Simon Singer

Simon Singer

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
education Ph.D., 1980, Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
Mailing address 400C CH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Professor Singer’s research focuses on delinquency and juvenile justice. He received the Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association for his book Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform (Cambridge University Press, 1996). His current research is on suburban crime and delinquency. He has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Currently, he is looking at the life course of juveniles incarcerated into adulthood.

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

Delinquency and Control in America’s Safest City.Simon I. Singer. Under review with New York University Press.

Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform. Simon I. Singer. 1996. New York: Cambridge University Press. Reprinted paperback edition 1998. Albert J. Reiss,Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award.

The National Survey of Crime Severity. Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio, Paul E. Tracey, Simon I. Singer. 1985. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington: Government Printing Office

Journal Articles

Sentencing Juveniles to Life in Prison: The Reproduction of Juvenile Justice for Young Adolescents Charged with Murder. Crime and Delinquency. Simon I. Singer. 2011. 57:969-986.

The Late Modern Future of a Switch-Hitting Juvenile Court: Where did it come from? What is it?And how will we know when it arrives?Simon I. Singer. 2008. Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethnics, and Public Policy 1:127-153

Incarcerating Juveniles into Adulthood: Organizational Fields of Knowledge and the Back End of Waiver. Simon I. Singer. 2003. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 1:1-13

Youthful Offender Status and the Reproduction of Juvenile Justice Within Systems of Criminal Justice: The Case of WilliamShrubsall. Simon I. Singer. 1999. Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal 17:107-123

The Significance of Place in Bringing Juveniles into Criminal Court. Simon I. Singer. 1999. The Quinnipiac Law Review 18:643-659

Criminal and Teen Courts as Loosely Coupled Systems of Juvenile Justice. Simon I. Singer. 1998. Wake Forest Law Review 33:509-533

Merging and Emerging Systems of Juvenile Justice. Simon I. Singer. 1996. Law and Policy 18: 1-16

Heavy Metal Music Preference, Delinquent Friends, Social Control, and Delinquency. Simon I. Singer, Murray Levine, and Susyan Jou. 1993. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 30:317-329

The Automatic Waiver of Juveniles and Substantive Justice. Simon I. Singer. 1993. Crime and Delinquency 39:253-261

Power-Control Theory, Gender and Delinquency: A Partial Replication with Additional Evidence on the Effects of Peers. 1988. Simon I. Singer and Murray Levine. Criminology 4:289-302

Of the Juvenile Offender Law. Simon I. Singer and David McDowall. 1988. Law and Society Review 22:521-535

The Fear of Reprisal and the Failure of Victims to Report a Personal Crime. Simon I. Singer 1988. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 4:289-302

Delinquency, Substance Abuse and Risk Taking in Middle Class Adolescents. Murray Levine and Simon I. Singer. 1988. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 6:1-16

Juvenile Homicide: The Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach. John C. Rowley, Charles P. Ewing, and Simon I. Singer. 1987. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 5:1-10

Juvenile Justice Reform in New York State: The Juvenile Offender Law. Simon I. Singer and Charles P. Ewing. 1986. Law and Policy 8:463-478

Victims of Serious Violence and their Criminal Behavior: Subcultural Theory and Beyond. Simon I. Singer. 1986. Victims and Violence 1:61-70

Homogeneous Victim-Offender Populations: A Review and Some Research Implications. Simon I. Singer. 1981. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology72:779-788

On Victimization Surveys: A Comment on Alleged Over Reporting. Simon I. Singer. 1979. Criminology 16:99-102

Victim Categories of Crime. Marvin E. Wolfgang and Simon I. Singer. 1978. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 69:379-394

Selected Honors & Awards

Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award. American Sociological Association, Crime, Law, and Deviance Section. 1999

Fellow, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. 1995-1996.

Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.  1988-1989.

Senior Fellowship. Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, New York, 1983-1984.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Society of Criminology, Hindelang Book Award Committee, Member, 2011- 2012

American Sociological Association, Session Organizer, Crime, Law and Deviance. Co- Chair. 2008. Boston.

American Sociological Association, Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award, Member, 2003.

American Sociological Association, Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award, Chair, 2001.

American Sociological Association, Session Organizer on Law and Society, Chair, 2000. Washington, DC.

American Society of Criminology. Program Chair. 1999. Toronto. American Society of Criminology.  Student Awards Committee. 1994.

American Sociological Association. Student Awards Committee. 1993. Associate Editor, Justice Quarterly, 2004 to 2006

Associate Editor, Buffalo Criminal Law Review, 1996 to 2006

Associate Editor, Law and Public Policy Quarterly, 1981-1983

Associate Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1978-1981

Served as reviewer for National Science Foundation, and panel member for NationalInstitute of Justice

Consultant, State of New York’s Commission for the Study of Youth Crime and Violence and Reform of the Juvenile Justice System, 1994-1996.