Crime and Deviance

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David Pyrooz

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Research interests:
gangs and criminal networks, crime trends and life-course criminology, violent offending and victimization, and incarceration and offender reentry
About Dr. Pyrooz:
David Pyrooz is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a faculty associate in the Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program in the Institute of Behavioral Science. He received his BS and MS in Criminology from California State University, Fresno and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology in 2015, Dr. Pyrooz taught at Sam Houston State University. His research focuses on gangs and criminal networks, crime trends and life-course criminology, violent offending and victimization, and incarceration and offender reentry. He is currently leading a National Institute Justice funded project on offender reentry and the interrelationship between street and prison gangs. He received the New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and is the author Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community (Oxford) and the co-editor of the Handbook of Gangs (Wiley).

Email: 
David.Pyrooz@colorado.edu
Associate Professor
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-492-3241
Office Location: 
Fleming 311
Office Hours: 
Monday 12-1pm Wednesday 12-1pm

Michael Radelet

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
criminology, deviance, capital punishment, societal reactions to crime, deviance, crime victims 
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Michael L. Radelet and Glenn L. Pierce. “Race and Death Sentencing in North Carolina: 1980-2007.” North Carolina Law Review 89 (2011): 2119-60.
 
Michael L. Radelet and Glenn L. Pierce. "Death Sentencing in East Baton Rouge Parish, 1990-2008." Louisiana Law Review 71 (2011): 647-73.
 
Michael L. Radelet and Traci L. Lacock. “Do Executions Lower Homicide Rates? The Views of Leading Criminologists.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 99 (2009): 489-508.
 
Michael L. Radelet. “The Role of the Innocence Argument in Contemporary Death Penalty Debates.” Texas Tech Law Review 41 (2008): 199-220.
 
Stephanie Hindson, Hillary Potter, and Michael L. Radelet. "Race, Gender, Region and Death Sentencing in Colorado, 1980-1999." University of Colorado Law Review 77 (2006):549-594. 
 
Glenn Pierce and Michael L. Radelet. "The Impact of Legally Inappropriate Factors on Death Sentencing for California Homicides, 1990-99." Santa Clara Law Review 46 (2005): 1-47.
 
Michael L. Radelet. Capital Punishment in Colorado, 1859-1972." University of Colorado Law Review, 74(2003): 885-1010.
 
Special issue editor, Judicature, for special issue on Miscarriages of Justice (vol. 86, No.2, Sept.-Oct. 2002).
 
Glenn L. Pierce and Michael L Radelet. "Race, Region, and Death Sentencing in Illinois, 1988-1997." Oregon Law Review 81 (2002): 39-96 
 
Michael L Radelet. "Humanizing the Death Penalty." Social Problems 48 (2001): 83-7.
 
FLORIDA DEATH CASES WHERE NON-STATUTORY MITIGATORS WERE FOUND
A Chronological List, by Date of Sentence, updated August 2015 (doc)

 
 
CASES WHERE JUDGE IMPOSED LIFE AFTER JURY RECOMMENDED DEATH
Michael Radelet. “Overriding Jury Sentencing Recommendations in Florida Capital Cases: An Update and Possible Half Requiem,” Michigan State Law Review (2011): 793-857. Link to article here (pdf).

Update to the above 8/15/14.

Michael Radelet and Michael Mello. "Death-To-Life Overrides: Saving the Resources of the Florida Supreme Court." Florida State University Law Review 20(1992):195-228. Link to article here (pdf).

Email: 
michael.radelet@colorado.edu
Professor
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-5811
Office Location: 
IBS 125
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program
File: 
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/FSULawRev.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/FSUupdate2011.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/New%20Cases%20Post-MSU.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/overriding%20jury%202011.pdf
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Radelet_New%20Cases%20Post-MSU.docx
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Radelet%20-%20Updates%20Post-MSU%20Aug%202013.docx
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Updates%20Post-MSU_8-15-14.docx
http://sociology.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/nonstat2015%20final.doc

Tim Wadsworth

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
crime and violence, suicide, immigration, employment and labor markets, happiness and life satisfaction

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Wadsworth, Tim. 2010. “Is Immigration Responsible for the Crime Drop? An Assessment of the Influence of Immigration on Changes in Violent Crime Between 1990 and 2000.” Social Science Quarterly Vol 91:2 (531-553).
 
Denney, J.T., R.G. Rogers, P.M. Krueger, and T. Wadsworth. 2009. “Adult Suicide Mortality in the United States: Marital Status, Family Size, Socioeconomic Status and Differences by Sex.”  Social Science Quarterly Vol 90 (1167-1185).
 
Kubrin, Charis E. and Tim Wadsworth. 2009. “Explaining Suicide among Blacks and Whites: How Socio-Economic Factors and Gun Availability Affect Race-Specific Suicide Rates.” Social Science Quarterly Vol 90 (1203:1227).
 
Wadsworth, Tim and Charis E. Kubrin. 2007. "Hispanic Suicide in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Examining the Effects of Economic Disadvantage, Immigration, and Cultural Assimilation." American Journal of Sociology Vol 112:6 (1848-1885).
 
Wadsworth, Tim. 2006. "The Meaning of Work: Conceptualizing the Deterrent Effect of Employment on Crime." Sociological Perspectives Vol 49:3 (343-368).
 
Kubrin, Charis E., Tim Wadsworth, and Stephanie DiPietro. 2006. "Deindustrialization, Disadvantage, and Suicide Among Young Black Males" Social Forces Vol 84:3 (1559-1578)
 
Wadsworth, Tim and Charis E. Kubrin 2004. "Structural Factors and Black Interracial Homicide: A New Examination of the Causal Process" Criminology Vol 42:3 (647-671).
 
Wadsworth, Tim 2004. "Industrial Composition, Labor Markets and Crime" Sociological Focus Vol 37:1 (1-24) .

Email: 
tim.wadsworth@colorado.edu
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Chair
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-0172
Office Location: 
Fleming 402
Office Hours: 
Thurs 3:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program

Sara Steen

 

ABOUT DR. STEEN
Sara Steen (Ph.D. University of Washington, 1998) is Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her substantive areas of interest include inequalities in the criminal justice system, popular discourse about sentencing reform, and the medicalization of deviance. She is currently conducting qualitative research on the strategies different states are relying on to reduce their prison populations. Specifically, she is examining how public officials are justifying moving from being “tough on crime” to being “smart on crime.” Steen combines quantitative and qualitative data and methodologies in approaching her research questions. Her qualitative work has included courtroom observations, the collection and content analysis of information from court documents (including probation reports and prosecutorial case files), content analysis of newspaper articles, and interviews with decision-makers in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
inequalities in social control, sentencing guidelines and reforms, criminal justice responses to drug offenders, criminology, medicalization of deviance

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
2012.  Steen, Sara, Traci Lacock and Shelby McKinzey.  “Unsettling the Discourse of Punishment?  Competing Narratives of Reentry and the Possibilities for Change.” Punishment and Society, 14(1):  29-50.
2007.  Steen, Sara and Tara Opsal.  “Punishment on the Installment Plan: Parole Revocation in Four States.”  The Prison Journal, 87(3): 344-366.
 
2007.  Steen, Sara and Rachel Bandy.  “When the Policy Becomes the Problem:  Criminal Justice in the New Millenium.”  Punishment and Society, 9(1): 5-26.
 
2007.  Steen, Sara.  “Conferring Sameness:  Institutional Management of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36(1): 31-49.
 
2006.  Cohen, Mark, Roland Rust, and Sara Steen. “Prevention, Crime Control or Cash?  Public Preferences towards Criminal Justice Spending Priorities.”  Justice Quarterly, 23: 317-335.
 
2005.  Steen, Sara, Rodney L. Engen, and Randy R. Gainey.  “Images of Danger:  Racial Stereotyping, Case Processing, and Criminal Sentencing.”  Criminology, 43 (2): 435-468. 
 
2004.  Cohen, Mark, Roland Rust, Sara Steen, and Simon Tidd.  “Willingness-to-Pay for Crime Control Programs.”  Criminology 42(1): 89-110.
 
2001.  Steen, Sara.  “Contested Portrayals: Medical and Legal Social Control of Juvenile Sex Offenders.”  Sociological Quarterly 42(3): 325-350.
 
2000.  Engen, Rodney L. and Sara Steen.  “The Power to Punish: Discretion and Sentencing Reform in the War on Drugs.” American Journal of Sociology 105(5): 1357-1395.
 
1998.  Bridges, George S. and Sara Steen.  "Racial Disparities in Official Assessments of Juvenile Offenders: Attributional Stereotypes as Mediating Mechanisms."  American Sociological Review  63(4): 554-570.

Email: 
sara.steen@colorado.edu
Associate Professor
Areas: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-6658
Office Location: 
Fleming 402
Office Hours: 
Not teaching this semester
Other Title: 
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
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