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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Scott Wolfe

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. 2012, Arizona State University, Criminology and criminal justice

M.S. 2008, University of Louisville, Justice administration

B.A. 2006, Ohio Northern University, Criminal justice and sociology

Office: 209, Currell College
Research Interests: Procedural justice and legitimacy, policing, criminological theory, low self-control
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Selected Publications

Pyrooz, D. C., Decker, S. H., Wolfe, S. E., & Shjarback, J. (2016). Was there a Ferguson Effect on crime rates in large U.S. cities? Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 1-8.

Wolfe, S. E. & Nix, J. (Forthcoming). The alleged "Ferguson Effect" and police willingness to engage in community partnership. Law and Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000164.

Nix, J. & Wolfe, S. E. (Forthcoming). The imapct of negative publicity on police self-legitimacy. Justice Quarterly.

Wolfe, S. E., Nix, J., Kaminski, R. J., & Rojek, J. (Forthcoming) Is the effect of procedural justice on police legitimacy invariant? Testing the generality of procedural justice and competing antecedents of legitimacy. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s10940-015-9263-8.