Joshua Long

Joshua Shane Long, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Health and Social Sciences Building - 467


Risk Assessment, Prison Classification, Correctional Officer Training, Restrictive Housing, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Research Interests

Prison Classification, Prison Violence, Restrictive Housing, Reentry Programming, Risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Juvenile Justice, Correctional Officer Training and Retention


  • Ph.D.: Criminal Justice, (2020), University of Cincinnati
  • Graduate Certificate: Applied Behavioral Analysis, (2015), University of Cincinnati
  • MS: Criminal Justice: (2014), University of Cincinnati
  • BS: Criminal Justice: (2011), University of Cincinnati

Selected Publications

Logan, M. W., Long, J. S. & DeLisi, M. A. (2023). Serious, violent, and chronic prison misconduct: Are the predictors the same for women and men? The Prison Journal. Forthcoming.

Long, J. S., Logan, M. W., & Morgan, M. A. (2021). Are white-collar prisoners special? Prison adaptation and the special sensitivity hypothesis. Journal of Criminal Justice. Forthcoming.

Long, J. S., Sullivan, C., Wooldredge, J., Pompoco, A., & Lugo, M. (2018). Matching needs to services: Prison treatment program allocations, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(5), 674-696. 

Long., J. & Sullivan, C. S. (2017). Learning more from evaluation of justice interventions: Further consideration of theoretical mechanisms in juvenile drug courts, Crime and Delinquency, 63(9), 1091-1115. 

Latessa, E. J., Lux, J. L., Lugo, M. & Long, J. (2016). Examining the Validity and Reliability of the Ohio Risk Assessment System: Final Report. Technical Report. University of Cincinnati.

Selected Presentations

Long, J., Wooldredge, J., Cochran, J., & Anderson, C. (2019) Assessing the Collateral Impacts of a Restrictive Housing Stay, American Society of Criminology 75th Annual Meeting. 

Long, J., Cochran, J., & Wooldredge, J. (2018) Implications of Local Jail Usage for Sentencing Decisions, American Society of Criminology 74th Annual Meeting. 

Long, J. (2018) Prison Treatment Allocation: Matching Needs to Services, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. 

Long, J. S. (2017) Severe Drug Use Disorder Among Prison Inmates: Prevalence, the Risk for Misconduct, and Participation in Treatment, American Society of Criminology 73rd Annual Meeting. 

Lugo, M. Long, J., Sullivan, C. & Sullivan C. (2016) Does Support for the OYAS Encourage Integrity in the Assessment Process? American Society of Criminology 72nd Annual Meeting. 

Long, J. (2016) Efficacy of Theoretical Mechanisms in Juvenile Drug Courts, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.