Eric Grommon

Eric Grommon

Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4067
Phone: 317-278-9481

Curriculum Vitae
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Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2010
M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2005
B.A., Criminal/Social Justice, Lewis University, 2002

Major Fields of Expertise

Evaluation of criminal justice programs and operations
Community crime prevention strategies
Research methods

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Publications:

Grommon, E., Carter, J. G., & Scheer, C. (Accepted). Quantifying the size of the contraband cell phone problem: Insights from a large rural state penitentiary. The Prison Journal.

Grommon, E. & Rydberg, J. (Forthcoming). Desisters in the making? Exploring the capacity to desist during community transition among a small longitudinal panel of releasees. Journal of Crime & Justice.

Rydberg, J., Grommon, E., Huebner, B. M., & Pleggenkuhle, B. (Forthcoming). Examining the correlates of sex offender residence restriction violation rates. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Ray, B., Grommon, E., & Rydberg, J. (Forthcoming). Anticipated stigma and defensive individualism during post-incarceration job searching. Sociological Inquiry.

Carter, J. G. & Grommon, E. (Forthcoming). Police as alert responders? Lessons learned from pretrial GPS supervision of domestic violence defendants. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Carter, J. G., Grommon, E., & Harris, P. (Forthcoming). From conceptual to operational: Over-the-air-programming as a means to improve public safety interoperability. Physical Communication.

Carter, J. G., & Grommon, E. (Forthcoming). Officer perceptions of the impact of mobile broadband technology on police operations. Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy.

Ray, B., Grommon, E., Buchanan, V., Brown, B., & Watson, D. (Forthcoming). Access to recovery and recidivism among former inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Rydberg, J. & Grommon, E. (Forthcoming). A multi-method examination of the dynamics of recidivism during reentry. Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research.

Salvemini, A. V., Piza, E. L., Carter, J. G., Grommon, E. L., & Merritt, N. (2015). Research challenges in conducting technology evaluations in the criminal justice system: Integrating human factors engineering methods to develop guiding principles and collaborative research processes. Evaluation Review, 39(3), 308-338.

Grommon, E., Hipple, N. K, & Ray, B. (Forthcoming). An outcome evaluation of the Indianapolis Community Court. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Grommon, E. & Rydberg, J. (Forthcoming). Elaborating the correlates of firearm injury severity: Combining criminological and public health concerns. Victims & Offenders.

Carter, J. G. & Grommon, E. (2014). Wireless broadband for municipal police: Evaluating clearance times of calls for service. Police Quarterly, 17(3), 226-249.

Huebner, B. M., Kras, K. R., Rydberg, J., Bynum, T. S., Grommon, E. & Pleggenkuhle, B. (2014). The effect and implications of sex offender residency restrictions: Evidence from a two state evaluation. Criminology and Public Policy, 13(1), 139-168.

Rydberg, J., Grommon, E., Huebner, B., & Bynum. T. (2014). The effect of statewide residency restrictions on sex offender post-release housing mobility. Justice Quarterly, 31(2), 421-444.

Grommon, E., Davidson, W. S., & Bynum, T. S. (2013). A randomized trial of a multimodal community-based prisoner reentry program emphasizing substance abuse treatment.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52(4), 287-309.

Grommon, E., Cox, S. M., Davidson, W. S., & Bynum. T. S. (2013). Alternative models of instant drug testing: Evidence from an experimental trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(2), 145-168.


Grommon, E. (2013). Prisoner reentry programs: Penetrating the black box for better theory and practice. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Grommon, E. & Rydberg, J. (2016). Correctional interventions and outcomes. In T. S. Bynum & B. M. Huebner (Eds.), Handbook of measurement issues in criminology and criminal justice (pp. 351-376). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Grommon, E., & Rydberg, J. (2014). Managing the reentry transition with substance use propensities: Insights from a sample of parolees in a small, industrialized Midwestern city. In M. S. Crow & J. O. Smykla (Eds.) Offender reentry: Rethinking criminology and criminal justice (pp. 271-298). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning Publishers.

Select Reports and Technical Papers:

Grommon, E., Carter, J. G., Frantz, F., Harris, P., & Scheer, C. (2016). A case study of managed access technology. Rome, NY: Engility Corporation. Report to the National Institute of Justice.

Carter, J. G., Piza, E. L., Grommon, E., Salvemini, A., Frantz, F., & Harris, P. (2016). An exploration of the impacts of using broadband-enabled over-the-air programming of portable land mobile radios. Rome, NY: Engility Corporation. Report to the National Institute of Justice.

Huebner, B. M., Bynum, T. S., Rydberg, J., Kras, K., Grommon, E., & Pleggenkuhle, B. (2013). An evaluation of sex offender residency restrictions in Michigan and Missouri. St. Louis, MO: University of Missouri-St. Louis and Michigan State University. Report to the National Institute of Justice.

Select Presentations:

Grommon, E. & Carter, J. (2016). Who you gonna call (or text)? Examining contraband cell phone use in prison. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, IL.

Grommon, E., Rydberg, J., & Huebner, B. (2016). A multilevel examination of sex offender residence restriction violations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.

Grommon, E. & Carter, J. (2015). Examining the use of pre-trial GPS monitoring for domestic or intimate partner violence defendants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

Courses Taught

SPEA-J502 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Public Safety
SPEA-J331 Corrections
SPEA-J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources
SPEA-J101 The American Criminal Justice System