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                                   PIERRE M. RIVOLTA
                               COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                 CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER – SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
                       P.O. BOX 2296 – HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS 77341-2296
                   PHONE: (936) 355-6853 – EMAIL: pierre.rivolta@shsu.edu

EDUCATION

Doctoral Candidate, Criminal Justice, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State
          University, Huntsville, TX, Anticipated Graduation: May 2012.
          Working dissertation title: Evaluation of a Pre-trial Intervention for First-time DWI
          Offenders
          Committee: Janet L. Mullings (chair), Jeffrey A. Bouffard, Victoria B. Titterington

M.Law      (Magna Cum Laude), Criminal Justice (Area: Criminology & Security), School of
           Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2008.

B.S.       Forensic Science, School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, Lausanne,
           Switzerland, August 2006.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Doctoral Teaching Fellow. Sam Houston State University, Summer 2009-Present.
      Responsibilities included teaching undergraduate classes as the sole instructor.

Graduate Research Assistant. Sam Houston State University, Fall 2008-Present.
      Responsibilities included writing literature reviews, and assisting in manuscripts
      preparation; creating data structures, gathering and updating data; running statistical
      analyses; writing technical reports, evaluations, etc.

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Sam Houston State University, Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
      Responsibilities included assisting professors with class preparation (notes, slides, test
      preparation), for both face-to-face and online courses.


COURSES TAUGHT (Teaching Portfolio available upon request)

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
   • Criminology (200-level): Summer 2011
   • Introduction to Methods of Research (300-level): Spring 2011 (writing enhanced)
   • Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice (400-level): Summer 2009
   • Substance Use and Abuse (400-level): Summer 2009, Summer 2010
   • Understanding Human Behavior (400-level): Fall 2010, writing enhanced, Fall 2011
   • Undergraduate Independent Study (400-level): Fall 2010 (Ethics and the Police)


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PUBLICATIONS: Manuscripts under Review

Titterington, Victoria B., Pierre M. Rivolta, and Scot Schraufnagel. Physician-Assisted Suicide:
        A Cross-national Review of Policy and Factors Associated with Its Adoption.


PUBLICATIONS: Works in Progress

Menard, Scott W., and Pierre M. Rivolta. Patterns, Prevalence, and Correlates of Substance Use
      among Adolescents and Young Adults involved in Gang-related Violence.

Nolasco, Claire R. I., Pierre M. Rivolta, and Janet Mullings. Unlocking the Black Box:
      Indicators of Treatment Compliance in the Harris County, Texas, DWI Court Program.

Rivolta, Pierre M. Elderly Victims of Violent Encounters: A Routine Activity Approach Using
       NIBRS (2004-2006).

Rivolta, Pierre M., Claire R. I. Nolasco, and Janet Mullings. A Comparison between the Effects
       of Individuals vs. Instrumental Factors Associated with Completion of a DWI Court
       Program

Rivolta, Pierre M., Claire R. I. Nolasco, and Janet Mullings. Do Clients get their Money’s
       Worth? Indicators of Satisfaction among DWI Court Program Participants.

Rivolta, Pierre M., Claire R. I. Nolasco, and Janet Mullings. Factors Predicting DWI Offenders
       Recidivism: Evidence from the Harris County DWI Court Outcome Evaluation.

Rivolta, Pierre M., Claire R. I. Nolasco, and Janet Mullings. The Importance of Motivation in
       DWI Pretrial Intervention: An adaptation of Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Work
       Motivation.

Rivolta, Pierre M., and Solomon Zhao. The Effects of Compstat Implementation on Crime
       Rates in American Policing: A Contingency Perspective.


PUBLICATIONS: Reports and Unpublished Manuscripts

Rivolta, Pierre M. (March 2010). Substance use and involvement in gang violence. In Scott
       Menard with Chantal Bergeron, Lisa Bowman, Michael R. Cavanaugh, Jr., Randa Embry,
       Hector Esparza, Timur Guclu, Engin Gulen, Youngoh Jo, Shawn Keller, Seksan
       Kruakham, Joongyeup Lee, Wendi Pollock, and Pierre M. Rivolta, Inhalant Abuse and
       Related Problem Behaviors Across Generations in a National Sample. National Youth
       Survey Family Study Project Report Number 2/National Youth Survey Report Number
       61, Final Report to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pp. 219-240.




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Ahmad, Janice, Janet L. Mullings, Claire Nolasco, and Pierre M. Rivolta (March 2010). Harris
     County, Texas, DWI Court Program Process Evaluation Report. Research report
     submitted to the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law.

Titterington, Victoria B., and Pierre M. Rivolta (July 2009). Elderly Victims of Family
        Violence; Results of a Brief Service Provider Survey. Research report prepared for Gloria
        Terry, Coalition President, Texas Council on Family Violence.

Rivolta, Pierre M. (2008). Routine Activities and Swiss Juvenile Delinquency: Analysis of the
       International Self-Reported Delinquency Survey (ISRD-2) (Unpublished master’s thesis).
       University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rivolta, Pierre M. (2006). Evaluation of Chemical Linkage between Samples of Crack Cocaine
       and Hydrochloride Cocaine for Forensic Intelligence Purposes (Unpublished bachelor’s
       thesis). University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.


PUBLICATIONS: Reference Books Entries

Rivolta, Pierre M. (2012). Drinking and Crime. In W. Miller & J. G. Golson (Eds.), The Social
       History of Crime and Punishment in America (forthcoming). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rivolta, Pierre M. (2012). Drug Source, Destination, and Transit Countries. In M. Beare & J. G.
       Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (forthcoming).
       Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


FUNDED RESEARCH ACTIVITY

GRA working on: Harris County Criminal Courts at Law, Evaluation of Harris DWI Court
programs. March 2009 – September 2011 (ongoing). $23,500 – Janet Mullings, Ph.D. (P.I.)


PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

The Court Team Speaks: What We Wish Our Judges Knew (Panel Discussion). DWI College for
      DWI Court Teams and Student Conduct Officers, Austin, TX, August 29-31, 2011.

The Importance of Motivation in DWI Court Settings: An adaptation of Herzberg’s Two-Factor
      Theory of Work Motivation. Presented with Claire R. I. Nolasco and Janet Mullings at the
      Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 1-5,
      2011.

Organizational and Community Correlates of Injurious and non-Injurious Assaults on Police
      Officers. Presented with Hee Jong Joo at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
      annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 1-5, 2011.



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Unlocking the Black Box: Indicators of Treatment Compliance in Harris County, DWI Court
      Program. Presented with Claire R.I. Nolasco at the 13th Annual Graduate Research
      Exchange, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, April 15, 2010.

Physician-Assisted Suicide; A Cross-national Review of Policy and Factors Associated with its
       Adoption. Presented with Victoria B. Titterington at the Southwestern Social Sciences
       Association annual meeting, Houston, TX, March 31-April 3, 2010.

Patterns, Prevalence, and Correlates of Substance Use among Youths Involved in Gang–Related
       Violence. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, San
       Diego, CA, February 23-27, 2010.

Elderly Victims of Violent Encounters: Analysis of Relative Risk Factors using NIBRS. Presented
       at the Homicide Research Working Group annual meeting, Amherst, MA, June 17-20,
       2009.


SERVICE TO ACADEMIA

2011-2012:     Student Representative, Faculty Search Committee, College of Criminal Justice,
               Sam Houston State University.

2010-2011:     Student Representative, Awards & Beto Chair Committee, College of Criminal
               Justice, Sam Houston State University.

2009-2010:     Member, Publications Committee, Homicide Research Working Group.

2009:          Member, Study Abroad Coordinator Search Committee, Office of International
               Programs, Sam Houston State University.


INTERNSHIPS

Brigade de Police Technique et Scientifique (Crime Scene Investigation Unit), Geneva Police
       Department, Geneva, Switzerland (August 2006).
       Responsibilities included accompanying Crime Scene Investigator for evidence collection
       and field inquiries, as well as forensic laboratory investigations regarding the search for
       fingerprints on evidence materials, and preparation of drug of abuse samples for
       intelligence purposes.


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

DWI Court Team Training Initiative, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary, held at the
Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, May 2-5, 2011.



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HONORS AND AWARDS

Recipient of a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship. College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State
University, 2009-present.

Recipient of the Rolando V. Del Carmen Student Endowed Scholarship. College of Criminal
Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2009-2010.

Recipient of an Excellence Scholarship. College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State
University, Summer 2009.

Nominated for the Sam Houston State Excellence in Writing Award, Sam Houston Writing
Center, Huntsville, TX, Spring 2010.


RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Organizational research                            Program evaluation and policy analysis
Research design and methodologies                  Policing
Drug and alcohol abuse                             Courts


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 2009-Present.

American Society of Criminology. 2009-Present.

European Society of Criminology. 2008-2010.

Homicide Research Working Group. 2009-Present.
      Publications committee, 2009-2010.

Southwestern Social Science Association. 2010-Present.




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REFERENCES

Dr. Janet Mullings
Professor, Associate Dean & Chair of Faculty
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.
Phone: 936-294-1646
Email: icc_jlm@shsu.edu

Dr. Victoria B. Titterington
Professor
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.
Phone: 936-294-4771
Email: titterington@shsu.edu

Dr. Michael S. Vaughn
Professor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies & Director of the CJ Ph.D. Program
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.
Phone: 936-294-1349
Email: msv002@shsu.edu

Dr. Jeffrey Bouffard
Associate Professor
College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.
Phone: 936-294-4941
Email: jbouffard@shsu.edu




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