Violence, Gangs, Active Living and Crime, Neighborhoods, Social Network Analysis, Prisoner Reentry, Program Evaluation
Caterina Roman joined the faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Fall 2008 after nearly two decades with the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Dr. Roman has extensive experience studying the social ecology of neighborhoods, fear of crime, violence and gangs. She has been the PI or co-PI on over a dozen federally-funded evaluations of violence reduction programs. In addition to her evaluation portfolio, her body of grant-funded work includes studies that assess how the personal social networks of at risk youth and gang members influence delinquency, gun carrying, and gang membership. She is the PI on a new study to assess help seeking behavior and social support mechanisms used by African American men and women who have been victims of street violence. Her research often utilizes survey data combined with hard-to-access cross-systems data in an attempt to provide a broad and unique examination of the health of communities. She regularly publishes in both public health and criminology journals. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and justice, law, and society from American University.
Roman, Caterina G., Megan Forney, Jordan M. Hyatt, Hannah J. Klein, and Nathan W. Link. 2019, "Law Enforcement Activities of Philadelphia’s Group Violence Intervention: An Examination of Arrest, Case Processing, and Probation Levers." Police Quarterly. ePub (Dec. 2019): https://doi.org/10.1177/1098611119895069.
Patch, Christina M., Caterina G. Roman, Terry L. Conway, Ralph B. Taylor, et al. 2019. Crime and Physical Activity: Development of a Conceptual Framework and Measures. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16, 818-829 doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0405.
Roman, Caterina G., Nathan Link, Jordan M. Hyatt, Avinash Bhati, and Megan Forney. 2019. “Assessing the Gang-Level and Community-Level Effects of the Philadelphia Focused Deterrence Strategy.” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 15, 499-527: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-018-9333-7
Roman, Caterina G., Hannah Klein and Kevin T. Wolff. 2018. “Quasi-Experimental Designs for Community-Level Public Health Violence Reduction Interventions: A Case Study in the Challenges of Selecting The Counterfactual.” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 14, 2, 155-185. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-017-9308-0
Roman, Caterina G., Scott Decker and David Pyrooz. 2017. “Leveraging the Pushes and Pulls of Gang Disengagement to Improve Gang Intervention: Findings from Three Multi-Site Studies and a Review of Relevant Gang Programs.” Journal of Crime and Justice, Special Issue on Gangs in a Developmental Perspective, 40, 316-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0735648X.2017.1345096
Roman, Caterina G. and Nathan Link. 2017. “Community Reintegration among Prisoners with Child Support Obligations: An Examination of Debt, Needs, and Service Receipt.” Criminal Justice Policy Review, 28, 896-917. doi: 10.1177/0887403415611460
Eidson, Jillian, Caterina G. Roman and Meagan Cahill. 2017. “Successes and Challenges in Recruiting and Retaining Gang Members in Longitudinal Research: Lessons Learned from a Multi-Site Social Network Study.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 15, 396-418. DOI: 10.1177/1541204016657395
Harding, Courtney, and Caterina G. Roman. 2017. "Identifying Discrete Subgroups of Chronically Homeless Frequent Utilizers of Jail and Public Mental Health Services.” Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(4) (April): 511-530. DOI: 10.1177/0093854816680838.
Link, Nathan, and Caterina G. Roman. 2017. “Longitudinal Associations among Child Support Debt, Employment, and Recidivism after Prison.” Sociological Quarterly, 58(1): 140-160.
Crime and Social Policy
Youth and Crime
Honors Youth and Crime
Communities and Crime (graduate level)
Contemporary Issues in Youth Crime: Gangs (graduate level)