Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Recent Publications

Below you will find recent scholarly journal articles authored or co-authored by our esteemed faculty.

Department of Legal Studies *Names in bold represent Legal Studies faculty members

Boateng, F. D. (Forthcoming). Perceived Police Fairness: Exploring Factors that Influence Perceptions of Procedural Fairness in Ghana. Policing & Society.

Boateng, F. D., & Hsieh, M. L. (2019). Explaining Job Satisfaction and Commitment Among Prison Officers: The Role of Organizational Justice. The Prison Journal, 99(2), 172-193.

Boateng, F. D., & Wu, G. (2018). Effect of Organizational Support on Police Effectiveness and Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13, 311-328.

Boateng, F. D., & Kaiser, K. A. (Forthcoming). Trust and Confidence in Media and Criminal Justice Institutions. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Boateng, F. D. & Howley, C. M. (Forthcoming) The verdict is in: how did they decide? Using drivers’ self-reported data to understand officers’ decision making during traffic stop encounters

Fenimore, D., Perez, N., & Jennings, W.G. (Forthcoming). Early risk factors for violence among Hispanic adolescents: Evidence from a systematic review. Aggression & Violent Behavior.

Kaiser, K. A., & Rhodes, K. (2019). A drug court by any other name? A Comparative Analysis of Specialized Court Programs. Law & Human Behavior, 43, 278-289.

Kaiser, K. A., & Reisig, M. D. (2019). Legal Socialization and Self-Reported Criminal Offending: The Role of Procedural Justice and Legal Orientations. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 35, 135-154.

Kaiser, K. A., & Spohn, C. (2018). Why do Judges Depart? A Research Note on Judicial Reasons for Departures. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 19, 44-62.

Kattelman, K., Chouraeshkenazi, M. M., & Boateng. F. (Eds.) (2018). Terrorism Strategic and Methodological Approaches (First Edition). Cognella Publishing.

Lambert, E., Keena, L., Haynes, S., May, D., Ricciardelli, R., & Leone, M. (Forthcoming). Testing a path model of organizational justice and correctional staff job stress. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Lambert, E., Keena, L., Leone, M., May, D., & Haynes, S. (Forthcoming). Wanting a fair work experience: Exploring the effects of distributive and procedural justice on job satisfaction and organizational commitment among staff working at an unusual southern prison. Social Science Journal. 

Lambert, E. G., Haynes, S., Keena, L., May, D., Leone, M. (Forthcoming). Research note: The effects of organizational justice variables on job involvement among southern prison staff. Journal of Crime and Justice. 

Lambert, E. G., Keena, L. D., Haynes, S. H., May, D., & Leone, M. C. (2019). Predictors of Job Stress among Southern Correctional Staff. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

McElreath, D., Etter, G., Doss, D. A., Mallory, S., McElreath, L., & Lindsley, A. (2019). The Ku Klux Klan Today in Mississippi: Invisible or Insignificant. Journal of Gang Research.

Walker, D., & Holtfreter, K. (Forthcoming). Teen Pregnancy, Depression, and Substance Abuse: The Conditioning Effect of Deviant Peers. Deviant Behavior.

Wu, G. & Boateng, F. D. (April 2019). Viewing Them with an Eagle Eye: A Comparative Assessment of Police Officers’ Attitudes toward Citizens in Ghana and China. Policing: An International Journal.