Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D.

Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D.
Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D.
Affiliated Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Phone: 714.642.8141
Research Interests

Dr. Rudes is a Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Sam Houston State University. She is also the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). She is currently a Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Assistance with a focus on Enhancing Correctional Spaces and Cultures. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher with over 20 years of experience working with corrections agencies. She is recognized for her work examining how social control organizations and their staff and clients understand, negotiate, and at times, resist change. Dr. Rudes has a broad grant portfolio with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT). Her book, Surviving Solitary: Living and Working in Restricted Housing Units (2022, Stanford University Press) offers an unprecedented look inside RHUs—and a resounding call to more vigorously confront the intentions and the realities of these carceral structures. It is the winner of the 2023 Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Selected Publications
Ingel, S.N., Barberi, D., Rudes, D.S., & Taxman, F.S (2022). Lessons Learned from a Peer Support Program for Individuals Seeking Substance Use Recovery. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 61(8), 411-425.
Ingel, S.N., Davis, L. Drazdowski, T.K., Rudes, D.S., *Hartwell, T. N., McCart, M.R., Chapman, J.E., Taxman, F.S., & Sheidow, A. J. (2022). The Role of Families in Juvenile Probation: Juvenile Probation Officers Perceptions of Parental Involvement. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 50(1).
Ingel, S.N., Davis, L. Drazdowski, T.K., Rudes, D.S., Hartwell, T. N., McCart, M.R., Chapman, J.E., Taxman, F.S., & Sheidow, A. J (2022). Juvenile Probation Officers’ Perceptions of Sanctions and Incentives as Compliance Strategies. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 27.
Kras, K. R., Meyer, K. S., Dmello, J. R., & Rudes, D. S. (2022). Individual and Organizational Correlates of Morale Among Workers in a Youth and Family Court Agency. Crime & Delinquency. (online first)
Rudes, D.S. with Magnuson, S. & Hattery, A. (2022). Surviving Solitary: Living and Working Within Restricted Housing Units. Stanford University Press.
Foudray, M., Kramer, C., Rudes, D.S., Suffrin, C., Burr, E., & Parayil, T. (2021). The Compendium of U.S. Jails: Creating and Conducting Research with the First Comprehensive Contact Database of U.S. Jails. Health & Justice, 19(1), 1-13.
Ingel, S.N., *Davis, L. Rudes, D.S., Hartwell, T. N., Drazdowski, T.K., McCart, M.R., Chapman, J.E., Taxman, F.S., & Sheidow, A. J. (2021). Misunderstanding and Sensemaking Among Juvenile Probation Officers Working with Evidence-Based Practices. Victims & Offenders, 17(7), 975-993.
Ingel, S.N., Smith, L.S., Rudes, D.S., & Magnuson, S. (2021). Strain and Gain: From Deprivation to Innovation within Restricted Housing Units. Deviant Behavior, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2021.1913453.
Rudes, D.S., *Magnuson, S., Ingel, S.N., & Hartwell, T.N. (2021). Rights-in-Between: Resident Perceptions of and Accessibility to Rights within Restricted Housing Units. Law & Society Review, 55(2), 296-319.
Rudes, D.S., Portillo, S., & Taxman, F.S. (2021). The Legitimacy of Change: Adopting/Adapting, Implementing, and Sustaining Reforms within Community Corrections Agencies. British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab020.
Mitchell SG, Willett J, Monico LB, James A, Rudes DS, Viglioni J, Schwartz RP, Gordon MS, Friedmann PD (2016). Community Correctional Agents’ Views of Medication-Assisted Treatment: Examining their Influence on Treatment Referrals and Community Supervision Practices. Substance Abuse 37(1):127-33. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1129389. PMID: 26860334. PMCID: PMC4823810.