Kevin Barnes-Ceeney, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Education

The Graduate Center, City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice Doctor of Philosophy2013, Dissertation: Negotiating labyrinths of risk: The impact and implementation of a structured violence risk assessment instrument in juvenile parole

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Master of Arts2008, Major in Criminal Justice

University of Wales College Newport, Wales, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)2001, Major in Community Justice

University of Kent at Canterbury, England, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)1992, Major in English and American Literature

Publications
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Dutcher, T.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2021). Facing the ties that bind: Understanding experiences of men with an incarcerated romantic partner. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (online first), 1-18.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Leitch, L., & Gideon, L. (2019). Reconciliation potential of Rwandans convicted of genocide. International Journal of Restorative Justice, 2(2), 260-287.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., Leitch, L., & Yasuhara, K. (2019). Recovery after genocide: Understanding the dimensions of recovery capital among incarcerated genocide perpetrators in Rwanda. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 637-652.

Mellow, J. & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2017). Key factors to promote successful comprehensive reentry initiatives. Federal Probation, 81(3), 22-31.

Fang, L., Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Schinke, S. P. (2011). Substance use behavior among early-adolescent. Asian American girls: The impact of psychological and family factors. Women & Health, 51(7), 623-642. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2011.616575

Fang, L., Barnes-Ceeney, K., Lee, R., & Tao, J. (2011). Substance use among Asian American adolescents: Perceptions of use and preferences for prevention programming. Social Work in Health Care, 50(8), 606-624. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2011.588115

BOOK CHAPTERS

Gideon, L. & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2021). Survey research. Key Concepts in Research Methods. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gideon, L. & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2019). Academic Writing: Research Proposal and Research Report. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2016). Developing social work in Kazakhstan: A case study. In S. Hick (Ed.). Social Work in Canada: An introduction. Thompson Educational Publishing: Toronto, Canada.

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B., Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Evaluation of juvenile justice implementation in St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and Guyana: Endline report. Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in Guyana: Endline country report. Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B. (2021). Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St Kitts and Nevis: Endline country report. Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B., Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St Lucia: Endline country report. Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B., Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Juvenile justice reform in Guyana: Endline findings from a longitudinal study. (Briefing). Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B., Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Juvenile justice reform in St Kitts and Nevis: Endline findings from a longitudinal study. (Briefing). Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Morse, B., Bhat, R., Aziz, A. (2021). Juvenile justice reform in St. Lucia: Endline findings from a longitudinal study. (Briefing) Washington, D.C.: USAID.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Dasgupta, B., Morse, B., & Pizatella-Haswell, R. (2021). Uneven progress toward juvenile justice reform in Guyana: Findings from a survey of justice-involved youth. USAID: Washington, D.C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Hoffman, L. (2020). Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform in St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Guyana. USAID: Washington, D.C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Hoffman, L. (2020). Evaluation Brief: Midline study findings of juvenile justice reform implementation in St. Kitts and Nevis. USAID: Washington, D.C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Hoffman, L. (2020). Evaluation Brief: Midline study findings of juvenile justice reform implementation in St. Lucia. USAID: Washington, D.C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Hoffman, L. (2020). Evaluation Brief: Midline study findings of juvenile justice reform implementation in Guyana. USAID: Washington, D.C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2018). Building organizational and staff capacities to reduce violence: The development and implementation of risk assessment and case management approaches in Jamaica. Inter-American Development Bank: Washington, D. C.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Leitch, L. (2016). The Rwanda baseline study: Preliminary findings and recommendations. Threshold GlobalWorks: New York

Barnes-Ceeney, K & Mellow, J. (2015). The NeON Initiative: An evaluation of a community-oriented probation model in New York City. New York City Department of Probation: New York.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2013). Negotiating labyrinths of risk: The impact and implementation of the structured assessment of violence risk in youth (SAVRY) in juvenile parole in New Jersey. New Jersey State Parole Board: Trenton, NJ.

TRAINING AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Naylor, A. (2005). Communication skills for social workers: A trainers' manual. UNICEF, American International Health Alliance and Voluntary Service Overseas.

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Dutcher, T.* (2021, November). Hanging on the telephone: The lived experience of men maintaining ties with incarcerated romantic partners. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago IL.

Brown, R.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2021, November). Somatic symptoms and posttraumatic stress among incarcerated genocide perpetrators. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago IL

Geyer, P.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2021, November). Deterrence from a panoptic perspective? Beyond the anecdotal claims of SkyWatch surveillance towers’ crime reducing capabilities. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago IL.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. Dasgupta, B. Morse, B. & Pizatella-Haswell, R. (2021, November). Juvenile recidivism in a sample of Guyanese youth in conflict with the law. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago IL.

Geyer, P.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2021, September). SkyWatch surveillance towers: Deterrence with a panoptic perspective. Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. (Online poster presentation).

Geyer, P.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, November 10). A movable “eye in the sky”? SkyWatch surveillance towers as a panoptic deterrent apparatus. Graduate Student Showcase, University of New Haven.

Dutcher, T.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, November 10). Facing the ties that bind: Understanding experiences of men with an incarcerated romantic partner. Graduate Student Showcase, University of New Haven.

Kaur, S.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, November 10). Human trafficking prosecution: Why Feds Rule. Graduate Student Showcase, University of New Haven.

Amin, A.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, November 10). Mapping sex offenders and treatment centers in relation to social disorganization. Graduate Student Showcase, University of New Haven.

Dutcher, T.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, November 10). Facing the ties that bind: The experiences of men with an incarcerated spouse. Paper presented at the Western Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Virtual conference).

Earl, K.,* Geyer, P.,* & Barnes-Ceeney K. (2019, November 13). Drunken boaters: An analysis of BUI arrests & alcohol-related boating deaths in Connecticut. Paper presented at the 71st meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Geyer, P.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2019, November 13). A movable “eye in the sky”? SkyWatch surveillance towers as a panoptic deterrent apparatus. Paper presented at the 71st meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Nolterieke, L.* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2019, November 13) Developing an understanding of juvenile delinquency in St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis. Paper presented at the 71st meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Gideon, L. (2019, May 29) Designing, implementing and validating a violence risk assessment and case management system in Jamaica. Paper presented at the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Criminology, Jerusalem, Israel.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Leitch, L., Gideon, L., & Yasuhara, K. (2018, November 14) The role of recovery capital in successful reentry and reintegration: Lessons from Rwanda. Paper presented at the 70th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Davis-Day, T.,* & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2018, November 16) Explorations in the carceral archipelago: Attitudes towards drug testing in criminal justice and non-criminal settings. Paper presented at the 70th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Novo, A.,* Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Virgulto, D. (2018, November 16). How to pass a probation urine test. Paper presented at the 70th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Leitch, L., and Gideon, L. (2018, July 20). Building individual and community resilience through global health literacy: Responding to the Trauma, Somatic, and Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda. Paper presented at the XIX International Sociological Association’s World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada.

Ma*, L., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2017). Assessing Violence Risk in the Caribbean: The Validity of the Jamaican Risk Assessment Screening Document for Youth and Adults. Paper presented at the 69th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA

Kutcher*, S., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2017). The Influence of Social Supports on Youth Violence Risk in Jamaica. Paper presented at the 69th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., & Leitch, L. (2017, May 17). Reconciliation and Reintegration after Genocide: Understanding the Needs of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda. Paper presented at the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Criminology, Jerusalem, Israel.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., & Leitch, L. (2017, January 12). The Strengths and Challenges Faced By Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators: Supporting Reconciliation in Rwanda. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., & Leitch, L. (2016, November 16). Reconciliation and Reintegration after Genocide: Understanding the Needs of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda. Paper presented at the 68th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2014, February 21). From trailing, nailing, and jailing to community engagement and community benefit: Findings from the NeON evaluation. Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2014, January 16). The impact of the structured assessment of violence risk in youth (SAVRY) in juvenile corrections. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 18th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Mellow, J. (2013, November 22). Making the ground through walking: The challenges of an action research approach in community corrections. Paper presented at the 65th meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Schiraldi, V., Tucker, S., & Lacey, C. (2013, November 21). NYC Department of probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network: From court-based waiting rooms to community resource hubs. Led the round table discussion at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Mellow, J., & Thomas, S. (2012, November 14). A community justice approach to probation: Evaluating the NYC new model of probation. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago IL

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Fang, L. (2012, August 2). A mixed method study of the impact of a juvenile violence risk assessment instrument. Paper presented at the 120th convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Yu, V. (2012, July 21). A public health approach for successful reentry: Applying the ecological framework to correctional work. Paper presented at the 142nd Congress of Correction Workshop, the American Correctional Association, Denver, CO.

INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES

Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Morse, B. (2021, September 29). Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder dissemination event. Juvenile justice reform in St. Kitts and Nevis: Endline findings from a longitudinal study.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Osborne, L., & Bhat, R. (2021, September 29). Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder dissemination event. Juvenile justice reform in St. Lucia: Endline findings from a longitudinal study.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Florimonte, W. D., & Morse, B. (2021, September 29). Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder dissemination event. Juvenile justice reform in Guyana: Endline findings from a longitudinal study.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, September 24) Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in Guyana. Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder forum: Evaluation of secondary prevention in the community, family and resilience: Program and juvenile justice sector reform implementation in Guyana.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, September 23) Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St. Lucia. Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder forum: Evaluation of secondary prevention in the community, family and resilience: Program and juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St Lucia.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2020, September 22) Evaluation of juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St. Kitts and Nevis. Presentation and panelist for USAID’s stakeholder forum: Evaluation of secondary prevention in the community, family and resilience: Program and juvenile justice sector reform implementation in St Kitts and Nevis.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., (March 11, 2020). Pathways to violence prevention: Evidence for transformation, "Case Management," Inter American Development Bank, Kingston, Jamaica.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., & Leitch, L. (2017, May 2). Generating data from prison surveys and interviews: Post-traumatic stress of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda. Paper presented at the Inter-American Development Bank’s conference: Crime and Violence in Jamaica: Data Driven Policies for Citizen Security, Kingston, Jamaica.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Gideon, L., & Leitch, L. (2017, April 22). Understanding the needs of incarcerated genocide perpetrators in Rwanda. Presentation to Henry C. Lee College Board, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2016, July 19) Risk assessment and case management for violence prevention and reduction. Presentation to State Minister Senator Hon. Pearnel Charles, Jr., Ministry of National Security, Kingston, Jamaica.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2016, April 29). Implementing risk assessment and case management systems for secondary and tertiary violence prevention. Presentation to the Department for International Development (DFID), Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and development), and the Inter-American Development Bank, Citizen Security and Justice Program, Kingston, Jamaica.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2015, October 21-22). Risk and protective factors for juvenile offending. Presentation to the Inter-American Development Banks’ Seventh Intensive Clinic on Citizen Security: Semana de la Seguridad Ciudadana 2015, Quito, Ecuador.

Jacobs, A., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2015, August 7). Risk, protective factors, and reentry. Workshop facilitated at Crime prevention: From knowledge to action for the Inter-American Development Bank, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2015, May 13). Design pathways in public policy: The NeON initiative. Presentation to the Town and Gown Working Group, NYC Department of Design and Construction, Policy, Meet Design: 2, The New School, New York, NY.

Clear, T. R., Medino, J., Rubin, K., & Williams, J. D., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2015, March 5). The Growth of Incarceration: Consequences for Communities. Moderation of panel, Occasional Series on Reentry, Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2015, February 6). Designing for Community Engagement. Presentation to the Town and Gown Working Group, NYC Department of Design and Construction, a collaborative partnership to redesign Police Precinct 73, Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2014, February 6). Art Programs in Corrections. Presentation to members of Pussy Riot, and staff from The Voice Project, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., Schiraldi, V., Lacey, C., & Malik, A. (2014, January 15). The Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON): Do Less Harm, Do More Good, Do it in the Community. Workshop facilitated at the American Probation and Parole Association’s Winter Training Institute, Houston, TX.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2013, December 6). Testimony to NYC City Council on the NYC Department of Probation’s NeON initiative, New York, NY.

Barnes-Ceeney, K., & Mellow, J. (2013, January 17). Advancing motivational interviewing: Intra- and inter-organizational communication skills for assessing risk and managing harm. Workshop facilitated at the NYC Department of Probation’s Professional Development Day, New York, NY.

Tucker, S., Richards, S., & Barnes-Ceeney, K. (2013, January 14). Neighborhood opportunity networks (NeON). Workshop facilitated at the American Probation and Parole Association’s Winter Training Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

Barnes-Ceeney, K. & Mellow, J. (2012, June 21). From partnership to participation: Developing trust through action research of the Neon's. Workshop facilitated at the NYC Department of Probation's Professional Development Day, New York, NY.

GUEST LECTURES
Doctoral Level

Evaluating Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reforms in the Caribbean. University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut: (Fall 2021)

Evaluating progress towards juvenile justice reforms in Guyana. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York: (Spring 2021)

Master’s Level

Advanced Motivational Interviewing. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Jerusalem, Israel (Summer 2015)

Qualitative Research Methods. University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Toronto, Canada (Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013)

Effective Communication Skills and Motivational Interviewing. Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York, NY (Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012)

Clinical Case Evaluation. Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York, NY (Spring 2008)

Undergraduate Level

University of New Haven, Connecticut

Scientific Methods in Criminal Justice (Fall, 2021, Spring 2017)

Genocide: The Call to Memory (Fall 2019)

Women in Society (Spring 2019)

Introduction to National Security (Fall 2018)

Genocide: The Call of Memory (Fall 2017)

Seminar in Forensic Psychology (Spring 2017)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENT SUPERVISION
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

2021 – Present Ewa Zielinska “Get resilient: Evaluating the effects of a mindfulness-based intervention (MBII) on health outcomes among active-duty police officers” (Chair of Committee)

2021 – Present Penny Geyer “Evaluating the panoptic deterrent effect of SkyWatch surveillance towers: A mixed methods analysis (Chair of Committee)

2018 – 2021 Timothy Daty “Cheating from a distance: An examination of academic dishonesty among university students” (Committee Member)

MASTER OF ARTS THESIS ADVISOR

2018 – 2019 Carmela Tayag “Community-Level Protective Factors and Juveniles”

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS.) THESIS ADVISOR

2022 – Present Kira Lichtblau. “Experiences of men receiving college education in prison”

2020 – 2021 Rachael Brown. “Experiences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Rwandans Convicted of Genocide”

2020 – 2021 Ezgi Erken. “Staff Balance of Care and Control in Transitional Housing”

2019 – 2020 Alanna Herskowitz “Bad Apples, Bad Barrels, or Both?: An Investigation of Overt Bias in Policing”

2019 – 2020 Jenna Luallen “Impact of Denial of Sexual Offenses on Sentencing and Treatment Strategies”. (Received 2019-2020 Lee College Student Excellence Award: For Outstanding Undergraduate Research).

2019 – 2020 Laura Nolterieke “Delinquency in the Caribbean: Stakeholder Perceptions of Root Causes”

2018 – 2019 Shane Lawler “Intimate Partner Violence in the Queer Community” (co-advised with Dr. Leila Dutton)

2017 – 2018 Victoria Cone: “Childhood Trauma and Women on Probation”

2016 – 2017 Stephanie Kutcher: “The Influence of Social Supports on Youth Violence Risk in Jamaica”

2015 – 2016 Christine Li: "Balancing care and control: The ethics of surveillance in social work with justice-involved youth" Received 2016 John Jay College B.A. Criminal Justice Program Outstanding Thesis Award

2015 – 2016 Vanessa Castro-Mora: "Rethinking women's reentry: Applying ecological systems theory to a prison-based mentoring program"

2014 – 2015 Spencer Washington: "Justice in the Classroom: Analyzing the educational inequality of the school-to-prison pipeline in relation to Brown v. Board of Education"

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SURF) MENTORSHIP

2019 Laura Nolterieke: Developing an Understanding Juvenile Delinquency and diversion in St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and Nevis

2018 Talya Davis-Day: “Pissing in a cup: Exploring attitudes toward drug testing in community corrections and beyond. (Received 2018-2019 Lee College Student Excellence Award: For Outstanding Undergraduate Research).

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
Undergraduate Level

CJST 4445H Administrative Evil (Fall 2022)

CJST 4452ST Pimps, Pushers, and Perverts: Deterrence, Risk Management and Social

Control (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)

CJST 4458ST After Violence (Fall 2019)

CJST 3334 Community Supervision and Treatment (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)

CJST 3340 Race, class, gender, issues in criminal justice (Spring 2022, Fall 2022)

CJST 4408 Child and Family Intervention Strategies: Service Learning (Fall 2018)

CJST 4409 Adult Intervention Strategies (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

CJST 2221 Juvenile Justice Systems (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

CJST 4400 Criminal Justice Problems Seminar (Spring 2017)

CJST 2250 Scientific Methods in Criminal Justice (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

CJST 1110(H) Intro to Criminal Justice (Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)

CJST 3311 Criminology (Fall 2016, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)

UNIV 1141 The Uncommon Class (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

Doctoral Level

CJST 7715 Rational Choice Models (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022)

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