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Recent Publications by CJ Faculty and Students

* denotes student or former student co-author


Lankford, Adam. 2014. “Evidence that Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal: Challenges and Empirical Predictions.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 380-393.

Lankford, Adam. 2014. “The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 351-362.

Lankford, Adam. 2014. “A Suicide-Based Typology of Suicide Terrorists: Conventional, Coerced, Escapist, and Indirect.” Security Journal, 27(1), 80-96.

Lankford, Adam. 2014. “Public Opinions of Suicide Bombers’ Mental Health.” Comprehensive Psychology, 3(1), 1-4.



Klutz, Douglas and Mark M. Lanier (editors). 2013. From the Crime to the Courts: An Overview of Criminology and Criminal Justice. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Lankford, Adam. 2013. The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lankford, Adam. 2013. Mass Shooters in the USA, 1966-2010: Differences Between Attackers Who Live and Die. Justice Quarterly.

Lankford, Adam. 2013. “A Comparative Analysis of Suicide Terrorists and Rampage, Workplace, and School Shooters in the United States from 1990-2010.” Homicide Studies, 17(3), 255-274.

Lankford, Adam. 2013. “On Sacrificial Heroism.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 16(5), 634-654.

Restivo, Emily* and Mark M. Lanier. 2013. “Measuring the contextual effects and mitigating factors of labeling theory.” Justice Quarterly, 1-26,

Polizzi, David and Mark M. Lanier. 2013. “Crime as Dis-ease: Towards an Epidemiological Criminology of the Social Body.” Acta Criminologica: the South African Journal of Criminology, 25, 2, 37-49.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2013. “Making it Real Through Transformative Scholarship, Service Learning, and a Community-Based Partnership for HIV Awareness in Alabama.” Journal of Community Engagement and Service, 6(2), 24-34.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen and Jamie DeCoster. 2013. “Lessons on Stigma: Teaching about HIV/AIDS.” Teaching Sociology, 42: [e-Pub Ahead of Print] DOI:10.1177/0092055X13510412. 

Lichtenstein, Bronwen, Kathryn Whetten, and Casey Rubenstein. 2013. “Notify Your Partners – It’s the Law: HIV Providers and Mandatory Disclosure.” Journal of the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care 13: [e-Pub Ahead of Print]. DOI: 10.1177/232595 7413494481. 

Lichtenstein, Bronwen and Joe Weber. 2013. “Old Ways, New Impacts: Race, Residential Patterns, and the Home Foreclosure Crisis in the American South.” The Professional Geographer 65: [e-Pub Ahead of Print] DOI:10.1080/00330124.2013.799993 

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2013. “Is U.S. Sociology in Decline? Global Dialogue 3(2): 30-31.  

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2013. “Beyond Abu Ghraib: The 2010 APA Ethics Code Standard 1.02 and Competency for Execution Evaluations.” Ethics and Behavior 23(1):67-70. 



Beckham, Kelly* and Ariane Prohaska. 2012. “Cybersex and Men who Kill: An Analysis of Deviant Men, Prostitution, and the Internet.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 7(2). Published online at

Chowdhury, Ishita*, and Mark M. Lanier. 2012. “Rape and HIV as Methods of Waging War: Epidemiological Criminology’s Response.” Advances in Applied Sociology, 2(1), 47-52.

Howell, Rebecca J., Bolland, J., and Lian, B. 2012. "Soft drug sequencing among a sample of Alabama youth: A longitudinal analysis." International Journal of Behavioral Science, 7(1), 47-58.

Howell, Rebecca J., and Hutto, Tonya S.* 2012. "Sentencing convicted juvenile felony offenders in the adult court: The direct effects of race." Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Published online ahead of print May 17, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/bsl2012

Hutto, Tonya S.*, and Rebecca J. Howell. 2012. "The Direct Effects of Race on the Adult Court Sentences of Waived Youth: Partial Replication and Extension." University of Alabama McNair Scholar’s Journal, 12(1), 85-115.

Klutz, Douglas, and Mark M. Lanier (editors). 2013. From the Crime to the Courts: An Overview of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA.

Lankford, Adam. 2012. “A Psychological Autopsy of 9/11 Ringleader Mohamed Atta.” Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 27(2), 150-159.

Lankford, Adam. 2012. “An Analysis of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military, 2004-2009.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 14(2), 1-21.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2012. "Internet Advice on HIV Status to Sexual Partners in an Era of Criminalization." International Public Health Journal, 4(4): 14-22.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2012. Social Stigma and Sexual Epidemics: Dangerous Dynamics. Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2012. “Starting Over: Dating risks and Sexual Health among Midlife Women after Relationship Dissolution.” In Laura Carpenter and John DeLamater (Eds.), Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives. NY: New York University Press.

Lo, Celia C., Rebecca J. Howell, and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2012. "Problem drinking by race and nativity: What is learned from social structural and mental health-related data of U.S.-born and immigrant respondents?" American Journal on Addictions, 21, S77-S87.

Lo, Celia C., Rebecca J. Howell, and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2012. "Explaining Black-White differences in homicide victimization." Aggression and Violent Behavior, Published online ahead of print November 14, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2012.11.006.

Martin, Joseph*, Bronwen Lichtenstein, Robert Jenkot, and David R. Forde. 2012. “They Can Take Us Over Any Time They Want: Correctional Officers’ Responses to Prison Crowding.” The Prison Journal, 92(1), 88-105.

Musick, Andy*. 2012. Book review of “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda.” Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 7(2), 180-182.

Robbins, Kathryn*. 2012. Book review of “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.” International Criminal Justice Review, 22(2), 220-221.



Gailey, Jeannine A., and Ariane Prohaska. 2011. “Power and Gender Negotiations during Interviews with Men about Sex and Sexually Degrading Practices.” Qualitative Research, 11(4), 365-380.

Howell, Rebecca J. 2011. "Exploring the impact of grading rubrics on academic performance: Findings from a quasi-experimental, pre-post evaluation." Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 22(2): 31-49.

Lankford, Adam. 2011. “Requirements and Facilitators for Suicide Terrorism: An Explanatory Framework for Prediction and Prevention.” Perspectives on Terrorism, 5(6), 70-80.

Lankford, Adam. 2011. “Could Suicide Terrorists Actually Be Suicidal?” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34(4): 337-366.

Lankford, Adam, and Katherine Gillespie.* 2011. “Rehabilitating Terrorists Through Counter-Indoctrination: Lessons Learned from the Saudi Arabian Program.” International Criminal Justice Review, 21(2): 118-133.

Lankford, Adam, and Nayab Hakim.* 2011. “From Columbine to Palestine: A Comparative Analysis of Rampage Shooters in the United States and Volunteer Suicide Bombers in the Middle East.” Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16(2): 98-107.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2011. “Notes From the Field: Dr. Evan Lyon, HIV Care, and the Crisis in Haiti.” Journal of the Association of Nurses in Health Care, 22(3): 249-256.

Lo, Celia C. 2011. “Student Learning and Student Satisfaction in an Interactive Classroom.” Journal of General Education, 59(4).

Lo, Celia C., Ebony L. Johnson*, and Kimberly A. Tenorio*. 2011. “Promoting Student Learning by Having College Students Participate in an Online Environment.” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(2): 1-15.

Lo, Celia C., and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2011. “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Access to Substance Abuse Treatment.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22: 621-633.

Martin, Nicole and Mark M. Lanier. 2011. “A Critical Review of American Law on Human Trafficking.” Alabama Academy of Science Journal, 82(1): 26-43.

Prohaska, Ariane, and John F. Zipp. 2011. “Gender Inequality and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.” Journal of Family Issues.

Tenorio, Kimberly A.*, and Celia C. Lo. 2011. “Social Location, Social Integration, and the Co-Occurrence of Substance Abuse and Psychological Distress.” American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.



Allen, Andrea N.*, and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “Drugs, Guns, and Disadvantaged Youths: Co-Occurring Behavior and the Code of the Street.” Crime and Delinquency.


Allen, Tom M .*, and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “Religiosity, Spirituality, and Substance Abuse.” Journal of Drug Issues, 40(2): 433-460.        

Anderson, Anita S.*, and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “Intimate Partner Violence Within Law Enforcement Families.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Cheng, Tyrone C., and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “The Roles of Parenting and Child Welfare Services in Alcohol Use by Adolescents.” Children and Youth Services Review, 32: 38-43.

Cheng, Tyrone C., and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “Mental Health Service Utilization: Adolescents with Substance Use/Mental Disorders and Dual Diagnosis.” Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19(5): 447-460.

Cheng, Tyrone C., and Celia C. Lo. 2010. “Heavy Alcohol Use, Alcohol/Drug Screening and their relationship to Mothers’ Welfare Participation: A Temporal-Ordered Causal Analysis.” Journal of Social Policy, 39(4).

Guadagno, Rosanna E., Adam Lankford, Nicole L. Muscanell*, Bradley M. Okdie*, and Debra M. McCallum. 2010. “Social Influence in the Online Recruitment of Terrorists and Terrorist Sympathizers: Implications for Social Psychology Research.” International Review of Social Psychology, 23(1): 25-56.

Howell, Rebecca J. 2010. Sequencing and prediction of adolescent soft drug initiation: Systematic review, quantitative investigation, and dual cross-validation. Boca Raton, FL: Universal Publishers.

Howell, Rebecca J. 2010. The Guttman approach to modeling drug sequences: Bridging literature gaps. Canadian Social Science, 6(3): 1-15.

Howell, Rebecca J. 2010. "Toward a determination of adolescent age-graded predictors of cigarette initiation." Studies in Sociology of Science, 1(1): 1-21.

Lanier, Mark M. 2010. “Epidemiological Criminology (EpiCrim): Definition and Application.” Journal of Philosophical and Theoretical Criminology, 2(1): 63-103.

Lanier, Mark M., Robert P. Pack*, and Timothy Akers. 2010. “Epidemiological Criminology: Drug Use among African American Gang Members.” Journal of Correctional Health Care, 16(1): 6-16.

Lanier, Mark M., and Stuart Henry. 2010. Essential Criminology, 3rd ed. New York: Westview/Perseus Press.

Lankford, Adam. 2010. “Do Suicide Terrorists Exhibit Clinically Suicidal Risk Factors? A Review of Initial Evidence and Call for Future Research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15(5): 334-340.

Lankford, Adam. 2010. "Suicide Terrorism As A Socially Approved Form of Suicide." Crisis, 31(6): 287-289.

Lankford, Adam. 2010. "Do Past U.S. Acts Constitute Terrorism? Implications for Counterterrorism Policy." International Criminal Justice Review, 20(4).

Lankford, Adam. 2010. “Assessing the Obama Standard for Interrogations: An Analysis of Army Field Manual 2-22.3.”  Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 33(1): 20-35.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2010. "Sensitive Issues in the Classroom: Teaching about HIV/AIDS in the American Deep South." Journal of Enhanced Learning in the Social Sciences, 2(3): 1-14.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2010. “HIV-Positive Prisoners and Institutional Segregation: A Legal and Health Analysis.” Chapter 12, in Aiden Renshaw and Emelina Suárez (Eds.), Violent Crime and Prisons: Population, Health Conditions, and Recidivism. NY: Nova Science.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen, Marsha Sturdevant, and Anil Mujumdar. 2010. “Psychosocial Stressors among HIV-Affected Families: Implications for Social Work Practice.”  Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 9(2): 130-152.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen, and Robert Malow. 2010. “A Critical Review of HIV-Related Interventions for Women Prisoners in the United States.”  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 21(5): 380-394.

Lo, Celia C. 2010. “How Student Satisfaction Factors Affect Perceived Learning.” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(1).

Lo, Celia C. 2010. “Using a SoTL Approach in Designing and Teaching a Graduate Seminar Course.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(1): 1-7.

Lo, Celia C., and Tyrone C. Cheng. 2010. “Onset Drinking: How It Is Related Both to Mother’s Drinking and Mother-Child Relationships.” Substance Use and Misuse, 45(13): 888-900.

Lo, Celia C., and Ariane Prohaska. 2010. “Creating an Environment Conducive to Active and Collaborative Learning: Redesigning Introductory Sociology at a Large Research University.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 21(4): 75-98.

Malow, Robert M., Rhonda Rosenberg, Bronwen Lichtenstein, and Jessy Dévieux. 2010. “The Impact of Disaster on HIV in Haiti and Priority Areas Related to the Haitian Crisis.” Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 21(3): 283-288.

Neal, Tess M-S, Bronwen Lichtenstein, and Stanley L. Brodsky. 2010. “Clinical Implications of Stigma in HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections.” International Journal of STD & AIDS, 21(3): 158-160.

Prohaska, Ariane, and Jeannine A. Gailey. 2010.  “Achieving Masculinity Through Sexual Predation: The Case of Hogging.”  Journal of Gender Studies, 19(1): 13-25. 



Akers, Timothy, and Mark M. Lanier. 2009. “'Epidemiological Criminology': Coming Full Circle.” American Journal of Public Health, 99(3): 397-402.

Boyd (Howell), Rebecca J. 2009. “Drug Use, Juveniles.” In H. Taylor Greene & S. Gabbidon (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Race and Crime. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Boyd (Howell), Rebecca J. 2009. “Meeting the mental health needs of female juvenile offenders: Where are we now, and where do we go from here?” In R. Gido & L. Dalley (Eds.), Women’s Mental Health Issues Across The Criminal Justice System (pp. 1-22). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Lanier, Mark M. 2009. “Epidemiological Criminology: A Critical Cross Cultural Analysis of HIV/AIDS.” Acta Criminologica, 22(2): 60-73.

Lankford, Adam. 2009. “Reexamining the ‘War of Ideas’ and Us-Them Differentiation: Implications for Counterterrorism.” The Homeland Security Review, 3(1): 1-21.

Lankford, Adam. 2009. “Promoting Aggression and Violence at Abu Ghraib: The U.S. Military’s Transformation of Ordinary People into Torturers.” Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14(5): 388-395.

Lankford, Adam. 2009. Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lichtenstein Bronwen, and Ida M. Johnson. 2009. “Older African American Women and Barriers to Reporting Domestic Violence to Law Enforcement in the Rural Deep South.”  Women & Criminal Justice, 19(4): 1-21.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2009. “Drugs, Incarceration, and HIV/AIDS among African American Men: A Critical Literature Review and Call to Action.”  American Journal of Men’s Health, 3(3): 252-264.

Lichtenstein, Bronwen. 2009. “HIV-Positive Prisoners and Institutional Segregation: A Legal and Health Analysis.”  In A. Renshaw & E. Suárez (Eds.), Violent Crime and Prisons: Population, Health Conditions, and Recidivism, (chapter 12). New York: Nova Publishers.

Lo, Celia C., Young S. Kim, Tom M. Allen*, Andrea N. Allen*, P. Allison Minugh, and Nicoletta Lomuto. 2009. “The Impact of School Environment and Grade Level on Student Delinquency: A Multilevel Modeling Approach.” Crime and Delinquency.

Prohaska, Ariane, and Jeannine A. Gailey. 2009. “Fat Women as ‘Easy Targets’: Achieving Masculinity through Hogging.” In E. Rothblum & S. Solovay (Eds.), The Fat Studies Reader.  New York: NYU Press.

Stanley, Jarrod, and Celia C. Lo. 2009. “School-Related Factors Affecting High School Seniors’ Methamphetamine Use.” Journal of Drug Education, 39(4): 403-420.


Forthcoming and In Press


Lichtenstein, Bronwen. Forthcoming. “The Feminization of Forclosure.”, Contexts, 13(2)

Lanier, Mark M., Stuart Henry and Desire’ Anastasia. Forthcoming. Essential Criminology, 4th ed., Westview/Perseus Press, New York, NY.

Lanier, Mark M., Catherine Ford*, Jonathan Reid* and Katlyn Stricklend* (editors). Forthcoming. Advanced Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, CA.

Lanier, Mark M., and Lisa Briggs (2014). Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Mixed Methods Approach, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.

Lankford, Adam. Forthcoming. "Public Opinions of Suicide Bombers' Mental Health." Comprehensive Psychology.

Lo, Celia C., Allison Monge*, Rebecca J. Howell, and Tyrone C. Cheng. Forthcoming. "The role of mental illness in alcohol abuse and prescription-type drug misuse: Gender-specific analysis of college students." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

Prohaska, Ariane and Bronwen Lichtenstein. Forthcoming. “Losing a Home to Mortgage Foreclosure: Temporary Setback or Chronic Stressor?” Social Justice Journal.

Prohaska, Ariane. Forthcoming. “Feederism: Transgressive Behavior or Same Old Patriarchal Sex?” International Journal of Social Science Studies.

Prohaska, Ariane. Forthcoming. “'Help me Get Fat!' Feederism and Communal Deviance on the Internet.” Deviant Behavior.

Prohaska, Ariane. Forthcoming. “‘Beyond My Imagination’: Learning the Sociology of Poverty through Service After the Tuscaloosa Tornado.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.


* denotes student or former student co-author