Carlos Monteiro, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminal JusticeSend a Message
Carlos Monteiro joined the Sociology Department at Suffolk University in Fall 2017. Before transitioning to Suffolk, he was a senior research associate at the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Monteiro’s research has largely centered on corrections and reentry with targeted investigations on deportations and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions. Carlos currently serves as co-principal investigator and project director for two National Institute of Justice studies on Correctional Officer (CO) Wellbeing, with specific emphases on stress and suicide. This ongoing research with over 500 correctional officers in Massachusetts will provide the first comprehensive study of suicide among correctional officers, identifying key risk factors and addressing the impact of suicides on the overall institutional climate and on psycho-social wellbeing of those still working in the correctional environment.
In addition to his work on the CO stress studies, Dr. Monteiro’s correction project portfolio includes an assessment of reentry programs and practices at a county correctional facility and comprehensive recidivism studies for inmates released from two county correctional facilities. He earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. in criminology and justice policy from Northeastern University.
With combined expertise in education and criminal justice policy, Carlos’s research has long centered on the factors affecting access to, and quality of, education for young adults of color. Today, his scholarly interests are still tied to race, ethnicity, and educational access, but particularly as those interact to produce disparate outcomes across the criminal justice system and within corrections specifically. Carlos’ decision in joining the faculty at Suffolk was primarily driven by his upbringing, which was largely shaped in the City of Boston, where he grew up upon immigrating with his family from Cape Verde.
- PhD, Northeastern University
- MA, University of Connecticut
- BS, Westfield State College
- Correctional systems
- Punishment and the impacts of prison and prisonization
- Disparate outcomes across the criminal justice system and within corrections specifically
- Reentry and collateral consequences of criminal convictions
- Monteiro, Carlos (2018). Deportation as a Collateral Consequence. In Beth Huebner and Natasha Frost (Eds.), DCS Handbook on Corrections and Sentencing, Consequences of Punishment and Sentencing Decisions, New York: Routledge.
- Frost, Natasha A., Todd Clear, and Carlos E. Monteiro 2018 Six Bold Steps. In Ernest Drucker (Ed.), Decarcerating America. New York: The New Press.
- Monteiro, Carlos E. and Natasha A. Frost. (2017). Solitary Confinement in Popular Culture. In Nicole Rafter (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Frost, Natasha A. and Carlos E. Monteiro. (2016). Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons. National Institute of Justice. United States Department of Justice. Washington, DC.
- Monteiro, Carlos E. and Natasha A. Frost. (2016). Incarceration. In Gene Jarrett (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies: Oxford Bibliography of African American Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Frost, Natasha A., Carlos E. Monteiro, and Beck M. Strah. (2016). Initiatives for Cost-Effective and Accountable Criminal Justice Policy. In Thomas G. Blomberg, Julie Mestre Brancale, Kevin Beaver, and William Bales (Eds.), Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. New York: Routledge.
- Monteiro, Carlos E. and Natasha A. Frost. (2015). Altering trajectories through community-based justice reinvestment. Criminology & Public Policy, Volume 13 (3), 455.
- Drawbridge, Dara, Carlos E. Monteiro and Natasha A. Frost. (2013). A Second Change: Challenges Implementing and Assessing Offender Reentry Initiatives. In M. Crow and J. Smykla (Eds.), Offender Reentry in the 21st Century: Voices of Researchers, Practitioners and Offenders. Jones and Bartlett.
- Frost, Natasha A., Carlos E. Monteiro, Dara Drawbridge and Rebecca Rodriguez-Meade. (2012). An Assessment of Reentry Practices and Processes at the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office. Final Report to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. April 2012.
- Frost, Natasha A. and Carlos E. Monteiro. (2011). Public Opinion, Crime, and Justice. In Richard Rosenfeld (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Frost, Natasha A., Carlos E. Monteiro, Garrett A.R.Yursza Warfield, and Desmond Ryan. (2009). Recidivism among Inmates Released from the Billerica House of Correction. Final Report to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. May 2009.
- Frost, Natasha A. and Carlos E. Monteiro. (2007). Colorado: Focus on Women & Justice. Women’s Prison Association.
- Frost, Natasha A. and Carlos E. Monteiro. (2007). Oklahoma: Focus on Women & Justice. Women’s Prison Association.
- Carlos E. Monteiro. (2015). "Understanding Persistent Offending Among Incarcerated Offenders Findings". American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA.
- Carlos E. Monteiro. (2013). "GST as a model for understanding prison misconduct." Preliminary Findings. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA.
- Carlos E. Monteiro and Dara Drawbridge. (2012). "Second Chance? An Assessment of Correctional Programming in the Era of Reentry." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting: New York: NY.
- Garrett Yursza Warfield, Carlos E. Monteiro, Desmond Ryan, and Natasha A. Frost. (2009). "Risk, Programming, and Recidivism: A Survival Analysis." American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA.
- Natasha A. Frost, Garrett Yursza Warfield, Carlos E. Monteiro, Desmond Ryan, and Alison Oliff. (2009) "Assessing the Impact of Programming on Recidivism." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting: Boston, Massachusetts.
- Natasha A. Frost, Garrett Yursza Warfield, Carlos E. Monteiro, and Desmond Ryan. (2008) "But They All Come Back? Recidivism among Released House of Correction Inmates." American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: St. Louis, Missouri.
Grants, Awards and Funded Projects
- (2016) Co-Principal Investigator/Project Director: The Impact of Correctional Officer Suicide on the Institutional Environment and on the Wellbeing of Correctional Employees (January 2017-December 2020). Co-Principal Investigator (with Natasha Frost). National Institute of Justice Grant #2016-MU-MU-0010.
- (2015) Co-Principal Investigator/Project Director: Measuring the Effects of Correctional Officer Stress on the Well-Being of the Officer and the Prison Workplace and Developing a Practical Index of Officer Stress for Use by Correctional Agencies (August 2015-July 2017). Subcontract to Northeastern University. National Institute of Justice Grant 2014-IJ-CX-0026 to Arizona State University.
- (2015) Consultant on Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prison National Institute of Justice. United States Department of Justice. Washington DC.
- (2015) Consultant on Prison and Education as Proxies of Neighborhood Disadvantage Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Harvard University. Boston MA.
- (2015) Recipient of the 2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Northeastern University.
- (2014) Recipient of the 2013 Dissertation Award from the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice.