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Spencer Grant Lawson PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury MA 01545
Phone508-334-1000
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry


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    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, United StatesBSCriminal Justice
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, United StatesMSCriminal Justice & Public Safe
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United StatesPHDClinical Justice

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    1. Kheibari A, Lawson SG, Szechy K, Sheehan R. Suicide and the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study of discourse on an online pro-choice for suicide discussion forum. Death Stud. 2024 Mar 11; 1-8. PMID: 38465642.
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    2. Vincent, G. M., Drawbridge, D., Lawson, S. G., Todorovic, K., & Perrault, R. Sustainability of evidence-based practices: Risk-need-responsivity in probation 7-years later. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2024.
    3. Lawson SG, Foudray CMA, Lowder EM, Ray B, Carey KL. The role of co-occurring disorders in criminal recidivism and psychiatric recovery among adults with opioid use disorder and criminal-legal involvement: A statewide retrospective cohort study. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 01; 156:209192. PMID: 37866440.
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    4. Carter, T., Wolfe, S. E., Nam, Y., & Lawson, S. G. Front porch roll calls: An innovative approach to community-oriented policing in Saginaw, MI. Policing: An International Journal. 2023; 46(5/6):766-779.
    5. Lawson, S. G., & Grommon, E. Occupational stress associated with technological diversion among pretrial services officers: A qualitative case study of GPS supervision for intimate partner and domestic violence cases. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 2023; 39(4):590-612.
    6. Lawson, S. G., & Lowder, E. M. Differential prediction by race in IRAS-PAT assessments: An application of debiasing strategies. Justice Quarterly. 2023; 40(4):451-477.
    7. Foudray, C. M. A., Lawson, S. G., & Lowder, E. M. Jail-based court notifications to improve appearance rates following early pretrial release. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 2023; 48(3):656-676.
    8. Lawson, S. G., Grommon, E., & Ray, B. Does reentry court completion affect recidivism three years after exit? Results from a retrospective cohort study. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. 2022; 6(4):288-304.
    9. Lawson SG, Lowder EM, Ray B. Correlates of suicide risk among Black and White adults with behavioral health disorders in criminal-legal systems. BMC Psychiatry. 2022 03 04; 22(1):163. PMID: 35246077.
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    10. Lawson, S. G., Wolfe, S., Rojek, J., & Alpert, G. P. Occupational stress and attitudes toward misconduct in law enforcement: The moderating role of organizational justice. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. 2022; 23(1):95-110.
    11. Lowder, E. M., Lawson, S. G., Grommon, E., & Ray, B. Five-county validation of the Indiana Risk Assessment System – Pretrial Assessment Tool (IRAS-PAT) using a local validation approach. Justice Quarterly. 2020; 37(7):1241-1260.
    12. Lowder, E. M., Lawson, S. G., O’Donnell, D., Sightes, E., & Ray, B. Two-year outcomes following Naloxone administration by police officers or emergency medical services personnel. Criminology & Public Policy. 2020; 19(3):1019-1040.
    13. Wolfe, S., & Lawson, S. G. The organizational justice effect among criminal justice employees: A meta-analysis. Criminology. 2020; 58(4):619-644.
    14. Wolfe, S., Lawson, S. G., Rojek, J., & Alpert, G. Predicting police officer seatbelt use: Evidence-based solutions to improve officer driving safety. Police Quarterly. 2020; 23(4):472-499.
    15. Marlowe, D. B., Shannon, L. S., Ray, B., Turpin, D. P., Wheeler, G. A., Newell, J., & Lawson, S. G. Developing a culturally proficient intervention for young African American men in drug court: Examining feasibility and estimating an effect size for Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT). Journal for Advancing Justice. 2018; 1(1):109-130.
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