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Lawrence F Travis

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office: 660C RECCENTER
Tel: 513-556-5837
Email: lawrence.travis@uc.edu

Lawrence Travis earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice from S.U.N.Y. at Albany in 1982.  He served as Research Analyst for the National Parole Institutes and as Research Director for the Oregon State Board of Parole.  He joined the faculty of the criminal justice program in 1980.  He is co-author of Changes in Sentencing and Parole Decision Making:  1976-1978, Policing in America:  A Balance of Forces, and Introduction to Criminal Justice.  He served as editor of Policing:  An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.  Dr. Travis retired from the faculty in 2015, but retains interest in policing, criminal justice policy reform, sentencing, and corrections.  He continues to contribute to scholarly journals in criminal justice and occasionally teaches in the School of Criminal Justice.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York @ Albany, 05-1982 (Criminal Justice).
  • Master of Arts, State University of New York @ Albany, 05-1975 (Criminal Justice).
  • Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York @ Albany, 05-1974 (Sociology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • Ryu,J.H.; Travis,L., Community context and bail: Is there a link?, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. $750. 2008.
  • Makarios,M.; Steiner,B.; Travis,L., Neighborhood context, local life circumstances, and recidivism among offenders released from Ohio prisons, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. $750. 2008.
  • (Co-Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Analysis of the Ohio Department of Youth Services Release Authority's Decision Making Process, The Ohio Department of Youth Services. 08-2006 to to Present.
  • (Co-Principle Investigator), Travis, L.F., Evaluation of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Vehicle Integration Technology Demonstration Project, The Ohio State Highway Patrol. 08-2006 to to Present.
  • (Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Evaluation of the City of Cincinnati Employee Discipline Process, City of Cincinnati . $50,000. 10-2002 to 12-2003.
  • (Principal Investigator ), Travis, L.F., The role of law enforcement in public schools: A national survey , The National Institute of Justice . $405,262. 08-2001 to 06-2005.
  • (Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Police department and police officer association leaders’ perceptions of community policing: Describing the nature and extent of agreement, The National Institute of Justice. $139,052. 01-2001 to 01-2003.
  • (Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Institutionalizing the use of research in a local police department: A continuing partnership , The National Institute of Justice . $75,913. 01-1999 to 01-2001.
  • (Co-Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E., Case classification for juvenile corrections: An evaluation of the Youthful Level of Service Inventory, The National Institute of Justice. $187,437. 01-1999 to 01-2003.
  • (Co-Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F.; Frank, J., Community policing and organizational structure in small and medium-sized police departments , The National Institute of Justice . $373,971. 01-1999 to to Present.
  • (Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Provision of development and research assistance to the Regional Community Policing Institute , The Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute as a subcontract under U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services Award to the Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute. $50,000. 12-1997 to 07-1999.
  • (Co-Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Establishing a research partnership: The Forest Park (OH) Police Division and the University of Cincinnati Funded by the National Institute of Justice . $45,624. 01-1997 to 06-1998.
  • (Principal Investigator), Travis, L.F., Community policing activities: The Ohio task analysis , The National Institute of Justice. $73,371. 01-1996 to 03-1997.
  • (Collaborator), Frank, James; Travis, Lawrence, Evaluation of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Vehicle Integration Technology Demonstration Project, Ohio Department of Public Safety. (PO P76330), $49,915.00. 11/01/2006 to 09/15/2008. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, City of Cincinnati's Disciplinary Process, Cincinnati, City of. (OSP03116 - NCE), $50,000.00. 10/16/2002 to 07/01/2003. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Validation and Assessment of the Lucas County Risk and Needs Instrument, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (OSP00193-NCE), $22,500.00. 04/01/2000 to 09/30/2000. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Madison County Drug Court Evaluation, Office of Justice Programs. (OSP00184), $8,573.00. 04/01/2000 to 03/31/2001. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, The Role of Law Enforcement in Public School Safety: A National Survey, National Institute of Justice. (NCE), $405,262.00. 08/01/2001 to 07/31/2004. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Assessing Ohio Compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (B178), $38,200.00. 07/01/2001 to 06/30/2003. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Evaluation of the Delaware County Juvenile Drug Court Program, Office of Justice Programs. (OSP), $7,000.00. 02/01/2001 to 01/31/2002. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Police Department and Police Officer Association Leaders' Perceptions of Community Policing, National Institute of Justice. (98-IJ-CX-00005-3), $139,052.00. 01/01/1998 to 12/31/2000. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Provide Development and Research Assistance to the Regional Community Policing Institute, National Institute of Justice. (P.O. 9807553/NCE), $50,000.00. 11/01/1997 to 10/31/2000. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Case Classification for Juvenile Corrections: An Evaluation of the Youthful Level of Service Inventory, National Institute of Justice. (NCE), $187,437.00. 01/01/1999 to 08/31/2002. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Travis, Lawrence, Institutionalizing the Use of Research in a Local Police Department: A Continuing Partnership, National Institute of Justice. (98-IJ-CX-0068), $75,913.00. 01/01/1999 to 06/30/2000. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Frank, James; Travis, Lawrence; Wooldredge, John, Impact of Race on Criminal Cases in Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County Board of County Commissioners. (SRS 006514), $85,459.00. 11/01/2009 to 03/31/2011. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Frank, James; Travis, Lawrence, The Impact of Collateral Consequences of Conviction in Ohio, Department of Justice. (2009-RA-EOR-2220), $67,212.56. 07/31/2009 to 06/30/2011. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Buckler, K., Griffin, T., & Travis, L. (2008). Criminologists as ‘benchwarmers’: The exclusion of eggheads from crime news discourse. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 5 (1), 4-21.
  • J. Liederbach, & L. Travis (2008). Wilson redux: Another look at Varieties of Police Behavior. Police Quarterly, 11 (4), 447-467.
  • K. Buckler, T. Griffin, & L. Travis (2008). Criminologists as ‘benchwarmers’” The exclusion of eggheads from crime news discourse. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 5 (1), 4-21.
  • Beck, V., & Travis, L. (2006). Sex offender notification: a crossstate comparison. Police Practice and Research, 7 (4), 293-307.
  • Beck, V., Ramsey, R., Lipps, T., & Travis, L. (2006). Juvenile diversion: an outcome study of the hamilton county ohio unofficial juvenile court. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 57 (2), 1-10.
  • Beck, V., & Travis, L. (2006). Sex offender notification: an exploratory assessment of state variation in notification processes. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34 (1), 51-55.
  • Flores, A., Russell, A., Latessa, E., & Travis III, L. (2005). Evidence of professionalism or quackery: measure practitioner awareness of risk/need factors and effective treatment strategies. Federal Probation, 69, 9-14.
  • Travis, L.F. (2005). Assessing the newsworthiness of homicide events: an analysis of coverage in the houston chronicle by kevin buckler university of texas at brownsville. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 12 (1), 1-25.
  • Beck, V., & Travis, L. (2004). Sex offender notification and protective behavior. Violence and Victims, 19 (3), 289-302.
  • Beck, V., Clingermayer, J., Ramsey, R., & Travis, L. (2004). Community response to sex offenders. Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 32 (2), 141–168.
  • Beck, V., & Travis, L. (2004). Sex offender notification and fear of victimization. Journal of Criminal Justice, 32 (5), 455-463.
  • Buckler, K., & Travis, L. (2003). Reanalyzing the prevalence and social context of collateral consequence statutes. Journal of Criminal Justice, 31 (5), 435-453.
  • Liederbach, J., & Travis, L. (2002). The role of regional community policing institutes as a catalyst for change: What types of agencies are participating?. Police Forum, 12 (2), 2-4.
  • Travis, L., & Hughes, K. (2002). Mapping in Police Agencies: Beyond This Point There Be Monsters. Overcoming the Barriers: Crime Mapping in the 21st Century, 2, http:policefoundation.org.
  • Travis III, L., Novak, K., Winston, C., & Hurley, D. (2000). Cops at the door: the impact of citizen surveys by police on public attitudes. Police Quarterly, 3 (1), 85-104.
  • Smith, B., Novak, K., Frank, J., & Travis, L. (2000). Multijurisdictional drug task forces an analysis of impacts. Journal of Criminal Justice, 28 (6), 543-556.
  • Jones, D., Johnson, S., Latessa, E., & Travis, L. (1999). Case classification in community corrections: preliminary findings from a national survey. Topics in Community Corrections, 4–10.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Holsinger, A. (1998). The importance of evaluating correctional programs: assessing outcome and quality. Corrections Management Quarterly, 2 (4), 22-29.
  • Jefferis, E., Frank, J., Smith, B., Novak, K., & Travis III, L. (1998). An examination of the productivity and perceived effectiveness of drug task forces. Police Quarterly, 1 (3), 85-107.
  • Travis, L., & Winston, C. (1998). Dissension in the ranks: officer resistance to community policing, cynicism, and support for the organization. Journal of Crime and Justice, 21 (2), 139-156.
  • Fulton, B., Latessa, E., Stichman, A., & Travis, L. (1997). Up to speed - the state of isp: research and policy implications. Federal Probation, 61 (4), 65-75.
  • Fulton, B., Stichman, A., Travis, L., & Latessa, E. (1997). Moderating probation and parole officer attitudes to achieve desired outcomes. The Prison Journal, 77 (3), 295-312.
  • Travis, L.F. (1996). A pure refraction of reality: The coverage of women and minorities in introductory criminal justice texts. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 7 (2), 345-351.
  • Zins, J., Travis, L., Brown, M., & Knighton, A. (1994). Preventing interpersonal violence in the schools. School Services Journal, 8 (2), 1-30.
  • Travis, L.F. (1992). Making history: Explaining the development of the police. Police Forum, 2 (2), 6-10.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis III, L. (1991). Halfway house or probation: a comparison of alternative dispositions. Journal of Crime and Justice, 14 (1), 58-75.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis III, L. (1991). Halfway house or probation: a comparison of alternative dispositions. Journal of Crime and Justice, 14 (1), 58-75.
  • Travis, L., & Vukovich, R. (1990). Cynicism and job satisfaction in policing: muddying the waters. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 15 (1), 90-104.
  • Witte, J., Travis III, L., & Langworthy, R. (1990). Participatory management in law enforcement: police officer, supervisor and administrator perceptions. American Journal of Police, 9 (4), 1-23.
  • Travis III, L.F. (1989). Crowding in american prisons and jails: causes, effects and possible solutions. Justice Professional, 4 (2), 257-278.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Criminal justice graduate education: an assessment of the albany model. Northeastern Criminal Justice Reporter, 6-7.
  • Travis III, L., Latessa, E., & Oldendick, R. (1989). Utilization of technology in correctional institutions, the. Federal Probation, 53 (3), 35-40.
  • Frank, J., Cullen, F., Travis, L., & Borntrager, J. (1989). Sanctioning corporate crime: how do business executives and the public compare?. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 13 (2), 139-169.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis III, L. (1988). The effects of intensive supervision with alcoholic probationers.. Journal of Offender Counseling, Services & Rehabilitation, 12 (2), 175-190.
  • Latessa, E., Travis III, L., & Cullen, F. (1988). Public support for mandatory drug-alcohol testing in the workplace. Crime & Delinquency, 34 (4), 379-391.
  • Burton Jr, V., Travis, L., & Cullen, F. (1988). Reducing the legal consequences of a felony conviction: a national survey of state statutes. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 12 (1), 101-109.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis, L. (1987). Citizen crime prevention: problems and prospectives in reducing crime. Journal of Security Administration, 10 (1), 38-51.
  • Travis, L.F. (1987). Assessing the quality of doctoral programs in deviance, criminology, and criminal justice: a response to thomas and bronick. Journal of Criminal Justice, 15 (2), 157-166.
  • Burton, V., Cullen, F., & Travis III, L. (1987). Collateral consequences of a felony conviction: a national study of state statutes. Federal Probation, 51 (3), 52-60.
  • Travis, L., Cullen, F., Link, B., & Wozniak, J. (1986). The impact of instructional bias on crime seriousness consensus: A research note. Journal of Criminal Justice, 14 (5), 431-439.
  • Travis, L., & Latessa, E. (1985). The role of private enterprise in institutional corrections. Urban Resources, 2 (4), 25-29.
  • Travis, L., Latessa, E., & Vito, G. (1985). Agenda building in criminal justice: the case of determinate sentencing. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 10 (1), 45-51.
  • Travis III, L., Latessa Jr, E., & Vito, G. (1985). Private enterprise and institutional corrections: a call for caution. Federal Probation, 49 (4), 11-16.
  • Travis III, L., O'Leary, V., & Castelluccio, V. (1985). Future of sentencing and parole: a delphi reassessment of sentencing and parole reforms. Criminal Justice Review, 10 (2), 45-51.
  • Palmiotto, M., & Travis, L. (1985). Faculty readership of security periodicals-use of the literature in a new discipline. Journal of Security Administration, 8 (1), 27-36.
  • Cullen, F., Link, B., Travis, L., & Wozniak, J. (1985). Consensus in crime seriousness: empirical reality or methodological artifact. Criminology, 23 (1), 99-118.
  • Travis, L., & Latessa, E. (1984). Summary of parole rule-thirteen years later'-revisited thirteen years later. Journal of Criminal Justice, 12 (6), 591-600.
  • Travis, L.F. (1984). Intensive supervision in probation and parole. Corrections Today, 46 (4), 34-36.
  • Cullen, F., Heiner, C., & Travis, L. (1984). Provider medicaid fraud: A note on white-coat crime. Southern Journal of Criminal Justice, 8 (2), 146-161.
  • Cullen, F., & Travis III, L. (1984). Work as an avenue of prison reform : is rehabilitation possible?. New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, 10 (1), 45-64.
  • Travis III, L., & Cullen, F. (1984). Radical nonintervention: the myth of doing no harm. Federal Probation, 48 (1), 29-32.
  • Travis III, L.F. (1983). Case study in criminal justice research: applications to policy analysis. Criminal Justice Review, 8 (2), 46-51.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Allen, H. (1983). Volunteers and paraprofessionals in parole: current practices.. Journal of Offender Counseling, Services, & Rehabilitation, 8, 91-105.
  • Steiner, B., Makarios, M., & Travis, L. (2009). Understanding parole officers' responses to the implementation of a progressive sanctioning grid in Ohio. Crime and Delinquency.
  • Liederbach, J., & Travis, L. (2008). Wilson redux: Another look at varieties of police behavior. Police Quarterly, 11 (4), 447-467.
  • Beck, V. S., & Travis, L. F. (2004). Sex offender notification and protective behavior.. Violence and Victims, 19 (3), 289-302.

Published Books

  • Travis, L.F. III (2008). Introduction to Criminal Justice, 6th edition. Cincinnati, OH: Lexis-Nexis.
  • Travis, L. I., & R.H. Langworthy (2008). Policing in America, 4th edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Schwartz, M., & L.F. Travis III (1997). Corrections: An Issues Approach, 4th edition. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
  • Travis, L.F. III (1985). Probation, Parole and Community Corrections: Emerging Issues. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland.
  • Lawrence F. Travis (2008). Introduction to Criminal Justice, 6th ed. Newark, NJ: Matthew Bender/LexisNexis.

Book Chapters

  • Travis, L., & Beck, V. (2008). International Penology. In S.G. Shoham; O. Beck; M. Kett (Eds.), Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections: An International Perspective (pp.197-229). Boca Ration, FL: Taylor & Francis.
  • Lawrence F. Travis, & V. Beck (2008). Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections: An International Perspective, in S. Shoham, O. Beck, & M. Kett (eds.) . International Penology (pp.197-229). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.
  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. (2007). Youth violence and delinquency, Vol. 3. In M.D. McShane; F.P. Williams (Eds.), The role of police in school safety (pp.37-53). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Beck, V., Travis, L., & Ramsey, R. (2007). Youth violence and delinquency, Vol. 2. In M.D. McShane; F.P. Williams (Eds.), Juvenile specialty courts (pp.49-66). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Lowenkamp, C. (2005). Correctional Contexts, 3rd ed.. In Latessa, E.J.; Holsinger, A.M. (Eds.), Halfway houses (updated) (pp.367-374). Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury.
  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. (2005). Visions for change: crime and justice in the twenty-first century, 4th edition. In R. Muraskin; A.R. Roberts (Eds.), School safety and the use of security technology Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Travis,L.F. (2005). Correctional contexts (3rd ed.). In E. Latessa; A.M. Holsinger (Eds.), Sentencing in the United States (pp.51-60). Los Angeles: Roxbury.
  • Travis,L.F. (2005). Justice, crime and ethics, (5th ed.). In M. Braswell; B. McCarthy; B. McCarthy (Eds.), Criminal sentencing: Ethical issues and the problems of reform (pp.163-178). Cincinnati: Anderson.
  • Smith, B., Novak, K., Frank, J., & Travis, L. (2004). The administration and management of criminal justice organizations: A book of readings, 4th ed. In Stojkovic, S.; Kolfas, J.; Kalinich, D. (Eds.), Multijurisdictional drug task forces: An analysis of impacts (pp.399-419). Long Grove, IL: Waveland.
  • Travis,L.F. (2002). The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. In D. Levinson (Eds.), Sentencing (pp.1471-1476). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Travis, L.F. (1998). Justice, Crime and Ethics, 2nd ed.. In M. Braswell; B. McCarthy; B. McCarthy (Eds.), Criminal sentencing: Honesty, prediction, discrimination and ethics (pp.191-203). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
  • Zins, J., Travis, L., & Freppon, P. (1997). Emotional Development and Emotional Literacy. In P. Salovey; D. Sluyter (Eds.), Linking research and educational programming to promote social and emotional learning New York: Basic Books.
  • Knighton, A., & Travis, L. (1995). Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, 1994 State of Black Cincinnati. African-American males and the Cincinnati police Cincinnati, OH: Urban League.
  • Wright, J., & Travis, L. (1994). Encyclopedia of American Prisons. Prison work release programs (pp.510-512). New York : Garland Publishing.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis, L. (1992). Smart sentencing: The emergence of intermediate sanctions. In J. Byrne; A. Lurigio; J. Petersilia (Eds.), Residential community correctional programs (pp.166-181). Newbury Park, CA : Sage.
  • Travis, L.F. (1991). Justice, crime and ethics. In M. Braswell; B. McCarthy; B. McCarthy (Eds.), Ethical issues in sentencing (pp.177-190). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
  • Travis, L.F. (1985). Probation and parole in America. In H. Allen; E. Latessa; G. Vito; C. Eskridge (Eds.), The development of American parole (pp.19-35). New York: Free Press.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Wilson, G. (1984). Evaluating juvenile justice: Strategies and outcomes. In S. Decker (Eds.), Juvenile diversion: An analysis of the factors related to diversion decision-making and outcome (pp.145-165). Beverly Hills, CA : Sage.
  • Cullen, F., Link, B., Travis, L., & Lemming, T. (1983). The ambivalent force, 3rd edition. In A.S. Blumberg; A. Niederhoffer (Eds.), Paradox in policing: A note on perceptions of dangerousness Hinsdale, IL: Dryden Press.
  • Travis, L., & Blalock, I. (1982). Alternatives to incarceration. In C. Eskridge (Eds.), Parole: Structuring decisions (pp.282-296). Lexington, MA: Ginn Publishing.
  • Travis, L.F. (1982). Sentencing reform. In M. Forst (Eds.), The politics of sentencing reform (pp.58-89). Beverly Hills, CA : Sage.
  • Lawrence F. Travis (2012). Criminal Sentencing: Goal, practices, and ethics. In M. Braswell & B. McCarthy (Eds.), Justice, Crime, and Ethics, 7th Edition (pp.165-180). Boston: Anderson Publishing.

Other Publications

  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. (2005). The Role of Law Enforcement in Public School Safety: A National Survey. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
  • Travis, L.F. (2004). Evaluation of the City of Cincinnati Employee Discipline Process . Cincinnati: City of Cincinnati.
  • Flores, A., Travis, L., & Latessa, E. (2003). Case Classification for Juvenile Corrections: Evaluation of the Youthful Level of Service Inventory. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
  • Vollmer, S., & Travis, L. (2002). Institutionalizing the Use of Research in a Local Police Department: A Continuing Partnership. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
  • Travis, L.F. (2002). Training regimen: Where it’s been, where it’s at, where it should go. Law Enforcement News, 28 (577/578), 9.
  • Travis, L., & Kadleck, C. (2001). Police Department and Police Officer Association Leader’s Perceptions of Community Policing: Describing the Nature and Extent of Agreement. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
  • Travis, L.F. (2000). Crime and Power: A History of Criminal Justice 1688-1998 . Journal of Criminal Justice , 28 (3), 257-258.
  • Travis, L., & Liederbach, J. (1999). First Year Evaluation of the Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute . Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnat.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., Fulton, B., & Stichman, A. (1998). Evaluating the prototypical ISP. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., Holsinger, A., & Hartman, J. (1998). Evaluation of Ohio’s Pilot Day Reporting Program: Final Report . Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Hughes, K., & Travis, L. (1998). Establishing a Research Partnership: The Forest Park (OH) Police Division and the University of Cincinnati. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
  • Frank, J., Smith, B., Novak, K., Travis, L., & Langworthy, R. (1998). Ohio Multijurisdictional Drug Law Enforcement Task Forces: Final Report, Vols. 1 - 3. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L., & Sanders, B. (1997). Community Policing Activities: The Ohio Task Analysis Project. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L., & Sanders, B. (1997). Community Policing Activities: The Ohio Task Analysis Project, Summary Report. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Holsinger, A. (1997). Evaluation of Ohio’s Community Corrections Act Programs and Community Based Correctional Facilities: Final Report. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Holsinger, A. (1997). Evaluation of Ohio’s Community Corrections Act Programs by County Size. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., & Holsinger, A. (1997). Evaluation of Ohio’s Community-Based Correctional Facilities: Final Report. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L., & Latessa, E. (1996). Projected Impact of S.B. 2 on Corrections in Richland County. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Latessa, E., Travis, L., Green, L., Mazerolle, P., Turner, M., Hartman, J., & Holsinger, A. (1996). Comprehensive Planning Report for Adams County. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Knighton, A., & Travis, L. (1996). Women’s Ventures in Science, Engineering and Math: Final Evaluation Report. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Institute for Career Alternatives.
  • Travis, L.F. (1995). Validation and Comparison of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Probation Risk Assessment Instrument. Cincinnati, OH: Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
  • Knighton, A., & Travis, L. (1995). Women’s Ventures in Science, Engineering and Math: Progress Report. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Institute for Career Alternatives.
  • Knighton, A., & Travis, L. (1994). Reducing the Incidence of Violence in Police Interactions with African American Males: Results of Focus Group Discussion. Cincinnati: The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. .
  • Travis, L.F. (1990). Risk Classification--Cooperative Agreement for Consulting Services--Final Report. Washington, D.C: National Institute of Corrections.
  • Travis, L.F. (1990). Misdemeanant Probationer Risk Classification for Blue Earth County. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L.F. (1990). Misdemeanant Probationer Risk Classification for Clark County. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L.F. (1990). Misdemeanant Probationer Risk Classification for Nicollett County. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Final Report: Validation of the South Carolina Parole Risk Assessment Instrument . Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Reorganization Commission.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Risk Classification in Probation and Parole. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Risk Classification with Sex Offenders. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati,.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Risk Classification for Juveniles. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Developing Computerized Management Information Systems. Cincinnati: Division of Criminal Justice.
  • Latessa, E., Oldendick, R., Travis, L., Noonan, S., & McDermott, B. (1988). Impact of Technology on Adult Correctional Institutions. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections.
  • Travis, L.F. (1988). Final Report: Validation of Ohio Parole Board Risk Assessment Instrument and Examination of Alternative Predictors for Parole Outcome with Special Attention to Sex Offenders. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.
  • Travis, L.F. (1987). Punishment without walls. Journal of Criminal Justice, 15 (6), 507-509.
  • Travis, L.F. (1986). An update of corrections. Federal Probation , 50 (2), 97.
  • Travis, L.F. (1984). Reintegration revisited: Emerging from the mire. Federal Probation , 48 (2), 72-73.
  • Latessa, E., & Travis, L. (1984). An Evaluation of the College Hill Crime Prevention Program. Cincinnati: Criminal Justice Program.
  • Travis, L.F. (1983). Instructor’s Guide to Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice. Cincinnati: Anderson.
  • Travis, L.F. (1983). Instructor’s Guide to Corrections: An Issues Approach, 2nd ed.. Cincinnati: Anderson.
  • Travis, L.F., (1983). Case management strategies for probation and parole. Federal Probation, 47 (3), 85-86.
  • Travis, L., & Blalock, I. (1980). Parole Revocation Guidelines Evaluation--Summary Report, Salem. OR: Oregon State Board of Parole.
  • Travis, L., & O'Leary, V. (1979). Changes in Parole and Sentencing Decision Making: 1976-1978. Hackensack, NJ: NCCD. Excerpted in: R.M. Carter, D. Glaser and L.T. Wilkins (eds.), (1984) Probation, Parole and Community Corrections. New York: John Wiley & Sons:105-121. ..
  • Travis, L.F. (1978). National Parole Institutes and Parole Policy Seminars--1978: Final Report. Hackensack, NJ: National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
  • Travis, L.F. (1978). Instructor’s Guide for Introduction to Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. by Donald Newman. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.
  • Travis, L.F. (1975). You and the Family Court. Albany, NY: Community Legal Rights Foundation.
  • Makarios, M., Steiner, B., & Travis, L. (2010). Restricting discretion during sanctioning: Parole officers' responses to the implementation of a progressive sanctioning grid in Ohio. APPA Perspectives.
  • Travis, L., & Blalock, I. Parole Revocation Guidelines Evaluation Supplemental Report I: Field Test of Revocation Guidelines. Salem, OR: Oregon State Board of Parole.
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Clark County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Clermont County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Crawford County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Hardin County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Hamilton County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Huron County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Licking County...
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Lorain County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Lucas County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Marion County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Mercer County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Miami County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Pickaway County..
  • Latessa, et al. Comprehensive Planning Report for Wyandot County..
  • B. Steiner, L. Travis, M. Makarios, & T. Brinkley The influence of parole officers' attitudes on supervision practices.. Justice Quarterly.
  • M. Makarios, B. Steiner, & L. Travis Examining the predictors of recidivism among men and women released from prison in Ohio. Criminal Justice and Behavior.
  • M. Makarios, B. Steiner, & L. Travis Understanding parole officers' responses to sanctioning reform. Crime and Delinquency.

Additional Publications

Non-Fiction

  • Lawrence F. Travis (2012). Boston: Anderson Publishing.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Makarios, M.; Steiner, B.; Travis, L.F. (2008). Gender differences in recidivism: The effects of local life circumstances, risk, and sanctioning guidelines Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH..
  • Nation, D.; Travis, L.F. (2008). General test for racial differences in preferences for police action Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Coon, J. and Travis, L.F. (11-2007). Security Technology Use in Public Schools: Finds from a National Survey American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Steiner, B.; Makarios, M.;Travis, L.F. (11-2007). Examining the organizational aspect of parole reform: A process evaluation of the transition to graduated sanctioning guidelines in a midwestern state American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lovins, B.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (11-2007). The juvenile parole board: How release decisions are made and who goes home American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lytle, D.; Travis, L.F. (11-2007). Graduate education in criminology or criminal justice: Assessing course requirements American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Griffin, T.;Travis, L.F.; Buckler, K. (03-2007). Toward a method of calibrating search terms in crime news research Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.
  • Steiner, S.; Makarios, M.; Travis, L.F. (2007). Examining the organizational aspect of parole reform: A process evaluation of the transition to graduated sanctioning guidelines in a midwestern state Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lovins, B.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (2007). The juvenile parole board: How release decisions are made and who goes home Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lytle, D.; Travis, L.F. (2007). Graduate education in criminology or criminal justice: Assessing course requirements Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Griffin, T.; Travis, L.F.; Buckler, K. (2007). Toward a method of calibrating search terms in crime news research Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, Washington.
  • Travis, L.F. and Lytle, D. (09-2006). Higher Education in Criminal Justice and Criminology: An examination of Master's Programs Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Beck, V.S., Ramsey, R.J., and Travis. L.F. (09-2006). Juvenile Specialty Courts - It's Deja vu All Over Again Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Flores, A. Russell, A., Latessa, E., and Travis, L.F. (03-2006). Evidence of Professionalism or Quackery: Measuring Practitioner Awareness of Risk/Need Factors and Effective Treatment Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD.
  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. F. (03-2006). Challenges in conducting school safety research: Observations from a national study Paper to presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD.
  • Travis, L.F. & Liederbach, J. (2006). Wilson Reux: Another look at variety of police behavior American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Griffin, T.; Buckler, K.; Travis, L.F. (2006). The representation of criminology and criminal justice academics in newspaper coverage of crime Annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Beck, V., Ramsey, R., & Travis, L. F. (11-2005). Unofficial juvenile community courts Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto.
  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. F. (11-2005). School crime, police presence, and what police ought to do in schools: Contrasting perspectives Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto.
  • Coon, J., & Travis, L. F. (09-2005). Police activities in public schools: A comparison of matched reports from principals and police administrators Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Coon, J.; Travis, L.F. (2005). The Use of Security Technologies in Public Schools: National Survey Results Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
  • Buckler, K.; Travis, L.F. (2005). The Presentation of Homicide in Print Media: An Analysis of Situational, Informational, and News Theme Effects Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
  • Coon, J. and Travis, L. (11-2004). Police or products: are schools choosing police presence or security technologies to address safety concerns? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Nashville, TN.
  • Travis, L. and Coon, J. (10-2004). Law enforcement in public schools: Summary findings of a national study Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Buckler, K. and Travis, L. (03-2004). Identifying the situational and organizational correlates of print media decision-making in the reporting of homicide Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coon, J. and Travis, L. (03-2004). The use of security technology in schools: National survey results from public schools Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coon, J.; Travis, L.F. (2004). Law enforcement in public schools: Comparing views of schools and law enforcement Seventh Ohio Criminal Justice Research Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Beck, V.S.; Travis, L.F. (2004). Sex offender notification: A comparison of methods Seventh Ohio Criminal Justice Research Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Beck, V.S.; Travis, L.F. (2004). Sex offender notification: A comparison of state notification procedures Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Beck, V. S., Clingermayer, J., & Travis, L. F. (11-2003). Community response to sex offender notification Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Kiernan Coon, J., Winningham, L. L., & Travis, L. F. (11-2003). The role of police in schools: National survey results from public schools and law enforcement agencies Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Kiernan Coon, J., & Travis, L. F. (10-2003). The role of law enforcement in public schools: School and law enforcement perspectives Paper presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L. F. (10-2003). The police and the urban poor Paper presented at the Incarceration Nation, the Warehousing of America's Poor Conference, Ivy Tech State College, South Bend, IN.
  • Beck, V. S., Travis, L. F., & Ramsey, R. (10-2003). The effect of sex offender notification on perceived risk of victimization, fear of victimization, and protective behavior Paper presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Beck, V.S.; Travis, L.F. (2003). Sex Offender Notification and Fear of Victimization Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
  • Flores, A., Latessa, E., and Travis L.F. (11-2002). The predictive validity of the Youthful Offender Level of Service Inventory Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Kiernan, J. and Travis L.F. (11-2002). The role of law enforcement in public school safety: A national survey Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Beck, V. and Travis L.F. (11-2002). Sex offender notification and protective behavior American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
  • Childress, J., Travis, L.F., and Wooldredge, J. (11-2002). Measuring sentencing disparity: A significance test American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis L.F. and Kiernan, J. (10-2002). Public school use of law enforcement Paper presented at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, Lawrence (03-2002). Conflict over community policing: Rhetoric or reality Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Anaheim, CA.
  • Travis, Lawrence (03-2002). The collateral consequences of felony convictions: A five-year follow-up Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Anaheim, CA.
  • Travis L.F. and Beck, V. (2002). Sex Offender Notification and Crime Prevention Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L.F.; Kiernan, J. (2002). Describing the Role of Law Enforcement in Public Schools Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation, Washington, DC.
  • Travis, Lawrence (11-2001). Labor conflict in police organizations: results of a national survey Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kadleck, C.; Travis, L.F. (2001). Police Agency and Employee Association Leaders’ Perceptions of Community Policing: A National Survey Ohio Criminal Justice Research Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Travis, Lawrence (with Xinhao Wang) (12-2000). Using target patterns to identify crime patterns Fourth International Crime Mapping Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Travis, Lawrence, & Colleen Kadleck (11-2000). Do police unions and police chiefs really disagree about community policing? American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Travis, Lawrence, & Julie Kiernan (11-2000). The adoption of innovation in police agencies: A case study American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Travis, Lawrence, John Liederbach, James Frank, & Theresa Connover (11-2000). Policing the 'Lilliputs': An examination of officer work routines in rural, small-town, and suburban departments American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Travis, Lawrence (10-2000). Management rights in policing: perceptions of Ohio chiefs Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, Lawrence, John Liederbach, James Frank, & Theresa Connover (03-2000). New horizons in community policing: Rural and suburban cities Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA.
  • Travis, Lawrence, & Colleen Kadleck (03-2000). Police officer association leaders and chiefs: Their perceptions of community policing Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New Orleans, LA.
  • Travis, Lawrence (02-2000). Case classification: Linking process and practice APPA Midwinter Institute., Nashville, TN.
  • Travis, L.F. (2000). Case Classification: Linking Process and Practice APPA Midwinter Institute, Nashville, TN.
  • Liederbach, J.; Hurley, D.; Travis, L.F. (1999). You can lead a horse: A comparison of police agency participation in a subsidized training program Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Hurley, D.; Liederbach, J.; Travis, L.F. (1999). It comes from the top: Police Chiefs’ attitudes and community policing Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Kadleck, C.; Travis, L.F. (1999). A management view of labor: Police administrators’ perception of employee organizations Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Travis, L.F.; Hurley, D.; Winston, C. (1998). Police officer problem solving: Problems, practice, and perceptions Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Travis, L.F.; Sanders, B. (1998). The effects of community policing on the police function: A comparison of COP and non-COP officers Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Fulton, B.; Stichman, A.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1998). Evaluating a prototypical model of intensive supervision programs: Should we admit defeat?,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Holsinger, A.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1998). The impact of county context on juvenile justice dispositions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Smith, B.; Novak, K.; Frank, J.; Travis, L.F. (1998). Mulitjurisdictional drug task forces and interagency relationships Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Stichman, A.; Fulton, B.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1998). Probation officer attitudes and officer performance: Is there a link?,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Winston, C.; Travis, L.F. (1997). Is extinction in store for community oriented policing? Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.
  • Holsinger, A.; Latessa, E.; Turner, M.; Travis, L.F. (1997). Identification of factors associated with recidivism: Variation between urban and rural jurisdictions Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.
  • Jefferis, E.; Frank, J.; Smith, B.; Novak, K.; Langworthy, R.; Travis, L.F. (1997). Effectiveness of mulitjurisdictional drug task forces and member agencies Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.
  • King, W.; Travis, L.F.; Langworthy, R. (1997). Police organizational death Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.
  • Travis, L.F.; Winston, C. (1997). Dissension in the ranks: Officer resistance to community policing, cynicism, and support for the organization Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Holsinger, A.; Latessa, E.; Turner, M.; Travis, L.F. (1997). High level alternatives to incarceration: Examining community based correctional facilities Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Turner, M.; Latessa, E.; Holsinger, A.; Travis, L.F. (1997). Investigating community corrections: Exploring the multi-level impact of current community correctional interventions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Smith, B.; Novak, K.; Frank, J.; Travis, L.F.; Langworthy, R. (1997). Multijurisdictional drug enforcement: Organizational communication and cooperation Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Winston, C.; Travis, L.F. (1997). The problems of policing: Are the police officers and citizens working together? Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Fulton, B.; Stichman, A.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1997). Testing the link between organizational values, role definition, and job assignment within probation agencies Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Stichman, A.; Fulton, B.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1997). From preference to performance: Exploring the relationship between role definition and role performance among probation officers Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Travis, L.F.; Novak, K.; Hamulak, M. (1996). Who answers the phone? An assessment of non-response bias in telephone surveys Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association,, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E.J.; Holsinger, A.; Brown, K. (1996). Evaluating the effectiveness of community based correctional facilities Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Latessa, E.J.; Travis, L.F.; Brown, K.; Holsinger, A. (1996). Evaluating community correctional alternatives to regular supervision probation Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.
  • Sanders, B.; Travis, L.F. (1996). Effect of community policing on police officer activities Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation, Washington, D.C..
  • Hartman, J.; Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E. (1996). Thirty-nine years of parole rules Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1996). Criminal opportunity reduction effort: Problems and prospectives in citizen crime prevention Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Moon, M.; Jeffris, E.; Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F.; Langworthy, R. (1995). Prediction in criminal justice: A prison likelihood score Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
  • Travis, L.F. (1995). Where the cops are: A probability explanation for differential processing Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,, Boston, MA.
  • Knighton, A.; Travis, L.F. (1993). Reducing the incidence of violence in police interactions with African-American males Social Work ‘93” Conference of the National Association of Social Workers, Orlando, FL.
  • Travis, L.F. (1993). Cultural literacy in criminal justice: Specifying content Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Travis, L.F. (1992). Cultural literacy and criminal justice: A preliminary examination of the chicken, the eggs, and causal order,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Travis, L.F. (1991). Making history: Explaining the development of the police Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Nashville, TN.
  • Travis, L.F. (1990). Risk classification in probation and parole: Issues and trends Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.
  • Travis, L.F. (1989). Criminal justice graduate education: An assessment of the Albany model the School of Criminal Justice, S.U.N.Y. @ Albany Spring Conference, Albany, NY.
  • Witte, J.; Travis, L.F.; Langworthy, R. (1989). Participatory management in law enforcement: Police officer, supervisor and administrator perceptions Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, D.C..
  • Travis, L.F. (1988). Predicting parole success in Ohio: Yet another study Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Francisco, CA.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F.; Vito, G. (1987). Felony probation: An examination of the research Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F.; Cullen, F. (1987). Public support for mandatory drug-alcohol testing in the workplace Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Burton, V.; Cullen, F.; Travis, L.F. (1987). Restoration of rights and expungement of records for ex-offenders Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, St. Louis, MO.
  • Travis, L.F. (1987). Culpability and penalty severity Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, St. Louis, MO.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1986). Halfway houses versus probation: A three year follow-up of offenders Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L.F.; Vukovich, R.J. (1986). Cynicism and job satisfaction in policing: Muddying the waters Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Travis, L.F.; Hardyman, P. (1985). The impact of parole guidelines on sentencing disparity Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E.J.; Vito, G.F. (1985). The role of private enterprise in corrections the Third Annual Organizational Police and Development Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
  • Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E.J.; Vito, G.F. (1984). The role of private enterprise in corrections ASPA/ICMA Conference on Privatization and Alternative Service Delivery, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Frank, J.; Cullen, F.; Travis, L.F.; Borntrager, J. (1984). Sanctioning corporate crime: How do business executives and the public compare? Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L.F.; O’Leary, V.; Castelluccio, V. (1984). The future of sentencing and parole: A Delphi reassessment of sentencing and parole reforms Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.
  • Palmiotto, M.J.; Travis, L.F. (1984). Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Faculty readership of security periodicals: Use of the literature in a new discipline, Chicago, IL.
  • Cullen, F.; Travis, L.F. (1983). Work as an avenue of prison reform: Is rehabilitation possible?,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Denver, CO.
  • Travis, L.F.; Cullen, F.; Link, B.; Wozniak, J. (1983). The impact of instructional bias on crime seriousness consensus Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Denver, CO.
  • Cullen, F.; Link, B.; Travis, L.F.; Lemming, T. (1983). Paradox in policing: A note on perceptions of dangerousness Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E. (1983). The politics of the grantsmanship process: Even a contract isn’t enough Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Frank, J.; Cullen, F.; Travis, L.F. (1983). Sanctioning corporate crime: Public support for civil and criminal intervention Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Travis, L.F. (1983). Application of the case study approach to the analysis of justice policy change Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX.
  • Travis, L.F. (1982). Notes on reform in the justice process: The case of determinate sentencing Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F. (1982). A ranking of parole condition severity Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
  • Latessa, E.; Travis, L.F.; Wilson, G. (1982). Juvenile diversion: An examination of the relative success of a diverted cohort Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Travis, L.F.; Latessa, E.J. (1982). A summary of parole rules--thirteen years later’ revisited thirteen years later Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY.
  • Travis, L.F.; Skovron, S. (1981). The fiscal squeeze: Off with their heads Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., .
  • Travis, L.F.; Skovron, S. (1981). The fiscal squeeze: Off with their heads Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., .
  • Travis, L.F.; Schwartz, M.D. (1980). Parole release in the 1980s: Where do we go from here? Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Travis, L.F. (1979). The reform of rape law in the United States Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.

Paper Presentations

  • Travis, L. (11-2008). A half century of parole rules: Conditions of parole in the U.S., 2008. American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO.
  • Travis, L. (11-2008). Citizens’ preferences and attitude towards the police: An analysis of racial differences. American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO.
  • Travis, L. (03-2008). General test for racial differences in preferences for police action. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Travis, L. (03-2008). Gender differences in recidivism: The effects of local life circumstances, risk, and sanctioning guidelines. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Travis, L. (03/12/2009). Doctoral education in criminal justice and criminology: A review of curricular requirements. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
  • Travis, L. (03/12/2009). Major differences: General test for differences in preferences for police action among college majors. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
  • Travis, L. (11/06/2009). Interdisciplinary education in criminal justice and criminology: An examination of department types. American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • N. Goulette, A. Reitler, W. Flesher, L. Travis, & J. Frank (09/30/2011). How criminal justice professionals perceive collateral consequences of conviction in the state of Ohio. The annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.
  • N. Goulette, A. Reitler, W. Flesher, L. Travis, & J. Frank (11/17/2011). Perceptions of criminal justice actors regarding collateral consequences of conviction. American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.
  • D. Lytle & L. Travis (11/17/2011). Criminal Justice Theory Organization: Whole-system or decision specific approach. American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2005 to Present, Member, IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center Advisory Board.
  • 1998 to Present, Member, Advisory Board, Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute.
  • 08-1990 to Present, Full Professor, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • 1980 to 1985, Assistant Professor, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • 09-1985 to 1990, Associate Professor, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • 06-1999 to 06-2005, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, University of Cincinnati.
  • 01-1997 to Present, Editor, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, University of Cincinnati.
  • 09-1993 to 12-1996, Editor, Police Studies: The International Review of Police Development, University of Cincinnati.
  • 09-1994 to 08-1995, Graduate Program Director, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
  • 09-1982 to 08-1984, Graduate Program Director, Criminal Justice Program, University of Cincinnati.
  • 11-1978 to 08-1980, Research Director, Oregon State Board of Parole.
  • 09-1977 to 10-1978, Research Analyst, National Parole Institutes.
  • 06-1977 to 08-1977, Visiting Instructor, School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York @ Albany.
  • 09-1976 to 05-1977, Teaching Fellow, School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York @ Albany.

Service

  • Peer Review/Referee, Aspen Publishers
  • Peer Review/Referee, American Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Peer Review/Referee, National Insitute of Justice
  • Peer Review/Referee, Anderson Publishing Co.
  • Peer Review/Referee, American Correctional Association
  • Peer Review/Referee, Brooks-Cole
  • Peer Review/Referee, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich
  • Peer Review/Referee, Holt, Rinehart & Winston
  • Peer Review/Referee, John Wiley & Sons
  • Peer Review/Referee, MacMillan
  • Peer Review/Referee, Nelson-Hall
  • Peer Review/Referee, Wadsworth
  • Peer Review/Referee, Prentice-Hall
  • Peer Review/Referee, Roxbury Press
  • Peer Review/Referee, State University of New York Press
  • Peer Review/Referee, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Peer Review/Referee, Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Peer Review/Referee, Criminology
  • Peer Review/Referee, Justice Quarterly
  • Peer Review/Referee, Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Peer Review/Referee, Journal of Criminal Justice Education
  • Peer Review/Referee, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency
  • Peer Review/Referee, Crime and Delinquency
  • Peer Review/Referee, Justice Professional
  • Peer Review/Referee, Police Quarterly
  • Peer Review/Referee, Social Science Journal
  • Peer Review/Referee, Social Forces
  • Peer Review/Referee, Urban Resources
  • Member, IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center Advisory Board 2005 to Present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute 1998 to Present
  • Member, American Society of Criminology, 2007 Program Committee ,
  • Topic Editor, Criminology & Public Policy, 5(1), “Public Preference for Rehabilitation.”
  • Member, Safe & Clean Committee, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., 2004 - 2006
  • Chair, Program Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2004
  • Member, Program Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2002-2004
  • Member, “The Working Group,” advisory board to the National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, 2001-2004
  • Trustee at Large, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1990-1993
  • Chair, Awards Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Chair, Program Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1987
  • Member, Program Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1983-1986
  • Book Review Editor, Justice Quarterly
  • Member, ACJS Series Editor Selection Committee, 1997
  • Member, Justice Quarterly Editor Selection Committee, 1995
  • Member, Teller’s Committee, Police Section, ACJS, 1993-1994
  • Member, Editorial Board, Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Guest Editor, American Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Member, Awards Committee, American Probation and Parole Association
  • Member, Research Council, American Correctional Association
  • Chair, Student Affairs Committee, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
  • Member, Ohio DRC, Think Tank on Correctional Classification
  • Editor, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 2009
  • Member, Advisory Board, Tri-State Regional Community Policing Institute 2009
  • Member, Technical Review Team for the Policing Platform, National Institute of Justice 2007 to Present
  • Committee Member, National Law Enforcement Policy Board International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2005 to Present

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Correctional Association
  • American Probation and Parole Association
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
  • Ohio Court and Correctional Services Association
  • 2006 Consulting, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
  • 2000 Consulting, Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation
  • 1999 Consulting, Correctional Education Association, Region 7
  • 1998 – 1999 Consulting , Mississippi Department of Corrections.
  • 1999 Consulting, New Jersey Department of Corrections
  • 1999 Consulting, Virginia Parole Board
  • 1999 Consulting, Wyoming Department of Corrections
  • 1997 - 1998 Consulting, Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • 1997 Consulting, North Carolina Community Penalties Division
  • 1996 Consulting, Athens County Community Corrections Board
  • 1996 Consulting, Cincinnati Initiative for Career Alternatives
  • 1996 Consulting, National Institute of Corrections
  • 1996 Consulting, Richland County Community Corrections Board
  • 1996 Consulting, State of Wyoming, Department of Corrections
  • 1995 Consulting, Kentucky Department of Youth Services
  • 1995 Consulting, Hamilton County Juvenile Court
  • 1994 Consulting, Ohio Crime Prevention Association
  • 1989 Consulting, South Carolina Reorganization Commission
  • 1988 Consulting, Ohio Adult Parole Authority
  • 1986 Consulting, Brotherhood of Deputy Sheriffs
  • 1985 Consulting, Cincinnati Community Chest
  • 1984 Consulting, Oregon State Board of Parole
  • 1983 Consulting, Cincinnati Health Department
  • 1983 Consulting, Ohio Adult Parole Authority
  • 1983 Consulting, German Township (OH) Police Department
  • 1978 Consulting, United States Parole Commission
  • 1976 Consulting, New York State Department of Correctional Services

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Careers
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Criminology & Delinquency
    Level: Undergraduate

  • History and Philosophy of Criminal Justice
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Corrections
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Courts
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Managing School Violence
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Organized and White Collar Crime
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Philosophy of Punishment
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Politics of Criminal Justice
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Prisons and Jails
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Research Methods
    Level: Undergraduate

  • School Crime
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Applied Criminal Justice Research
    Level: Graduate

  • Community Based Corrections
    Level: Graduate

  • Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
    Level: Graduate

  • Criminal Justice Research Practicum
    Level: Graduate

  • Juvenile Justice System
    Level: Graduate

  • Pro-Seminar in Administration of Justice
    Level: Graduate

  • Pro-Seminar on the Nature of Crime
    Level: Graduate

  • Agency and Community Relations
    Level: Graduate

  • Research Methods
    Level: Graduate

  • Seminar in Criminal Justice Theory
    Level: Graduate

  • Seminar in Cross Cultural Policing
    Level: Graduate

  • Theory and Philosophy of Law Enforcement
    Level: Graduate