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Chris Harris

Christopher Harris
Christopher J. HarrisAssociate Professor, Transfer Student Advisor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSchool of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone(978) 934-4105
  • EmailChristopher_Harris@uml.edu

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
  • 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)