Bradley Ray

Bradley Ray

Assistant Professor
Faculty Advisory Council, IU Public Policy Institute
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4069
Phone: 317-274-8701

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012
  • M.A., Sociology, DePaul University, 2006
  • B.S., Sociology, Northern Michigan University, 2002

Research Interests

Mental Health and Law, Substance Abuse, Criminological Theory, Specialty Courts, Applied Research

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bradley Ray, Eric Grommon, Victoria Buchanan, Brittany Brown, and Dennis Watson. “Access to Recovery and Recidivism among Former Prison Inmates.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, (Forthcoming).

Mary Lee Luskin and Bradley Ray. “Selection into Mental Health Court: Distinguishing Among Eligible Defendants.” Criminal Justice and Behavior (DOI: 10.1177/0093854815601158).

Bradley Ray, Brittany Hood, and Kelli Canada. “What Happens to Mental Health Court Noncompleters?” Behavioral Sciences & the Law (DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2163).

Eric Grommon, Natalie Hipple, and Bradley Ray, “An Outcome Evaluation of the Indianapolis Community Court.” Criminal Justice Policy Review (DOI: 10.1177/0887403415573774).

Bradley Ray, Daniel O’Donnell, and Kailyn Kahre. (2015). “Police Officer Attitudes towards Intranasal Naloxone Training.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 146(1), 107-11

Bradley Ray, Sheryl Kubiak, Erin Comartin, and Elizabeth Tillander. (2015) “Mental Health Court Outcomes by Offense Type at Admission.” Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(3), 323-331.

Bradley Ray and Cindy Brooks Dollar. (2014). “Exploring Stigmatization and Stigma Management in Mental Health Court: Assessing Modified Labeling Theory in a New Context.” Sociological Forum, 29(3), 327-352.

Bradley Ray. (2014). “Long-Term Recidivism of Mental Health Court Defendants.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(5), 448-454.

Bradley Ray, Dona Sapp, and Ashley Kincaid. (2014). “Traumatic Brain Injury among Indiana State Prisoners.” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 59(5), 1248-53

Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Bradley Ray, and Heathcote Wales. (2014). “Predictors of Mental Health Graduation.” Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20(2), 191-199.

Cindy Brooks Dollar and Bradley Ray. (2014). “The Practice of Reintegrative Shaming in Mental Health Court.” Criminal Justice Policy Review, 26(1), 29-44.

Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Heathcote Wales, and Bradley Ray. (2013). “Effectiveness of a Short-Term Mental Health Court.” Law and Human Behavior, 37(6), 401-411.

Bradley Ray and Cindy Brooks Dollar. (2013). “Examining Mental Health Court Completion: A Focal Concerns Perspective.” The Sociological Quarterly, 54(4), 647-669.

Cindy Brooks Dollar and Bradley Ray. (2013). “Adult Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use: An Examination of Bond Theory.” Deviant Behavior, 34(11), 932-949.

Bradley Ray, Cindy Brooks Dollar and Kelly Thames. (2011). “Observations of Reintegrative Shaming in Mental Health Court.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 34(1), 49-55.

Heathcote Wales, Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Bradley Ray. (2010) “Procedural Justice and the Mental Health Court Judge's Role in Reducing Recidivism.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 33(4), 265-271.

Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Bradley Ray. (2010). “Arrests after Exiting Mental Health Court.” Psychiatric Services, 61(5), 463-468.

Gregory Scott, Sandra Thomas, Harold A. Pollack and Bradley Ray. (2007). “Observed Patterns of Heroin Overdose in Chicago, 1999-2003.” Journal of Urban Health, 84(2), 292-306.


Session Organizer, American Sociological Association (2014): Sociology of Mental Health: Law, Crime and Mental Illness

Panel Chair, American Society of Criminology (2012): The Gendered and Racialized Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Experiences of At-Risk Youth.


SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods and Resources

SPEA-J 501 Criminological Theory