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Mitch Miller


Criminology and Criminal Justice | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Juvenile Delinquency, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research Methods, Substance Abuse & Crime


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Tennessee, 1996
  • M.C.J., Criminal Justice, Middle Tennessee State University, 1991
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Middle Tennessee State University, 1990



  • Dean's Faculty Award for Excellence in Tenured Research. College of Public Policy, UTSA, 2013
  • Outstanding Research Poster (with J.C. Barnes & K. Beaver). OJJDP National Conference, 2011
  • Fellow. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2009.
  • Outstanding Academic Title. The Encyclopedia of Criminology (w R.A. Wright). American Library Association, 2006
  • National Advisor of the Year. Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honors Society), 2001


  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Society of Criminology
  • American Sociological Association
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association
  • Southwest Criminal Justice Association

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • (2012-2014) Second Chance Act Family-Based Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Program: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Ascertaining Fidelity and Effectiveness. US Bureau of Justice Assistance. $420,285.
  • (2012-2014) Evaluation of the Delaware County Reentry Program for Offenders with Co-occuring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders. US Bureau of Justice Assistance. $583,273.
  • (2012-2014) An Evaluation of Advocacy-Based Mentoring as a Treatment Intervention for Chronic Delinquency. US Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, $283, 986.
  • (2010-2012) Auglaize Country Transition Program: Justice and mental Health Collaboration Program Evaluation. US Bureau of Justice Assistance, $150,000.
  • (2010-2011) Delaware County Transition Program: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Planning. US Bureau of Justice Assistance, $10,680.
  • (2011-2013) Effect of Prison-based Alcohol Treatment: A Multi-site Process and Outcome Evaluation. National Institute of Justice, $300,000.
  • (2010-2012) Researching the Referral Stage for Mentoring in Six Juvenile Justice Settings, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, $1,000,000.
  • (2010) Sustainability of Life Enhancement through Crime Prevention in Mixed Income Communities. College of Public Policy. University of Texas, San Antonio, $14,650.
  • (2009) San Antonio Police Department Officer Sexual Misconduct Analysis. City of San Antonio, $46,894.
  • (2009) An Examination of the Environmental and Situational Predictors of Violent Victimization Injury Risk and Severity. Justice Research Statistics Association, $12,000.

Publications & Presentations


  • Miller, J.M., C.J. Schreck & R. Tewksbury (2011). Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 3rd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Edited Works

  • Miller, J.M., Ed. (2014). Criminological and Criminal Justice Qualitative Research: A Companion Reader. Boulder, CO: Wolters Kluwer/Aspen.
  • Miller, J.M., Ed. (2013). Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Volumes I-II). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Miller, J.M., Ed. (2009). 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook (Volumes I-II). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Reviews: ACJS Today, (36:2) by Brianna Welsh, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, (22:3) by Rebekah M. Pangrac
  • Scarpitti, F.R., Nielsen, A.L. & Miller, J.M., Eds. (2009). Crime and Criminals: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Firestone, J.M., Miller, J.M. & Harris, R. (2012). Implications for Criminal Justice from the 2002 & 2006 Department of Defense Gender Relations and Sexual Harassment Surveys. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(3).
  • Miller, H.V., Tillyer, R. & Miller, J.M. (2012). Recognizing the Need for Prisoner Input in Correctional Research: Observations from the Texas In-Prison DWI Reduction Program. The Prison Journal, 92(2).
  • Maddan, S., Hartley, R., Walker, J.T. & Miller, J.M. (2012). Sympathy for the devil: An exploration of federal judicial discretion in the processing of white collar offenders. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 37(4).
  • Tillyer, M.S., Miller, J.M. & Tillyer, R. (2012). The Environmental and Situational Correlates of Victim Injury in Non-fatal Violent Incidents. Criminal Justice & Behavior. 38(5).
  • Miller, J.M. (2011). SCJA Presidential Address - Southern Culture & Crime: Toward a Theoretical Research Program for the 21st Century. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 36(4).
  • Rapp-Paglicci, L., Stewart, C., Rowe, W. & Miller, J.M. (2011). Addressing the Hispanic Delinquency and Mental Health Relationship through Cultural Arts Programming: A Research Note from the Prodigy Evaluation. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 27(1).
  • San Miguel, C. Miller, J.M., Kwak, D.H., Lee-Gonyea, J.A. & Bonyea, N. (2011). Xenophobia among Hispanic College Students and Implications for the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 27 (1).
  • Miller, J.M. & Miller, H.V. (2011). Considering the Effectiveness of Drug Treatment Behind Bars: Findings from the South Carolina RSAT Program. Justice Quarterly. 28 (1).
  • Miller, J.M. (2011). Becoming an Informant. Justice Quarterly. 28(2). FBI Library Subject Bibliography reading list selection.
  • Maddan, S., Walker, J.T., Marshall, I.H. & Miller, J.M. (2011). Utilizing Criminal History Information to Explore the Effect of Community Notification on Sex offender Recidivism. Justice Quarterly 28 (2).
  • Barnes, J.C., Beaver, K. & Miller, J.M. (2010). Estimating the Effect of Gang Membership on Nonviolent and Violent Delinquency: A Counterfactual Analysis. Aggressive Behavior 36: 437-451.
  • Miller, J.M., & Tweksbury, R. (2010). The Case for Edge Ethnography. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 21(4). Reprinted in: Advancing Qualitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2011), Heith Copes, Ed. Taylor & Francis
  • Miller, J.M., Shutt, J.E. & Bernstein, B. (2010). Offender Military Enlistment as an Emotionally Intelligent Justice System Intervention. Journal of Criminal Justice 38(4).
  • Miller, J.M., Worley, R. & Enriquez, R. (2010). On the Value of a Restorative Justice Oriented Theoretical Research program for Community Corrections. Journal of Community Corrections. 24(1).
  • Barnes, J.C., Miller, J.M., Miller, H.V., Kaminski, R. & Kurlycheck, M. (2010). A Partial Assessment of South Carolina's Project Safe Neighborhoods strategy: Evidence from a sample of supervised offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice. 38(4).
  • Miller, H.V. & Miller, J.M. (2010). The Value of Community In-reach through Jail Reentry: Observations from the Auglaize County Transition Program Evaluation. Justice Quarterly 27 (6).
  • Shutt, J.E., Miller, H.V. & Miller, J.M. (2010). Same Bang, Less Buck: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of South Carolina Youth Courts. Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice & Psychology 4(1).
  • Magers, M, Jennings, W.G., Tewksbury, R. & Miller, J.M. (2010). An Exploration of the Sex Offender Specialization and Violence Nexus. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice.
  • Hartley, R. & Miller, J.M. (2010). Crack-ing the Media Myth: Reconsidering Sentencing Severity for Cocaine Offenders by Drug Type. Criminal Justice Review 35(1).

Book Chapters & Other Non-refereed Publications

  • Lynch, J.P., Miller, J.M., Miller, H.V., Heindel, T.L., & Wood, A. (2012). Embracing Evidence-Based Practices. American Jails. (September/October).
  • Miller, J.M. (2012). The Rise of the Evidence Based Practices Movement and New Opportunities for Criminal Justice Research. ACJS TODAY. 37(1).
  • Miller, J.M., Miller, H.V., Barnes, J.C., Clark, P.A., Jones, M.A., Quiros, R.J., Peterson, S.B. (2012). Referring Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings to Mentoring Programs: Effective Strategies and Practices to Improving the Mentoring Experience for At-Risk and High Risk Youth. A Resource Compendium, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • Miller, J.M. & Jennings, W.G. (2011). Juvenile Gangs. In E.L. Grigorenko (Ed.), Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry. Springer Publishers.
  • Miller, H.V., Miller, J.M., Tillyer, R. & Lopez, K. (2010). Recovery and Punishment in Correctional Settings: Reconciling Conflicting Objectives. In S. Burns & M. Peyrot (Eds.), Research in Social Problems and Public Policy. Amsterdam: JAI Press.
  • Miller, J.M., Higgins, G., & Lopez, K. (2010). Cybercrime Awareness and Prevention: A Critical Review of Online Resources. In C. Reddick (Ed.), Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference Publishers.
  • Miller, J.M. (2009). Criminology as Social Science: 21st Century Paradigmatic Resiliency and Shift. In J.M. Miller (Ed.), 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Maddan, S., Walker, J.T., & Miller, J.M. (2009). Physique, Somatotypes, and Crime. In T. Hickey (Ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Crime and Criminology, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Miller, J.M., Shutt, J.E., & Barnes, J.C. (2009). Learning Theory: From Seminal Statements to Hybridization. In H. Copes & V. Topalli (Eds.). Criminological Theory: The Reader. New York: McGraw Hill

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