Faculty & Staff

Justice Studies Department
MacQuarrie Hall 524
Phone: 408-924-2931
Fax: 408-924-2953
Zip: 0050

Department Chair


James Lee James Lee, Ph.D.

 Office: MH 524      
 Email: james.lee@sjsu.edu 
 Phone: 408-924-1350
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1-2 pm 



  James Lee, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice Studies. He is active in teaching and research, albeit in a time-constrained manner. His courses center on juvenile delinquency, research methods, and criminological theory. His research primarily explores the effectiveness of programs and interventions in higher education, and in community settings. HIs latest publications with colleagues demonstrate identity shift toward delinquent self-concepts among youth treated in juvenile justice. Dr. Lee is a member of the Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS), and a board member (and former secretary) of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Social Science.


Staff Contacts

Laura Plunkett Laura Plunkett

 Resource Analyst                                                                                     Office: MH 524                                                                                       408-924-2951


Carol Carol Santos

 Administrative Support Coordinator
 Office: MH 524


Alec  Alec Giurlani

 Student Assistant
 Office: MH 524





 Elsa Kebede 

 Student Assistant
 Office: MH 524


Faculty Contact and Office Hours

Abusad  Roni Abusaad, Ph.D.
 Office: Online
 Email: roni.abusaad@sjsu.edu
 Phone: Online
 Office Hours:  Spring 2019 - See Syllabus


Adams  Ericka Adams, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator
 Office: MH 527
 Email: ericka.adams@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-476-7626
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M 12:30-3:00 pm, W 12:30-2:00 pm & Th 10:00-11:00 am


  Ericka B. Adams, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University.  Dr. Adams has published in the areas of crime and deviance in Trinidad and Tobago, crime control strategies implemented within underprivileged neighborhoods, as well as female substance abuse.  Her current research interests center on the impact of violence on communities in Trinidad and Tobago, the exclusionary practices that accompany a criminal record, and whether criminal expungement transforms the lives of those who have been previously incarcerated. 

Dr. Yoko Baba Yoko Baba, Ph.D.
 Office: MH 528
 Email: yoko.baba@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-5334
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Th 2:00-3:00 pm                                                  


  Yoko Baba, Ph.D., originally from Japan, obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma. She has been at San José State University since 1990.  Prior to joining SJSU’s Justice Studies Department in 2011, she was a professor in the sociology department. Dr. Baba’s research interests are in the areas of Criminology, Violence in the Family, Neighborhood Safety, and Japanese-Brazilian Communities in Japan and Brazil.  Some of her research was published in Violence Against WomenJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social WorkJournal of Sociology and Social WelfareAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice,Sociological Focus, and Sociological Spectrum. Since 2006, she has served as the coordinator of SJSU’s Silicon Valley Center Global Studies. She served as Resident Director for the California State University International Programs in Japan in AY 2012-2013. 

 headShawna Bolton, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Forensic Science Coordinator
 Office: HB 210A
 Email: shawna.bolton@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-8974
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/W 11:30 am-12:30 pm & W 4:15-5:15 pm


  Shawna Bolton, Ph.D., is an associate Professor here at San Jose State University, working in Forensic Science. She recieved her Ph.D. in Forensic Science from the University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) in 2015. She specializes in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Taphonomy. Her research includes the investigation of postmortem molecular biology and its application in Criminal Justice. 

Natalie ProfileNatalie Birthelmer, M.A.

 Office: HB 125
 Email: natalie.birthelmer@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2753
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M 1:15-3:15 pm



 Louise Buckingham, Ph. D
 Office: MH 508
 Email: louise.buckingham@sjsu.edu 
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M 1:15-1:45 pm, W 1:15-2:15 pm,  & Th 3:45-4:15 pm




  Dr. Buckingham is an Australian lawyer. In Spring 2019 she is teaching Punishment, Culture, Society; Writing Workshop and Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. At SJSU she has also taught Introduction to Human Rights; International Human Rights; Introduction to Justice Studies; Race, Gender, Inequality and Law; and International Crime and Deviance. 

Elsewhere, Dr. Buckingham has taught in all areas of intellectual property law, and cultural heritage and 'arts' law. She has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors, Ancient History), a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney; a Master of Sciences (Comparative Politics) from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences; and, a PhD from the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.

 headAmber Colbert, M.A.
 Office: Email
 Email: amber.colbert@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-1842
 Office Hours: N/A



 Alessandro De Giorgi, Ph.D.
 Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
 Office: MH 508B
 Email: alessandro.degiorgi@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2967
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/W 12:00-2:00 pm drop in & F 1:00-3:00 pm by appointment


  Alessandro De Giorgi received his PhD in Criminology from Keele University (United Kingdom) in 2005. Before joining the Department of Justice Studies in 2007, he was a research fellow in Criminology at the University of Bologna (Italy) and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society (University of California, Berkeley).
His teaching and research interests include critical theories of punishment and social control, urban ethnography, and radical political economy. 

di salvo Joseph Di Salvo, M.A.
 Office: HB 125
 Email: joseph.disalvo@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2745
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Before and after class, see professor.



  Mr. Di Salvo has written many columns on education that have been widely   published. He has worked as an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and San Jose State University’s School of Education. A passionate supporter of public education, he particularly emphasizes increasing access to high quality early learning; expanding the offerings of civics courses to encourage young people to get involved in the democratic process and vote; bringing school district leaders and elected school board members together to collaborate and cooperate with charter school management; and encouraging a collective impact strategic plan. Read more

jg Jeremiah Garrido, B.S.
 Office: HB 207     
 Email: jeremiah.garrido@sjsu.edu   
 Phone: 408-924-7285
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/T 8:30pm-9:30pm or by appointment



  Jeremiah Garrido has been a Criminalist assigned to the Forensic Biology Unit of the Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory for over 18 years.  His primary duties at the Crime Laboratory have included assisting law enforcement in processing crime scenes for physical evidence, performing Forensic DNA Analysis, bloodstain pattern interpretation, participating in laboratory accreditation assessments and providing expert witness testimony in criminal cases such as homicides, missing persons, cold cases, sexual assault investigations, animal cruelty and property crimes. Additionally, he is a Lecturer of Forensic Molecular Biology at San Jose State University and an Instructor of Forensic Science at various junior colleges.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of New Haven in Connecticut and is a long-standing member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the California Association of Criminalistics.

 headSambuddha Ghatak, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Human Rights Coordinator
 Office: MH 525B    
 Email: sambuddha.ghatak@sjsu.edu 
 Phone: 408-924-1836
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M 5:45pm-6:45pm & T 3:30pm-4:30pm



  Sambuddha Ghatak received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in 2014. Before joining the Department of Justice Studies in 2017, he was a lecturer at the University of Tennessee since 2014. He has taught a wide range of classes including Terrorism, Conflict Processes and American Government and Politics. Ghatak has published on the subjects of terrorism and human rights in journals such as Journal of Conflict ResolutionConflict Management and Peace ScienceInternational Interactions and Terrorism and Political Violence.

More information about Professor Ghatak can be found on his website

 headJohn Halushka, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor
 Office: MH 511
 Email: john.halushka@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-1311
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - T/Th 11:30am-12:30 pm or by appointment


  John Halushka is an assistant professor in the Justice Studies Department. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. He specializes in Criminology, Law and Society, Poverty and Racial Inequality, Social Policy, and Non-Profit Organizations. His current projects that are in progress include a manuscript entitled, “The Runaround: Criminal Justice and Welfare Bureaucracies in the Daily Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Men”.

 Chris Hebert, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor
 Office: MH 527
 Email: chris.hebert@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-1363
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 TBA


  Chris Hebert earned his PhD in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. His interests are in criminology, white-collar crime, organized crime, and deviant behavior.

 Mary Juno, M.S.
 Office: HB 127
 Email: mary.juno@sjsu.edu 
 Phone: 408-924-2956
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Th 1:30pm-4:00pm 


  Mary Juno has a MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and a BA in Biological Anthropology from San Fransisco State University. Juno worked in the Crime Scene Unit of the Oakland Police Department from 2000-08, where she processed hundreds of major crime scenes.  Professor Juno is the Forensic Studies Minor Coordinator, a Forensic Science Major Advisor, Faculty Advisor for Forensic Science Students, and Faculty Advisor for Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science, which is published annually. She has been with the Justice Studies Department since 2006.

 DinaDina Kameda, M.S.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: dina.kameda@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2750
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Th 9:15am-10:45am or by appointment.

Halima Kazem faculty photo Halima Kazem, B.S., M.A.
 Office: DBH 215
 Email: halima.kazem@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-3288
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - W 3:00pm-5:00pm in DBH




  Halima Kazem-Stojanovic is an investigative journalist and a Justice Studies professor at San Jose State University. She writes about human rights and social justice issues in the United States and abroad. Halima has been a journalist for 18 years and spent almost a decade reporting on the war and rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Al Jazeera America and the Christian Science Monitor. Halima's reporting assignments and her love for traveling have led her to New Zealand, Serbia, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Uzbekistan, India, Dubai, Greece, Germany and many more countries. She started her career as a television news writer and field producer in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as an associate producer of news documentaries at MSNBC News. Halima is the recipient of a 2002 Scripps-Howard for journalistic excellence, a published children's book author and the co-producer of a documentary chronicling the campaign of the first female presidential candidate in Afghanistan.

 Sang ProfileSang Hea Kil, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor
 Office: MH 512
 Email: sang.kil@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2943
 Office Hours: Click here


  Sang Hea Kil is a scholar-activist whose research examines the criminalization of immigrants in the news media, especially in relation to the USA-Mexico border coverage.  She is currently working on her book “Covering the Border War: How the News Media Create Race, Crime, Nation and the USA-Mexico Divide” (forthcoming Lexington Press).  She is currently President of the Board of Directors for Free Speech Radio News. She is also a founding member of Queer Qumbia in the Bay Area and Local to Global Justice in Arizona.  She is a founder of Holly Park Collective, a queer people of color activist collective in San Francisco celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018.  She is an ovarian cancer survivor (twice) and is currently fighting for her disability rights on her campus.

 kinEdith Kinney, Ph.D
 Assistant Professor, Legal Studies Coordinator
 Office: MH 525A
 Email: edith.kinney@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2946
 Office Hours: Out until Fall 2019


  Edith Kinney is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies, working in the fields of human rights and critical legal studies. She received her PhD in Jurisprudence and Social policy and her JD from Berkeley Law, providing an interdisciplinary background that informs her research and scholarship. Dr. Kinney's research interests include the dynamic interactions of law and society, focused particularly on the role social movement organizations play in criminal justice reform efforts around human trafficking, sexual violence, prison conditions, reentry, and collaborative courts.

Edith Kinney is a member of the Law & Society Association, the American Sociological Association,  the American Society of Criminology, Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Western Society of Criminology. Dr. Kinney also serves as Coordinator for the Legal Studies Minor, and provides advising to students interested in attending law school (pre-law advising)

spartan Eric Kwong, M.S.
 Office: HB207 
 Office Hours: N/A

 steveSteven Lee, Ph.D
 Office: MH 528
 Email: steven.lee@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2946
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - F 1:30-2:30pm online only 



  Professor Lee holds a BS from SUNY Binghamton in Biology, an MS from NYU and PhD from University of California, Berkeley in Molecular Biology. Dr. Lee is also currently a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and serves frequently as a consultant or trainer in forensic DNA. He was formerly the Director of R&D at CA Dept of Justice DNA Laboratory from 1994-2000 where he served as an expert witness in DNA, spearheaded the implementation of robotics for sample processing, DNA extraction and STR amplification, and conducted DNA training courses. He is a Fellow in the Criminalistics section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, full member of the California Association of Criminalists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association and is qualified as an American Society of Crime Laboratory Director’s Laboratory Accreditation Board inspector. He has taught courses in molecular biology at SFSU (1996-1998), Forensic genetics at UC Davis (1997), forensic DNA Typing of STRs at FIU (2003), Criminalistics, Forensic Science, DNA and Crime, Genetics Law and Society and Forensic Molecular Biology at SJSU.


 Maureen Lowell, M.A.
 Office: Online
 Email: maureen.lowell@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-3209
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Online, see syllabus


  Maureen Lowell has worked as a practitioner in the field of family violence for over 20 years and as a lecturer and trainer for over ten years.  Ms. Lowell has been actively involved in community efforts to respond more effectively to domestic violence since 1993, experience which she brings to her teaching.  During these years, Ms. Lowell developed two curricula for working with families impacted by domestic violence: The Program for Empowered Parenting; and Empowerment through Accountability: working with women convicted of domestic violence.

js Kevin Lynch, M.A.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: kevin.lynch@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-3268
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/W 10:30am-11:30am or by appointment


 Professor Lynch obtained his masters’ in sociology from San Jose State   University in 2015. His thesis explored hegemonic masculinity as it relates   to gay, lesbian and bisexual identities in core North American team sports.   He has written editorials and articles about the intersection of crime,   inequality and sport for the popular press.  His articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, SFGATE.com, ESPN and The Athletic. He has also appeared on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” and KQED’s “Forum” and the “California Report.” He co-hosts “Inside the 5” every fall on the Bay Area’s CBS affiliate, KPIX. Courses taught include Sports and Social issues, Inequality, Media and Justice, and Introduction to Human Rights and Justice.

Spartan Allison Martin, Ph.D.                                                                                 
 Office: Online
 Email: allison.martin@sjsu.edu
 Phone: N/A
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Online, see syllabus




  Professor Martin earned her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice in 2014 from the University of South Carolina. Her dissertation examined neighborhood disorganization and police decision-making in the New York Police Department. Her research interests include community-level theoretical advancements, the impact of formal controls on communities, and environmental impacts on shaping behavior.

Sheree Sheree Martinek, M.S.                                                                                 
 Office: HB 123
 Email: sheree.martinek@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-8976
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - W 1:45pm-3:45pm & 7:15pm-8:15pm


  Sheree Martinek is currently a Probation Officer for Santa Cruz County in the Adult Division. She is committed to preventing crime and harm caused by crime while promoting positive change, community safety, and justice for victims. She is currently on a committee to develop standardized training for new Santa Cruz County Probation Officers. She holds a BS and MS in Justice Studies from San Jose State University and is an Alumni of Chi Pi Sigma (the JS co-ed fraternity) and Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honors Society). Furthermore, she is currently the President of the Task Force, a Justice Studies Alumni Group. 

 Elizabeth Pacheco Tejada, J.D.
 Office:HB 125 
 Email: elizabeth.pacheco@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-5409
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Th 11:00am-12:00pm 


  Elizabeth Tejada an alumni of San Francisco State University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She specializes in representing communities and families in need. For most of career, Elizabeth has worked to help communities understand and access the justice system.  She represented individuals, communities, and government agencies. 

"I believe that by increasing knowledge of and access to the legal system, people will more appreciate the law’s potential to achieve justice. So while my students often pursue a career in the law, others have also gone into social work, law enforcement, and community advocacy.  I value and welcomes varying perspectives on the justice system." - Elizabeth Pacheco Tejada, J.D. 

 halHarold Peterson, J.D.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: harold.peterson@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2754
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - T/Th 4:15pm-5:15pm


  Hal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Washington State University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. Hal practiced law for 15 years in Michigan and then Washington.  Harold "Hal" Peterson grew up near the old gold camp in Fox, Alaska, only a couple miles from where Felix Pedro first discovered gold in the region. He spent his early years hiking and exploring many of hills that comprise Alaska's golden valley. The experience inspired a significant portion of the of his novel, Better Angels.

head Judith Randle, Ph.D., J.D.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: judith.randle@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-8126
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Th 11:45am-1:00pm


 Susie Rivera, M.S., J.D.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: susie.rivera@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2755
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - MW 4:30pm-5:45pm



 SpartanJackson Sargent, MPA.
 Office: Email Professor
 Email: jackson.sargent@sjsu.edu
 Phone: Email only
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Online, see syllabus


  Jackson Sargent is a Lecturer in the Department of Justice Studies. He is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, where his research interests include intelligence-led policing operations, cybercrime, homeland security policy and practice, and comparative criminal justice systems. He teaches a broad array of courses covering topics in cybercrime, policing, security studies, and public policy. Jackson holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and has extensive professional experience as a public administrator.

 SpartanMegan Schlegal, Ph.D.
 Office: Email Professor
 Email: megan.schlegal@sjsu.edu
 Phone: Email only
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - Online, see syllabus 


sills Eric Sills, MIM
 Office: Email Professor
 Email: eric.sills@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2757
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - See after class



  Eric Sills has been a member of the Justice Studies Department for over 20 years and has instructed a variety of different courses ranging from Police and Society to Police Administration. Eric serves full time as the Chief of Police of the City of Soledad in Monterey County where he has been employed for the past eight years.  Prior to becoming the Chief of Police of Soledad, Eric served 27 ½ years with the San Jose Police Department where he rose to the rank of Captain in Charge of Special Operations.  While part of the San Jose Police Department, Eric also served in a variety of assignments ranging from Commander of the Sexual Assault Unit, Commander of the Field Training Program, Gang Supervisor, to Internal Affairs Investigator.  Eric graduated with a Bachelor Arts Degree from San Jose State University in Spanish with a minor in Business.  He continued his postgraduate education in Arizona where he graduated with a Master of International Management Degree from the American Graduate School of International Management. 


 Peggy Stevenson, J.D.
 Office: MH 521
 Email: margaret.stevenson@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2758
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - T/Th 10:30am-11:45am or by appointment




  Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson began teaching Courts and Society at San Jose State University in Fall 2007. She developed the Record Clearance Project as a class project to give students hands-on experience with the law and the court system.  For 12 years before that, Stevenson taught students at Stanford and Santa Clara law schools to provide legal assistance to low-income communities, primarily focusing on employment issues facing low-wage workers. During that time, she was the Executive Director of two clinical programs and brought innovative approaches to teaching students to meet clients’ legal needs. Read More

 MikeMichael Vallerga, M.A.
 Office: MH 528
 Email: michael.vallerga@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2958
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - by appointment only



  Michael Vallerga is a Lecturer in the Department of Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology.  He completed his M.A. in Experimental Psychology at San Jose State University. There he was formally trained in research methods and has since become very experienced with research across the social sciences.  His research interests center around gender.

 headClaudio Vera Sanchez, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor, Programs Coordinator
 Office: MH 509
 Email: claudio.verasanchez@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2950
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/W 1:00pm-2:30pm & T 10:00am-11:00am in person;  T 7:00pm-8:00pm online


 Dr. Claudio Vera Sanchez received his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His research interests center on crime control strategies in marginalized inner city communities and how they help to criminalize Latino and African American youth. His teaching interests are in the areas of policing, youth justice, methods and statistics.


Bryce Westlake Bryce Westlake, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Internship & International Experience Coordinator
 Office: HB 211
 Email: bryce.westlake@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2743
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - MW 2:00pm-5:00pm


  Bryce Westlake is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies working in the field of digital forensic science. Dr. Westlake received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, in 2015. He comes from an interdisciplinary background, publishing in the fields of criminology, psychology, computer science, and sexuality. His teaching is in the areas of research and statistics, psychology, and cybercrime.

 Greg WoodsGreg Woods, J.D.
 Office: MH 508
 Email: greg.woods@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-1840
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - W 8:00am-9:00am & 1:30pm-3:30pm, or by appointment



  Greg Woods teaches multiple subjects specific to Criminology, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. As an educator, constitutional scholar, law enforcement-legal trend watcher and student of history, Professor Woods has been recognized for his dedication to the needs of underrepresented students, acknowledged as faculty who “made a valuable impact on academic life,” and constantly seeks information to supplement course material to challenge students to be their best.

 wilsonYue "Wilson" Yuan, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator
 Office: MH 529
 Email: wilson.yuan@sjsu.edu
 Phone: 408-924-2968
 Office Hours: Spring 2019 - M/W 3:30pm-4:30pm 


  Yue (Wilson) Yuan is an assistant professor in the Justice Studies Department. He received his MS in Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests include the study of perceptions of crime, victimization, theories of crime and deviance, and quantitative methods. His current projects investigate how neighborhood structural characteristics and social processes impact individuals’ victimization experiences and perceptions of crime.