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Matthew B. Robinson Ph.D.

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Accessible targets, but not advisable ones: The role of 'accessibility' in student apartment burglary 1998 412 Given the apparent importance of the environmental characteristic "accessibility" in criminological literature in helping to explain the occurrence of burglary, this paper examined the role of accessibility in reported burglaries of private apartment...
Assessing Criminal Justice Practice Using Social Justice Theory 2010 1411 In this paper, I introduce two of the leading theories of social justice put forth by John Rawls and David Miller. Then, I assess criminal justice practice, from law-making to corrections, in terms of ways in which it is consistent and inconsistent w...
Burglary Revictimization: The Time Period of Heightened Risk 1998 921 Residents can expect and prepare for burglary if they are prone to victimization. The risk for a repeat action of burglary appears immediately after the initial offense. Crime records indicate 25% of repeat burglaries occur within one week of the ini...
Crime on Campus: A Survey of Space Users 2001 1689 This paper reports findings from a study of perceptions and realities of crime at a regional, comprehensive university campus in North Carolina, USA. Specifically, the study explored perceptions of the primary place users of the campus (ie students, ...
The Death Penalty in North Carolina: A Summary of the Data and Scientific Studies 2011 887 This report summarizes what is known about capital punishment in North Carolina based on available empirical data as well as studies of the state’s death penalty system. The goal is to establish the realities of the state’s capital punishment system ...
Downsizing, corporate security, and loss prevention 1999 696 This study reports findings from a survey of international security executives of major corporations which examined the effects of corporate reengineering (downsizing) on corporate loss prevention initiatives, loss prevention budgets, attitudes of em...
Environmental Characteristics Associated With Residential Burglaries Of Student Apartment Complexes 1997 1104 This study identified environmental characteristics associated with residential burglaries of apartment complexes predominantly occupied by students, located near two major universities and a community college in Tallahassee, Florida. Through observa...
From Research to Policy: Preventing Residential Burglary Through a Systems Approach 2000 504 This paper isolates crime prevention policy implications which stem from a series of interrelated environmental studies of residential burglaries. A number of crime prevention strategies are developed using a systems approach. It is argued that chang...
A Geographic Approach to Racial Profiling: The Microanalysis and Macroanalysis of Racial Disparity in Traffic Stops 2009 1398 Despite numerous studies explaining racial disparity in traffic stops, the effects of spatial characteristics in patrolling areas have not been widely examined. In this article, the authors analyzed traffic stop data at both micro- and macro- levels....
High Aesthetics/Low Incivilities: Criminal Victimizations and Perceptions of Risk in a Downtown Environment 1998 461 In recent years, there has been substantial growth in the theoretical and empirical literature dealing with fear of crime. Research done on criminal victimizations and perceptions of risk in a downtown environment are discussed.
Ideology and Criminal Justice: Suggestions for a Pedagogical Model 2004 1887 Without the explanatory power of general theoretical principles, criminal justice educators are limited to subjectively describing the structure and function of our systems of criminal justice rather than explaining why these systems behave the way t...
Justice as Freedom, Fairness, Compassion, and Utilitarianism: How My Life Experiences Shaped My Views of Justice 2003 441 This essay lays out my definition of justice and traces the origins of its conception. I identify and discuss very specific life experiences and how they have affected my understanding of justice. Specific incidents include early childhood experience...
The Maximizer: Clarifying Merton's Theories of Anomie and Strain 2008 797 Robert Merton's (1957) theories of anomie and strain are among the most widely examined theories of criminality. Messner and Rosenfeld's (1994) theory of institutional anomie built on Merton's conception of anomie, delineating how specific institutio...
The Mouse Who Would Rule the World! How American Criminal Justice Reflects the Themes of Disneyization 2003 362 This paper specifies the relationships between the trend of Disneyization and the increasingly efficient, scientific, costly, and control-oriented systems of American criminal justice. Disneyization is the process by which the principles of the Dis...
The Myth of a Fair Criminal Justice System 2009 443 This paper examines whether the belief that the US criminal justice system is fair is a myth. After an introduction of the criminal justice system and its goals, we turn to possible sources of unfairness in criminal justice, including the criminal l...
Open Access to Criminal Justice Scholarship: A Matter of Social Justice 2008 715 The paper argues that criminal justice scholarship disseminated through the traditional journal subscription model is not consistent with social justice. Adoption of "open access" principles in publishing benefits both authors and readers through bro...
Publishing in Criminal Justice and Criminology: Assessing Journal Editors Awareness and Acceptance of Open Access 2009 367 The authors, building upon a previous article that challenged the subscription-based journal publishing model, assess the awareness and attitudes of editors of journals in criminal justice and criminology toward open access, author rights, and relate...
A Snapshot of SCJA Members: An Analysis of Paper Presentations at the 1998 2003 SCJA Meetings 2004 525 This paper contains an analysis of papers scheduled for presentation at the annual meetings of the Southern Criminal Justice Association during a six-year period (1998-2003). The goal is to discover which research topics are most popular and which ar...
Using Active Learning in Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Examples 2000 1228 Active learning strategies may overcome the weaknesses of the traditional lecture approach. This paper outlines some of the main strengths and weaknesses of the lecture approach and reports research which illustrates why active learning strategies sh...
Wither Criminal Justice: An Argument for a Reformed Discipline 2001 336 The American criminal justice system fails to achieve justice, reduce crime, and provide equal protection to Americans regardless of their social class, race, and gender. But, criminal justice as an academic area of study has become a popular and fas...