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Marie L. Griffin

Faculty Profile: Marie L. Griffin

Criminology and Criminal Justice


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Associate Professor
Santa Clara University, B.S
Arizona State University, M.S., Ph.D

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


Marie Griffin is an associate professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She is the author of more than 30 referred articles and book chapters.  Her research interests include issues of organizational climate in the correctional setting; community supervision; prison and jail misconduct; and gender and crime. She has been principal or co-principal investigator on more than a dozen funded projects from local, state and national sources, and recently completed a research project funded by PEW Center on the States examining the effects of earned time credit on successful probation outcomes in Arizona. Her work has appeared in such outlets as Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Criminology and Public Policy.  

Courses taught

  • CRJ 240 The Correctional Function (online and in person)
  • CRJ 305 Women, Crime and Justice (online and in person)
  • CRJ 340 Juvenile Justice
  • CRJ 443 Probation and Community Corrections
  • CRJ 514 Seminar in Corrections (online and in person)
  • CRJ 515 Seminar on Women and Crime (online and in person)
  • CRJ 524 Seminar on Punishment and Society
  • CRJ 609 Advanced Topics in Correction

Recent Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals (Note: student co-authors are indicted by an asterisk)

  • Griffin, M.L., Hogan, N., and Lambert, E. Career stage theory and turnover intent among correctional officers. Criminal Justice & Behavior (Forthcoming).
  • Vickovic, S.* and Griffin, M.L. A comparison of line and supervisory officers and the impact of support on commitment to the prison organization. Criminal Justice Policy Review (Forthcoming).
  • Rey, S.J., Murray, A.T., Grubesic, T.H., Mack, E., Wei, R., & Griffin, M.L. (2013). Sexual offender residential movement patterns: A Markov Chain analysis. The Professional Geographer. Published first online March, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.765293.
  • Griffin, M.L. and Hepburn, J.R. (2013). Inmate misconduct and the institutional capacity for control. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 40, 3, 270 - 288.
  • 2013    Hogan, N., Lambert, E. & Griffin, M.L. (2013). Loyalty, love and investments: The impact of job outcomes on the  organizational commitment of correctional staff.  Criminal Justice & Behavior, 40, 4, 355-375.
  • Griffin, M.L., Hogan, N. & Lambert, E. (2012) Doing people work among a tough crowd: A further examination of the job characteristics model and correctional staff burnout.” Criminal Justice & Behavior, 39, 9, 1131-1147.
  • Griffin, M.L. & Rodriguez, N. (2011) The gendered nature of drug acquisition behavior within marijuana and crack drug markets. Crime & Delinquency, 57, 3, 408-431.

Book Chapters

  • Murray, A.T., Grubesic, T.H., Mack, E., Wei, R., Rey, S.J., and Griffin, M.L. (2013). Convicted sex offender residential movements. In M. Leitner (Ed.) Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies (pp. 51-71). Netherlands: Springer.
  • Griffin, M.L. (2013). From resistance to integration: The influence of gender in the corrections work environment. In C. M. Renzetti, S. L. Miller and A. R. Gover (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies (pp. 279-291). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Griffin, M.L., Pyrooz, D.,*, and Decker, S.H. (2012). Surviving and thriving:  The growth, influence and control of prison gangs.  In J. Wood and J. Gannon (Eds.) Group Influence: Criminal Activity and Crime Reduction. Routledge.
  • Griffin, M.L. Feminist criminology:  Beyond the slaying of demons. (2012). In H. Barlow & S. Decker (Eds.) Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work (pp.215-232). Philadelphia, Temple University Press.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Western Society of Criminology
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