Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2022 A Blue Step Forward: An Exploratory Study of Law Enforcement Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in the Southern United States 2022
2019 Examining the Nexus between Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse 2019
2019 Harm Reduction Strategies and Disinhibitors Among Women Who Use HeroinInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  63:1289-1305. 2019
2019 Understanding Workplace Stress Among Federal Law Enforcement OfficersAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  44:409-429. 2019
2018 Editor’s introduction: Religion and crime: Theory, research, and practiceReligions.  9. 2018
2018 Religious liberty in prisons under the religious land use and institutionalized persons act following holt v hobbs: An empirical analysisReligions.  9. 2018
2018 Child sexual abuse in protestant christian congregations: A descriptive analysis of offense and offender characteristicsReligions.  9. 2018
2016 Identities, Boundaries, and Accounts of Women Methamphetamine UsersJustice Quarterly.  33:134-158. 2016
2015 Middle-Class Motives for Non-Medical Prescription Stimulant Use among College Students 2015
2014 Meth's not my cup of tea: Perceptions of methamphetamine among black womenJournal of Drug Issues.  44:430-441. 2014
2014 Who is in control? how women in a halfway house use faith to recover from drug addictionReligions.  5:852-870. 2014
2014 Methamphetamine Using Careers of White and Black Women 2014
2011 Examining the relationship between religiosity and self-control as predictors of prison devianceInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  55:1251-1271. 2011
2011 Sexual victimization in childhood and the propensity for juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior: A systematic reviewAggression and Violent Behavior.  16:485-492. 2011
2011 Understanding personal change in a women's faith-based transitional centerReligions.  2:184-197. 2011
2011 Understanding gender and domestic violence from a sample of married women in Urban ThailandJournal of Family Issues.  32:791-819. 2011
2010 Examining the Relationship Between Religiosity and Self-Control as Predictors of Prison Deviance.International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology2010
2010 Differentiating identity theft: An exploratory study of victims using a national victimization surveyJournal of Criminal Justice.  38:1045-1052. 2010
2010 From the sanctuary to the slammer: Exploring the narratives of evangelical prison ministry workers 2010
2010 Exposure to family violence in childhood and intimate partner perpetration or victimization in adulthood: Exploring intergenerational transmission in Urban ThailandJournal of Family Violence.  25:337-347. 2010
2009 Self-control, prison victimization, and prison infractionsCriminal Justice Review.  34:553-568. 2009
2009 "Keepin' my mind right": Identity maintenance and religious social support in the prison contextInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  53:228-244. 2009
2008 Self-control, intimate partner abuse, and intimate partner victimization: Testing the general theory of crime in Thailand 2008
2008 Faith, morality and mortality: The ecological impact of religion on population healthSocial Forces.  86:1591-1620. 2008
2006 Investigating the impact of religiosity on emotional and behavioral coping in prisonJournal of Crime and Justice.  29:69-93. 2006
2005 Religiosity, religious participation, and negative prison behaviorsJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion.  44:443-457. 2005
2005 Participation in operation starting line, experience of negative emotions, and incidence of negative behaviorInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  49:410-426. 2005
2004 The Effects of Criminal Justice Contact on Employment Stability for White-Collar and Street-Level OffendersInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.  48:65-84. 2004
2004 Race, criminal justice contact, and adult position in the social stratification systemSocial Problems.  51:549-568. 2004
2002 Fighting back: Lethal responses to predatory attacksJournal of Police and Criminal Psychology.  17:52-64. 2002
2002 Personal fraud victims and their official responses to victimizationJournal of Police and Criminal Psychology.  17:19-35. 2002
2002 Killed in the Act: A Descriptive Analysis of Crime-Precipitated Homicide 2002
2002 Structural predictors of embezzlement: A preliminary analysisJournal of Crime and Justice.  25:1-22. 2002
2001 Reporting behavior of fraud victims and black's theory of law: An empirical assessmentJustice Quarterly.  18:343-363. 2001
2001 Reporting behavior of fraud victims and black’s theory of law: An empirical assessmentJustice Quarterly.  18:343-363. 2001
2000 Does community-oriented policing help build stronger communities?Police Quarterly.  3:46-69. 2000

Teaching Activities

  • CJ440 - White Collar and Corp Crime (Fall Term 2022)
  • HON345 - Honors Prog: Sem Justice Sci (Spring Term 2010)
  • JS101 - Crime and Criminality (Fall Term 2008)
  • JS101 - Crime and Criminality (Summer Term 2008)
  • JS120 - Descriptive Statistics (Fall Term 2007)
  • JS120 - Descriptive Statistics (Fall Term 2011)
  • JS120 - Descriptive Statistics (Spring Term 2008)
  • JS120 - Descriptive Statistics (Spring Term 2009)
  • JS120 - Intro to Statistics (Summer Term 2010)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Fall Term 2008)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Fall Term 2009)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Fall Term 2012)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Spring Term 2009)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Spring Term 2010)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Spring Term 2011)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Spring Term 2013)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Summer Term 2010)
  • JS220 - Police in America: An Overview (Summer Term 2013)
  • JS300 - Research Methods in Crim Just (Fall Term 2007)
  • JS300 - Research Methods in Crim Just (Summer Term 2011)
  • JS300 - Research Methods in Crim Just (Summer Term 2014)
  • JS305 - Religion and Crime (Fall Term 2014)
  • JS305 - Religion and Crime (Spring Term 2010)
  • JS360 - Criminology (Spring Term 2014)
  • JS360 - Criminology (Spring Term 2015)
  • JS440 - White Collar and Corp Crime (Fall Term 2010)
  • JS440 - White Collar and Corp Crime (Fall Term 2013)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2008)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2009)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2010)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2011)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2012)
  • JS481 - Honors Research (Fall Term 2013)
  • JS481 - Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2007)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2009)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2010)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2011)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2012)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2013)
  • JS482 - Hon Resch and Colloquium - RES (Spring Term 2014)
  • JS482 - Honors Research and Colloquium (Spring Term 2008)
  • JS540 - White Collar and Corp Crime (Fall Term 2010)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2009)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2010)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2011)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2012)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2013)
  • JS600 - Pro-Sem in Criminal Justice (Fall Term 2014)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Spring Term 2011)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Summer Term 2008)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Summer Term 2009)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Summer Term 2012)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Summer Term 2013)
  • JS604 - Seminar in Crim Just Policy (Summer Term 2014)
  • JS606 - Seminar in Data Analysis (Spring Term 2008)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 2001
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Tennessee System : Knoxville 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, East Tennessee State University 1995
  • Full Name

  • Kent Kerley