Shamir Ratansi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

Contact Information

Office Hours

 
407 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-2984
Email Address: ratansisha@ccsu.edu
Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm
Wednesday 3:00-6:00pm
Thursday 12:30-1:30pm
 

Profile

Ph.D., 2005, University of Cincinnati. Criminology and Criminal Justice
Research Interests: Crime Prevention, Risk Instruments & Policing Special Populations

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement and Society
  • Criminology
  • Field Studies in Criminal Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • International Criminal Justice Policy
  • Crime and Capitalism
  • Principles and Ethics in Criminal Justice

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice Research
  • Nature of Crime

Selected Publications and Technical Reports

Costanza, S., Helms, R., Ratansi, S., Kilburn, J. & Harmon, J. (2010) Boom to Bust or Bust to Boom?: Following Effects of Weed and Seed Zoning in New Britain, Connecticut from 1995 to 2000.  Police Quarterly, 13(1), 49-75.

Ratansi, S. (2008) Effects of Specialized Training on Police Perspectives Towards Responding to Persons with Mental Disorders. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 8, 85 -98.

Ratansi, S. (2008) Interpol. Forensic Science . Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Ratansi, S. ( 2007) Federal Bureau of Investigation DNA Analysis Units. Forensic Science Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Ratansi, S. (2007) The International Association of Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Science. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Tyson, B & Ratansi, S. (2009) Police Activities League: Waterbury. Technical Report commissioned by the State of Connecticut General Assembly and the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System

Cox, S. & Ratansi, S. (2008)  Evaluation of the New Day Program. Technical Report prepared with the Institute for the Study of Crime and Justice for the Puerto Rican Forum and Connecticut Department of Corrections.

Ratansi, S. & Cox, S. (2007) Revalidation of the Parole Salient Factor Score Risk Assessment Tool. Technical Report commissioned for the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

Frank, J., Eck, J. & Ratansi, S. (2004). Mobile Crisis Team/Police Collaboration, Technical Report commissioned for the Hamilton County Community Mental Health Board and the Health Foundation of Cincinnati.

Selected Academic Paper Presentations

Ratansi, S. & Dubiel, D. (2012). A five-year examination of auto accidents and police enforcement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.

Pero, R. & Ratansi, S. (2012). Operational and organizational factors associated with correctional officer stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Ratansi, S. & Cox, S. (2011). Applications of restorative justice in juvenile courts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Cox, S., Ratansi, S., & Newton, S. (2010). The reality of determinate sentencing laws: Does practice follow theory? Paper presentd at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA.

Ratansi, S., & Tafrate, R. (2010) Toxic Elements of Anger Episodes and Criminal Behavior. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA.

Ratansi, S., Bender, K., & Tirnady, R.(2009) An Exploration Towards Enhancing Criminology Pedagogy. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

Vose, B. & Ratansi, S. (2008) Predictive Validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised: Recidivism Among Female Probationers and Parolees in Iowa. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO.

Ratansi, S & Vose, B. (2008) Predictive Variables in Risk/Need Assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.

Coon, J & Ratansi, S. (2007) Getting Out of the Classroom to Enhance Criminal Justice Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Ratansi, S., Clark, A. & Cox, S. (2007) Outcomes and Attitudes of Participants in Prison Re-Entry Programs: Evaluating Hartford’s New Day Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle,WA.

Kadleck, C & Ratansi, S. (2006) Teaching Portfolio Construction and Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.

Ratansi, S. & Cox, S. (2006) A Revalidation of the Parole Salient Risk Factor Score. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Charleston, SC.

Ratansi, S., Cox, S & Vose, B. (2006) The Effectiveness of Risk Assessment Tools for Parolees. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD.

Cox, S., Bantley, K., Ratansi, S. & Hedlund, J. (2005) Preliminary Findings of Two Pilot Programs to Reduce Probation Violations In Connecticut. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, ON.

Ratansi, S. & Lowenkamp, C. (2005) Assessing the Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL.