Crime and Deviance

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Sarah Goodrum

ABOUT DR. GOODRUM
Sarah Goodrum (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2001), is a Research Associate. Her research areas include victimization, emotion management, and the criminal justice system. Some of her research examines the effect of victims’ rights legislation and legal professionals’ decision-making on victims’ experiences with the criminal justice system. Her research has appeared in Law and Social Inquiry, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Spectrum, Sociological Focus, Criminal Justice Review, and Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying. She is currently working on a project that will examine the criminal justice system’s management of juvenile offenders. She is also working on a book entitled Loss to Murder: The Long Journey to Justice and Healing for publication with Lynne Rienner Publishers. This project was supported by grants from the National Institute of Justice and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
sociology of law, sociology of emotions, crime victims, intimate partner abuse, and fear of crime

Email: 
sarah.goodrum@colorado.edu
Rank: 
Research Associate
Areas: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
(303) 492-0382
Ketchum Office: 
8C
Office Hours: 
Not teaching this semester
Other Title: 
Research Associate

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
Rank: 
Associate Professor
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-0172
Ketchum Office: 
206A
Office Hours: 
Not teaching this semester
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
Rank: 
Associate Professor
Areas: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-6658
Ketchum Office: 
205
Office Hours: 
Not teaching this semester
Other Title: 
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Patricia Adler

ABOUT DR. ADLER
Patricia A. Adler (Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1984) is Professor of Sociology. Dr. Adler is a leading qualitative sociologist who edited the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography for eight years and whose work has been widely included in collections of ethnographic methods published over the last 20 years. Her major research projects have focused on the hedonism and materialism of upper-level drug traffickers, the socialization and role conflict of Division I college athletes, the identity dynamics and peer culture of preadolescents, the occupational culture and lifestyle of Hawaiian resort workers, and the social transformation and hidden subcultures of self-injurers. Her qualitative specialties are depth participant observation, unstructured life-history interviewing, and cyber research, with particular emphasis on inductive theoretical analysis. Professor Adler regularly teaches the seminars on Qualitative Methods and Qualitative Analysis.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
deviance, field research, socialization and youth, sociology of drugs, sociology of leisure and work, sociology of sport

TEACHING INTERESTS 
Classical Sociological Thought (graduate), Contemporary Sociological Thought (graduate), Deviant Behavior, Field Research Methods (graduate and undergraduate), Ethnographic Analysis (graduate), and Ethnographic Writing (graduate).
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Books
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. The Tender Cut: Self-Injury in the Cyber Age. In press with New York University Press. 

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. Peer Power: Preadolescent Culture and Identity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998. Published in NetLibrary.com, 2000. Published digitally with Questia Media, Inc., 2001.

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler (eds.), Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Sixth Edition, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2009.

Articles in Refereed Journals
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2008. “The Cyber Worlds of Self-Injurers: Deviant Communities, Relationships, and Selves.” Symbolic Interaction, 31(1): 33-56. 

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2008. Presidential Address: “Of Rhetoric and Representation: The Four Faces of Ethnography.” The Sociological Quarterly, 49(1): 1-30. 

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2007. “The Demedicalization of Self-Injury: From Psychopathology to Sociological Deviance.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36(5): 537-70.

Translated into Dutch by Professor Frans Spierings, University of Rotterdam, for the National Self-Harm Network of the Netherlands, www.zelfbeschadiging.nl., 2008.

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2006. “The Deviance Society.” Deviant Behavior 27: 129-48.

Translated into Italian by Professor Raffaele Rauty, Università di Salerno, and published as a book in the series, "Esplorations," Marlin, Salerno: Cava dei Tirreni Press, 2009.

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2005. “The Identity Career of the Graduate Student: Professional Socialization to Academic Sociology.” The American Sociologist 36(2): 11-27.
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. 2005. “Self-Injurers as Loners: the Social Organization of Solitary Deviance.” Deviant Behavior 26(4): 345-78.

Chapters in Books
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler, “Deviant Identity.” Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, George Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan (Co-Editors), 2009.
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. “Using a Gestalt Perspective to Analyze Children’s Worlds.” In William Shaffir, Antony Puddephatt, and Steven Kleinknecht (eds.),Ethnographies Revisited: The Stories Behind the Story. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. “Self-Injury.” In Claire M. Renzetti and Jeffrey L. Edleson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.
Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler. “Self-Harm.” In Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease, and Keith Pringle (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities Volume 1. London: Routledge, 2007.

Email: 
adler@colorado.edu
Rank: 
Professor
Areas: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-492-1177
Ketchum Office: 
207
Office Hours: 
By appointment only; Tues 3:00 - 5:00pm, Thurs 1:00 - 2:00pm
Other Title: 
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Program

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 08/9/12 (pdf)

 
 
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 8/13/13.

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
Rank: 
Professor
Areas: 
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-5811
Ketchum Office: 
10
Office Hours: 
Tues and Thurs 11:00am - 2:00pm and 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/nonstat2012.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

Joanne Belknap

 
Research, Publications, Teaching, Service, and Awards: click here.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, incarceration of women and girls, criminal legal policy, and feminist criminology

AWARDS & HONORS
2009: Best Article of 2008 in the journal Violence Against Women
2008-2011: Executive Board Member of the American Society of Criminology
2004: Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award 
2004: Inconvenient Woman of the Year. From the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.
2002: Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2002: Exemplary Advocate of Battered Women Award, Denver Domestic Violence Task Force
2001: SOAR Teaching Award, University of Colorado
2000: Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Recognition, University of Colorado
2000: University of Colorado Elizabeth Moen "Walk the Talk" Award.
1997: American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime: Distinguished Scholar Award

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Belknap, Joanne. (2007). The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice, 3rd Edition. Belmont, CA. Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Company. (The first edition was published in 1996; the second edition was published in 2001, the fourth edition is under contract.)

Belknap, Joanne, Jennifer Hartman, and Victoria L Lippen. (2010). “Misdemeanor Domestic violence Cases in the Courts,” in Venessa Garcia and Janice Clifford (Eds.)Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall., pp. 259-278.

Belknap, Joanne, Heather C. Melton, Justin T. Denney, Ruth Fleury-Steiner, and Cris M. Sullivan. "The Levels and Roles of Social and Institutional Support Reported by Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse." Feminist Criminology (forthcoming).

McDaniels-Wilson, Cathy, and Joanne Belknap. (2008) "The Extensive Sexual Violation and Sexual Abuse Histories of Incarcerated Women.” Violence Against Women, 14(10):1090-1127. (Winner of the Best Article of 2008 in Violence Against Women).

Belknap, Joanne, and Bonnie Cady. (2008). “Pre-Adjudicated and Adjudicated Girls’ Reports on Their Lives Before and During Detention and Incarceration,” in Ruth T. Zaplin (Ed.) Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions, 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., pp. 251-282.

Belknap, Joanne and Kristi Holsinger. (2008). “An Overview of Delinquent Girls: How Theory and Practice Have Failed and the Need for Innovative Changes,” in Ruth T. Zaplin (Ed.) Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions, 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., pp. 3-42. 

Belknap, Joanne, and Hillary Potter. (2007). “From Passion to Practice,” in Criminal Justice Research and Practice: Diverse Voices from the Field, Susan L. Miller, Ed. Boston: Northeastern University Press, pp. 3-20.

Belknap, Joanne and Edna Erez. (2007). “Violence Against Women on College Campuses: Rape, Intimate Partner Abuse, and Sexual Harassment” in Campus Crime: Legal, Social, and Policy Issues, 2nd Ed. Bonnie Fisher and John Sloan, Eds. Springfield, IL: Charles A. Thomas Publishers, pp. 188-209. 

Belknap, Joanne, and Hillary Potter. (2006). “Intimate Partner Abuse,” in Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice (2/e), C. Renzetti, L. Goodstein, and S. Miller (Eds.). Roxbury Publishing Co., pp. 168-184.

Fleury-Steiner, R. Bybee, D. Sulivan, C. Belknap, J. & Melton, H. 2006. "Contextual Factors Impacting Battered Women's Intentions to Re-Use the Criminal Legal System." Journal of Community Psychology 34(3): 327-342.

Belknap, J., & Holsinger, K. 2006. "The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency." Feminist Criminology 1(1):48-71.

Black, Tyra, Joanne Belknap, and Jennifer Ginsburg. (2005). "Racism, Sexism And Aggression: A Study of Black And White Fraternities," in African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips, Eds. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, pp. 363-392. 

Belknap, Joanne and Melton, Heather. (2005). Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims Of Intimate Partner Abuse? Harrisburg, PA : National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 13 pp.
Read it Here.

Hartman, Jennifer, and Joanne Belknap. (2003). “Beyond the Gatekeepers: Court Professionals’ Self-Reported Attitudes About and Experiences with Domestic Violence Cases.” Criminal Justice & Behavior, 30(3):349-373.

Gaarder, Emily and Joanne Belknap. (2004). "Little Women: Girls in Adult Prison." Women & Criminal Justice, 15(2):51-80. 

Melton, Heather C., and Joanne Belknap. (2003). "He Hits, She Hits: Assessing Gender Differences and Similarities in Officially Reported Intimate Partner Violence." Criminal Justice & Behavior, 30(3):328-348.
 

Email: 
joanne.belknap@colorado.edu
Rank: 
Professor, Department Chair
Areas: 
Gender
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-735-2182
Ketchum Office: 
210
Office Hours: 
Monday 1-3 or by appointment
IBS Office: 
351
Other Title: 
Faculty Associate, Problem Behavior Program

Hillary Potter

CV:  https://sites.google.com/site/drhillarypotter/curriculum-vitae

ABOUT DR. POTTER
Hillary Potter (Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2004), is Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Potter’s research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class as they relate to crime and violence. She is currently researching intimate partner abuse among interracial couples, men’s use of violence, and anti-violence activism in Black and Latina/o communities. Dr. Potter is the author of Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse (New York University Press, 2008) and Intersectionality and Criminology (Routledge, forthcoming 2014).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
intimate partner violence; intersections of race, gender, class, and crime; racialized perceptions of crime; feminist criminology and Black feminist criminology; feminist and qualitative research methods

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Books
Hillary Potter. 2008. Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse. New York: New York University Press.
Articles
Hillary Potter and Devon Thacker Thomas. (In Press) “‘We Told You That’s How They Are’: Responses to White Women in Abusive Intimate Relationships with Men of Color.” Deviant Behavior.
Hillary Potter, George E. Higgins, and Shaun L. Gabbidon. 2011. “The Influence of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Faculty Perceptions on Scholarly Productivity in Criminology/Criminal Justice.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education 22(1):84-101.
Shaun L. Gabbidon, George E. Higgins, and Hillary Potter. 2011. “Race, Gender, and the Perception of Recently Experiencing Unfair Treatment by the Police: Exploratory Results from an All-Black Sample.” Criminal Justice Review 36(1):5-21.
Hillary Potter. 2010. “‘I Don’t Think a Cop Has Ever Asked Me if I Was OK’: Battered Women’s Experiences with Police Intervention.” Pp. 219-242 in Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered edited by Venessa Garcia and Janice E. Clifford. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hillary Potter. 2009. “Reflections from a Black Feminist Criminologist.” Pp. 23-38 inCritical Voices in Criminology edited by Chris Powell. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Hillary Potter (Ed.). 2007. Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
Hillary Potter. 2007. “Battered Black Women’s Use of Religion and Spirituality for Assistance in Leaving Abusive Relationships.” Violence Against Women 13(3):262-284.
Hillary Potter. 2007. “The Need for a Multi-Faceted Response to Intimate Partner Abuse Perpetrated by African Americans.” Criminology and Public Policy 6(2):367-376.
Stephanie Hindson, Hillary Potter, and Michael Radelet. 2006. “Race, Gender, Region and Death Sentencing in Colorado, 1980-1999.” University of Colorado Law Review77(3):549-599.
Hillary Potter. 2006. “An Argument for Black Feminist Criminology: Understanding African American Women’s Experiences with Intimate Partner Abuse Using an Integrated Approach.” Feminist Criminology 1(2):106-124.
Joanne Belknap and Hillary Potter. 2005. “The Trials of Measuring the ‘Success’ of Domestic Violence Policies.” Criminology and Public Policy 4(3):559-566.

 

Email: 
hillary.potter@colorado.edu
Rank: 
Associate Professor, Associate Undergraduate Chair
Areas: 
Gender
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Phone: 
303-492-8864
Ketchum Office: 
211
Office Hours: 
Mon/Wed 10:00 - 11:00am and 4:00 - 5:00pm, and by appointment
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