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Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director Criminal Justice
Ph.D. 2001, University of Cincinnati; Criminal JusticeM.S. 1997, University of Cincinnati; Criminal JusticeBA. 1996, Wright State University; Psychology major, Sociology minor
• Introduction to Criminal Justice• Criminology • Criminal Justice Statistics • Criminal Justice Research Methods • Gender, Race, & Crime • Advanced Criminological Theories (graduate) • Feminist Criminology (graduate) • Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar (graduate) • Research Interests • Criminology • Female Offending • Life-course criminology • Persistence and Desistance in Offending • Corrections • Offender reentry
Gunnison, Elaine, and Lisa M. McCartan. 2010. “Persistent Versus Late Onset Among Female Offenders: A Test of State Dependent and Population Heterogenity Interpretations. Western Criminology Review 11(3):45-62.
Gunnison, Elaine, and Jacqueline B. Helfgott. 2010. “Factors that Hinder Offender Reentry Success: A View from Community Corrections Officers.” The International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 1-18.
McCartan, Lisa M., and Elaine Gunnison. 2010. “Individual and Relationship Factors that Differentiate Female Offenders With and Without a Sexual Abuse History.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25(8):1449–1469.
Helfgott, Jacqueline B., and Elaine Gunnison. 2008. “The Influence of Social Distance on Community Corrections Officer Perceptions of Offender Reentry Needs.” Federal Probation June: 2-12.
Gunnison, Elaine, and Paul Mazerolle. 2007. “Desistance from Serious and Not So Serious Crime: A Comparison of Psychosocial Risk Factors.” Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society 20(3): 233-255.
Gunnison, Elaine, and Jacqueline B. Helfgott. 2007. “Community Corrections Officers’ Perceptions of Ex-Offender Reentry Needs and Challenges.” Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 22(1): 10-21.
Gunnison, Elaine, and Lisa M. McCartan. 2005. "The Role of Different Developmental Experiences: A Theoretical Examination of Female Persistence." Women and Criminal Justice 16(3):43-65.
Community Corrections Officers’ Perceptions of Ex-Offender Needs versus Community Opportunity in Seattle, Washington. $500, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University, 2004.
Evaluation of the State of Nevada Department of Corrections Life Skills Program. $11650, awarded by Nevada State Department of Corrections, 2002. (Co-investigator)
Persistence in Criminal Offending: An Analysis of Female Offenders. $9412.30, awarded by the University Research Council, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2002.
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