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David Holleran


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Office: Social Sciences Building 308
Phone: 609.771.3366

David Holleran joined the Criminology faculty in 2006. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His research interests include the intersection of race and various criminal justice decision points and, more recently, policy analysis and the geospatial distribution of crime and police services.


  • CRI 215 Data Management and Analysis
  • CRI 306 Research Methods
  • CRI 390 Research Course in Criminology


  • Stout, Bruce and David Holleran. The impact of evidence-based practices on requests for out-of-home placements. Forthcoming in Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Stout, Bruce and David Holleran. The impact of mental health services on juvenile court placements: An examination of New Jersey’s System of Care Initiative. Forthcoming in Criminal Justice Policy Review.
  • Holleran, David, Dawn Beichner, and Cassia Spohn. Modeling charging agreement between the police and the prosecutor in rape cases. Crime and Delinquency 2010 56(3):285-413.
  • Taylor, Terrance, David Holleran, and Volkan Topalli. Using the National Incidence-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to examine the extent to which police clearance rates of violent offenses vary by victim race. Justice Quarterly 2009 26(3) .
  • Blackwell, Brenda Sims, David Holleran, and Mary Finn. The impact of the Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines on sex differences in sentencing. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 2008 24(4):399-418.
  • Holleran, David and Cassia Spohn. On the use of the total incarceration variable in sentencing research. Criminology 2004 42(1):211-240.
  • Spohn, Cassia and David Holleran. The effect of imprisonment on recidivism rates: A focus on drug offenders. Criminology 2002 40(2):329-358.
  • Spohn, Cassia and David Holleran. Prosecuting sexual assault: A comparison of charging decisions in sexual assault cases involving strangers, acquaintances, and intimate partners. Justice Quarterly 2001 18(3):651-688.
  • Spohn, Cassia and David Holleran. The imprisonment penalty paid by young, unemployed black and Hispanic male offenders. Criminology 2000 38(1):281-306.