Research

Currently Under Review:

McCafferty, James T., McMahon-Howard, Jennifer, and Scherer, Heidi L. “Campus Carry Laws and Change in Higher Education: Examining the Perceived Impact of Legalizing Guns on Campus.” 

Scherer, Heidi L., McMahon-Howard, Jennifer, and McCafferty, James T. “Examining the Extent and Predictors of the Negative Impacts of a Campus Carry Law Among Faculty and Students.” 

Published Refereed Journal Articles:

Scherer, Heidi L., McMahon-Howard, Jennifer, and McCafferty, James T. (2020). “Hesitant to Pull the Trigger: How the Perceived Impact of Guns on Campus Influences Support or Opposition to Campus Carry Laws.”  Journal of Crime & Justice. DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2020.1740103

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer, Scherer, Heidi, and McCafferty, James T. (2018) “Concealed Guns on College Campuses: Examining Support for Campus Carry Among Faculty, Staff, and Students.” Journal of School Violence.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2018.1553717

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer. (2017). “Youth Involved in Prostitution: Exploring Possible Changes in Interactions with Police and Social Service Agencies and Narratives of Victimization.” Criminal Justice Review, 42 (2): 119-145.

Clay-Warner, Jody, Jackson Bunch, and Jennifer McMahon-Howard.  (2016) “Differential Vulnerability: Disentangling the Effects of State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity on Repeat Victimization.”  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(10): 1406-1429.

Tripp, Tara and Jennifer McMahon-Howard.  (2016) “Perception vs. Reality: The Relationship between Organized Crime and Human Trafficking in Metropolitan Atlanta.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(4): 732-764.

Bunch, Jackson, Jody Clay-Warner, and Jennifer McMahon-Howard (2014). “The Effects of Victimization on Routine Activities.” Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(5): 575-593.

Link, Tanja C., Jennifer McMahon-Howard, and Kathryn Smith. (2013) “Punitive Attitudes Towards Specific Types of Sex Offenders.” Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology, 3(2), 135-155.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer and Birthe C. Reimers. (2013). “An Evaluation of a Child Welfare Training Program on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 40: 1-9.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer. (2011). “Does the Controversy Matter?  Comparing the Causal Determinants of Controversial and Non-Controversial Rape Law Reforms.  Law & Society Review, 45(2), 401-432.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer, Jody Clay-Warner, and Linda Renzulli.  2009. “Criminalizing Spousal Rape: The Diffusion of Legal Reforms.” Sociological Perspectives, 52(4):505-531.  Co-winner of the 2010 Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award.

Clay-Warner, Jody and Jennifer McMahon-Howard. (2009). “Reporting Rape: Classic Rape and the Behavior of Law.”  Violence and Victims, 24: 723-743.

McMahon, Jennifer and Jody Clay-Warner.  2002. “Child Abuse and Future Criminality:  The Role of Social Service Placement, Family Disorganization, and Gender.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17 (9): 1002-1019.

Published Refereed Chapters in Books:

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer and Tara Tripp (2012a). “Legislation Efforts: The Foundation in the Fight against Sex Trafficking.” In Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses, edited by Mary De Chesnay. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.  Awarded 3rd Place in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award in the Community-Public Health category. http://www.springerpub.com/sex-trafficking.html

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer and Tara Tripp (2012b). “Trials and Tribulations: The Prosecution of Sex Traffickers.” In Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses, edited by Mary De Chesnay.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.  Awarded 3rd Place in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award in the Community-Public Health category. http://www.springerpub.com/sex-trafficking.html

Clay-Warner, Jody, Jennifer McMahon-Howard, and Katie James. (2011). “Women in the Legal Profession: Challenges for the 21st Century” in It’s a Crime: Women and Justice (5th edition), edited by Roslyn Muraskin. New York: Prentice Hall.

Clay-Warner, Jody and Jennifer McMahon.  (2007). “From the Bassinet to the Bar: The Effect of Motherhood on Women’s Advancement in the Legal Profession” in It’s a Crime: Women and Justice (4th ed.), edited by Roslyn Muraskin.  New York: Prentice Hall.

Published Encyclopedia Entries:

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer (2016). “Spousal Rape.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender, edited by Kevin Nadal.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer (2015). “Rape Law.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by Nancy Naples.  Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer (2013).  “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.” In Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America, edited by Jeffrey Ross. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McMahon-Howard, Jennifer (2013). “Massage Parlors.” In Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America, edited by Jeffrey Ross. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

McMahon, Jennifer and Jody Clay-Warner.  2007. “Rape: Overview.” Encyclopedia of Women in World History.  New York: Oxford University Press.

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