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Sociology and Criminology & Law

Jodi Lane

Professor, Criminology and Law



  • B.A. Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 1990
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, Indiana Univerisity, 1992
  • Ph.D. Social Ecology with Concentration in Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine, 1998.

Areas of Interest

  • Fear of Crime
  • Crime Policy
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Evaluation Research


Fear of Crime: I study fear of crime and gangs among the public and among juvenile and criminal offenders. My research typically focuses on refining theoretical ideas and methodological approaches to gather more insight on the causes and consequences of fear.

Evaluation Research: I also conduct evaluation research to examine the effectiveness of juvenile justice and correctional programs.

Selected publications

Fear of Crime

Lane, Jodi & James W. Meeker. (2011) “The Combined Impact of Theoretical Models on Perceived Risk and Fear of Gang Crime among Whites and Latinos” Victims & Offenders 6/1: 64-92.

Cook, Carrie & Jodi Lane. (2009) “The Place of Public Fear in Sentencing and Correctional Policy.” Journal of Criminal Justice 37: 586-595.

Lane, Jodi. (2009) “Perceptions of Neighborhood Problems, Fear of Crime and Resulting Behavioral Precautions: Comparing Institutionalized Girls and Boys in Florida.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 25/3: 264-281.

Lane, Jodi & James W. Meeker. (2003b). “Fear of Gang Crime: A Look at Three Theoretical Models.” Law & Society Review 37/2: 425-456.

Lane, Jodi & James W. Meeker. (2003c). “Women’s and Men’s Fear of Gang Crimes: Sexual and Nonsexual Assault as Perceptually Contemporaneous Offenses.” Justice Quarterly 20/2: 337-371.

Lane, Jodi. (2002). “Fear of Gang Crime: A Qualitative Examination of the Four Perspectives” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 39/4: 437-471.

Evaluation Research

Brank, Eve, Jodi Lane, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, & Amber Sehgal. (2008) “An Experimental Juvenile Probation Program: Effects on Parent and Peer Relationships.” Crime & Delinquency 54/2: 193-224.

Lane, Jodi, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, & Amber Sehgal. (2007a) “The Effects of an Experimental Intensive Juvenile Probation Program on Self-Reported Delinquency and Drug Use.” Journal of Experimental Criminology 3: 201-219. (Lead article)

Lane, Jodi & Lonn Lanza-Kaduce. (2007) “Before You Open the Doors: Ten Lessons from Florida’s Faith and Community-Based Delinquency Treatment Initiative.” Evaluation Review 31/2: 121-152.

Lane, Jodi, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, & Amber Sehgal. (2007). “Implementing ‘Corrections of Place’ Ideas: The Perspective of Clients and Staff.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 34/1: 76-95.

Lane, Jodi, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, & Amber Sehgal. (2005). “Evaluating an Experimental Juvenile Probation Program: Intervention and Outcomes.” Crime & Delinquency, 51/1:26-52.

Lane, Jodi, Susan Turner, & Carmen Flores. (2004). “Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration in Corrections: Overcoming Hurdles for Successful Partnerships.” Criminal Justice Review 29/1: 97-114. Upcoming Publications:

Articles in press

Santos, Saskia,* Jodi Lane & Angela Gover. (in press) “Former Inmates’ Perceptions of Informal Methods of Control Utilized by Correctional Officers.” American Journal of Criminal Justice published online January 12, 2012 as DOI 10.1007/s12103-011-9152-0

Lane, Jodi & Kathleen A. Fox. (in press) “Fear of Crime among Gang and Non-Gang Offenders: Comparing the Impacts of Perpetration, Victimization, and Neighborhood Factors.” Justice Quarterly. Published online May 23, 2011 as doi: 10.1080/07418825.2011.574642

Fox, Kathleen A., Jodi Lane, & Ronald L. Akers. (in press) “Understanding Gang Membership and Crime Victimization among Jail Inmates: A Test of Self-Control Theory.” Crime & Delinquency published online on December 12, 2010 as doi:10.1177/0011128710392003

Garcia, Crystal A. & Jodi Lane. (in press). “What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Findings from a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study.” Crime & Delinquency published online April 3, 2009 as doi:10.1177/0011128709331790


Courses Taught:

  • CJC 4010 Introduction to Corrections
  • CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice
  • CCJ 5934 Gangs, Community and Policy
  • CJC 6120 Corrections & Public Policy
  • CCJ 6285 Criminal Justice Process
  • CCJ 6712 Evaluation Research
  • CCJ 6936/SYA 7933 Proseminar
  • CCJ 7921 Professional Development

Listed as one of “The Most Prolific Sole and Lead Authors in Elite Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals 2000-2009” in Erin A. Orrick and Henriikka Weir (2011). Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 22/1: 24-42.

2010-2011 University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Robin and Jean Gibson Term Professor

Named 1 of 20 female “academic stars” in Rice, Stephen K., Karen J. Terry, Holly Ventura Miller, and Alissa R. Ackerman (2007). “Research Trajectories of Female Scholars in Criminology and Criminal Justice” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 18/3: 360-384.

American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing Outstanding Service Award, November 15, 2007
American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing New Scholar Award, November 17, 2005

Phone: (352) 294-7179

Room: 3332 Turlington

Office Hours:

  • Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM
  • By appointment/email