Thomas J. Mowen


Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419-372-2440

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2015

Dr. Mowen’s research interests include criminological theory, prisoner reentry, and punishment/policing/security on youth/family.  

Recent Publications:

Mowen, T. J., Stansfield, R., & Boman, J. H., IV. (2019). “Family Matters: Moving Beyond “If” Family Support Matters to “Why” Family Support Matters during Reentry from Prison.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 56(4), 483-523. doi: 10.1177/0022427818820902

Mowen, T. J., & Boman, J. H., IV. (2019). “Do We Have It All Wrong? The Protective Roles of Peers and Criminogenic Risks from Family During Prison Reentry.” Crime & Delinquency, 65(5), 681-704. doi: 10.1177/0011128718800286

Boman IV, John H. and Thomas J. Mowen. Forthcoming “Building the Ties that Bind, Breaking the Ties that Don’t: Family Support, Criminal Peers, and Reentry Success.” Criminology & Public Policy.

Mowen, Thomas J., Gregg G. Mowen, and John J. Brent. Forthcoming. “Working Inside the Gate: School Discipline on Post.” Youth Justice.

Wodahl, Eric, Brent Garland, and Thomas J. Mowen. Forthcoming. “Understanding the Perceived Value of Incentives in Community Supervision.” Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.

Mowen, Thomas J., and Scott E. Culhane. 2017. “Modeling Recidivism within the Study of Reentry: Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models and Lagged Dependent Variable Models.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 44: 85-102.

Mowen, Thomas J., and Matthew J. Manierre. 2017. “School Security Measures and Extracurricular Participation: An Exploratory Multi-Level Analysis.” British Journal of Sociology of Education 38: 344-363.

Stansfield, Richard., Thomas J. Mowen, Thomas O’Connor, and John H. Boman IV. 2017. “The Role of Religious Support in Reentry: Evidence from the SVORI Data.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41: 111-145.

Mowen, Thomas J., and Christy A. Visher. 2016. “Changing the Ties that Bind: How Incarceration Impacts Families.” Criminology & Public Policy 15: 503-528.

Mowen, Thomas J., and John J. Brent. 2016. “School Discipline as a Turning Point: The Cumulative Effect of Suspension on Arrest.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 53: 628-653.

Mowen, Thomas J., and Richard Stansfield. 2016. “Probing Change in Racial Self-Identification: A Focus on Children of Immigrants.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2: 323-337.

Kupchik, Aaron D., John J. Brent, and Thomas J. Mowen. 2015. “Newtown Aftermath: More of the Same.” British Journal of Criminology 55: 1115-1130.

Mowen, Thomas J., and Christy A. Visher. 2015. “Drug Use and Crime after Incarceration: The Role of Family Support and Family Conflict. Justice Quarterly 32:337-359

Mowen, Thomas J., and Ryan D. Schroeder. 2015 “Maternal Parenting Style and Delinquency by Race and the Moderating Effect of Structural Disadvantage.” Youth & Society. doi:10.1177/0044118X15598028

Mowen, Thomas J. 2015. “Parental Involvement in Schools and the Role of School Security Measures.” Education and Urban Society 47: 830-848.

Kupchik, Aaron C., David A. Green and Thomas J. Mowen 2015. “School Discipline in the U.S. and England: Divergent Framing and Responses” Youth Justice 15: 3-22.