lowe
2010 John Stogner
2009 Matthew DeMichele
2008 J. C. Barnes
2007 Wesley Jennings
2006 Deeanna M. Button
2005 Alison Brumley
2004 Holly E. Ventura
2003 Jeffrey Allen Tipton
2002 Trent Eric Ikerd
2001 Deanna McGaughey
2000 Julie Kunselman
1999 -- no information --
1998 -- no information --
1997 -- no information --
1996 -- no information --
1995 J. Mitchell Miller
The Tom Barker Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
2019 Victoria Rapp
2018 Anna Ford
2017 Caralin Branscum
2016 Samantha Donovan
2015 Kati Andrews and Roland Turner
2014 Samantha Zaleski and Hoai Robinette
2013 Lindsay Leban
2012 Tonya Harris
2011 Emily Nelson
2010 Donald Hunt
2009 Nianni Ramos
2008 Jessica Ekhomu
2007 Ted Gibson
2006 Demica Montoye Burks
2005 Matthew Lees
2004 Shelly Higdon
2003 William Michael Doerner
2002 Richard Keith Leatherwood, Jr.
2001 Valerie Dorsey
2000 no award given
Outstanding Professional
2019 William Sorrells
2018 Arthur L. Hunter, Jr.
2017 James Stewart
2015 James Wheeler
2014 Adrienne Stroble
2013 Monty Burks
2012 Judge Casey Rodgers
2011 Molly Secours
2010 Stephen Haas
2009 Vernon M. Keenan
2008 Chris Summers
2007 Yolanda Cornish
2006 David Toomer & Elizabeth O. Adams
2005 David Thompson
2004 Roy Cooper
2003 Deborah Y. Faulkner
2002 Bob Kennedy
2001 Eddie J. Jordan, Jr.
2000 Robert L. Johnson
Springer Outstanding American Journal of Criminal Justice Article
2019 Rhys Hester
Prior Record and Recidivism Risk
2018 Albert M. Kopak & Gregory A. Frost
Correlations of Program Success and Recidivism among Participants in Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program
2017 John Smykla, Matthew S. Crow, Vaughn J. Crichlow, & Jamie A. Snyder
Police Body-Worn Cameras: Perceptions of Law Enforcement Leadership
2016 C. Colin Bolger

Just Follow Orders: A Meta-Analysis of the Correlates of American Police Officer Use of Force Decisions

2015 Joshua C. Hinkle

"Emotional Fear of Crime vs. Perceived Safety and Risk: Implications for Measuring 'Fear' and Testing the Broken Windows Thesis"

2014 J. Mitchell Miller

Identifying Collateral Effects of Offender Reentry Programming Through Evaluative Fieldwork

2013 Heili Pals and Howard B. Kaplan

Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Negative Self-Feelings on Adult Deviance: Moderated by Neighborhood Disadvantage, Mediated by Expectations

2012 Jeremy R. Porter, Nicole E. Rader & Jeralynn S. Cossman

Social Disorganization and Neighborhood Fear: Examining the Intersection of Individual, Community, and County Characteristics

2011 Holly Ventura Miller

Acculturation, Social Context, and Drug Use: Findings from a Sample of Hispanic Adolescents

2010 Tina L. Freiburger, Catherine D. Marcum, & Mari Pierce

The Impact of Race on the Pretrial Decision

2009 Angela R. Gover, Wesley G. Jennings, & Richard Tewksbury

Adolescent Male and Female Gang Members' Experiences with Violent Victimization,
Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault

Richter H. Moore, Jr. Founder's Award
2010 Damon Camp
2005 Mittie Southerland
2001 Charles "Chuck" Fields
1995 Tom Barker
date missing Richter H. Moore, Jr.

The SCJA is continuing to reconstruct lists of earlier award winners. Please forward any information to the webmaster.