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Meghan E. Hollis, Ph.D.

EDUCATION

Northeastern University, Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Justice Policy, 2013

Dissertation: Defining Crime: An Analysis of Organizational Influences on Police Processing of Information (Chair, Peter K. Manning)

Northeastern University, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, 2009

Master’s Thesis: Social Disorganization in a Military Community (Chair, Jennifer B. Robinson)

Troy University, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Cum Laude), 2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer and Editor (2019- )

Police Consultant (2019- )

Austin Public Safety Commission

            Commissioner (2019- )

Texas Department of State Health Services

Manager III, Surveillance and Data Analytics Group, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (2019)

Research Specialist V, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (2018-2019)

Texas State University, School of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor (2017-2018)

Tarleton State University, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies

Assistant Professor (2015-2017)

Director of the Institute on Predictive and Analytical Police Science (2015-2017)

Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Editorial Board Member (2015- )

Reviews Editor (2015-2018)

Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice

Post-Doctoral Assistant Professor (2013-2015)

Investigator, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP)

Investigator, Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services

Learning Innovations at WestEd

Research Consultant to Dr. Anthony Petrosino (2012-2013)

University of Massachusetts – Boston, Department of Sociology

            Adjunct Faculty (2009-2013)

Stonehill College, Department of Sociology

Adjunct Faculty (2013)

Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Assistant to Dr. Brandon C. Welsh (with the Netherlands Institute for the     Study of Crime and Law Enforcement – NSCR) (2009-2011)

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Marc Swatt for Statistics courses at undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels (2008-2009).

Research Assistant to Dr. Ni (Phil) He and Dr. Ineke Marshall on International Self-Report Delinquency Study – 2 (ISRD-2) (2007-2008)

Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement

            Research Associate with Dr. Brandon C. Welsh (2009-2011)

Refereed Publications

  1. Hollis, M.E., Jennings, W.G., and Hankhouse, S. (2019). An outcome evaluation of a substance abuse program for probationers: Findings from a quasi-experimental design. American Journal of Criminal Justice, OnlineFirst,. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12103-019-9472-z.
  2. Jennings, W. G., Hollis, M. E., & Fernandez, A. J. (2019). Deadly force and deadly outcome: Examining the officer, suspect, and situational context of officer-involved shootings. Deviant Behavior, OnlineFirst, https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2019.1596532.
  3. Hollis, M. E. (2019). Security or Surveillance: An Examination of CCTV Camera Usage in the 21st Century. Criminology and Public Policy, 18(1), 131-134.
  4. Hollis, M. E., & Hankhouse, S. (Accepted / In Press). Crime risks and rural routines: A theoretical examination of guardianship activities in rural areas. International Journal of Rural Criminology.
  5. Hollis, M. E., Fenimore, D., Caballero, M., & Hankhouse, S. (2019). Examining Guardianship in Action in Waco, Texas. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 21(1), 68-80.
  6. Hollis, M. E. (2018). Disaggregating gang activity: An exploratory study of the socio-demographic context of gang activity. Crime, Law, and Social Change, OnlineFirst. Published. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-018-9798-3
  7. Hollis, M. E. (2018). Methodological Issues in Use of Force Research: A State-of-the-Art Review. Policing: An International Journal, OnlineFirst.
  8. Hollis, M. E., & Jennings, W. G. (2018). Racial disparities in police use-of-force: A state-of-the-art review. Policing: An International Journal, 41(2), 178–193.
  9. Hollis, M. E. (2018). The impact of population and economic decline: Examining socio-demographic correlates of homicide in Detroit. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 20(2), 84-98.
  10. Hollis, M.E., Downey, S., del Carmen, A., and Dobbs, R.R. (2017). The relationship between media portrayals and crime: Perceptions of fear of crime among citizens. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 19(1), 46-60.
  11. Hollis, M.E. and Martinez, R. (2017). Ethnography from the Margins: Why We Need to Understand the Relationship Between Power/Powerlessness and Marginalization. Sociological Focus, 50(1), 1-6.
  12. Hollis, M.E. (2016). Community-based partnerships: Collaboration and organizational partnerships in criminal justice. Journal of Family Strengths, 16(2), Article 1, 1-18
  13. Kruger, D.J., Crichlow, V.J., Hollis, M.E., McGarrell, E.F., Jefferson, B.M., Reischl, T.M., and Zimmerman, M.A. (2016). Perceptions of procedural justice mediate the relationship between local violent crime density and crime reporting intentions. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(6), 807-812.
  14. Hollis, M.E. (2016). Social Demographics of Crime in a Military Community in the United States. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 18(2), 122-140.
  15. Butler, R., del Carmen, A., and Hollis, M.E. (2016). Navajo juveniles and alcohol-related arrests in Arizona: A longitudinal comparative analysis. Law Enforcement Executive Forum.
  16. Sullivan, B., Wilson, J.M., and Hollis, M.E. (2016). Measuring the ‘unmeasurable’: Approaches to assessing the nature and extent of product counterfeiting. International Criminal Justice Review.  26(3), 259-276.
  17. Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2015). Police staffing levels: Disaggregating the variation. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.
  18. Hollis, M.E., Fejes, L.Z., Fenoff, R. and Wilson, J.M. (2014).Routine activities and product counterfeiting: A research note. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Available in Online Advanced Edition.
  19. Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2014). Who are the guardians in product counterfeiting? A theoretical application of routine activities theory. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 16(3): 169-188.
  20. Hollis-Peel, M.E. & Welsh, B.C. (2014). What makes a guardian capable? A test of guardianship in action. Security Journal, 27(3): 320-337.
  21. Hollis, M.E., Felson, M., & Welsh, B.C. (2013). The capable guardian in routine activities theory: A theoretical and conceptual reappraisal. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 15(1): 65-79.
  22. Petrosino, A., Petrosino, C.T., Buehler, J., & Hollis, M.E. (2013). “Scared Straight” and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency, update. Cochrane Collaboration Reviews. http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews.
  23. Welsh, B.C., Braga, A.A., & Hollis-Peel, M.E. (2012). Can “Disciplined Passion” Overcome the Cynical View? An Empirical Inquiry of Evaluator Influence on Police Crime Prevention Program Outcomes. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8: 415-431.
  24. Petrosino, A., Petrosino, C.T., Buehler, J., & Hollis, M.E. (2012). “Scared Straight” and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency, update. Campbell collaboration, Crime and Justice Reviews. http://campbellcollaboration.org.
  25. Hollis-Peel, M.E., Reynald, D.M. & Welsh, B.C. (2012). Guardianship and crime: An International Comparative Study of Guardianship in Action. Crime, Law, and Social Change, 58(1), 1-14.
  26. Hollis-Peel, M.E., Reynald, D.M., van Bavel, M., Elffers, H., and Welsh, B.C. (2011). Guardianship for crime prevention: A critical review of the literature. Crime, Law, and Social Change, 56(1), 53-70.
  27. Welsh, B.C., Peel, M.E., Farrington, D.P., Elffers, H., and Braga, A.A. (2011). Research design influence on study outcomes in crime and justice: A partial replication with public area surveillance. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 7 (2), 183-198.

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

Martinez, R., Hollis, M. E., & Stowell, J. (2018). The Handbook on Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Hollis, M.E., and Martinez, R. (2017). Co-Editors, Special Issue on Ethnography from the Margins. Sociological Focus, 50(1).

Hollis, M.E., and Hankhouse, S. (2019). Co-Editors, Special Issue on Rural Criminology, Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

In Preparation

Hollis, M.E. (in preparation). The Problem with Policing.

Hollis, M.E. and Petrosino, A. (in preparation). Scared Straight: An Overview.

Hollis, M.E. (in preparation). Policing Through the Looking Glass: Police Communications as a Reflection of Society.

Hollis, M.E., Manning, P.K., and Hankhouse, S. (in preparation). A Critical Theory of Policing. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bowman, S.W. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). What was old is new again: An Examination of Contemporary Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice. In R. Martinez, Jr., M.E. Hollis, and J. Stowell (eds). The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
  2. Hollis, M.E. and Hankhouse, S. (2017). Final Report from the Performance Impact and Feasibility Study of the Comin’ Up Gang Intervention. Fort Worth Police Department.
  3. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2017). Final report on evaluation of substance abuse program in probation for McLennan County. Produced by the Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Science, School of Criminal Justice. Tarleton State University.
  4. Hollis, M.E. (2016). Homicide, Home Vacancies, and Population Change in Detroit: Final Report on MAPPR Grant. Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University.
  5. Hollis, M.E., Hankhouse, S., and Lacefield, G. (2016). Final Report on the Tarrant County Jail Use Study. Produced by the Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Science, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.
  6. Wilson, J.M., Hollis, M.E., and Grammich, C. (2016). Consolidated Public Safety Departments: A Census and Administrative Examination. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. ISBN: 978-1-935676-89-8.
  7. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). Responding to Mental Illness in the Tarrant County Criminal Justice System. Volume 1: An Overview of the Problem. Produced by the Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Science, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.
  8. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). Responding to Mental Illness in the Tarrant County Criminal Justice System. Volume 2: Understanding the Mentally Ill Offender. Produced by the Institute for Predictive and Analytical Policing Science, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.
  9. Hollis, M.E. (2014). Accessing the Experiences of Female and Minority Police Officers: Observations from an Ethnographic Researcher. In K. Lumsden and A. Winter (eds.), Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and Powerless., pp. 150-161 Basingstroke: Palgrave-MacMillan.
  10. Petrosino, A., Turpin-Petrosino, C., Hollis-Peel, M.E., Lavenberg, J.G., and Stern, A. (2014). Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency. No 12 of Crime Prevention Research Review. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
  11. Petrosino, A., MacDougall, P., Hollis, M.E., Fronius, T., and Guckenburg, S. (2014). Anti-social behavior of children and adolescents: Harmful treatments, effective interventions, and novel strategies. In S.O. Lillienfeld, S.J.Lynn, and J.M. Lohr (eds.), Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition (pp. 500-526). Invited chapter.
  12. Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2014). Staff Perceptions of Public Safety Consolidation: A Multi-Site Assessment. Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (PCASS), Michigan State University, Research Brief.
  13. Petrosino, A., C. Turpin-Petrosino, J. Lavenberg, and M.E. Hollis. (2013). Scared Straight. In G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Springer.
  14. Welsh, B.C., van der Laan, P., and Hollis, M.E. (2013). Systematic Reviews and Cost-Benefit Analyses: Toward Evidence-Based Crime Policy. In B.C. Welsh, G. Bruinsma, and A.A. Braga (eds.) Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy. Cambridge University Press.
  15. Hollis-Peel, Meghan E. and Welsh, Brandon C. (2013). We are watching you: The importance of guardianship in crime prevention. In S. Ruiter, W. Bernasco, W. Huisman, and G. Bruinsma (eds.), Eenvoud & Verscheidenheid: Liber amicorum voor Henk Elffers. Amsterdam: Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR) and Afdeling Strafrecht en Criminologie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, pp. 359-368.
  16. Welsh, B.C., Lipsey, M.W., Rivara, F.P., Hawkins, J.D., Aos, S., & Hollis-Peel, M.E. (2012). Promoting change, changing lives: Effective prevention and intervention to reduce serious offending in early adulthood. In R. Loeber & D.P. Farrington (Eds.), From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy, and Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Hollis, M.E. and Hankhouse, S. (in preparation). Racial disparities in pretrial.  In preparation.

Hollis, M.E. (in preparation). An interaction order theory of crime. In preparation.

Hollis, M.E. (in preparation). Applying social disorganization theory in rural areas.  In preparation.

GRANTS/CONTRACTS

Funded 

Hollis, M.E. (2015). Tarrant County, Texas, MacArthur Foundation RFP 2015-105.  Reducing Jail Use and Overcrowding. Grant submitted: 5/7/2015.  Principal Investigator, Amount Funded: $22,031 (Note: Not funded by MacArthur Foundation, but Tarrant County Commissioners Court voted to fund the project directly when the MacArthur submission was not funded)

Hollis, M.E. (2014). Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), Michigan Applied Public Policy Research (MAPPR) Grant Opportunity. Understanding the Environmental, Public Health, and Criminogenic Impacts of Demolishing Vacant Housing. Grant submitted 9/24/2014.  Principal Investigator, Amount Funded: $25,000.

Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2014). Qualcomm Foundation.  Research project on understanding and measuring the extent of the product counterfeiting problem.  Co-Principal Investigator, Amount Funded: $60,000.

Performance Incentive Fund Grant (PIF) (2013). University of Massachusetts – Boston.  Grant for FY 13 to create a professional development program and develop civic engagement strategies. Evaluation and Learning Outcomes Assessment Program Leader, Amount Funded:  $118,000.

Consultant to Learning Innovations at WestEd for Scared Straight Systematic Review Update (2012), Amount Funded: $4,500.

Submitted, but Not Funded

Hollis, M.E. (2018). National Science Foundation, CAREER Proposal. The Austin and San Marcos Community Study. Grant Submitted: 7/17/2018, Amount Requested: $581,189.

Rossmo, D.K. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). Bureau of Justice Assistance, Strategies for Policing Innovation. Killeen Police Department Evaluation of PIVOT-Based Policing Strategy. Grant submitted: 5/21/2018, Amount Requested: $299,832.

Hollis, M.E. (2016).  National Institute of Justice, DuBois Fellowship.  Understanding racial and ethnic disparities in the intersections of housing access and affordability, job access, transportation, and justice system involvement.  Grant submitted: 5/16/2016, Primary Investigator, Amount Requested: $118,841.

Hollis, M.E. (2016). Bureau of Justice Assistance, Evaluation Component of MHMR of Tarrant County Application, Primary Investigator, Amount Requested: $43,672

Hollis, M.E. (2016). National Institute of Justice, Early Career Application.  An Evaluation of the Veteran’s Treatment Court in Tarrant County, Texas. Principal Investigator, Amount Requested: $149,926.

Hollis, M.E. (2016). Bureau of Justice Assistance, Second Chance Mentoring Program, Subgrantee for Evaluation Component with Cornerstone Assistance Network.  Principal Investigator, Amount Requested: $43,672

Hollis, M.E. and Shelley, Tara (2016). Bureau of Justice Assistance, Smart Policing Initiative, Subgrantee for Evaluation Component with Arvada Police Department.  Co-Principal Investigator, Amount Requested: $200,000.

Hollis, M.E. (2016). Tarleton State University, University Research Grants, The Arlington Community Study.  Principal Investigator, Amount Requested: $15,045.

Hollis, M.E. (2015). National Institute of Justice, Data Resources Program. NIBRS Missing Data Analysis.  Grant submitted 5/29/2015.  Principal Investigator, Amount Requested: $38,372.

Hollis, M.E. (2014). National Science Foundation (NSF), Sociology. Protecting Against Crime: Merging Criminology and Public Health Approaches to Crime Prevention. Grant submitted 8/12/2014.  Principal Investigator, Amount requested: $216,375.

McGarrell, E. and Hollis, M.E. (2014). Bureau of Justice Assistance, Northtown Neighborhood Empowerment Grant. Grant submitted 5/6/2014.  Co-Principal Investigator, Amount requested: $156,255.00

Hollis, M.E. (2014). National Institute of Justice, Data Resources Program, Product Counterfeiting and Other Federal Crimes: A Comparative Study. Grant submitted 5/5/2014.  Principal Investigator, Amount requested: $39,993.

Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2014) National Science Foundation (NSF), Law and Social Sciences. A routine activities approach to assessing product counterfeiting prevention and response.  Grant submitted 1/10/2014.  Principal Investigator, Amount requested: $212,133

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference Presentation Award for American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (2011).

Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference Presentation Award for American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (2010).

Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice Conference Presentation Award for American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (2009).

Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice Conference Presentation Award for American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting (2008).

Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice Travel Award for Graduate Student Symposium on Spatial Criminology at Temple University (2008).

Temple University Award for Graduate Student Symposium on Spatial Criminology (2008).

Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice Research Assistantship (May 2007-December 2011).

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018

Nominated for Ruth Shonle Caval Young Scholar Award, American Society of Criminology

2017

Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award, Texas State University.

2016

Achievement Award for Outstanding Scholarship, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University

Nominated for Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award (for 2017 Meeting), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2008

Selected to present at Temple University Graduate Student Symposium in Spatial Criminology

2007

Student Panelist and Moderator – Communities and Crime Panel at the Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice 40th Anniversary Celebration

2006

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Troy University

2006

Cum Laude, Troy University 

SERVICE

2019

Editorial Board, Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

 Sub-Area Chair, Inequality and Justice, Annual Meeting Program Committee, American Society of Criminology, 2019 Annual Meeting

2018

Sub-Area Chair, Inequality and Justice, Annual Meeting Program Committee, American Society of Criminology, 2019 Annual Meeting.

Member, Master’s Degree Research Track Working Group Committee, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University

Member, Undergraduate Research Committee, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University

Member, University Budget Committee, Texas State University

Chair and Coordinator, UT Fanatics Fundraising Committee, Outdoor Performing Ensemble, James Bowie High School.

Editorial Board, Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

 Member, Kimberle Crenshaw Outstanding Paper Award Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Panel Facilitator, Police Chief’s Advisory Panel, San Marcos Police Department.

2017

Member, Master’s Degree Research Track Working Group Committee, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University

Non-Voting Member, Personnel Committee, School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University.

Member, Student Awards Committee, Minorities and Women Section, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Starlight Theater Booster Club, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas.

Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Appeals Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Comprehensive Exam Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Research Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

2016

Chair, Student Engagement Committee, Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of American Sociological Association.

Book Award Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for March 2017 conference

Member of Tarleton Equity and Innovation Lab, Tarleton State University.

Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Appeals Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Comprehensive Exam Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Member of Research Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University.

Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Starlight Theater Booster Club, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas.

Member of Search Committee for Associate/Full Professor, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University

2015

Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University

Member of Appeals Committee, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University

Member of Search Committee for Associate/Full Professor, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University

Member of All University Traffic and Transportation Committee, Michigan State University

 2014

Directed Study Advisor – Definitional Issues and Development of a Product Counterfeiting Taxonomy with Ksenia Petlakh.

 Member of All University Traffic and Transportation Committee, Michigan State University.

 2013

Academic Advising, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Directed Study Advisor – Systematic Review on Domestic Violence Advocacy Programming with Sinead Keane.

Rape Aggression Defense instructor at University of Massachusetts – Boston for the Police Department.

Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) grader, University of Massachusetts – Boston

2012

Guest speaker at Rape Aggression Defense courses at University of Massachusetts – Boston for the Police Department.

Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) grader, University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Served as Faculty Representative on Assistant Director Position Hiring Committee, University of Massachusetts – Boston, Police Department.

Faculty actor and participant in Active Shooter Exercises, University of Massachusetts – Boston for the Police Department.

Site supervisor and administrator for Police Officer, New Officer Police Written Exam, University of Massachusetts – Boston, Police Department.

2011

Guest speaker at Rape Aggression Defense courses at University of Massachusetts – Boston for the Police Department.

Served on new police officer oral board as faculty representative, University of Massachusetts – Boston, Police Department.

Chair and Faculty Representative, Domestic Violence Awareness Week Planning Committee, University of Massachusetts – Boston, Police Department.

Guest speaker at Take Back the Night activities sponsored by University Health Services, University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Book Award Committee Member for Division of International Criminology, American Society of Criminology

2008

Doctoral Student Representative to the Graduate Committee for the Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association (CCJGSA) at Northeastern University

2007

Graduate Student Representative – 40th Anniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University Programming Committee

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Rosenbaum, J.L. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). Social Change and Crime in Flint, Michigan. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  2. Denney, J.E. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). Policing Democracy: Assessing Democratic Policing. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  3. Hollis, M.E. (2018). Author Meets Critics: The Second Edition of Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology, Critic. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  4. Caballero, M., Fenimore, D.M., and Hollis, M.E. (2018). Expanding the Study of Guardianship in Action: Tools of Guardianship. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  5. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). The Intersection of Housing Characteristics and Guardianship in Action: A Case Study. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  6. Hollis, M.E. (2018). Policing Through the Looking Glass: Police Organizational Communication as a Reflection of Society. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
  7. Rosenbaum, J. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). The Worst City in America: A Social Ecological Analysis. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA, February 2018.
  8. Caballero, M., Hankhouse, S., and Hollis, M.E. (2018). The Social Ecology of Crime in Waco, Texas. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA, February 2018.
  9. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2018). Guardianship in Action in Waco: A Case Study. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA, February 2018.
  10. Hollis, M.E. (2018). Performing Race and Gender in Policing. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2018.
  11. Hollis, M.E. (2017). Policing the “Other”: Police Definitions of Gang Activity in Texas Communities. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017.
  12. Hollis, M.E., Hankhouse, S., and Navarro, N. (2017). Examining Guardianship in Rural Contexts: Guardianship in Action in Waco, Texas. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017.
  13. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2017). Guardianship in Texas: A Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Communities. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017.
  14. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2017). Substance abuse treatment program effectiveness in community corrections. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March, 2017.
  15. Hollis, M.E. (2017). Justice in the Motor City: Race and police legitimacy in Detroit. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 2017.
  16. Hollis, M.E. (2016). Mental health and drug use: The importance of mixed methods approaches. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., November, 2016.
  17. Hollis, M.E. and Hankhouse, S. (2016). Testing guardianship in action in Texas. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., November 2016.
  18. Hankhouse, S. and Hollis, M.E. (2016). Racial disparities in pretrial treatment. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., November 2016.
  19. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., and Hankhouse, S.. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Study Briefing and Final Report. Presented to the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, August, 2016.
  20. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., and Hankhouse, S.. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Study Briefing and Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, June, 2016.
  21. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., and Hankhouse, S.. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Study Briefing and Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, May, 2016.
  22. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., and Hankhouse, S.. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Study Briefing and Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, April, 2016.
  23. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Mental Health and Pretrial Research Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Justice Executive Planning Committee, March, 2016.
  24. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study – Mental Health and Pretrial Research Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, March, 2016.
  25. Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). Volume 1 – An Overview of Mental Illness in the Tarrant County Jail. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, February 2016.
  26. Hollis, M.E. Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study, Mental Health Report Initial Findings. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, January 2016.
  27. Hollis, M.E. and Hankhouse, S. (2015). The Tarrant County Jail Use Study, December Update. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, December 2015.
  28. Clark, K. and Hollis, M.E. (2015). Online in Detroit? Advancing Mixed Methods Research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2015
  29. CHAIR of Panel on Bystander Intervention, College Students, and Victimization. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2015
  30. Hollis, M.E. (2015). Trusting the people? Technology, communication, and the police. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2015
  31. Hollis, M.E. and del Carmen, A. (2015). General trends in the use of the Tarrant County Jail. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, November 2015.
  32. Hollis, M.E. (2015) Studying Jail Use and Overuse. Presentation at the Meeting of the Texas County Criminal Justice Administrators, Sam Houston State University, October 2015
  33. Hollis, M.E. and del Carmen, A. (2015). Introduction to the Tarrant County Jail Use Study. Presented to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, October 2015
  34. Hollis, M.E. (2015). Why they can’t leave Detroit? Colloquium presentation in Institute for Predictive and Analytic Police Science Colloquium Series, October 2015.
  35. Hollis, M.E. (2015). Social demographics of crime in a military community. Brown Bag presentation at Tarleton State University, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies Fall Brown Bag Series, September 2015
  36. Hollis, M.E. (2015). Why they can’t leave Detroit? Presentation in COLFA Dean’s Research Colloquium Series, September 2015.
  37. Hollis, M.E. (2015). Why they can’t leave Detroit: Population change, disadvantage, and homicide. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  38. Hollis, M.E., Kruger, D.J., McGarrell, E.F., Reischl, T.M., and Zimmerman, M.A. (2014). The social ecology of police legitimacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  39. Wilson, J.M. and Hollis, M.E. (2014). The structure and organization of public safety departments. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  40. Hollis, M.E. and Petrosino, A. (2014). School- and community-based juvenile awareness programs for juvenile delinquents and those at-risk for delinquency. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  41. Weiser, M. and Hollis, M.E. (2014). Examining guardianship in online auction environments. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  42. Petlakh, K. and Hollis, M.E. (2014). Guardianship through information-sharing: An examination of product counterfeiting. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  43. Hollis, M.E. and Felson, M. (2014). A theory of product counterfeiting. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  44. Fejes, Z.L., Hollis, M.E., Fenoff, R., and Wilson, J.M. (2014). Hot products in product counterfeiting: Extending the use of CRAVED. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  45. Fenoff, R. Hollis, M.E., Fejes, Z.L. and Wilson, J.M. (2014). Routine activities and product counterfeiting. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  46. Hollis, M.E. (2014). Chair of panel entitled: Crime and Place: Routine Activities and Product Counterfeiting, Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco.
  47. Hollis, M.E. (2014). Chair of panel entitled: Crime and Place: Guardianship in Cyberspace, Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco.
  48. McGarrell, E.F., Hipple, N.K., Hollis, M.E., Rydberg, J. (2014). Risk terrain modeling, violent crime patterns, and directed police patrol. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  49. Kruger, D.J., Crichlow, V.J., Hollis, M.E., McGarrell, E.F., Jefferson, B.M., Reischl, T.M., and Zimmerman, M.A. (2014). Violent crime density, trust in police, and intentions to contact police. Poster presented at the meeting for the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  50. Robinson, J.B. and Hollis, M.E. (2014). Permeability, opportunity, and crime: Specifying the links. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.
  51. Hollis, M.E., Felson, M., and Welsh, B.C. (2013). The chance to see an intruder. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA (Chair of session).
  52. Hollis, M.E., Adams, W., Felson, M., and Welsh, B.C. (2013). Unemployment and crime. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA (Chair of session).
  53. Hollis, M.E., Petrosino, A., Turpin-Petrosino, C., and Lavenberg, J. (2013). The effects of Scared Straight and other juvenile awareness programs on subsequent juvenile delinquency: An updated systematic review. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  54. Hollis, M.E. (2012). Defining crime: How police processing of crime influences crime outcomes used in research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL (Chair of session).
  55. Welsh, B.C., Braga, A.A., and Hollis, M.E. (2012). Can “disciplined passion” overcome the cynical view? An empirical inquiry of evaluator influence. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
  56. Hollis-Peel, M.E., Welsh, B.C., Reynald, D.M., and Elffers, H. (2011). What makes a guardian capable? A test of guardianship in action. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC. (Chair of session).
  57. Peel, M.E., Welsh, B.C., Farrington, D.P., Elffers, H., and Braga, A.A. (2010). Research design influence on study outcomes in crime and justice: A partial replication with public area surveillance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  58. Peel, M.E. (2010). Guardianship in Action: A Replication of Reynald (2009) in the United States. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Liege, Belgium.
  59. Peel, M.E. (2010). Guardianship in action: A replication of Reynald (2009) in the United States. Paper presented at Guardianship Working Group Meeting at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  60. Peel, M.E. (2010). Defining crime, social control, and the enduring influence of neighborhood context: A mixed methods approach. Initial findings from my dissertation research. Paper presented at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  61. Peel, M.E. and Robinson, J.B. (2009). Neighborhood permeability and land use in the context of neighborhood conditions of social disorganization. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  62. Peel, M.E. and Robinson, J.B. (2008). Interactions between neighborhood permeability and land use on spatial patterns of crime. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO.
  63. Marshall, I.H., He, N., and Peel, M.E. (2008). Low self-control and self-reported victimization and delinquency among a 12-15 year old sample of students. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO.
  64. Peel, M.E. (2008). Social disorganization in a military community. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Symposium on Spatial Criminology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
  65. He, N., Marshall, I.H., Peel, M.E., and Sawyer, W. (2007). The International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD-2): Challenges, Solutions, and Preliminary Findings (Part 1). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  66. Marshall, I.H., He, N., and Peel, M.E. (2007). Attitudes toward violence among ISRD-2 school samples in the US: An exploratory analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Bologna.

GUEST LECTURES AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2012

Guest lecturer in Corrections class, University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Colloquium presentation on The Interaction Order Violation Scale (IOVS): Applying Goffman to the Study of Crime, Colloquium Series, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2011

Guest lecture on Community-Based Crime Prevention and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2010

Colloquium presentation on Defining Crime – A Process-Based Approach to Defining Interactions with the Police, Colloquium Series, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Guest lecture on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Guest lecture on formal social control influences on the definition of interactions, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2009

Peel, M.E., & Welsh, B.C. Research design influence on study outcomes in crime and justice: A partial replication with public area surveillance. Colloquium Series, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Peel, M.E. (2008). Social disorganization and crime: A case study of the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina community.  Poster presented at the Annual Research Exposition, Northeastern University.

Peel, M.E. (2007). Social disorganization and military communities – The impact of special populations on social disorganization and crime.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Marshall, I.H., He, N., and Peel, M.E. (2007). The International Self-Report Delinquency Project (ISRD-2): An international collaborative study of delinquency in 30 countries.  Poster presented at the Research Exposition, 40thAnniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

Marshall, I.H., He, N., Peel, M.E., and Sawyer, W. (2007). Attitudes toward violence among four ISRD-2 school samples in the US: An exploratory analysis of a controversial theory.  Poster presented at the Research Exposition, 40thAnniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

Peel, M.E. (2007). Social disorganization in a military community. Poster presented at the Research Exposition, 40thAnniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

Peel, M.E. (2007). Prison populations and the census: How census methodology can impact political boundaries and representation.  Poster presented at the Research Exposition, 40th Anniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

Rousseau, D. and Peel, M.E. (2007).  Civil death: The impact of felon disenfranchisement on political participation. Poster presented at the Research Exposition, 40th Anniversary of the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Primary Investigator. Austin Community Study (2017-2018).

Primary Investigator. San Marcos Community Study (2017-2018).

Primary Investigator. Austin Police Department Wellness Study (2018-2019).

Primary Investigator.  Arlington Community Study (2016-2017).

Primary Investigator.  Tarrant County Jail Use Study (2015-2016).

Primary Investigator.  Evaluation of Comin’ Up Gang Initiative (2015-present).

Primary Investigator.  Fort Worth, Arlington, and Waco Guardianship in Action study (2015-present).

Primary Investigator. Public policy research on the impact of the demolition of vacant homes in Detroit. (2014-2016).

Primary Investigator.  Public policy research on risk for gang violence in Detroit (2014-2015).

Primary Investigator. Research on sentencing for product counterfeiting.  (2014-2015).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Dr. Jeremy Wilson).  Research project on measuring the extent of the product counterfeiting problem (2014-2015).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Dr. Jeremy Wilson). Research Institute on Police Consolidation and Shared Services (2013-2015).

Primary Investigator. Lessons on Implementing the Public Safety Model: Findings from a Survey of Sworn Personnel in Michigan (2013-2014).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Dr. Jeremy Wilson). Public Safety Consolidation and the Advancement of Community Policing (2013-2014).

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) basic self-defense instructor, University of Massachusetts, Boston – Police Department (2012-2013).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Dr. Peter K. Manning). Research on the influence of the relationship between formal social control (as seen in the policing organization) and informal social control (as seen in community organization – or lack thereof) on how interactions come to be defined as crime (2009-2013).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Brandon C. Welsh).  Experimental and Evaluation Research on Crime Prevention and Policing (2009-2012).

Co-Primary Investigator (with Dr. Jennifer B. Robinson). Research on social disorganization in military communities. (2007-2009)

Research Assistant. College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University (2007-2008)

Research Assistant. Department of Psychology, Northeastern University (2007)

Research Assistant. College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University (2006-2007)

Victim Advocate. Hope Cottage of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, SC (2005-2006)

Journal Editor

2019                             Special Issue of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

2018                            Series Editor, Criminology and Public Policy

2016 – 2018                Reviews Editor, Crime Prevention and Community Safety

2015                            Special Issue of Sociological Focus: Ethnography from the Margins

Article Editor

2013    Springer Open

Reviewer

2019    Crime Prevention and Community Safety; Journal of Experimental Criminology

2018    Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Journal of Quantitative Criminology; Policing: An International Journal; American Journal of Criminal Justice; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency; Journal of Interpersonal Violence; City and Community; Justice Quarterly.

2017    Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Criminal Justice Review

2016    International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; Crime Prevention and Community Safety; Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology.

2015    Policing and Society; International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; Journal of Experimental Criminology; European Journal of Criminology; Crime Prevention and Community Safety, International Criminal Justice Review.

2014    International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Security Journal; Asian Journal of Criminology; Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency; Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

2013    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; Justice Quarterly; Security Journal; Crime Prevention and Community Safety; Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management; Asian Journal of Criminology.

2012    Crime, Law, and Social Change; Justice Quarterly.

2011    Justice Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Criminology.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2016-present)

Minorities and Women Section

Police Section

American Society of Criminology (2006-present)

Division on People of Color and Crime

Division of International Criminology

Division of Policing

Division of Experimental Criminology

Division on Women and Crime

European Society of Criminology (2010-2011; 2015)

American Sociological Association (2010-2017)

Crime, Law, and Deviance Division

Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Division

Race, Class, and Gender Division

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) (2016-2017)

Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency

Division on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Division on Poverty, Class, and Inequality

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2016-2017)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016-2017)

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) (2016-2017)

Research Interests

Health equity and justice; intersections of criminal justice and public health; juvenile delinquency; policing and organizational studies of police; intersectionality in criminal justice occupations; organizational communication and wellness; policing and democracy; women’s health access challenges.

Courses Taught

Criminal Justice Systems, (U/G), Criminology Theory (U/G), Police and Society (U/G/D), Research Methods (U/G), Statistics (U/G), Corrections (U), Juvenile Delinquency (U), Crime Prevention (U/G), Understanding Product Counterfeiting (G).