Kudos to several Georgia State University faculty members from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology who again ranked quite highly on various dimensions per studies profiled in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education (JCJE). The department sits in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Associate professors Leah Daigle and Brent Teasdale were ranked No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, for their productivity in a JCJE study published in the December 2012 issue, which ranked criminal justice scholars on their number of cites, articles per year, citations and h-index (a measure comparing the number of published articles to the number of citations of published articles). Timothy Brezina was also cited as the 12th most productive associate professor.
Scott Jacques was cited in the article as being among the top 10 assistant professors on the m-quotient measure, which assesses the number of citations and publications, but controlling for number of years as a scholar.
In another study, the department’s doctoral program tied for seventh place for its median h-index, which measures both the number of articles and number of cites per article. This indicates that the faculty’s work is widely cited in the discipline.
An article recently accepted for publication in JCJE assessed the productivity of female scholars between 2000 and 2010. In this article, professors Mary Finn and Barbara Warner and Associate Professor Brenda Sims Blackwell were cited among the most prolific female scholars publishing in elite criminology and criminal justice journals.
This is not the first time the department or faculty members have been ranked high in Journal of Criminal Justice Education rankings. The March 2011 issue included a series of articles that assessed various publishing trends in criminal justice and criminology. One article ranked Daigle as No. 2 for “elite” publications and No. 8 for total number of citations in the top female academic “stars” category.
Another article in the same issue ranked Professor Brian Payne No. 6 among the “most prolific sole and lead authors in criminology and criminal justice,” based on the total number of sole and lead-authored publications between 2000 and 2009. Payne chairs the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Brezina and Warner were also featured in the article as being two of only 80 criminologists who published five or more sole or lead-authored articles during the same timeframe. In addition, Volkan Topalli and Warner ranked No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, in a 2009 study ranking “rainmakers” as top scholars in the discipline for receiving research funding from national foundations.