Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 Capable Guardians in the Digital Environment: The Role of Digital Literacy in Reducing Phishing VictimizationDeviant Behavior. 1371-1382.
2016 "Capable Guardians in the Digital Environment: The Role of Digital Literacy in Reducing Phishing Victimization"Deviant Behavior. 1-12.
2016 "Does “Violent” Mean “Bad”? Individual Definitions of Violence"Deviant Behavior. 332-351.
2016 "The impact of media exposure and political party orientation on public perceptions of police in Taiwan"Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. 694-709.
2015 "Alcohol outlets and neighborhood crime: a longitudinal analysis"Crime & Delinquency. 851-872.
2014 "Banking Options and Neighborhood Crime: Does Fringe Banking Increase Neighborhood Crime?"American Journal of Criminal Justice. 549-570.
2013 "Churches as neighborhood organizations and their relationship to street and domestic violent crime: The role of denomination, stability, and heterogeneity"Deviant Behavior. 803-823.
2013 "Experiences of domestic violence as a child and career choice"Journal of family violence. 289-297.
2012 "Chinese immigrants’ contact with police"Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. 741-760.
2011 "The relationship between self-control, witnessing domestic violence, and subsequent violence"Deviant Behavior. 769-789.
2010 "Criminology and Criminal Justice: Differences in Programs at the Master’s Level"Sociological Research Online. 7.
2010 “Where is Criminology? The Institutional Placement of Criminology with Sociology and Criminal Justice”Criminal Justice Review. 5-31.
2009 "Assessing the Domestic Violence Training Needs of Benefits Workers"Journal of family violence. 243-253.
2009 "Race, Class or Neighborhood Context: Which Matters More in Measuring Satisfaction with Police?"Justice Quarterly. 125-156.
2008 “Differential Perceptions of Neighborhood Problems by Police and Residents: The Impact of Neighborhood-Level Characteristics”Policing: An International Journal of Police Science and Management. 435-455.
2006 “Criminology/Criminal Justice Representation in the Discipline of Sociology: Changes Between 1992 & 2002”Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 323-335.
2005 "Social Disorganization and the Ability and Willingness to Enact Control: A Preliminary Test"Western Criminology Review. 89-103.
2004 "Social Disorganization, Legitimacy of Local Institutions and Neighborhood Crime"Journal of Crime and Justice. 33-60.
2004 "What Drives Punitive Beliefs?: Demographic Characteristics and Justifications for Sentencing"Journal of Criminal Justice. 195-206.
2004 “Neighborhood Characteristics and Crime: A Test of Sampson and Groves’ Model of Social Disorganization”Western Criminology Review. 1-16.
2004 “Problem Solving as Reinforcement in Adolescent Drug Use: Implications for Theory and Policy”Journal of Criminal Justice. 617-630.
2003 "Justifications for the Probation Sanction among Residents of Virginia: Cool or Uncool?"Federal Probation. 42-48.
2003 "Neighborhood Characteristics and Crime: A Test of Sampson and Groves’ Model of Social Disorganization"Western Criminological Review. 1-16.
2003 “From Violent Juvenile Offenders to Dangerous Violent Criminals: A Test of Athens’ Theory”Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance. 147-173.
2003 “Institutional Strength, Social Control and Neighborhood Crime Rates”Theoretical Criminology. 421-438.
2002 “Growing Up Poor: Does Poverty Cause Delinquency?”Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 159-188.
2001 “Social Control in a School Setting: Evaluating a School-Based Boot Camp”Crime and Delinquency. 573-609.
1999 “Examining the Effect of Work-Home Conflict on Work-Related Stress among Correctional Officers”Journal of Criminal Justice. 371-385.
1999 “School-Based Juvenile Boot Camps: Evaluating Specialized Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR)”Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services. 19-44.
1998 “An Examination of Gender and Race Effects on the Parental Appraisal Process: A Reanalysis of Matsueda’s Model”Crime and Criminal Behavior. 382-400.
1998 “Developing Partnerships for Gang Intervention: The Role for Community Corrections”Texas Probation. 6-12.
1997 "Delinquency and Class: A Test of the Proximity Principle"Justice Quarterly. 763-792.
1997 "Specifying the Gender-Class-Crime Relationship: Exploring the Effects of Educational Expectations"Sociological Perspectives. 293-323.
1997 "The Effects of Social Area Characteristics on the Relationship between Social Class and Delinquency"Journal of Criminal Justice. 125-140.
1997 “Youth Gangs in Texas: Part II”Texas Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Program. 1-11.
1997 “Youth Gangs in Texas: Part I”Texas Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics Program. 1-7.
1996 “Work-Related Stress and Coping Among Correctional Officers: Implications from Organizational Literature”Journal of Criminal Justice. 291-308.
1995 "Evaluating Contextual Patterns of Delinquency: Gender-Based Differences"Justice Quarterly. 59-84.
1994 "Rape Case Processing In the Harris County, Texas Criminal Justice System: A Comparison Across Crime Types"Journal of Criminal Justice. 13-26.
1994 "Theoretical and Empirical Specification of a Model of Informal Labeling"Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 241-276.
1993 "The Conflict Perspective, Symbolic Interactionism and the Status Characteristics Hypothesis"Justice Quarterly. 541-558.
1988 "Disaggregating Self-Reported Delinquency and Its Implications for Theory"Criminology. 591-625.

Chapters

Year Title
2015 "Class and Crime"International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier.
2015 "Crime, Social Learning Theory of"Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell.
2015 "Labeling Theory"The Handbook of Criminological Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.

Grants

  • 2016 Portsmouth Public Safety Needs Assessment  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 - 2017
  • Portsmouth Violence and Crime Reversal Initiative - Public Safety Needs Assessment  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 - 2017
  • City of Norfolk Comprehensive Community Youth Violence and Gang Assessment  awarded by City of Norfolk 2011
  • Proposal to Conduct a Comprehensive Youth Assessment Project  awarded by City of Norfolk Department of Human Services 2010
  • Proposal to Conduct a Comprehensive Youth Assessment Project for the City of Norfolk  awarded by City of Norfolk Department of Human Services 2010
  • Collaboration Research: Social Service Programs Offered by Churches: The Effects on Neighborhood Crime  awarded by National Science Foundation 2010 - 2006
  • Collaboration Research: Social Service Programs Offered by Churches: The Effects on Neighborhood Crime  awarded by National Science Foundation - 2006
  • Institutions, Social Control, and Neighborhood Rates of Violent Crime  awarded by National Institute of Justice 2010 - 2003
  • Institutions, Social Control, and Neighborhood Rates of Violent Crime  awarded by National Institute of Justice - 2003
  • “Returning to the Community: Offender Perceptions of Stigma and Expectations for Future Success”  awarded by College Summer Research Grant - 2002
  • “The Role of Nonsocial Reinforcement in the Decision to Continue Using Drugs”  awarded by College Summer Research Grant - 2000
  • “An Evaluation of the Specialized Treatment and Rehabilitation Program”  awarded by Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor, Texas 1996 - 1997
  • “The Development of Gangs in Small Towns,”  awarded by Sam Houston State University, Faculty Research Enhancement Fund - 1996
  • "The Sentencing of Rape Cases by the Criminal Justice System,"  awarded by Sam Houston State University, Faculty Research Enhancement Fu - 1995
  • “The Effects of Subjective Labels of Delinquency,”  awarded by National Institute of Justice, Summer Research Fellowship - 1989
  • Portsmouth Crime Reversal Initiative  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 -
  • Quality of Life Indicators among Elderly Persons: Measuring the Interrelationships between Health, Transportation Needs, Happiness, Economics, and Mistreatment 2009 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Criminology, University Of Maryland - College Park 1990
  • M.A. in Criminology, University of Maryland at College Park 1987
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University 1984
  • Full Name

  • Ruth Triplett