Mark Ells

Mark Ells
Research Assistant Professor (Faculty) mells@unl.edu 402-472-8716
  • Iowa State University, BA (English)
  • Creighton University School of Law, JD, cum laude 
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, LLM
Areas of Interest: 
  • Investigation and prosecution of child abuse
  • Children as witnesses
  • Juvenile justice
  • Formation and maintenance of multidisciplinary child-abuse
  • Multidisciplinary investigation and treatment teams (1184 teams)
  • Sudden unexplained infant death investigations
Professional Activities & Community Service: 
  • Past Member, Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts
  • Past Member, Governor's Commission on the Protection of Children
  • Presenter, Omaha Home for Boys, Youth Worker Certificate Program
  • OJJDP Consultant
CCFL Projects:
Selected Presentations & Publications: 
  • 91 Journal of Child Welfare 3, 135-56 (2012) Best Outcomes for Indian Children, with co-authors Porter LL, Zink PP, Gebhardt AR, Graef MI
  • Through The Eyes of the Child Initiative Website (http://www.throughtheeyes.org/content/view/15/1/) (2007) There’s the Rub: Court-Agency Friction in Nebraska
  • 28 Hamline Journal of Public Policy 1, 199-314 (2006) A Brief Analysis of Some Elements of a Proposed Model Juvenile Code
  • 82 Nebraska Law Review, 1126--1275 (2004) Unraveling the Labyrinth: A Proposed Revision of the Nebraska Juvenile Code, with co-authors Robert B. O'Neal, Victoria Weisz, Jennifer Conner
  • UPDATE, a publication of the American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse vol. 15, Number 2, (2002) Behind the Drug: The Child Victims of Meth Labs, with co-authors Barbara Sturgis and Gregg Wright
  • Forming a Multidisciplinary Team to Investigate Child Abuse, Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1998