Crime Policy Research
Evaluations of deterrence-focused crime policies, situational counterterrorism interventions, and field experiments to improve procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. If you click on any article, you will be taken to the publisher’s website, where you can read the abstract and access the paper.
Apel, Robert and Samuel E. DeWitt. (2018). Formal and informal sanctions. In Daniel S. Nagin, Francis T. Cullen, and Cheryl Lero Johnson (Eds.), Deterrence, Choice, and Crime: Contemporary Perspectives. Advances in Criminological Theory, Vol. 23 (pp. 139-156). New York: Routledge.
Apel, Robert, Samuel E. DeWitt, and Rose Bellandi. (2014). Is capital punishment an effective deterrent for murder? An updated review of research and theory. In James R. Acker, Robert M. Bohm, and Charles S. Lanier (Eds.), America’s Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (3rd ed., pp. 243-288). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Apel, Robert and Daniel S. Nagin. (2011). General deterrence: A review of recent evidence. In James Q. Wilson and Joan Petersilia (Eds.), Crime and Public Policy (4th ed., pp. 411-436). New York: Oxford University Press.
Demir, Mustafa, Robert Apel, Anthony A. Braga, Rod K. Brunson, and Barak Ariel. (In press). Body worn cameras, procedural justice, and police legitimacy: A controlled experimental evaluation of traffic stops. Justice Quarterly.
Perry, Simon, Robert Apel, Graeme R. Newman, and Ronald V. Clarke. (2017). The situational prevention of terrorism: An evaluation of the Israeli West Bank barrier. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 33: 727-751.
Sahin, Nusret, Anthony A. Braga, Robert Apel, and Rod K. Brunson. (2017). The impact of procedurally-just policing on citizen perceptions of police during traffic stops: The Adana randomized controlled trial. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 33: 701-726.
Wermink, Hilde, Robert Apel, Paul Nieuwbeerta, and Arjan A. J. Blokland. (2013). The incapacitation effect of first-time imprisonment: A matched samples comparison. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 29: 579-600.