Jennifer Lux

Associate Research Scientist

Ph.D., Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati

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Jennifer Lux received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and is currently an Associate Research Scientist with the IBR. Before joining the IBR team in May 2021, Jenni was a Research Associate with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute (UCCI). At UCCI, she provided training and technical assistance to adult and juvenile corrections professionals at the federal, state, and local levels on evidence-based practices and risk/needs assessment instruments. She also designed and led several research and evaluation studies using experimental and quasi-experimental methods; collaborated with agencies to create performance measures; managed and analyzed complex administrative data; and prepared technical reports and scholarly articles. Her research interests include the design, implementation, and efficacy of correctional interventions and actuarial assessments, translating research into practice, and, more generally, correctional treatment and rehabilitation.

Selected Publications

Rhine, E., & Lux, J. L. (2021). Edward J. Latessa: Changing Ohio corrections. Victims &
Offenders, forthcoming.

Latessa, E. J., & Lux, J. L. (2019). Offender risk assessment & risk level classification
issues. In R. D. Morgan (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of criminal psychology
(Vols. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Burton, A. L., Lux, J. L., Cullen, F. T., Miller, W. T., & Burton, V. S., Jr. (2018). Creating
a model correctional officer academy: Implications for a national survey. Federal
Probation, 82, 26-36.

Sullivan, C. J., Blair, L., Lux, J. L., & Sullivan, C. C. (2018). Juvenile drug courts: A
forward looking review. In D. K. Shaffer & S. Listwan (Eds.), Drug courts & the
criminal justice system. Boulder: Lynne Reinner.

Lovins, B. K., Latessa, E. J., May, T., & Lux, J. L. (2017). Exploring the validation of the
Ohio Risk Assessment System Community Supervision Tool with a diverse sample
of offenders in Texas. Corrections: Policy, Practice & Research, 2377-4657.

Schaeffer, L., Sams, T., & Lux, J. L. (2016). Saved, salvaged, or sunk: The effects of faith-based
interventions on offender recidivism. The Prison Journal, 96, 600-622.

Lux, J., Schweitzer, M., & Chouhy, C. (2015). Downsizing juvenile institutions: Five
innovations in Ohio. Victims & Offenders, 10, 379-400.

Blair, L., Sullivan, C. C., Lux, J. L., Thielo, A. J., & Gormsen, L. (2014). Measuring drug
court adherence to the what works literature: The creation of the evidence-based
correctional program checklist—drug court. International Journal of Offender
Therapy & Comparative Criminology, 58, 1-24.

Jonson, C. L., Cullen, F. T., & Lux, J. L. (2013). Creating ideological space: Why public
support for rehabilitation matters. In L. Craig, L. Dixon, & T. Gannon (Eds.), What
works in offender rehabilitation: an evidence-based approach to assessment &
treatment. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cullen, F. T., Lux, J. L., & Jonson, C. L. (2011). Assessing the effectiveness of
multisystemic therapy: A case study in evidence-based corrections. In E. W.
Plywaczewski (Ed.), The current problems of the penal law & criminology.
Deventer: Wolters Kluwer.