Dr. Scheuerman's research centers on criminology, social psychology, and gender. Her research examines how social psychological processes impact behavior, especially crime or deviance. Her dissertation draws from the criminological and social psychological literatures to clarify how combinations of different types of injustice and the legitimacy of conventional or criminal coping behavior affect one's propensity for engaging in crime or deviance.
Scheuerman, Heather L. Forthcoming. “Clarifying Criminological and Social Psychological Theory: A Second Look at the Relationship between Injustice and General Strain Theory,” Sociology Compass.
Scheuerman, Heather L. 2013. “The Relationship between Injustice and Crime: A General Strain Theory Approach,” Journal of Criminal Justice 41: 375–85.
Scheuerman, Heather L. and Shelley Keith Matthews. Forthcoming. “The Importance of Perceptions in Restorative Justice Conferences: The Influence of Offender Personality Traits on Procedural Justice and Shaming,” Justice Quarterly, First published on: May 28, 2012 (iFirst). DOI:10.1080/07418825.2012.690442.