Daniel Mears earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and an M.A and Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin. While at the University of Texas at Austin, he was nominated for the school’s Outstanding Dissertation Award and was selected for the national honor society.
He most recently published an article in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, titled, “Progressively Tougher Sanctioning and Recidivism: Assessing the Effects of Different Types of Sanctions”, as well as a book titled, Out-of-Control Criminal Justice: The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency. His research has explored criminal justice policy involving juveniles, immigrants, and supermax prisons. He has twice been awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Science’s Outstanding Book Award. His expertise has been sought by organizations and agencies such as the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Mears is now the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology at the Florida State University College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, and a fellow of the American Society of Criminology. He is a frequent expert called upon by such news organizations such as ABC News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and USA Today.
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Daniel Preston Mears is an American criminologist, a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, and the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology at the Florida State University College of Criminology & Criminal Justice. A 2011 ranking of American criminologists ranked Mears as the second most influential in terms of scholarly contributions. His research interests include the study of supermax prisons, immigration and crime, causes of offending, sentencing, and juvenile and criminal justice policy. He is the author of American Criminal Justice Policy: An Evaluation Approach to Increasing Accountability and Effectiveness , Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration , Out-of-Control Criminal Justice: The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency , and Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry .Source: Wikipedia
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