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Bruce D. Stout

Associate Professor and Chair

Office: Social Sciences Building 304A
Email: bstout@tcnj.edu
Phone: 609.771.2443

Bruce Stout has held numerous positions in government and academia.  In academia, Bruce has taught at the Rutgers Graduate School of Criminal Justice and at Penn State-Abington.  He was also Executive Director of the Violence Institute and the Behavioral Research and Training Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  In government, Bruce has served as Deputy Chief of Policy and Planning for Governor Whitman, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission, Director of the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services and Research Director for the Juvenile Delinquency Commission.  Bruce is also a public member of the New Jersey Sentencing Commission. Bruce also worked for the office of Governor Corzine, where he chaired the reentry working group that developed the reentry component of the Governor’s crime plan and where he worked with the Government Efficiency and Reform Commission on sentencing and corrections reform.  Bruce, who earned his doctorate at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, has dedicated his career to using data and research to develop sane, equitable and effective criminal justice policies.

Center on the American Governor interview with Bruce Stout about his work on criminal justice policy: http://governors.rutgers.edu/interview-with-bruce-stout

Courses

CRI 498 Senior Capstone in Policy Analysis

CRI 399 Internship in Criminology

CRI 350 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

CRI 202 Penology

Publications

  • Holleran, D. & Stout, B.D. (2016) The Importance of Race in Juvenile Commitment in the New Jersey Family Court. Crime & Delinquency. (in press).
  • Stout, Bruce D. & Barlyn, Bennett A. (2013). The Human and Fiscal Toll of America’s Drug War: One State’s Experience. Albany Government Law Review. 6(2), 525-562.
  • Stout, Bruce D., Holleran, David & Randolph, Jennifer. (2012). Disproportionate Minority Contact in New Jersey: A Report to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee.
  • Stout, Bruce D. & Holleran, David. (2013). “The Impact of Evidence-Based Practices on Out-of-Home Placements.” Journal of Child and Family Studies. 22(3), 311-321.
  • Stout, Bruce D. & Holleran, David. (2012). “The Impact of Mental Health Services on Juvenile Court Placements: An Examination of New Jersey’s System of Care Initiative.” Criminal Justice Policy Review. 23(4), 447-464.
  • Stout, Bruce DThe Case for Rational Reform. New Jersey Reporter vol. 34 no. 1, February 2006, pp. 36-43.
  • Stout, Bruce D., Barlyn, Ben. “New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing, Report on New Jersey’s Drug Free Zone Crimes and Proposal for Reform,” Federal Sentencing Reporter vol. 18 no. 2, pp. 146-156, December, 2005.
  • Stout, Bruce D., Barlyn, Ben. Report on New Jersey’s Drug Free Zone Crimes & Proposal for Reform. Trenton, New Jersey, New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing, December, 2005.
  • Stout, Bruce DConnecting the Dots: New Jersey Juvenile Justice Past, Present and Future. Association for Children of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, December, 2003.
  • Clear, Todd, Hardyman, Patricia, Stout, Bruce, Lucken, Karol, and Dammer, Harry. “The Value of Religion in Prison,” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice vol. 16 no. 1, pp. 53-74, February, 2000.
  • Clear, Todd, Stout, Bruce D., Dammer, Harry, Kelly, Linda, Hardyman, Patricia, and Shapiro, Carol. Prisoners, Prisons and Religion. Newark, Rutgers University, 1992.
  • Austin, James and Stout, Bruce DThe Application of Retroactive Correctional Incentive Time in Alabama to Reduce Population Growth: A Preliminary Analysis. San Francisco, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1992.
  • Clear, Todd, Stout, Bruce, et. al., Does Involvement in Religion Help Prisoners Adjust to Prisons? NCCD FOCUS, San Francisco, November, 1992.
  • Stout, Bruce D. and Clear, Todd. “Piety in Prison,” Federal Prisons Journal vol.2 no. 4, Winter, 1992.
  • Clear, Todd and Stout, Bruce DMeasuring Religiosity. Newark, Rutgers University, 1990. Presented at the 1990 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
  • Stout, Bruce D.; Detention Alternatives Handbook. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1990.
  • Clear, Todd and Stout, Bruce DAn Estimation of the Diversion Impact of Florida’s Community Control Program. San Francisco, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1990.
  • Stout, Bruce D.; Female Offenders: A Policy Briefing Paper. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1989.
  • Stout, Bruce D.; Shock Incarceration or Boot Camp Programs: What We Know. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1989.
  • Stout, Bruce D.; Juvenile Justice and Other Social Indicators: A Statistical Factbook. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1988.
  • Stout, Bruce D. and Aloisi, Michael. The Incarceration of Minority Youth. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1988. A paper presented to the 1988 New Jersey Judicial College and the New Jersey Supreme Court Task Force on Minority Concerns.
  • Stout, Bruce D.; Hodanish, Martin J. and Aloisi, Michael. Juvenile Justice – Towards Completing the Unfinished Agenda. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1988.
  • Stout, Bruce DThe Chronic Juvenile Offender: A Report. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Commission, 1987.
  • Stout, Bruce DJuvenile Waivers to Adult Court. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Commission, 1986. A paper presented to the 1986 New Jersey Judicial College.
  • Hodanish, Martin J. and Stout, Bruce DThe Impact of the New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Commission, 1986.
  • Stout, Bruce DThe Effect of Waiver on Dispositional Severity. Trenton, New Jersey, Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Commission, 1985.
  • Finckenauer, James and Stout, Bruce D. The Theory and Practice of Treating Young Offenders. Newark, New Jersey, Rutgers University, 1983 (presented at the Seventh United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders).
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