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Mary Sarver  

Mary B. Sarver
Associate Professor Criminal Justice

     Media Building
     Room Number 315
     (864) 503-5889
     E-mail: msarver@uscupstate.edu


Ph.D.  Sam Houston State University, 2008
M.S.    Sam Houston State University, 2005
B.A.    Sam Houston State University, 2003

Areas of Specialty  

Research Methods

Selected Publications  

Sarver III, R.A., Dobbs, R.R., Sarver, M.B., Hauptman, S., and del Carmen, A. (2015). Religious Roots of Punitive Attitudes. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 15(2), 74-85.

Gann, M.C., Sarver III, R.A., Sarver, M.B. and del Carmen, A. (2012). Perceptionsof Alcohol Consumption: An Examinationof Undergraduate Students’ Perception of Harmful Alcohol Consumption as aSocial Problem and its Relationship with Crime. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2), 159-171. 

Gould, L. A., Pate, M., & Sarver, M. (2011). Risk and revocation in community corrections: The role of gender. Probation Journal, 58(3), 250-264.   

Sarver III, R.A., Sarver, M.B., and Dobbs, R.R. (2010). Choosing Criminal Justice: Factors contributing to the selection of criminal justice as a major. The Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review 2(1-2), 57-67

Haba, C. W., Sarver III, R. A., Dobbs, R. R., & Sarver, M. B. (2009). Attitudes of college students towards women in policing. Women & Criminal Justice, 19(3), 235-250.

Sarver, M. B. (2009). Your angry child: A guide for parents, by Daniel L. Davis. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 7(1), 68-69.

Slotsve, T., del Carmen, A., Sarver, M., & Villarreal-Watkins, R. J. (2008). Television violence and aggression: A retrospective study. The Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 5(1), 22-49.

Sarver, M. (2007). Citizen complaints. TELEMASP Bulletin, 14(5).

Academic Career  

Assistant Professor, USC Upstate 2010- Present.

Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Arlington 2009-2010.

Department Chair
Samantha Hauptman
Media 306 
(864) 503-5388

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice & Women's Studies
Media, Room 317
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5701
Fax: 864-503-5705
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