Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Professor Stowell received his PhD in sociology from the University at Albany-SUNY. Stowell is originally from California, where he received his BA in sociology from California State University, San Marcos. His research interests are guided by two general themes; communities and crime. More specifically, he is interested in the variation in patterns of violence across immigrant and non-immigrant neighborhoods. Most recently, his research has involved the use of tract-level data collected for a number of U.S. cities to test the question of whether immigration is associated with high levels of lethal and non-lethal violence, as theories of crime expect. Stowell is currently involved in additional research projects with Ramiro Martinez which examine both the spatial and temporal aspects of the immigrant/crime link. Professor Stowell’s methodological interests include mapping, spatial analysis and structural equation modeling. His teaching interests include statistics, research methods, and communities and crime.
- 2007 Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) Phillip Hoke Award for Excellence in Analysis for “Travel to Violence: Final Report.”
- 2006 Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Research Fellowship. Project titled A New Direction in the Study of Immigration and Crime: Examining the Between Asian Immigration and Criminal Deviance in New England.
- 2004 National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Primary Mentor: Dr. Ramiro Martinez).
- 2001 Paul Meadows Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Sociology, University at Albany.
- 2007 Stowell, Jacob I. Immigration and Crime: Considering the Direct and Indirect Effects of Immigration on Violent Criminal Behavior. New York: LFB Scholarly Press.
Ph.D., 2005, Department of Sociology
University at Albany (SUNY)
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