Ph.D., 2012, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Criminal Justice
MA, 2007, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Criminal Justice
BA, 2005, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, Political Science
Research Interests: Crime Analysis, Crime Data, Motor Vehicle Theft, Victimless Crime
Block, S. & Ruffolo, L. (in press). An exploratory content analysis of offender concerns before incarceration. The Prison Journal: An International Forum on Incarceration and Alternative Sanctions
Roberts, A. & Block, S. (in press). Motor vehicle theft. In The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. Sage Publications.
Block, S. (in press). Victimless crime. In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed. Elsevier.
Block, S. Brown, C.A., Barretti, L.M., Walker, E., Yudt, M., & Fretz, R. (2014). A mixed-method assessment of a parenting program for incarcerated fathers. Journal of Correctional Education, 65(1), 50-67.
Block, S. & Fujita, S. (2013). Patterns of near repeat temporary and permanent motor vehicle thefts. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, 15(2), 151-167.
Roberts, A. & Block, S. (2013). Explaining permanent and temporary motor vehicle thefts in the United States: A crime-specific approach. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(3), 445-471.
Block, S. (2012). Characteristics of internationally trafficked stolen vehicles along the U.S.-Mexico border. Western Criminology Review, 13(3), 1-14.
Block, S., Clarke, R.V., Maxfield, M.G., & Petrossian, G. (2011). Estimating the number of U.S. vehicles stolen for export using crime location quotients. In M.A. Andresen and J.B. Kinney. (Eds.). Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime, Crime Science Series (pp. 54-68). New York: Routledge.
Block, S. & Maxfield, M.G. (2011). Model national crime statistics: U.S. Uniform Crime Reports and the National Crime Victimization Survey. In M. Natarajan (Ed.). Introduction to International Criminal Justice. (pp. 455-462). New York: McGraw-Hill.