Research Statement

Within the areas of criminal justice and homelessness, my research primarily focuses on understanding both phenomena through data modeling. This includes developing longitudinal multilevel models for change and structural models that help explain how interventions can reduce recidivism, improve successful re-entry after incarceration, and help the homeless gain housing and general stability. As part of the Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC), other research interests include developing and validating assessment tools, assessing the impact of policy changes/reforms, and understanding disproportionate minority contract with the legal system.

Research Keywords

  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Instrument Validation
  • Homelessness
  • Criminal Justice

Presentations

  • Prince, K.C. & Sarver, C.M. (2021, November). Housing type and recidivism among formerly homeless adults with a history of criminal justice contacts [Paper presentation]. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Accepted, 06/01/2021.
    https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc21/
  • Seawright, J., Seawright, G., Mueller, D.M., & Prince, K.C. (2021, November). Qualitative perceptions of disproportionate minority contact reduction practices across police, probation, and court personnel in Utah [Paper presentation]. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Accepted, 06/01/2021.
    https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc21/
  • Seawright, G., Seawright, J., Prince, K.C., & Mueller, D.M. (2021, November). Law enforcement officers’ attitudes and perceptions of disproportionate minority contact [Paper presentation]. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Accepted, 06/01/2021.
    https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc21/
  • Sarver, C.M. & Prince, K.C. (2021, November). The ReSet pilot study: A reentry program targeting individuals designated high-risk and dually-diagnosed [Paper presentation]. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Accepted, 06/01/2021.
    https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc21/
  • Mueller, D.M. & Prince, K.C. (2021, November). Changes in LS/RNR quality assurance scores associated with Second Chance Act initiatives within the Utah Department of Corrections [Paper presentation]. American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Accepted, 06/01/2021.
    https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc21/
  • Sarver, C.M., Mueller, D.M., & Prince, K.C. (November, 2019) Factors that Influence Employer' Willingness to Hire Recently-Released Inmates. Presented at the 75th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2019.
  • Prince, K. P. (October, 2019). Career paths for acedmically trained social science students. Presented at the bi-monthly Social Area Research Group (University of Utah, Department of Psychology), Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/15/2019.
  • Prince, K. P., & Mueller, D. (September, 2019). Disproportionate Minority Contact Arrest and Referral Assessment Results. Presented at the bi-monthly meeting of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 09/20/2019.
  • Prince, K. P., & Mueller, D. (September, 2019). Disproportionate Minority Contact Arrest and Referral Assessment Results. Presented at the bi-monthly meeting of the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Subcommittee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 09/20/2019.
  • Sarver, C. M., Prince, K. C., & Mueller, D. (September, 2019). Desistance in the Context of Parole. Paper presented at 4th Annual Utah Criminal Justice Center Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote. Presentation, Presented, 09/11/2019.
  • An Evaluation of a Housing First and Assertive Outreach Team Intervention with Chronically Homeless Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders. Poster, Accepted, 10/06/2017.

Research Groups

  • Utah Criminal Justice Center, Research Professor. College of Social Work. 03/01/2013 - present. ucjc.utah.edu.

Certifications

•    Certified Moral Reconation Therapy Facilitator

•    Certified Level of Service Inventory – Revised Administrator

•    Certified Level of Service Risk, Need, Responsivity Administrator

•    Certified on the Clinical Provider Checklist

Publications

  • Prince, K. C., Mueller, D. & Sarver, C. M. (2021). Evaluation of the Utah Department of Correction’s (UDC) implementation of the Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction (SRR) program: Phase two report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/31/2021.
  • Prince, K. C. & Sarver, C. M. (2021). Housing Not Jail (HNJ): Year four outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/01/2021.
  • Prince, K. C. & Sarver, C. M. (2021). Recovery, Engagement, Assessment, Career Development, and Housing (REACH): Year four outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 09/30/2021.
  • Mueller, D. , Prince, K. C., Wilford, A. & Sarver, C.M. (2021). An Evaluation of Utah’s 24/7 Sobriety Program: Phase three report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 09/30/2021.
  • Prince, K. C. (2021). Utah Department of Corrections Case Action Plan Dashboard. [Website/Blog] URL https://www.shinyapps.io/admin/#/application/4529632. Published, 09/28/2021.
    https://www.shinyapps.io/admin/#/application/45296...
  • Hudak, J., Prince, K. C., Marchand, W.R., Nakamura, Y. , Hanley, A.W., Bryan, C.J., Froeliger, B. & Garland, E.L. (2021). The temporal dynamics of emotion dysregulation in prescription opioid misuse. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. Published, 04/01/2021.
  • Mueller, D. , Wilford, A., Sarver, C. M. & Prince, K. C. (2021). An Evaluation of Utah’s 24/7 Sobriety Program: Phase two report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 04/01/2021.
  • Mueller, D. , Wilford, A., Sarver, C. M. & Prince, K. C. (2020). An Evaluation of Utah’s 24/7 Sobriety Program: Phase one report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/31/2020.
  • Prince, K. C., Sarver, C. M. & Worwood, E. B. (2020). Recovery, Engagement, Assessment, Career Development, and Housing (REACH): Year three outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/31/2020.
  • Sarver, C. M. & Prince, K. C. (2020). Evaluation of ReSet: A Pay for Success Pilot Project. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/31/2020.
  • Sarver, C. M., Prince, K. C. & Wilford, A. (2020). Evaluation of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program: Final Report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/31/2020.
  • Prince, K. C., Mueller, D. & Sarver, C. M. (2020). Evaluation of the Utah Department of Correction’s (UDC) implementation of the Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction (SRR) program: Phase one report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 09/30/2020.
  • Prince, K. C. & Sarver, C.M. (2020). Housing Not Jail (HNJ): Year three outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 05/31/2020.
  • Prince, K. C., Jaggers, J. W., Walker, A., Shade, J. & Worwood, E. B. (2020). Methodological Challenges in Retrospective Evaluation of Mental Health Court Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Social Science. Vol. 14(1). Published, 01/19/2020.
  • Prince, K.C., Sarver, C.M. & Worwood, E.B. (2019). Recovery, Engagement, Assessment, Career Development, and Housing (REACH): Year two outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Prince, K.C., Mueller, D., Seawright, G. & Seawright, J. (2019). Disproportionate Minority Contact Arrest and Referral Assessment. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 09/01/2019.
  • Prince, K.C., Sarver, C.M. & Worwood, E.B. (2019). Housing Not Jail (HNJ): Year two outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 07/01/2019.
  • Bettmann-Schaefer, J.E., Prince, K. C., Hardy, & C. J & Dwumah, P. (2019). Measuring Mental Health Differences between Ghanaian and U.S. Adults. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Published, 04/18/2019.
  • Prince, K.C., Worwood, E.B. & Butters, R.P. (2018). Recovery, Engagement, Assessment, Career Development, and Housing (REACH): Year one outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 10/26/2018.
  • Prince, K.C., Sarver, C.M. & Butters, R.P. (2018). Housing Not Jail (HNJ): Year one outcome report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 08/01/2018.
  • Butters, R.P., Prince, K.C., Walker, A. & Worwood, E.B. (2018). Does Reducing Case Processing Time Reduce Recidivism? A Study of the Early Case Resolution Court. Criminal Justice Policy Review. Published, 07/24/2018.
  • Sarver, C.M.., Shade, J.L., O'Neill, A.E., Prince, K.C. & Butters, R.P. (2018). Evaluation of the Housing Support and Stability (HSSP) Project: Final Report. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 05/04/2018.
  • Prince, K.C., Walker, A., Worwood, E.B., Shade, J.L., O’Neill, A.E. & Butters, R.P. (2018). Evaluation of Utah’s Mental Health Courts: Limited Findings and a Review of Research Challenges. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 03/28/2018.
  • Bettmann-Schaefer, J. E., Scheinfeld, D. E., Prince, K. C., Garland, E. L. & Ovrom, K. V. (2018). Changes in psychiatric symptoms and psychological processes among veterans participating in a therapeutic adventure program. Psychological Services. Published, 03/03/2018.
  • Sarver, C.M., Prince, K.C. & Butters, R.P. (2017). Evaluation of the Housing Support and Stability (HSSP) Project. Utah Criminal Justice Center. Published, 11/02/2017.
  • Kim, M., Yi, J., Prince, K. C., Nagelhout, E. & Wu, Y. (2017). The effects of individual- and network-level factors on discussion of cancer experiences: Survivors of childhood cancer in Korea. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol. 36(1), 31-48. Accepted, 09/11/2017.
  • Prince, K.C., Ho, E.A., & Hansen, S. (2010) Effects of a school based program to improve adaptive school behavior and social competencies among elementary school youth: The Living Skills Program. Journal of Research in Character Education, 8 (2), 39-59. Accepted, 08/02/2010.
  • Nelson, S.L., Prince, K.C., & Searcy, M. (2010). Families in Crisis, Challenges for Policymakers: Examining the Troubled Lives of Drug Endangered Children. Ohio Northern University Law Review, 36 (1), 81-114. Accepted, 05/04/2010.
  • Nelson, S.L., Prince, K.C., & Searcy, M. (2009). Snapshots of suspects and defendants: A discussion of arrest and prosecution outcomes in drug endangered children cases. Quinnipiac Law Review, 27(4), 837-880. Accepted, 06/01/2009.
  • Prince, K. C. (2005). Grant Summary Report: 2005 Assessment of Substance Use, Anti-Social Behaviors, and Risk and Protective Factors as a Function of Middle School Coordinator Efforts. Salt Lake City, UT: Bach Harrison, L.L.C. Published, 11/01/2005.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Prince, K. C., Vanous, S. & Posavac. (2005). The multiple roles of attitudes in decision making. In T. Betsch & S. Haberstroh (Eds.), The Routines of Decision Making (pp. 101 – 118). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Accepted, 11/01/2005.