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Justin Ready

Faculty Profile: Justin Ready


Justin Ready, Ph.D.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, B.A.
Rutgers University-Newark, M.A.
Rutgers University-Newark, Ph.D. 

ASU at the Downtown Campus
Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Office: UCENT 614C

Phone: 602-496-2339


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Justin Ready joined the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2009. He received his Ph.D. at Rutgers University, where he served as a project director in the Center for Crime Prevention Studies. He later worked as a senior research associate at the Police Foundation. He teaches courses in research methods, statistics, and criminological theory. His research interests include urban policing strategies, crime displacement, and environmental criminology.  His publications have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Police Quarterly, and Criminology and Public Policy. 

Courses Taught:

  • CRJ 501 Seminar in Criminal Justice

Research Interests:

  • Urban Policing Strategies
  • Crime Displacement
  • Environmental Criminology

 Recent Publications:

  • Sousa, William, Justin Ready, and Michael Ault. (2010). The Impact of TASERs on Police Use-of-Force Decisions: Findings from a Randomized Field Training Experiment. Experimental Criminology (in press).
  • White, Michael and Justin Ready. (2009). Examining Fatal and Nonfatal Incidents Involving the TASER: Identifying Predictors of Suspect Death Reported in the Media. Criminology and Public Policy (in press).
  • Ready, Justin, Michael White, and Christopher Fisher. (2008). Shock Value: A Comparative Analysis of News Reports and Police Records on TASER Deployments,” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 31: 148-170.
  • Weisburd, David, Nancy Morris, and Justin Ready. (2008). Risk-Focused Policing at Places: An Experimental Evaluation of the Communities that Care Program in Redlands, California. Justice Quarterly. 25: 163-200.
  • Weisburd, David, Laura Wyckoff, Justin Ready, John Eck, Josh Hinkle, and Frank Gajewski. (2006). Does Crime Just Move Around the Corner?: A Controlled Study of Displacement and Diffusion in Two Crime Hot Spots. Criminology. 44: 549-592.


 Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
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