Faculty in the area of Crime, Law, and Deviance investigate: how sociocultural systems and change influences institutions of social control and social definitions of crime and deviance, and how patterns of crime and deviance affect the structure and functioning of sociocultural systems; how social positions and identities (including those related to changes over the life course) affect crime and deviance, (dis)continuity of such patterns, and the consequences of crime and deviance for the relationships, groups, communities, and the wider society.
The Howard B. Kaplan Laboratory for Social Science Research as extensive and unique data available to those in this field who are interested in joining a current project or submitting a new research proposal.
Faculty in Crime, Law, and Deviance
- John Eason– Crime, Race, Rural Sociology, Sociology of Punishment, and Urban Sociology
- Holly Foster – Crime, Deviance, Life Course, Social Inequality, Quantitative Methods
- Sarah Gatson – Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Law and Society, Cultural Sociology, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Communication & Information Technology, Community & Citizenship
- Wendy Moore – Race & Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory, Sociology of Law, Race/Class/Gender, Ethnographic Methods
- Heili Pals – Social Psychology, Deviance, Transition to Adulthood, Life Course, Inequality, Health, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Transitional Societies, Quantitative Research
- Harland Prechel – Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Class, Comparative & Historical, Theory