cropped-100_3941.jpgKrakow, Poland

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky  I was previously on the faculty at the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice.  I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

I am a sociologist specializing in global criminology, political sociology, and quantitative methods.  My primary research agenda addresses why countries vary in their levels and types of crime, how we can best measure that variation, and how we can advance criminological theories to account for macro-level crime differences.  I am especially interested in how political regime changes can contribute to or alleviate social disorder problems, particularly violence.   Most of my research to date has focused on patterns of homicide and violence against women across Europe.


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