Huebner's research focuses on the study of corrections, recidivism, racial and gender disparities in criminal justice decision making, and community violence. Overarching themes in Huebner's writings include understanding how contact with the criminal justice system influences long term behaviors and individual outcomes. Huebner has centered her work on conducting rigorous academic research to inform public policy. Huebner serves as a member of the Missouri Task Force for Criminal Justice and has worked with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis County Jail as a research partner.
Extends the literature on victim cooperation by examining the effect of incident-level variables and neighborhood characteristics on victim cooperation in nonfatal shooting incidents. Finds the willingness to cooperate among Whites is contingent on injury severity while non-White victims do not become markedly more cooperative when confronted with serious injury.
Uses data from St. Louis to examine the effects of resident gang membership on rates of gun assault. Finds communities with the highest number of gang members also have the highest rates of gun assault.
Finds although the challenges offenders face when returning home from prison have been well documented, much remains to be learned about the gendered patterns of reentry. Finds, consistent with past research, men are more likely to fail overall, but women are more likely to be recommitted to prison for a technical violation.
Evaluates the efficacy of sex offender residence restrictions in Michigan and Missouri using a quasi‐experimental design with propensity score matching. Finds, in the outcome analysis, little evidence that residence restrictions changed the prevalence of recidivism substantially for sex offenders in the postrelease period.
Provides a critical assessment of the Missouri Model of juvenile corrections. Outlines proposals for future research and the need for additional data and analysis.
Tests hypotheses about the link between familial ties, post‐release employment, and recidivism. Suggests that good quality social ties may be particularly important for men with histories of frequent unemployment.