Dr. J. Mitchell Miller




Mitch Miller 


    Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice;

      (Ph.D. University of Tennessee)  



    Phone: (904) 620-3877

    E-mail: mitch.miller@unf.edu

    Office: Building 51, Room 2120



J. Mitchell Miller (Ph.D., 1996, University of Tennessee) specializes in qualitative research methods, drugs and crime, justice program evaluation, and criminological theory. Nationally ranked in multiple refereed articles for discipline “top ten” productivity in grants acquisition and publication productivity, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, a Past President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and a former Editor of the Journal of Crime & Justice and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. He has also edited four major reference works, including Encyclopedia of Criminology, Vols. I-III (2005, Routledge), 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook Vols. I-II (2009, SAGE), Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, Vols. I-II, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), and most recently the Handbook of Qualitative Criminology (forthcoming, Routledge).

An advocate of evidence based practices, researcher-practitioner partnerships, and translational criminology, he has conducted funded research for several federal and state agencies, including the National Institute of Justice, the US Department of State, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, and the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Dr. Miller also enjoys student mentorship and is a previous recipient of the national criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma National Advisor of the Year Award. At its annual conference in Virginia Beach, he received the 2014 Southern Criminal Justice Association Outstanding Educator Award. Currently, he is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Blackwell International Series of Encyclopedias in Criminology & Criminal Justice and conducting mixed methods evaluations of substance abuse treatment programs for co-occurring offenders in Ohio and Tennessee for the US Bureau of Justice Assistance and an assessment of a reentry initiative delivered in Louisiana’s well-known Angola prison for the US Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.

Selected Publications   

Books & Edited Works
Miller, J.M., Schreck, C.G., Tewksbury, R., & Barnes, J.C. (2015). Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 4th ed. New York: Pearson.

Copes, H. & Miller, J.M., Eds. (forthcoming 2015). Handbook of Qualitative Criminology. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Miller, J.M., Ed. (2014). 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.

Scarpitti, F.R., Nielsen, A.L. & J.M. Miller, Eds. (2009). Crime and Criminals: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Glick, L. & J.M. Miller (2008). Criminology, 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Miller, J.M. & R. Tewksbury, Eds. (2006). Research Methods: A Qualitative Reader. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Wright, R.A. & J.M. Miller, Eds. (2005). The Encyclopedia of Criminology (Volumes I - III), New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles
Miller, J.M. (2014). Identifying Collateral Effects of Offender Reentry Programming Through Evaluative Fieldwork. American Journal of Criminal Justice 39 (1).

Stogner, J., Gibson, C.L & Miller, J.M. (2014). Examining the Reciprocal Nature of the Health Delinquency Relationship: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample. Justice Quarterly 31 (3).

Stogner, J., Miller, J.M., Fisher, B.F., Stewart, E.A., & Schreck, C.J. (2014). Peer Group Delinquency and Sexual Victimization: Does Popularity Matter? Women and Criminal Justice. 24 (1).

Gibson, C.L., Swatt, M., Miller, J.M., Jennings, W.G. & Gover, A.R. (2012). The Causal Relationship between Gang Joining and Violent Victimization: A Critical Review and Directions for Future Research. Journal of Criminal Justice. 40 (6).

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).

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).

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. & Tewksbury, 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).

Barnes, J.C., Miller, J.M., Miller, H.V., Kaminski, R. & Kurlychek, 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).

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).

Gibson, C.L., Miller, J.M., Jennings, W.G., Swatt, M., & Gover, A.R. (2009). Using Propensity Score Matching to Understand the Relationship between Gang Membership and Violent Victimization: A Research Note. Justice Quarterly 26 (4).
- selected for the ACJS Invitational Research Showcase.

Barnes, J.C., Miller, J.M. & Miller, H.V. (2009). Identifying leading characteristics predictive of juvenile drug court admission and success. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Copes, H., Kovandzic, T., Miller, J.M. & Williamson, L., (2009). The Lost Cause? Examining the Southern Culture of Violence through Defensive Gun Use. Crime and Delinquency 55(4).

Miller, J.M., Kurlychek, M.C., Wilson, K., & Hansen, A. (2008). Examining Child Abduction by Offender Type Patterns. Justice Quarterly, 25(3).

Miller, J.M., Miller, H.V., Zapata, J.T. & Yin, Z. (2008). Mexican-American Youth Drug Use and Acculturation: A Note on the Mitigating Effects of Contextual Dynamics. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(1).

Maddan, S., Walker, J.T. &. Miller, J.M. (2008). Does Size Really Matter? A Reexamination of Sheldon’s Somatotypes and Criminal Behavior. The Social Science Journal, 45(2).
- reprinted in The New York Times, June 17, 2008.

Miller, H.V., Alvarez-Rivera, L.L., Jennings, W.G., & Miller, J.M. (2008). Explaining Substance Use Among Puerto Rican Adolescents: A Social Learning/Differential Association Approach. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(1).

Schreck, C.J., Burek, M.W., Stewart, E.A. & Miller, J.M. (2007). Distress and Violent Victimization Among Young Adolescents: Early Puberty and the Social Interactionist Explanation. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 44(4).

Miller, J.M., H.E. Ventura & Barnes, J.C. (2007). The Effect of Demeanor on Juvenile Drug Court Admission: A Research Note. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 18(3).