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Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Professor Jacob Stowell’s 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. Professor Stowell is currently involved in additional research projects 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.

View CV
  • Phillip Hoke Award for Excellence in Analysis for “Travel to Violence: Final Report,” 2007, Statistical Analysis Center (SAC)
  • Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS) Research Fellowship, 2006, Project titled “A New Direction in the Study of Immigration and Crime: Examining the Between Asian Immigration and Criminal Deviance in New England.”
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Primary Mentor: Dr. Ramiro Martinez), 2004, National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR)
  • Paul Meadows Award for Excellence in Research, 2001, Department of Sociology, University at Albany

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    PhD, 2005, Department of Sociology, University at Albany (SUNY)

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