Tomislav Kovandzic is an Associate Professor of Criminology. His research interests include:

  • Gun Control and Gun Violence
  • Death Penalty
  • Deterrence and Incapacitation
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Structural Correlates of Crime

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Recent Submissions

  • Messing Up Texas?: A Re-analysis of the Effects of Executions on Homicides 

    Brandt, Patrick T.; Kovandzic, Tomislav V. . (Public Library of Science, 2015-09-23)
    Executions in Texas from 1994-2005 do not deter homicides, contrary to the results of Land et al. (2009). We find that using different models-based on pre-tests for unit roots that correct for earlier model misspecifications-one ...
  • The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data, 1990-2006 

    Morris, Robert G.; TenEyck, Michael; Barnes, James C.; Kovandzic, Tomislav (Public Library of Science, 2014-03)
    Background: Debate has surrounded the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes for decades. Some have argued medical marijuana legalization (MML) poses a threat to public health and safety, perhaps also affecting ...