Department of Criminal Justice and
Professor James Byrne, Ph. D.
2011 Honors- Recipient of both The Distinguished Scholar Award and The Marguerite Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award from the American Society of Criminology
Byrne Receives Distinguished Scholar Award
James Byrne, Ph. D.
Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am, Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am (or by appointment)
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Timothy Edson
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs: 10am-11am, 12:30pm-2pm
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Professor Byrne received his undergraduate degree in Sociology (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. He is the author of several books, monographs, journal articles, and research reports on a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice policy and program evaluation issues.
PERSONAL BACKGROUND & INTERESTS:
James Byrne is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He has been teaching at UMass, Lowell since 1984. Dr. Byrne's research interests include institutional culture, intermediate sanctions, offender reentry, violent crime, and the effectiveness of various forms of offender treatment and control.
Curriculum Vita December 2011
Recent Publications (see CV for full listing):
Preentry to Reentry: An Examination of the Effectiveness of Institutional
and Community-Based Sanctions" James Byrne and Karin Tusinksi Miofsky,
Victims and Offenders: Journal of Evidence Based Policies and
"Separating Science from
Nonsense: Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice in Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Settings" James Byrne and Arthur J. Lurigio, Victims
and Offenders: Journal of Evidence Based Policies and Practices
directions in offender typology design, development, and implementation: Can
we balance risk, treatment, and control?” James Byrne and Al Roberts,
Aggression and Violent Behavior (September 2007).
“Examining the link between institutional
and community violence: Toward a new cultural paradigm”. James Byrne
and Jacob Stowell, Aggression and Violent Behavior
search of the “tossed salad man” (and others involved in prison violence):
New Strategies for predicting and controlling violence in prison” . James
Byrne and Don Hummer, Aggression and Violent Behavior
"Myths and Realities of
Prison Violence: A Review of the Evidence” James Byrne and Don Hummer
(2007) Victims and Offenders, 2 (1): 77-90.
"An Examination of Citizen
Involvement in Crime Prevention in High-Risk Versus Low-to-Moderate Risk
Neighborhoods" April Pattavina, James Byrne, and Luis Garcia (2006) Crime
and Delinquency, Vol. 52 No. 2, April 2006 203-231
Reaction Essay: Crime (Control) is a Choice: Divergent Perspectives on the Role of Treatment in the Adult Corrections System Prepared for
Criminology and Public Policy, June 2005, Volume 4, Number 2 (first author, with Faye Taxman).
“Reentry: The Emperor’s New Clothes”
editor's introduction to September, 2004 Special Issue of Federal Probation 68 (2): 1-2.
“Examining the Role of the Police in Reentry Partnership Initiatives”
Federal Probation, 68 (2): 62-69 Sept. 2004 (first author with Don Hummer).
“Targeting For Reentry: An Examination of Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria Across Eight Programs”
Federal Probation, 68 (2) in-press, Sept. 2004 (first author, with Faye Taxman)
“Transforming Offender Reentry Into Public Safety: Lessons from OJP’s Reentry Partnership Initiative.” Faye Taxman, Doug Young and James Byrne,
Justice Research and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall, 2003:101-128
“Operation Drug Test: Findings and Implications for Pretrial Drug Testing”, Susan Turner, Doug Longshore, Faye Taxman, Adele Harrell, Terry Fayne, James Byrne, and Bruce Taylor,
Perspectives, Vol. 27, No. 3, Summer, 2003:24-35
The New Technology
of Crime, Law, and Social Control, James
Byrne and Don Rebovich, Editors, 2007 . Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.
The Culture of Prison Violence,
James Byrne, Don Hummer, and Faye Taxman, 2008 ( available in May,
2007). Boston, Ma: Allyn and Bacon Publishers.
Smart Sentencing: The Emergence of Intermediate Sanctions. James Byrne, Arthur Lurigio, and Joan Petersilia, Editors, 1992. Newbury Park, CA. Sage Publications.
The Social Ecology of Crime. James Byrne, and Robert Sampson editors. New York
Springer-Verlag, Research in Criminology Series, 1986.
Maximum Impact: Targeting Supervision on HIgher-Risk People, Places and
Times. Public Safety Performance Project, the PEW Center on the
States. July 2009.
- Tools of the Trade: A Guide for Incorporating Science into Practice. Faye Taxman, Eric Shepardson, and James Byrne, 2004. (A monograph prepared for the Community Corrections Division, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC.)
Drunk Driving: An Assessment of
“What Works” in the Areas of Classification, Treatment, Prevention and
Control. James Byrne. (A monograph prepared for The Council of
Productivity and Management, the State of Maryland, the Department of Parole
and Probation, and the Drunk Driver Monitoring Program)
- The “Nuts and Bolts” of Proactive Community Supervision. Faye Taxman and James Byrne, 2001. (A monograph prepared for the Cabinet Council on Crime and Juvenile Justice, Department of Public Safety and Community Services, State of Maryland.)
- Day Reporting Centers, Volume 1. Dale Parent, James Byrne, Vered Tsarfaty, Laura Valade, and Julie Esselman, 1995. (A monograph prepared for the National Institute of Justice “Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice” series, Office of Justice Programs, Washington, D.C.)
- Day Reporting Centers, Volume 2. Dale Parent, James Byrne, Vered Tsarfaty, Laura Valande, Julie Esselman, 1995. (A monograph prepared for the National Institute of Justice “Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice” Series, Office of Justice Programs, Washington, D.C.)
- The Effectiveness of the “New” Intensive Supervision Programs. James Byrne, Arthur Lurigio, and Chris Baird, 1989. (A monograph prepared for the “Research in Corrections” series, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, D.C.)
Consequences of Corruption In Probation Department--Radio Broadcast
Featured on NPR "Radio Boston" Program (WBUR May 24, 2010).
An Evaluation of the
Implementation and Impact of NIC's Culture Initiative - Dr. James Byrne, Dr.
Faye Taxman and Dr. Don Hummer. (2005).
Prison Re-entry -
Dr. Byrne's Testimony at the U.S. House of Representatives for the
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
March, 12 2009.
- Drugs, Gangs, and Prison Violence - Summary of Testimony
before the National Commission on Safety and Abuse in American Prisons. James Byrne. (February
- Commission on Safety
and Abuse in America's Prisons: Gang Affiliation and Drug Trafficking in
Prison - Complete Transcript. James Byrne, Daniel Alejandrez, Tony Delgado. (2006)
- “Information, Technology and Criminal Justice Education” James Byrne and Eve Buzawa, ch.13 in April Pattavina, editor.
Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System (Thousand Oaks, CA; Sage Publications, 2005).
- “With Eyes Wide Open: Formalizing Community and Social Control Intervention in Offender Reintegration Programs.” (Third author, with Faye Taxman and Doug Young). Pp 233-261 in Shadd Maruno and Russ Immarigeon, editors,
After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to Offender Reintegration, Portland, Oregon: Willan Publishing, 2004
- From Prison Safety to Public Safety: Innovations in Offender Reentry, 2002, one of a series of articles on reentry issues prepared for The Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C., Third Author, with Faye Taxman and Douglas Young. (NJC number 196464)
- Emerging Roles and Responsibilities in the Reentry Partnership Initiative: New Ways of Doing Business, 2002, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C., First Author, with Faye Taxman and Douglas Young (NCJ number: 196441)
- Offenders Views of Reentry: Implications For Processes, Programs, and Services 2002. Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C., Second Author with Faye Taxman, and Douglas Young.
- Targeting for Reentry: Matching Needs and Services to Maximize Public Safety 2002, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C. First Author with Faye Taxman and Douglas Young. (NCJ number: 196491)
- Engaging the Community in Offender Reentry, 2002, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C., Third Author, with Douglas Young and Faye Taxman. (NCJ number: 196492)
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