Publications

Jang, Sung Joon – Publications

U.S. Prison Seminaries: Structural Charity, Religious Establishment, and Neoliberal Corrections
Michael Hallett, Bryon Johnson, Joshua Hays,
Sung Joon Jang, and Grant Duwe; The Prison Journal. February 6, 2019

Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct “Four Gods” in Maximum Security Prison: Images of God, Religiousness, and Worldviews Among Inmates
By Sung Joon Jang, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Michael Hallett adn Grant Duwe, Review of Religious Research, Vol 60, No.3, 2018


Inmate Ministry as Contextual Missiology:
Best Practices for America’s Emerging
Existential and Virtuous Effects of Religiosity on
Mental Health and Aggressiveness among OffendersPrison Seminary Movement in Prison Life

by Sung Joon Jang, Byron R Johnson, Joshua Hays, Michael Hallet, and Grant Duwe; Religions, (91): 182, (2018.)

Inmate Ministry as Contextual Missiology:
Best Practices for America’s Emerging
Prison Seminary Movement in Prison Life

by Joshua Hays, Michael Hallet, Byron R Johnson, Sung Joon Jang and Grant Duwe; Perspectives in Religious Studies, 45(1): 69–79.

Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life
Kent R. Kerley Ph.D. (Editor); Chapter 1, pp. 3-22: “Faith and Service: Pathways to Identity Transformation and Correctional Reform” by Byron R. Johnson, Grant Duwe, Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Sung Joon Jang, Matthew T. Lee, Maria E. Pagano, and Stephen G. Post; Praeger, January 31, 2018.


Images of God Religious Involvement and Prison Misconduct among Inmates
Sung Joon Jang, Byron R Johnson, Joshua Hays, Grant Duwe & Michael Hallett , Corrections Policy, Practice and Research (2017)

by  Sung Joon Jang, Journal of Quantitative Criminology’, October 17, 2017


Handbook of Life-Course Criminology The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology
by Arjan Blokland and Victor van der Geest (Editors)
Chapter 6 by Sung Joon Jang and Bryon R. Johnson, Routledge, 2017

jq_cover Religion and Misconduct in “Angola” Prison: Conversion, Congregational Participation, Religiosity, and Self-Identities
By Sung Joon Jang, Byron R. Johnson, William Joshua Hays, Michael Hallett and Grant Duwe, Justice Quarterly, April 7, 2017

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By Byron R. Johnson, William Wubbenhorst, Sung Joon Jang, and Sumner Wubbenhorst, December, 2016
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Tying Knots With Communities: Youth Involvement in Scouting and Civic Engagement in Adulthood
Young-Il Kim, Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (March 2016)

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by Grant Duwe, Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Sung Joon Jang & Byron R. Johnson, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, , May 12 2015


offender therapy First Stop Dying:” Angola’s Christian Seminary as Positive Criminology, Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron R. Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, and Grant Duwe, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (2015) DOI: 10.1177/0306624X15598179.

sociological_focus Structured Voluntary Youth Activities and Positive Outcomes in Adulthood: An Exploratory Study of Involvement in Scouting and Subjective Well-Being
by Sung Joon Jang, Byron R. Johnson, Young-Il Kim, Edward C. Polson & Buster G. Smith, Sociological Focus, Oct. 2014

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Serve West Dallas – Community Transformation in West Dallas: A Sustained Collective Among Churches Faith-based Organizations and Government
A case study written by Byron R. Johnson, William Wubbenhorst, Curtis Schroeder and Sung Joon Jang. 2013

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Recidivism Reduction and Return on Investments: An Empirical Assessment of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program
A case study written by Byron R. Johnson, William Wubbenhorst, Curtis Schroeder and Sung Joon Jang. 2013

Is being “Spiritual” Enough Without Being Religious? A Study of Violent and Property Crimes Among Emerging Adults
Sung Joon Jang and Aaron B.  Franzen,  Criminology, 51: 595-627, Aug 2013

Desistance and Protection from Binge Drinking between
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Study of Turning
Points and Insulators
Sung Joon Jang, Sociological Focus, 46: 1–24, Jan 2013

Being Prepared and Staying Connected: Scouting’s Influence on Social Capital and Community Involvement
Edward C. Polson, Young-Il Kim, Sung Joon Jang, Byron R. Johnson and Buster Smith, 11 JAN 2013

Religious Involvement and Dynamics of Marijuana
Use: Initiation, Persistence, and Desistence

Jeffery T. Ulmer, Scott A. Desmond, Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, Deviant Behavior, Vol. 33, Issue 6 pp 448-46, 2012

The Effects of Childhood Exposure to Drug Users and Religion on Drug Use in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, Youth & Society, Page Publications, pp:1220-1245 (2011)

Teenage Religiosity and Changes in Marijuana Use During Transition to Adulthood
Jeffrey T. Ulmer, Scott A. Desmond, Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, 6: 1-19 (2010) www.religjournal.com

Crime and Religion: Assessing the Role of the Faith Factor
Byron R. Johnson and Sung Joon Jang,Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research The Role of Social Institutions: Papers from the American Society of Criminology 2010 Conference,
pp:117-150 (2010)

Religion, Race, and Drug Use Among American Youth
Author: Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 6: 1-22 (2010) www.religjournal.comView/Download Study

The Cumulative Advantage of Religiosity in Preventing Drug Use, Journal of Drug Issues, Volume 38, Number 3, pp. 771-798, 2008.
Sung Joon Jang, Christopher D. Bader, Byron R. Johnson
The Cumulative Advantage of Religiosity in Preventing Drug Use

Gender Differences in Strain, Negative Emotions and Coping Behaviors: A General Strain Theory Approach– by Sung Joon Jang, Justice Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 3, pp. 523-553, September 2007.Gender Differences in Strain, Negative Emotions and Coping Behaviors: A General Strain Theory Approach

Strain, Social Support, and Retreatism Among African Americans– by Sung Joon Jang and Jason A. Lyons, Journal of Black Studies, Volume 37, Number 2, pp. 251-274, November 2006.Strain, Social Support, and Retreatism Among African Americans

Gender, Religiousity, and Reactions to Strain Among African Americans – by Sung Joon Jang and Byron R. Johnson, The Sociological Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 2, pp. 323-357, May 2005.Gender, Religiousity, and Reactions to Strain Among African Americans

Explaining Religious Effects on Distress Among African Americans– by Byron R. Johnson and Sung Joon Jang, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 43, Number 2, pp. 239-260, 2004.Explaining Religious Effects on Distress Among African Americans

Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping Among African Americans: A Test of General Strain Theory, Byron R Johnson and Sung Joon Jang, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Vol 19, No. 1, 2003.Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping Among African Americans: