John Wooldredge

John Wooldredge

Professor

School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
660NB Teachers/Dyer Complex
PO Box 210389
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0389
Phone 513-556-5838
Email john.wooldredge@uc.edu

Professional Summary

John Wooldredge holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois and is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice. His research and publications focus on institutional corrections (crowding, inmate and officer well-being, and inmate crimes and victimizations) and criminal case processing (sentencing and recidivism, and micro- versus macro-level extralegal disparities in case processing and outcomes). He is currently involved in an NIJ funded study of the use and impacts of restrictive housing in Ohio prisons (with Josh Cochran), and in projects focusing on PTSD among correctional officers, prison program effects on offenders' subsequent behaviors during and after incarceration, and extralegal disparities in prison sanctions imposed for rule violations. Recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment (co-edited with Paula Smith; published by Oxford University Press in 2018), and Understanding Prison Violence (co-authored with Ben Steiner; published by Taylor and Francis in 2020). Recent journal articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Annual Review of Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, CriminologyCriminology and Public PolicyJournal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly. In the undergraduate program, he teaches courses on institutional corrections and research methods.  His courses in the graduate program include a seminar on institutional corrections, and classes on multi-level modeling, sampling, and structural equation modeling.

Education

Ph.D. : University of Illinois Urbana, IL, 1986 (Sociology)

Research and Practice Interests

Institutional corrections, court processes, quantitative methods

Positions and Work Experience

2003 -2021 Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1992 -2003 Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1990 -1992 Assistant Professor , Department of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1986 -1990 Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Research Support

Grant: #2016-IJ-CX-0013 Investigators:Cochran, Joshua; Wooldredge, John 01-01-2017 -12-31-2021 National Institute of Justice Examining the Use and Impact of Restrictive Housing Role:Collaborator $452,452.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Silver, I., J. Wooldredge, C. Sullivan, and J. Nedelec Longitudinal Propensity Score Matching: A Demonstration of Counterfactual Conditions Adjusted for Longitudinal Clustering .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, ,

Papp, J., J. Wooldredge, and A. Pompoco Timing of Prison Programs and the Odds of Returning to Prison .Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research, ,

Wooldredge, J. (2020. ) Prison Management, Culture, and In-Prison Violence .Annual Review of Criminology, , 3 ,165

Mears, D., V. Hughes, G. Pesta, W. Bales, J. Brown, J. Cochran, and J. Wooldredge (2019. ) The New Solitary Confinement? A Conceptual Framework for Guiding and Assessing Research and Policy on “Restrictive Housing”.Criminal Justice and Behavior , , 46 (10 ) ,1427 More Information

Long, J., C. Sullivan, J. Wooldredge, A. Pompoco, and M. Lugo (2019. ) Matching Needs to Services: Prison Treatment Program Allocations .Criminal Justice and Behavior , , 46 ,674

Wooldredge, J. and J. Cochran (2019. ) Equal or Not? Private vs. Public Corrections Services and Programming .Criminology and Public Policy , , 18 ,295

Lugo, M., J. Wooldredge, A. Pompoco, C. Sullivan, and E. Latessa (2019. ) Assessing the Impact of Unit Management Programs on Institutional Misconduct and Prison “Returns”. .Justice Quarterly, , 36 ,59

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2018. ) Prison Officer Legitimacy, Their Exercise of Power, and Inmate Rule Breaking .Criminology, , 56 ,750

Cho, S. and J. Wooldredge (2018. ) Direct and Indirect Effects of Low Self-control on the Personal Victimization of South Korean Youth .Journal of Youth Studies , , 21 ,958

Cho, S. and J. Wooldredge (2018. ) Lifestyles, Informal Controls, and Youth Victimization Risk in South Korea and the United States .Journal of Child and Family Studies , , 27 ,1358

Wooldredge, J., J. Frank, and N. Goulette (2017. ) Ecological Contributors to Disparities in Bond Amounts and Pretrial Detention .Crime and Delinquency , , 63 ,1682

Williams, J., T. Griffin, D. Miller, and J. Wooldredge (2017. ) Simulating the Effects of “Peripheral Harm” as an AMBER Alert Issuance Criterion .Criminal Justice Policy Review , , 28 ,669

Oleson, J., C. Lowenkamp, J. Wooldredge, T. Cadigan, and M. VanNostrand (2017. ) The Sentencing Consequences of Federal Pretrial Detention .Crime and Delinquency , , 63 ,313

Pompoco, A., J. Wooldredge, M. Lugo, C. Sullivan, and E. Latessa (2017. ) Reducing Inmate Misconduct and Prison Returns with Facility Education Programs .Criminology and Public Policy , , 16 ,515

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2017. ) Individual and Environmental Influences on Prison Officer Safety .Justice Quarterly, , 34 ,324

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2016. ) The Exercise of Power in Prison Organizations and Implications for Legitimacy .Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology , , 106 ,125

Griffin, T., J. Williams, J. Wooldredge, and D. Miller (2016. ) Does AMBER Alert “Save Lives”? An Empirical Analysis and Critical Implications .Journal of Crime and Justice, , 39 ,490

Deryol, R., P. Wilcox, M. Logan, and J. Wooldredge (2016. ) Crime Places in Context: An Illustration of the Multilevel Nature of Hot Spot Development .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 32 ,305

Deryol, R., J. Wooldredge, P. Wilcox, and M. Logan (2016. ) Pondering Products of Place-Level Distances: A Reply to Reinhart .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 32 ,725

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2016. ) Further Inspection into the Effects of Correctional Officers’ Sex, Race, and Perceptions of Safety on Job-related Attitudes .The Prison Journal , , 96 ,576

Cho, S. and J. Wooldredge (2016. ) The Link between Juvenile Offending and Victimization: Sources of Change Over Time in Bullying Victimization Risk among South Korean Adolescents .Children and Youth Services Review , , 71 ,119

Oleson, J., M. VanNostrand, C. Lowenkamp, T. Cadigan, and J. Wooldredge (2016. ) The Effect of Pretrial Detention on Sentencing in Two Federal Districts .Justice Quarterly, , 33 ,1103

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2016. ) Assessing the Need for Gender-Specific Explanations of Prisoner Victimization .Justice Quarterly, , 33 ,209

Cho, S., J. Wooldredge, and C.S. Park (2016. ) Lifestyles/Routine Activities and Bullying among South Korean Youths .Victims and Offenders , , 11 ,285

Goulette, N., J. Wooldredge, J. Frank, and L. Travis III (2015. ) From Initial Appearance to Sentencing: Do Female Defendants Experience Disparate Treatment? .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 43 ,406

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2015. ) Examining the Sources of Correctional Officer Legitimacy .Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, , 105 ,679

Wooldredge, J., J. Frank, N. Goulette, and L. Travis III (2015. ) Is The Impact of Cumulative Disadvantage on Sentencing Greater for Black Defendants? .Criminology and Public Policy, , 14 ,187

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2015. ) Racial (In)variance in Prison Rule Breaking .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 43 ,175

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2015. ) A Macro Level Perspective on Prison Inmate Deviance .Punishment and Society , , 17 ,230

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2015. ) Individual and Environmental Sources of Work Stress among Prison Officers .Criminal Justice and Behavior , , 42 ,800

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2014. ) Comparing Self-Report to Official Measures of Inmate Misconduct .Justice Quarterly , , 31 ,1074

Labrecque, R., P. Smith, and J. Wooldredge (2014. ) Creation and Validation of an Inmate Risk Assessment for Violent, Nonsexual Victimization .Victims and Offenders , , 9 ,317

Oleson, J., M. VanNostrand, C. Lowenkamp, T. Cadigan, and J. Wooldredge (2014. ) Pretrial Detention Choices and Federal Sentencing .Federal Probation , , June 2014 ,12

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2014. ) Sex-Differences in the Predictors of Inmate Misconduct .Criminal Justice and Behavior , , 41 ,433

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2014. ) A Bi-level Framework for Understanding Prisoner Victimization .Journal of Quantitative Criminology , , 30 ,141

Wooldredge, J., T. Griffin, and A. Thistlethwaite (2013. ) Comparing Between-Judge Disparities in Imprisonment Decisions across Sentencing Regimes in Ohio .Justice System Journal , , 34 ,345

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2013. ) Violent Victimization among State Prison Inmates .Violence and Victims , , 3 ,531

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2013. ) Implications of Different Outcome Measures for an Understanding of Inmate Misconduct .Crime and Delinquency , , 59 ,1234

Griffin, T. and J. Wooldredge (2013. ) Judges Reactions to Ohio’s “Jessica’s Law” .Crime and Delinquency, , 59 ,861

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2012. ) Race Group Differences in Prison Victimization Experiences .Journal of Criminal Justice , , 40 ,358

Wooldredge, J. (2012. ) Distinguishing Race Effects on Pre-trial Release and Sentencing Decisions .Justice Quarterly , , 29 ,41

Wooldredge, J., T. Griffin, A. Thistlethwaite, and F. Rauschenberg (2011. ) Victim-based Effects on Racially Disparate Sentencing in Ohio .Journal of Empirical Legal Studies , , 8 ,85

Wooldredge, J. (2010. ) Judges’ Unequal Contributions to Extra-legal Disparities in Imprisonment .Criminology, , 48 ,539

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2010. ) Comparing Methods for Examining a Link between Prison Crowding and Inmate Violence .Justice Quarterly, , 26 ,795

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2009. ) Individual and Environmental Effects on Assaults and Nonviolent Rule-Breaking by Women in Prison .Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency , , 46 ,437

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2009. ) The Relevance of Inmate Race/ethnicity versus Population Composition for Understanding Prison Rule Violations .Punishment and Society, , 11 ,459

Wooldredge, J. (2009. ) Short- versus Long-term Effects of Ohio’s Switch to More Structured Sentencing on Extra-legal Disparities in Prison Sentences in an Urban Court .Criminology and Public Policy, , 8 ,285

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2009. ) Re-thinking the Link between Institutional Crowding and Inmate Misconduct .The Prison Journal, , 89 ,205

Tillyer, R., R. Engel, and J. Wooldredge (2008. ) The Intersection of Racial Profiling Research and the Law .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 36 ,138

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2008. ) Inmate versus Facility Effects on Prison Rule Violations .Criminal Justice and Behavior, , 35 ,438

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2008. ) Comparing State versus Facility Level Effects on Crowding in U.S. Correctional Facilities .Crime and Delinquency, , 54 ,259

Wooldredge, J. (2007. ) Neighborhood Effects on Felony Sentencing .Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, , 44 ,238

Wooldredge, J. (2007. ) Convicting and Incarcerating Felony Offenders of Intimate Assault and the Odds of New Assault Charges .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 35 ,379

Griffin, T. and J. Wooldredge (2006. ) Sex-based Disparities in Felony Dispositions Before versus After Sentencing Reform in Ohio .Criminology, , 44 ,893

Wooldredge, J. and A. Thistlethwaite (2006. ) Changing Marital Status and Desistance from Intimate Assault .Public Health Reports, , 121 ,428

Wooldredge, J., T. Griffin, and F. Rauschenberg (2005. ) Sentencing Reform and Reductions in the Disparate Treatment of Felony Defendants .Law and Society Review , , 39 ,835

Wooldredge, J. and T. Griffin (2005. ) Displaced Discretion under Ohio Sentencing Guidelines .Journal of Criminal Justice , , 33 ,301

Wooldredge, J. and A. Thistlethwaite (2005. ) Court Dispositions and Re-arrest for Intimate Assault .Crime and Delinquency, , 51 ,75

Benson, M., J. Wooldredge, A. Thistlethwaite, and G. Fox (2004. ) The Correlation between Race and Domestic Violence is confounded with Community Context .Social Problems, , 51 ,326

Wooldredge, J. and A. Thistlethwaite (2004. ) Bilevel Disparities in Court Dispositions for Intimate Assault .Criminology, , 42 ,417

Wooldredge, J. and A. Thistlethwaite (2003. ) Neighborhood Structure and Race-specific Rates of Intimate Assault .Criminology, , 41 ,393

Wooldredge, J. (2003. ) Keeping Pace with Changing Prison Populations for Effective Management .Criminology and Public Policy , , 2 ,253

Wooldredge, J. (2002. ) Examining the (Ir)relevance of Aggregation Bias for Multi-level Studies of Neighborhoods and Crime with an Example Comparing Census Tracts to Official Neighborhoods in Cincinnati .Criminology, , 40 ,681

Wooldredge, J. and A. Thistlethwaite (2002. ) Reconsidering Domestic Violence Recidivism: Conditioned Effects of Legal Controls by Individual and Aggregate Levels of Stake in Conformity .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 18 ,45

Griffin, T. and J. Wooldredge (2001. ) Judicial Reactions to Sentencing Reform in Ohio .Crime and Delinquency, , 47 ,491

Wooldredge, J., T. Griffin, and T. Pratt (2001. ) The Relevance of Hierarchical Models for Empirical Research on Inmate Behavior .Justice Quarterly, , 11 ,901

Wooldredge, J. (1999. ) Inmate Experiences and Psychological Well-Being .Criminal Justice and Behavior , , 26 ,235

Wooldredge, J. (1998. ) Analytical Rigor in Studies of Disparities in Criminal Case Processing .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 14 ,155

Wooldredge, J. (1998. ) Inmate Lifestyles and Opportunities for Victimization .Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, , 35 ,480

Thistlethwaite, A., J. Wooldredge, and D. Gibbs (1998. ) Severity of Dispositions and the Likelihood of Domestic Violence Recidivism .Crime and Delinquency, , 44 ,388

Proto-Campise, L., J. Belknap, and J. Wooldredge (1997. ) High School Students' Adherence to Rape Myths and the Effectiveness of High School Rape Awareness Programs .Violence Against Women, , 4 ,308

Wooldredge, J. and J. Gordon (1997. ) Predicting the Estimated Use of Alternatives to Incarceration .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 13 ,121

Wooldredge, J. (1997. ) Explaining Variation in Perceptions of Inmate Crowding .The Prison Journal, , 77 ,27

Brandl, S., J. Frank, J. Wooldredge, and R. Watkins (1997. ) On the Measurement of Public Support for the Police: A Research Note .Policing, , 20 ,473

Wooldredge, J. (1996. ) A State-level Analysis of Sentencing Policies and Inmate Crowding in State Prisons .Crime and Delinquency, , 42 ,456

McCoy, H., J. Wooldredge, F. Cullen, P. Dubeck, and S. Browning (1996. ) Lifestyles of the Old and Not-so Fearful: Life Situation and Older Person's Fear of Crime .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 24 ,191

Wooldredge, J., J. Hartman, E. Latessa, S. Holmes (1994. ) The Effectiveness of Culturally-specific Community Treatment for African-American Juvenile Felons in Cincinnati .Crime and Delinquency, , 40 ,589

Wooldredge, J. (1994. ) Inmate Crime and Victimization in a Southwestern Correctional Facility .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 22 ,367

Applegate, B., J. Wright, R. Dunaway, F. Cullen, and J. Wooldredge (1994. ) Victim-Offender Race and Support for Capital Punishment: A Factorial Design Approach .American Journal of Criminal Justice, , 18 ,95

Wooldredge, J. and K. Masters (1993. ) Confronting Problems Faced by Pregnant Inmates in State Prisons .Crime and Delinquency, , 39 ,195

Wooldredge, J. and L. Winfree (1992. ) An Aggregate-Level Study of Inmate Suicides and Deaths Due to Natural Causes in U.S. Jails .Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, , (29 ) ,466

Wooldredge, J., F. Cullen, and E. Latessa (1992. ) Victimization in the Workplace: A Test of Routine Activities Theory .Justice Quarterly, , 9 ,325

Wooldredge, J. (1991. ) Age at First Court Intervention and the Likelihood of Recidivism among Less Serious Juvenile Offenders .Journal of Criminal Justice, , 19 ,515

Wooldredge, J. (1991. ) Correlates of Deviant Behavior among Inmates of U.S. Correctional Facilities .Journal of Crime and Justice , , 14 ,1

Wooldredge, J. (1991. ) Identifying Possible Sources of Inmate Crowding in U.S. Jails .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 7 ,373

Winfree, L., J. Wooldredge, C. Sellers, and V. Ballard (1990. ) Parole Survival and Legislated Change: A Before/After Study of Parole Revocation Decision Making .Justice Quarterly, , 7 ,151

Wooldredge, J. (1990. ) Correlates of Jail Crowding in the US .American Journal of Criminal Justice, , 14 ,16

Wooldredge, J. (1989. ) The Impact of Jurisdiction Size on Guilty Plea Rates in 569 State Courts .Sociology and Social Research, , 74 ,26

Wooldredge, J. (1989. ) An Aggregate-Level Examination of the Caseload Pressure Hypothesis .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 5 ,259

Schoen, R. and J. Wooldredge (1989. ) Marriage Choices in North Carolina and Virginia, 1969-71 and 1979-81 .Journal of Marriage and the Family, , 51 ,

Schoen, R., J. Wooldredge, and B. Thomas (1989. ) Ethnic and Educational Effects on Marriage Choice .Social Science Quarterly , , 70 ,617

Wooldredge, J. (1988. ) Differentiating the Effects of Juvenile Court Sentences on Eliminating Recidivism .Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency , , 25 ,264

Sampson, R. and J. Wooldredge (1987. ) Linking the Micro and Macro-level Dimensions of Lifestyle-Routine Activity and Opportunity Models of Predatory Victimization .Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 3 ,371

Sampson, R. and J. Wooldredge (1986. ) Evidence that High Crime Rates Encourage Migration Away from Central Cities .Sociology and Social Research, , 70 ,310

Published Books

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2020. ) Prison Violence .Taylor and Francis

Wooldredge, J. and P. Smith (2018. ) Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment .Oxford University Press

Thistlethwaite, A. and J. Wooldredge (2013. ) Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice, 2nd edition .Prentice-Hall

Book Chapter

Goulette, N. and J. Wooldredge (2018 ) Collateral Consequences of Pretrial Detention Handbook on Corrections and Sentencing, Volume 3: The Consequences of Sentencing and Punishment Decisions .. Routledge

Wooldredge, J., N. Goulette, and J. Frank (2017 ) The Role of Defense Attorneys in Generating Disparities in Case Dispositions and Outcomes Handbook on Corrections and Sentencing, Volume 2: Punishment Decisions: Sites of Disparity .. Routledge

Wooldredge, J. (2018 ) Useful versus Harmful Prison Policies Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment .Oxford University Press

Wooldredge, J. (2012 ) State Corrections Policy Politics in the American States, Vol. 10 .CQ Press

Wright, J., F. Cullen, and J. Wooldredge (2000 ) Parental Support and Juvenile Delinquency Contemporary Perspectives on Family Research .Elsevier Science

Wooldredge, J., F. Cullen, and E. Latessa (1995 ) Predicting the Likelihood of Faculty Victimization: Individual Demographics and Routine Activities Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Perspectives .Thomas Books

Winfree, L. and J. Wooldredge (1991 ) Exploring Suicides and Deaths by Natural Causes in America's Large Jails: A Panel Study of Institutional Change, 1978 and 1983 American Jails: Public Policy Issues .Nelson-Hall

Encyclopedia Article

Wooldredge, J. The Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice .Wiley-Blackwell

Lugo, M. and J. Wooldredge (2017. ) The Encyclopedia of Corrections .Wiley-Blackwell

Wooldredge, J. (2015. ) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition .Blackwell Publishing

Wooldredge, J. (2010. ) Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory .Sage

Wooldredge, J. (2002. ) Legal Systems of the World .II, ABL-CLIO

Wooldredge, J. (2002. ) Legal Systems of the World .III, ABL-CLIO

Wooldredge, J. (1995. ) Encyclopedia of American Prisons .Garland Publishing

Technical Reports

Latessa, E., M. Lugo, A. Pompoco, C. Sullivan, and J. Wooldredge (2015. ) Evaluation of Ohio’s Prison Programs: Final Report for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction .

Frank, J., L. Travis, and J. Wooldredge (2011. ) An Analysis of the Impact of Defendant Race on Criminal Case Processing in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Final Report for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor .

Wooldredge, J. and B. Steiner (2010. ) Maintaining Prison Order: Understanding Causes and Consequences of Inmate Misconduct within and Across Ohio Correctional Facilities: Final Report for the National Science Foundation .

Steiner, B. and J. Wooldredge (2007. ) Understanding Micro- and Macro-level Influences on Inmate Misconduct across State Operated Prisons and Correctional Facilities: Final Report for the American Statistical Association .

Travis, L., J. Wooldredge, L. Winningham, and R. Jones (2003. ) Assessment of the City of Cincinnati Personnel Corrective Action/Disciplinary Process: Final Report for the City of Cincinnati .

Wooldredge, J., F. Rauschenberg, T. Griffin, and T. Pratt (2002. ) The Impact of Ohio's Senate Bill 2 on Sentencing Disparities: Final Report for the National Institute of Justice .

Rauschenberg, F. and J. Wooldredge (2002. ) An Evaluation of Ohio's Sentencing Reform Effort .Ohio Corrections Research Compendium , 1,223

Wooldredge, J. (1999. ) The Effects of Court Dispositions on the Likelihood of Rearrest for Domestic Violence Arrestees in Cincinnati: Final Report for the National Institute of Justice .

Gordon, J., E. Latessa, and J. Wooldredge (1999. ) An Examination of the Attitudes of Youth Served by the Paint Creek Youth Center: Final Report for the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services .

Gordon, J., E. Latessa, and J. Wooldredge (1997. ) Paint Creek Youth Center Recidivism Study: Final Report for the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services .

Gordon, J., E. Latessa, and J. Wooldredge (1997. ) Treatment and Punishment: A Comparison of Staff Attitudes from the Paint Creek Youth Center and Selected Ohio Training Schools: Final Report for the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Contact Information

Academic - School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
660NB Teachers/Dyer Complex
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0389
Phone: 513-556-5838
john.wooldredge@uc.edu

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