Ashley M. Mancik

Concentrated Disadvantage. Inequality. Family Disruption. Immigration. Incarceration. Policing. Collective Efficacy. Police-Citizen Relations.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Research on Urban Violence

My first line of research focuses on urban violence, with specific attention to macrostructural forces that contribute to variation in rates of homicide and violence across time and space. With substantial fluctuations in crime rates over the past few decades, much of my focus thus far has been on temporal trends in urban violence. 

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Selected manuscripts and works in progress related to urban violence:

  • Parker, Karen F., Ashley Mancik, and Richard Stansfield. 2016. “American Crime Drops: Investigating the Breaks, Dips, and Drops in Temporal Homicide.” Social Science Research  PDF
  • Mancik, Ashley, Karen F. Parker, and Graham Ousey. “Racial Patterns in Violence: City-Level Changes in Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality.” Manuscript in preparation presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. 

  • Stansfield, Richard, Ashley Mancik, and Karen F. Parker. “The Status of Women and Intimate Partner Homicide: Examining Racial Differences.” Manuscript under review.
  • Jarvis, John P., Shila Hawk, Wendy C. Regoeczi, and Ashley Mancik. “Crime Trends in U.S. Cities: Academic and Practice Viewpoints.” Manuscript in preparation and presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

Research on Crime Clearance & Reporting

A second line of research focuses on police response to violent crimes, particularly in the form of clearance (i.e., arrest) for crimes. With currently less than two-thirds of homicides cleared by arrest (and much less for other crime types), and serious implications of low clearance rates for families and loved ones, communities, law enforcement, and the potential for criminal deterrence, this is an important, yet understudied, area of research and much of my work has focused on this topic. While I am engaged in multiple papers related to this topic, I aim to contribute a macro-approach to this body of research, as well. I am also engaged in related research that examines the factors that influence reporting, and changes in reporting over time.

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Selected manuscripts and works in progress related to crime clearance and reporting:

  • Mancik, Ashley, Karen F. Parker, and Kirk R. Williams. “Neighborhood Context and Homicide Clearance:

    Estimating the Effects of Collective Efficacy.” Homicide Studies PDF

  • Jarvis, John P., Ashley Mancik, and Wendy C. Regoeczi. 2016. “Police Responses to Violent Crime: Reconsidering the Mobilization of Law.” Criminal Justice Review PDF

  • Mancik, Ashley and Karen F. Parker. “Homicide Clearances During Pre- and Post- Crime Drop Era: The Role of Structural Predictors and Demographic Shifts, 1976 to 2015.” Manuscript under review.

  • Mancik, Ashley and Patricia Becker. “Beyond the Usual Suspects: A Comparison of NIBRS and NCVS Sexual Assault Case Clearances.” Manuscript under review.

  • Regoeczi, Wendy C., John P. Jarvis, and Ashley Mancik. “Homicide Investigations in Context: Exploring

    Explanations for the Divergent Impacts of Victim Race, Victim Gender, and Firearms on Homicide

    Clearances.” Manuscript under review.

  • Bachman, Ronet, Patricia Becker, Ashley Mancik, and Brandie Pugh. “A Time-Series Analysis of Trends in

    Police Reporting Behavior of Rape, Robbery, and Assault by the Victim’s Gender and Victim/Offender

    Relationship, NCVS 1994-2014.” Manuscript in preparation.

Research on Violence Reduction & Prevention

A secondary area of interest includes violence prevention and reduction, and particularly the role that law enforcement can play in reducing violence in American cities.

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Selected contributions and works in progress related to violence reduction and prevention:

  • Schweit, Katherine W. and Ashley Mancik. May 2017. “How School Resource Officers Can Help Prevent School Violence – Best Practices from Experienced Voices: Part II – Proven Strategies.” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. PDF

  • Schweit, Katherine W. and Ashley Mancik. April 2017. “How School Resource Officers Can Help Prevent School Violence – Best Practices from Experienced Voices: Part I – Getting Started.” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. PDF

  • Mancik, Ashley and Ronet Bachman. “Analyzing Self-Protective Behaviors, Injury, and Assault: Does Offender Gender Matter?” Manuscript in preparation.

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