January 4, 2021
This week, we launch our career reflection series and we start by talking to Scott Decker. He reflects back on his career, his successes and more importantly, failure. Scott is a Foundation Professor at Arizona State University. His main research interests are in gangs, policy and violence. He has published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Scott is also the co-author of books such as: Life in the Gang and Competing for Control. You can find Scott on Twitter @deckercrime.
(1) Career history and development: 2:15-31:00
(2) Success: 31:00-40:35
(3) Failure: 40:35-1:05:45
(4) Advice from Scott Decker to his younger self: 1:05:45-1:10:00
(5) Current state of criminology + future directions for criminology: 1:10:00-End
October 12, 2020
In this episode we speak with Professor Kyle Thomas on theories of crime. Kyle is an assistant professor in CU Boulder's Sociology department and is a leading theorist in the field and has been published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Annual Review of Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.
September 28, 2020
Welcome to our first official episode! This week we speak to Professors Eric Baumer from Penn State's Department of Sociology and Criminology and Min Xie from University of Maryland's Depart of Criminology and Criminal Justice. We touch on immigration, crime reporting by immigrant communities and crime trends over time. Eric and Min also discuss some new exciting projects they are working on with backing from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. Eric and Min have been published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.