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«Curriculum Vitae Elizabeth Griffiths Rutgers University Phone: 973.353.3303 School of Criminal Justice Fax: 973.353.5896 Center for Law and Justice ...»

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Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Griffiths

Rutgers University Phone: 973.353.3303

School of Criminal Justice Fax: 973.353.5896

Center for Law and Justice Email: elizabeth.griffiths@rutgers.edu

123 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

Academic Appointments

2013-present Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

2011-2013 Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.

2006-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University.

2005-2006 Instructor, Department of Sociology, Emory University.

Education

2007. Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Toronto.

Dissertation: The Diffusion of Homicide across Neighbourhoods: A Social Ecological Case Study of Buffalo, New York, 1950 – 1999

1998. M.A. in Sociology, University of Toronto.

1997. B.A. (First Class Honours) in Sociology (major), University of Calgary.

Law in the Liberal Arts (minor), Concentration in Criminology.

Research & Teaching Interests Criminological Theory Urban Sociology Communities & Crime Community-Engaged Scholarship Miscarriages of Justice GIS and Spatial Methodologies Awards 2013 Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award, Rutgers University 2010 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, Emory University American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Award, 2nd place (with Jorge M. Chavez) 2003 2002 Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2000 NSF’s National Consortium on Violence Research Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2000-2003) 2000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2000-2002) 2000 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) 1999 University of Toronto Open Fellowship 1998 University of Toronto Open Fellowship 1 Revised 01/14 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles *Asterisk indicates that co-author is a current or former student

Keith, Shelley* and Elizabeth Griffiths. Forthcoming. Urban Code or Urban Legend:

Endorsement of the Street Code among Delinquent Youth in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Georgia. Race and Justice. DOI: 10.1177/2153368713500318 Griffiths, Elizabeth. 2013. Race, Space, and the Spread of Violence across the City. Social Problems 60 (4): 491-512.

Owens, Michael Leo and Elizabeth Griffiths. 2011/2012. Uneven Reparations for Wrongful Convictions: Examining the State Politics of Statutory Compensation Legislation. Albany Law Review 75 (3): 1283-1327.

Griffiths, Elizabeth, Carolyn Yule and Rosemary Gartner. 2011. Fighting over Trivial Things:

Explaining the Issue of Contention in Violent Altercations. Criminology 49 (1): 61-94.

Griffiths, Elizabeth. 2010. Clearing the Misty Landscape: Teaching Students What They Didn’t Know Then, But Know Now. College Teaching 58 (1): 32-37.

Griffiths, Elizabeth and George Tita. 2009. Homicide In and Around Public Housing: Is Public Housing a Hotbed, a Magnet, or a Generator of Violence for the Surrounding Community?

Social Problems 56 (3): 474-493.

Yule, Carolyn and Elizabeth Griffiths. 2009. Household Structure, Coupling Constraints, and the Non-Partner Victimization Risks of Adults. The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 46 (4): 495-523.

Chavez, Jorge M. and Elizabeth Griffiths. 2009. Neighborhood Dynamics of Urban Violence:

Understanding the Immigration Connection. Homicide Studies 13 (3): 261-273.

Griffiths, Elizabeth, Robert D. Baller, Ryan E. Spohn, and Rosemary Gartner. 2008. Is There Such a Thing as Defended Community Homicide?: The Necessity of Methods Triangulation.

Victims & Offenders 3 (2): 228-244.

Tita, George and Elizabeth Griffiths. 2005. Traveling to Violence: The Case for a MobilityBased Spatial Typology of Homicide. The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 42 (3): 275-308.

Abridged version reprinted in: Crutchfield, Robert D., Charis E. Kubrin, George S.

Bridges, and Joseph G. Weis (Eds.). 2008. Crime: Readings. Third Edition. Los Angeles:

Sage Publications, pp. 330-338.

Griffiths, Elizabeth and Jorge M. Chavez. 2004. Communities, Street Guns, and Homicide Trajectories in Chicago, 1980-1995: Merging Methods for Examining Homicide Trends across Space and Time. Criminology 42 (4): 941-978.

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Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Griffiths, Elizabeth and Michael Leo Owens. Forthcoming. Remedying Wrongful Conviction:

Societal Obligations to Exonerees. In Redlich and Acker (Eds.), Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward. North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

Griffiths, Elizabeth, Jessica M. Grosholz* and Lesley Watson.* 2011. Predatory Routines and Games. Pp. 117-33 in McGloin, Sullivan and Kennedy (Eds.), When Crime Appears: The Role of Emergence. New York: Routledge.

Griffiths, Elizabeth. 2011. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis. Pp. 442in Paul Vogt and Malcolm Williams (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods. London: Sage Publications.

Anselin, Luc, Elizabeth Griffiths, and George Tita. 2008. Crime Mapping and Hot Spot Analysis. Pp. 97-116 in Wortley, Mazerolle, and Rombouts (Eds.), Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis. United Kingdom: Willan Publishing.





Government or Technical Reports Howell, James C., Arlen Egley, Jr., George E. Tita, and Elizabeth Griffiths. 2011. U.S. Gang Problem Trends and Seriousness, 1996-2009. National Gang Center Bulletin, No. 6. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

Reprinted in: Egley, Arlen, Jr., Cheryl L. Maxson, Jody Miller, and Malcolm W. Klein (Eds.). Forthcoming. The Modern Gang Reader. Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rich, Michael, Michael Leo Owens, Elizabeth Griffiths, Moshe Haspel, Kelly Hill,* Adrienne Smith,* and Katy Stigers.* 2010. McDaniel-Glenn Evaluation: Final Report. January 2010.

Rich, Michael, Michael Leo Owens, Elizabeth Griffiths, Moshe Haspel, Kelly Hill,* Adrienne Smith,* and Katy Stigers.* 2009. McDaniel-Glenn Evaluation: Baseline Report. July 2009.

Welsh, Sandy, Myrna Dawson and Elizabeth Griffiths. 1999. Women and the Canadian Human

Rights Act: Sexual Harassment Complaints to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Ottawa:

Status of Women Canada, pg. 181-215.

Encyclopedia Entries Griffiths, Elizabeth. 2014. Public Housing Transformation and Crime Patterns. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In Bruinsma and Weisburd (Eds.). New York: Springer.

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Griffiths, Elizabeth and Jorge M. Chavez. 2014. Longitudinal Crime Trends at Places.

Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In Bruinsma and Weisburd (Eds.). New York: Springer.

Griffiths, Elizabeth. 2010. Turner, Ralph H.: Deviant Roles and the Social Construction of Behavior. Pp. 971-2 in Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. Sage Publications.

Manuscripts under Review/In Progress Nir, Esther* and Elizabeth Griffiths. The Role of Evidentiary Weight in Sentencing Determinations.

Trocchio, Sarah* and Elizabeth Griffiths. Rejecting by Race: How Ethnoracial Neighborhood Type, Property Crime, and Immigrant Concentration affect Patterns of Institutional Lending across Communities.

Griffiths, Elizabeth, Rosemary Gartner, and Carolyn Yule. Issues of Contention in Intimate Partner Violence: Symmetry and Status.

Howell, James C., Elizabeth Griffiths, and Megan Howell. Under contract. 2nd edition of Gangs in America’s Communities. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Public Intellectual Works Griffiths, Elizabeth. March 2010. Engaged Scholarship and Service Learning Initiatives at Metro-Atlanta Universities. American Sociological Association newsletter, Footnotes.

Research Grants July 2013: Rosemary Gartner (PI) and Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI): Neighborhood Change and Urban Violence. SSHRC Neighborhood Change Research Partnership. Funded: $20,500.

July 2013: Elizabeth Griffiths (PI): REU Supplement, National Science Foundation (NSF) Law and Social Sciences Program. Funded: $10,080.

April 2013 – March 2016: Elizabeth Griffiths (PI), Kay Levine (Co-PI), Volkan Topalli (Co-PI), and Joshua Hinkle (Co-PI): Race, Place & Discretion in the Prosecution of Drug-Free Zone

Charges. National Science Foundation (NSF) Law and Social Sciences Program. Funded:

$357,669.

2013-2018: Michael Rich (PI) and collaborators: Atlanta Moving to Work Panel Study. Atlanta Housing Authority. Wave 1 funding: $530,000, estimated total budget for Waves 1-3: $1.6 M.

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January 2011 – August 2011: Elizabeth Griffiths (PI) and Kay Levine (Co-PI): Drug Selling, Criminal Sanctions, and Race in Urban and Suburban Context: Felony Drug Arrests, Drug Free School Zone (DFSZ), and Drug Free Residential Zone (DFRZ) Offenses in Fulton County, Georgia. Race and Difference Initiative and the Office of Community and Diversity at Emory University. Funded: $5,000.

September 2009 – August 2010: In collaboration with the Urban Institute, Michael Rich (PI), Michael Leo Owens (Co-PI), Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI), and Lance Waller (Co-PI): Assessing the Impact of Public Housing Transformation on Crime Patterns in Atlanta. The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Funded: $90,000.

February 2006 – December 2009: Michael Rich (PI), Michael Leo Owens (Co-PI), and Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI). Evaluation of the McDaniel-Glenn HOPE VI Revitalization. Department of Housing and Urban Development, February 2006. Funded: $400,000.

July 2005: Dr. Michael Cusimano (PI; Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital) and team of collaborators. Brain Injury and Violence: Understanding and Addressing Disparities in the Vulnerable. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Funded: $5,000.

April 2005 – December 2005: Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI) and Carolyn Yule (Co-PI). Family Structure, Routine Activities, and Women’s Experiences of Non-Partner Violence: The Role of Female-Headed Households in Community Context. National Consortium on Violence Research.

Access granted to the U of T Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, April 2005. Funded:

$3,250.

July 2004 – September 2004: Elizabeth Griffiths. Dissertation Research Funding. John Beattie Research Fund (Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto). Funded: $1,260.

October 2003 – September 2004: Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI) and Jorge Chavez (Co-PI). Merging Spatial and Temporal Methodologies in Community-Level Violence Research. National Consortium on Violence Research (supported by NSF no. SES-0215551). Funded: $7,915.

Current Research Projects Neighborhood Context and Urban Violence: Examining the Role of Im/migration (with Dr. Jorge M. Chavez) Race, Place & Discretion in the Prosecution of Drug-Free Zone Charges (with Drs. Kay Levine, Volkan Topalli, and Joshua Hinkle) Relationship Symmetry and Lethal Violence (with Drs. Rosemary Gartner and Carolyn Yule) Public Housing Transformation and Crime in Atlanta (with Drs. Michael Rich, Michael Leo Owens, and Lance Waller)

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Stability and Change in Risky Terrains (with Drs. Leslie Kennedy and Joel Caplan) Longitudinal Patterns in City Gang Problems (with James C. Howell and Dr. George Tita) The Role of Evidentiary Weight in Judicial Sentencing Decisions (with Esther Nir*) The Political Economy of Latino Neighborhoods (with Sarah Trocchio*) Conference Presentations *Asterisk indicates that co-author is a current or former student 2013 Nir, Esther* and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Producing Convictions: Exploring the Social Dimensions of Evidence Attraction in Violent Criminal Cases.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Atlanta, November 2013.

2013 Trocchio, Sarah* and Elizabeth Griffiths. “The Political Economy of Latino Neighborhoods: How the Influence of Conventional Residential Lending on Violent Crime relates to Ethnicity and Immigrant Concentration.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Atlanta, November 2013.

2013 Chavez, Jorge M. and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Patterns of Immigration and Neighborhood Trajectories of Urban Violence.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Atlanta, November 2013.

2012 Griffiths, Elizabeth and George Tita. “Exploring Longitudinal Patterns in Gang Presence across American Cities, 1996-2009.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Chicago, November 2012.

2012 Nir, Esther* and Elizabeth Griffiths. “The Role of Evidentiary Weight in Judicial Sentencing Decisions: How Evidence affects Post-Conviction Discretion in Burglary and Assault Cases.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Chicago, November 2012.

2012 Gartner, Rosemary, Elizabeth Griffiths, and Carolyn Yule. “How the Nature of Violence is affected by the Relative Status of Opponents.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Chicago, November 2012.

2012 Rich, Michael, Michael Leo Owens, Elizabeth Griffiths, and Moshe Haspel. “Relocation, Satisfaction, and Engagement: Findings from the HOPE VI Redevelopment of Atlanta's McDaniel Glenn.” Paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association conference, Pittsburgh, April 2012.

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2011 Matthews, Shelley Keith* and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Who Adopts the Code of the Street?:

An Analysis of Juvenile Offenders in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Georgia.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Washington D.C., November 2011.

2011 Owens, Michael Leo and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Making It Easier on the Road to Justice:

Why States Adopt Compensation Laws for the Wrongly Convicted.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Washington D.C., November 2011.

2011 Griffiths, Elizabeth, Jessica M. Grosholz,* and Lesley Watson.* “Predatory Routines and Games.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Washington D.C., November 2011.

2010 Gartner, Rosemary, Elizabeth Griffiths, and Carolyn Yule. “Understanding the Issue of Contention in Violent Altercations between Intimate Partners.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, San Francisco, November 2010.



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