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Chris Harris

Christopher Harris
Christopher J. HarrisAssociate Professor, Transfer Student Advisor

Research Interests

Policing, Criminal Justice, Criminal Careers, Crime Analysis, Quantitative Research Methods, Evaluative Research

Police Accountability, Police Misconduct, Police Performance, Police Innovations, Early Intervention Systems

Education

  • Ph D: Criminal Justice, (2006), University at Albany - ALBANY
  • BA: Criminal Justice, (1998), State University of New York at Plattsburgh - PLATTSBURGH, NY

Awards and Honors

  • Criminal Justice Teaching Award

Publications

  • Harris, C.J., Chierus, K., Edson, T.C. (2015) "The prevalence and content of police discipline matrices," Policing 38:4 pp. 788-804
  • Harris, C.J., Worden, R.E. (2014) "The effect of sanctions on police misconduct," Crime & Delinquency 60:8 pp. 1258-1288
  • Worden, R.E., Harris, C.J., McLean, S.J. (2014) "Risk assessment and risk management in policing," Policing 37:2 pp. 239
  • Harris, C.J. (2014) "The onset of police misconduct," Policing 37:2 pp. 285
  • Worden, R.E., Kim, M., Harris, C.J., Pratte, M.A., Dorn, S.E., Hyland, S.S. (2013) "Intervention with problem officers: An outcome evaluation of an EIS intervention," Criminal Justice and Behavior 40:4 pp. 409-437
  • Harris, C.J. (2012) "Residual Career Patterns of Police Misconduct," Journal of Criminal Justice 40:4 pp. 323-332
  • Harris, C.J. (2011) "Problem behaviors in later portions of officers' careers," Policing 34:1 pp. 135-152
  • Harris, C.J. (2011) "The relationship between career pathways of internal and citizen complaints," Police Quarterly 14:2 pp. 142-165
  • Harris, C.J. (2010) "Longitudinal patterns of internally generated complaints filed against a large cohort of police officers," Policing & Society 20:4 pp. 401-415
  • Harris, C.J. (2010) "Problem officers? Analyzing problem behavior patterns from a large cohort," Journal of Criminal Justice 38:2 pp. 216-225
  • Harris, C.J. (2009) "Exploring the relationship between experience and problem behaviors: A longitudinal analysis of officers from a large cohort," Police Quarterly 12:2 pp. 192-213
  • Harris, C.J. (2009) "Police Use of Improper Force: A Systematic Review of the Evidence," Victims & Offenders 4:1 pp. 25
  • Harris, C.J. (2007) "Police and Soft Technology: How Information Technology Contributes to Police Decision Making [From The New Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control, P 153-183, 2007, James M. Byrne and Donald J. Rebovich, eds. – See NCJ-218026]," Police and Soft Technology: How Information Technology Contributes to Police Decision Making From The New Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control, P 153-183, 2007, James M.Byrne and Donald J.Rebovich, eds.– See NCJ-218026]
  • Harris, C.J., Pratte, M., Schlief, S., Worden, R., Dorn, S. (2005) "Intervening with Problem Officers: An Evaluation of an Early Warning System Intervention," Conference Papers – American Society of Criminology pp. N.PAG

Presentations

  • ÒDeterring police misconduct: A longitudinal analysis of personnel complaints.Ó - Crime & Delinquency,
  • ÒIntervention with problem officers. An impact evaluation of one agencyÕs EISÓ. With Robert E. Worden, MoonSun Kim, Christopher Harris , Mary McGreevy, Shelagh Catlin, and Shelley Schlief. - Criminal Justice & Behavior.,
  • "The Residual Careers of Police Problem Behaviors" - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminal Justice, 2011
  • "Perception of Campus Safety and Actual Victimizations: Results from UMass Lowell's Campus Safety Survey" Presented with Alison Cares - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 2010
  • "Results from the UML Campus Safety Survey" Presented with Alison Cares - Faculty Research Series, 2009 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • "The Smoke of Police Misconduct vs. the Exhaust of Routine Policing" Presented with Robert E. Worden - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 2008
  • "Examining the Impact of Sanctions from Personnel Complaints on the Prevalence of Future Police Misconduct" Presented with Robert E. Worden - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 2007
  • "The Convergence & Divergence of Internal and Citizen Compliant Trajectories" - The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 2007
  • "Police Misconduct Careers" - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminiology, 2005
  • "Intervening with Problem Officers" Presented with Robert Worden, Mary Pratte, Shelley Schlief, and Shelagn Dorn - Annual Meeting of the AMerican Society of Criminology, 2005
  • "Problem Officers, Problem Behavior, and Early Warning Signs" Presented with Robert E. Worden, Mary Pratte, Shelagh Catlin and Shelley Schlief - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2003
  • "Contacts with the Police and Satisfaction with the Police" with Robert E. Worden and Shelagh Catlin - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2002
  • "Police Actions and Citizen Satisfaction: Objective and Subjective Indicators of Police Performance" Presented with Robert E. Worden - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Studies, 2001

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Consistancy in Discipline:The Use of Discipline Matrices in U.S. Police Departments (), Grant -
    Harris, C. (Principal)
  • Does Arrest Deter? An Impact of Arrest on Subsequent Offending Cases of Intimate Partner Violence (), Grant -
    Harris, C. (Co-Principal), Hirschell, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Evaluating License Plate Reader Technology in Massachusetts-Phase 1 (), Grant -
    Harris, C. (Co-Principal), Nichols, L. (Co-Principal), Pattavina, A. (Co-Principal)
  • Police Early Intervention Systems: A Comparative Process and Outcome Evaluation (), Grant - National Institute of Justice
  • Safe & Secure Youth Initiative for the City of Lawrence, MA (), Grant - Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Massachusetts
  • Principal Investigator, UMass Lowell Campus Safety and Well Being Survey (2007), Grant - UMass President's Office and UML Police Department
  • Police Early Intervention Systems: The State of the Art (2014), Contract - NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
    Harris, C.J. (Principal)
  • Local Action Research Partnership with Lawrence & Haverhill/Methuen (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    Harris, C.J. (Principal)
  • Research Partner, Local Action Research Partner for the Shannon Community Safety Initiative (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Local Action Research Partner Application for the Shannon Community Safety Initia (2011), Grant -
    Harris, C.J. (Principal)