Selected Academic Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Welch, Kelly, Leah Butler, and Marc Gertz (2019). Saving children, damning adults? An examination of varying public support for juvenile versus adult punishment. Criminal Justice Review 44:70-91.

Welch, Kelly (2019). The effect of minority threat on risk management and the “new disciplinology” in schools. Journal of Criminal Justice 59:12-17.

Welch, Kelly and Allison Ann Payne (2018). Latino/a student threat and school disciplinary policies and practices. Sociology of Education 91:91-110.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2018). The effect of school conditions on the use of restorative justice in schools. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 16:224-240.

Welch, Kelly (2016). Middle Eastern terrorist stereotypes and anti-terror policy support: The effect of perceived minority threat. Race and Justice 6:117-145.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2016). The centrality of schools in the lifecourse: The case for focusing on school- and education-related influences in developmental theory and research. Deviant Behavior 37:748-760.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2015). Restorative justice in schools: The influence of race on restorative discipline. Youth & Society 47:539-564.

Pickett, Justin T., Kelly Welch, Ted Chiricos, and Marc Gertz (2014). Racial crime stereotypes and offender juvenility: Comparing public views about youth-specific and adult sanctions. Race and Justice 4:381-405.

Welch, Kelly and Allison Ann Payne (2012). Exclusionary school punishment: The effect of racial threat on expulsion and suspension. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 10:155-171.

Welch, Kelly (2011). Parental status and punitiveness: Moderating effects of gender and concern about crime. Crime & Delinquency 57:878-906.

Welch, Kelly, Allison Ann Payne, Ted Chiricos, and Marc Gertz (2011). The typification of Hispanics as criminals and support for punitive crime control policies. Social Science Research 40:822-840.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2010). Modeling the effects of racial threat on punitive and restorative school discipline practices. Criminology 48:1019-1062.

Welch, Kelly and Allison Ann Payne (2010). Racial threat and punitive school discipline. Social Problems 57:25-48.

Welch, Kelly (2009). Howard Zinn’s critical criminology: Understanding his criminological perspective. Contemporary Justice Review 12:511-529.

Welch, Kelly (2007). Black criminal stereotypes and racial profiling. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 23:276-288.

Welch, Kelly, Jake Bratton, and Marc Gertz (2006). Racial profiling: The link between equality of treatment and satisfaction with police protection. Law Enforcement Executive Forum 5:15-23.

Chiricos, Ted, Kelly Welch, and Marc Gertz (2004). The racial typification of crime and support for punitive measures. Criminology 42:359-389.

Book Chapters

Welch, Kelly (2019). Race, ethnicity, and the War on Terror. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Harry Pontell (Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:

Welch, Kelly and Allison Ann Payne (2018). Zero tolerance school policies. In Handbook of School Security, Surveillance and Punishment, Jo Deakin, Emmeline Taylor, and Aaron Kupchik (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2015). How school and education impact the development of criminal and antisocial behavior. In The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications, Julien Morizot and Lila Kazemian (Eds.). New York: Springer Verlag.

Welch, Kelly and Allison Ann Payne (2014). Racial implication of school discipline and climate. In Responding to School Violence: Confronting the Columbine Effect, Glenn W. Muschert, Stuart Henry, Nicole L. Bracy, and Anthony A. Peguero (Eds.). Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Payne, Allison Ann and Kelly Welch (2013). The impact of schools and education on antisocial behavior over the lifecourse. In Handbook of Life-Course Criminology, Marvin Krohn and Christopher Gibson (Eds.). New York: Springer Verlag.

Welch, Kelly (2012). The influence of racial threat in schools: Recent research findings. In Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research: The Role of Social Institutions, Richard Rosenfeld, Kenna Quinet, and Crystal Garcia (Eds.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Edited Encyclopedia

Schreck, Christopher (Editor-in-Chief), Michael J. Leiber, Holly Ventura Miller, and Kelly Welch (Associate Editors) (2017). Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.