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Kyle Ward

Kyle Ward

Associate Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-1072
Cand 2249D
Office Hours
T/TH 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Campus Box 147
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool Validation Project Final Report

Research/Areas of Interest

Jail and Prison Reentry, Risk Assessment, the Impact of Marijuana Legalization, Policing, Rural Crime, and Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Programs and Policies

Publications/Creative Works

Terranova, V., Ward, K., Slepicka, J., Azari, A. (in press). Perceptions of pretrial risk assessment: An examination across role in the initial pretrial release decision. Criminal Justice and Behavior

Ward, K., Lucas, P., Murphy, A. (2019). The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Law Enforcement in States Surrounding Colorado. Police Quarterly, 22(2), 217-242.

Ward, K., Stallings, R. P., Hawkins, P. H. (2019). Comparing the Perceptions of Reentry Challenges: An Examination of Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judges, Probation/Parole Officers, and Inmates. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.

Goodrum, S., Thompson, A., Ward, K., Woodward, W. (2018). A Case Study on Threat Assessment: Learning Critical Lessons to Prevent School Violence. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 5(3), 121-136.

Ward, K., Kirchner, E., Thompson, A. (2018). Social Disorganization and Rural/Urban Crime Rates: A County Level Comparison of Contributing Factors. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 4(1), 48-70.

Thompson, A., Ward, K. (2018). Cannabis in Colorado: Is Weed Normal Now? In N. E. Marion & J. B. Hill (Ed.), More On Legalizing Marijuana: Ongoing Shifts in American Policies (pp. 5-24). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Ward, K., Thompson, A. J., Iannacchione, B., Evans, M. (2017). Crime, Laws, and Legalization: Perceptions of Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Owners and Managers. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 30(1), 28-51

Ward, K. C., Evans, M. K. (2017). Mental Health Need and Treatment. In L. Carter and C. Marcum (Ed.), Female Offenders and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society (1st ed., pp. 45-61). New York, NY: Routledge

Ward, K. (2017). Rural Jail Reentry: Offender Needs and Challenges. New York, NY: Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group.

Ward, K. C. & Merlo, A. V. (2016). Rural jail reentry and mental health: Identifying challenges for offenders and professionals. The Prison Journal, 96(1), 27-52.

Stallings, R. P., Hawkins, P. M., & Ward, K. C. (2015). Drug market interventions: Target area resident perceptions. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 17(3), 166-188.

Cooper, J. A., White, M. D., Ward, K. C., Saunders, J., & Ragenella, A. J. (2014). Exploring the nexus of officer race/ethnicity, sex and job satisfaction: The case of the NYPD. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 15(2), 43-59.

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