Research

Current Research Projects

Waco Guardianship in Action Study (with Dr. Shannon Hankhouse, Tarleton State University)

Detroit Community Study

Police Organizational Communication Study

Scared Straight Systematic Review Update

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Hollis, M.E. (Online First). The impact of population and economic decline: examining socio-demographic correlates of homicide in Detroit. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, doi: 10.1057/s41300-017-0037-0, Available OnlineFirst.

Hollis, M.E. (forthcoming). Measurement issues in use of force: A state-of-the-art review. Forthcoming in Policing: An International Journal.

Hollis, M.E. and Jennings, W.G. (forthcoming). Racial disparities in police use of force: A state-of-the-art review. Forthcoming in Policing: An International Journal.

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.

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.

Hollis, M.E. (2016). Community-based partnerships: Collaboration and organizational partnerships in criminal justice. Journal of Family Strengths, 16(2), Article 1, 1-18.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hollis, M.E. and Wilson, J.M. (2015). Police staffing levels: Disaggregating the variation. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hollis, M.E., Lacefield, G., Hankhouse, S., and del Carmen, A. (2016). Responding to Mental Illness in the Tarrant County Criminal Justice System. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.