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 StatesJournal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence.  37:NP6514-NP6534. 2022
2019 Examining the Nexus between Prescription Opioid and Heroin AbuseDeviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal.  40:1132-1143. 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 StudentsDeviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal.  36:589-603. 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 WomenDeviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal.  35:477-495. 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 workersSociological Spectrum: official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association.  30:504-525. 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 ThailandDeviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal.  29:503-532. 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 HomicideHomicide Studies: an interdisciplinary and international journal.  6:240-257. 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