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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

2011-present 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.

Committee: Rosemary Gartner (supervisor), Julian Tanner, and Tony Doob The Diffusion of Homicide across Neighborhoods: 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 Research Methods & Statistics Miscarriages of Justice GIS and Spatial Methodologies Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Owens, Michael Leo and Elizabeth Griffiths (forthcoming). “Uneven Reparations for Wrongful Convictions: Examining the State Politics of Statutory Compensation Legislation.” Albany Law Review.

Revised 03/12

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.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters Griffiths, Elizabeth, Jessica M. Grosholz and Lesley Watson (2011). “Predatory Routines and Games.” 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.

442-64 in 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.” In Wortley, Mazerolle, and Rombouts (Eds.), Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis. United Kingdom: Willan Publishing, pp. 97-116.

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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.

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 (forthcoming). “Public Housing Transformation and Crime Patterns.” Encyclopedia of Crime (Weisburd and Bruinsma, Eds.).

Griffiths, Elizabeth and Jorge M. Chavez (forthcoming). “Longitudinal Crime Trends at Places.” Encyclopedia of Crime (Weisburd and Bruinsma, Eds.).

Griffiths, Elizabeth (2010). “Turner, Ralph H.: Deviant Roles and the Social Construction of Behavior.” In Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. Sage Publications.





Manuscripts under Review Griffiths, Elizabeth. “Race, Space, and the Spread of Violence across the City.” [Revise and Resubmit] Public Intellectual Works Griffiths, Elizabeth (March 2010). “Engaged Scholarship and Service Learning Initiatives at Metro-Atlanta Universities.” American Sociological Association newsletter, Footnotes.

Current Projects in Progress “Penetrating the Zone Defense: Drug Free School Zones, Race and the Suburban/Urban Divide” (with Kay Levine and Volkan Topalli).

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“Race, Immigration, and Neighborhood Homicide Trajectories” (with Jorge M. Chavez).

“Relationship Symmetry and Lethal Violence” (with Rosemary Gartner and Carolyn Yule).

“Public Housing Transformation and Crime in Atlanta” (with Michael Rich, Michael Leo Owens, and Lance Waller).

“Adopting the Code of the Street in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Georgia” (with Professor Shelley Matthews).

“Longitudinal Patterns in City Gang Problems” (with George Tita).

“The Role of Evidentiary Weight in Judicial Sentencing Decisions” (with Esther Nir).

“Stability and Change in Risky Terrains” (with Leslie Kennedy and Joel Caplan).

Research Grants: Awarded 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.

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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.

Research Grant Applications

October 2010: Rosemary Gartner (PI), Sandra Buccarius (Co-PI), Sarah Thompson (Co-PI), and Elizabeth Griffiths (Collaborator): “The Social Sources of Neighborhood Resilience to Crime.”

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Funds Requested:

$151,010.

December 2008: In collaboration with the Center for Injury Prevention (Deb Houry, M.D.) and Georgia State University: “Post-Secondary Education: Integrating Crime Victims' Issues into University and College Curricula (Cooperative Agreement).” U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. Funds Requested: $300,000.

February 2006: Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI), Jacob I. Stowell (Co-PI) and Jorge M. Chavez (CoPI) “Latinos, Violence, and Local Context: Disaggregating Race- and Ethnic-Specific Community Homicide Trajectories.” National Consortium on Violence Research. Funds Requested: $10,958.10.

September 2004: Elizabeth Griffiths (Co-PI) and Jorge Chavez (Co-PI) “Community Homicide Trajectories in Chicago: An Extension.” National Consortium on Violence Research. Funds Requested: $5,000 Awards 2010 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, Emory University 2003 Griffiths, Elizabeth and Jorge M. Chavez.

“Communities, Guns, and Lethal Violence:

Chicago Homicide Trends across Space and Time, 1980-1995.” 2nd place in the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition, American Society of Criminology 2002 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (awarded 2000 and 2002) 2000 Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the National Consortium on Violence Research (2000-2003) 2000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2000-2002) 1998 University of Toronto Open Fellowship (awarded 1998 and 1999)

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Conference Presentations 2012 Griffiths, Elizabeth and George Tita. “Exploring Longitudinal Patterns in Gang Presence across American Cities, 1996-2009.” To be 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.” To be 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.” To be 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.” To be presented at the Urban Affairs Association conference, Pittsburgh, April 2012.

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.

2009 Watson, Lesley, Jessica Grosholz, and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Two Actors, Three Roles: A Game Theoretic Extension of Routine Activities Theory for Interpersonal Violence.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Philadelphia, November 2009.

2008 Griffiths, Elizabeth. “On Using Experiments in a Seminar on Miscarriages of Justice.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, St. Louis, November 2008.

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2007 Griffiths, Elizabeth, Carolyn Yule, and Rosemary Gartner. “Resorting to Violence: The Role of Symmetry in Women’s Social Relationships.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Atlanta, November 2007.

2005 Griffiths, Elizabeth and Carolyn Yule. “Women’s Experiences of Non-Partner Victimization: The Role of Female-Headed Households in Community Context.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Toronto, November 2005.

2005 Chavez, Jorge M. and Elizabeth Griffiths. “Beyond the Black Ghetto: The Role of Race and Concentrated Disadvantage on Homicide Trajectories in Chicago, 1980-1995.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Toronto, November 2005.

2004 Griffiths, Elizabeth. “Trading Spaces: The Movement of Homicide Incidents Out of the Downtown Core, Buffalo, NY 1950-1999.” Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meetings, Nashville, November 2004.

2004 Griffiths, Elizabeth and Jorge M. Chavez. “Not Just the Ghetto: Neighborhood Characteristics of Homicide Trajectories, Chicago 1980-1995.” Roundtable paper presented at the American Sociological Association meetings, San Francisco, August 2004.



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