Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
The pdf files attached to this site are the post-peer-review, pre-copyediting version of the papers, and are not the version of record. The recommendation is to view and cite the version of record whenever possible.
Advance online publications may end up having a volume/issue number for a different year assigned, which may result in a change in publication year. The citations on this page and the CV are recommended.
Yan, S., Wilford, M. M., & Ferreira, P. A. (2022). Terms and conditions apply: The effect of probation length and obligation disclosure on true and false guilty pleas. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-022-09543-9 [pdf] [supplementary file]
Mitchell, O., Yan, S., & Oramas Mora, D. (2022). Trends in prison sentences and racial disparities: 20-years of sentencing under Florida’s criminal punishment code. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00224278221120677 [pdf]
Yan, S., & Walker, J. (2022). Does the premium fit the risk? The role of criminal escalation in case processing. Crime & Delinquency, 68(9), 1462-1491. https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287211061719 [pdf] [supplementary file]
Yan, S., & Lao, J. (2022). Sex disparities in sentencing and judges’ beliefs: A vignette approach. Victims & Offenders, 17(4), 597-619. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2021.1947427 [pdf]
Yan, S. (2022). What exactly is the bargain? The sensitivity of plea discount estimates. Justice Quarterly. 39(1), 152-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2019.1707856 [pdf]
Wu, S., Yoder, G., Lee, N., Yan, S., & Wolfersteig, W. (2021). Racial disparities in school lunch program participation and cigarette use: Evidence from Arizona Youth Survey data. Substance Use and Misuse. 56(10), 1516-1526. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2021.1942051
Wilford, M. M., Zimmerman, D. M., Yan, S., & Sutherland, K. T. (2021). Innocence in the shadow of COVID-19: Plea decision making during a pandemic. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27(4), 739-750. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000367 [pdf]
Tahamont, S., Jelveh, Z., Chalfin, A., Yan, S., & Hansen, B. (2021). Dude, where’s my treatment effect? Errors in administrative data linking and the destruction of statistical power in randomized experiments. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 37(3), 715-749. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-020-09461-x [publicly readable version of record] [pdf]
Wu, S., Yan, S., Marsiglia, F. F., & Perron, B. (2020). Patterns and social determinants of substance use among Arizona youth: A latent class analysis approach. Children and Youth Services Review, 110, 104769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104769 [pdf]
Yan, S. (2019). Does criminal specialization predict case processing? Crime & Delinquency, 65(12), 1648-1688. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128718765123 [pdf] [erratum]
Yan, S., & Bushway, S. D. (2018). Plea discounts or trial penalties? Making sense of the trial-plea sentence disparities. Justice Quarterly, 35(7), 1226-1249. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2018.1552715 [pdf]
Redlich, A. D., Yan, S., Norris, R. J., & Bushway, S. D. (2018). The influence of confessions in guilty plea decisions and sentences. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24(2), 147-157. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000144
Yan, S. (2017). Search for the hidden punishments: An alternative approach to studying alternative sanctions. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(1), 21-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-015-9275-4 [pdf]
Tahamont, S., Yan, S., Bushway, S. D., & Liu, J. (2015). Pathways to prison in New York State. Criminology & Public Policy, 14(3), 431-453. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12136
Book Chapters and Reports
Yan, S. (2020). Estimating the size of plea discounts: Why does it matter? In C. Spohn & P. K. Brennan (Eds.), Handbook on sentencing policies and practices in the 21st century, The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing’s Handbook Series (Vol. 4, pp. 188-207). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429027765-10 [link to book]
Yan, S., Bushway, S. D., & Redlich, A. D. (2018). Discretion in the absence of guidelines: Charge bargaining and sentencing for felony defendants in New York. In J. T. Ulmer & M. S. Bradley (Eds.), Handbook on punishment decisions: Locations of disparity, The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing’s Handbook Series (Vol.2, pp. 133-151). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315410371-7 [link to book]
Redlich, A. D., Bushway, S. D., Norris, R. J., & Yan, S. (2013). Bargaining in the shadow of trial: Exploring the reach of evidence outside the jury box. Final report to the National Institute of Justice. Washington, DC: Department of Justice.