Professor of Criminology, Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research
Bales is an expert on sentencing, the effectiveness and consequences of punishment strategies, the evaluation of correctional practices and programs, and prisoner recidivism.
Blomberg is an expert on criminology research and public policy; delinquency, education and crime desistance; penology and social control; and victim services. His ongoing research includes examining the relationship between educational achievement among incarcerated youthful offenders and successful community reintegration.
Professor & Graduate Program Director, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mason is a professor of economics and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. His primary areas of expertise include labor, political economy, development, education, social identity and crime. He is particularly interested in racial inequality, educational achievement, income distribution, unemployment, economics of identity, family environment and socioeconomic well-being.
Mason has authored more than 90 journal articles, book chapters, books and other professional publications.
Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology
Mears is an expert on mental health, public opinion and other aspects of mass shooting tragedies. His research expertise includes juvenile and criminal justice policy, crime theory, public opinion, “supertax” prisons, mental health, religion, sentencing and reentry.