Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Associate Director
Professor Drakulich’s recent work addresses three interrelated questions. The first question concerns social processes related to crime and its consequences across space—and in particular across neighborhoods and communities. A second line of research builds on the first by asking how people view crime, disorder, and social control processes within their community. Finally, a third line of research follows this line of thought beyond neighborhoods, examining how people view crime, control, and related policies more broadly, and how these views impact political behavior. Underlying all three of these lines of research are two overarching themes: race and racism, and interpersonal interactions and relationships.
Professor Drakulich received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington, where he studied deviance and social control, as well as methodology through his association with the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. He is a 2014 recipient of the National Institute of Justice’s W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship as well as the 2014 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of People of Color and Crime. In 2016 the students of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice awarded him the Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award.
- Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award. 2016. Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- New Scholar Award. 2014. American Society of Criminology, Division of People of Color and Crime.
- W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow. 2014. National Institute of Justice.
- Drakulich, Kevin, Kevin H. Wozniak, John Hagan, and Devon Johnson. Forthcoming. “Race and policing in the 2016 presidential election: Black Lives Matter, the police, and dog whistle politics.” Criminology.
- Braga, Anthony A., Rod K. Brunson, and Kevin M. Drakulich. 2019. “Race, Place, and Effective Policing.” Annual Review of Sociology 45: 535-555.
- Drakulich, Kevin M., Suzanna Fay-Ramirez, and Kathryn Benier. 2019. “The Neighborhood Context of Perceived and Reported Anti-White Hate Crimes.” Race and Justice. Available early online.
- Singer, Simon I., and Kevin M. Drakulich. 2019. “Crime and Safety in Suburbia.” Annual Review of Criminology 2: 147-165.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2018. “Perp Walks: Balancing Due Process, Freedom of the Press, and Equal Protection.” Criminology and Public Policy 17(3): 601-604.
- Baranauskas, Andrew J.*, and Kevin M. Drakulich. 2018. “Media Construction of Crime Revisited: Media Types, Consumer Contexts, and Frames of Crime and Justice.” Criminology. Online early.
- Drakulich, Kevin, John Hagan, Devon Johnson, and Kevin H. Wozniak. 2017. “Race, Justice, Policing, and the 2016 American Presidential Election.” Du Bois Review.
- Stoia, Nicholas, Kyle Adams, and Kevin Drakulich. 2018. “Rap Lyrics as Evidence: What Can Music Theory Tell Us?” Race and Justice.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “The Hidden Role of Racial Bias in Support for Policies Related to Inequality and Crime.” Punishment & Society 17(5): 541-574.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Laura Siller. 2015. “Presumed Danger: Race, Bias, Stigma, and Perceptions of Crime and Criminals.” Pp. 23-58 in Deadly Injustice: Race, Criminal Justice, and the Death of Trayvon Martin, edited by Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell. New York: New York University Press.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Explicit and Hidden Racial Bias in the Framing of Social Problems.” Social Problems 62(3): 391-418.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Concerns for Self or Family? Sources of and Responses to Altruistic Fear.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30(7).
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2014. “Social Capital, Information, and Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety from Crime.” Social Science Quarterly.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Robert D. Crutchfield. 2013. “The Role of Perceptions of the Police in Informal Social Control: Implications for the Racial Stratification of Crime and Control.” Social Problems 60: 383-407.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Kristin Rose*. 2013. “Being Male or Living with a Female: Fear for Partners by Sex and Sexual Orientation.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 28: 1765-1797.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2013. “Perceptions of the Local Danger Posed by Crime: Race, Disorder, Informal Control, and the Police.” Social Science Research 42: 611-32.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2012. “Strangers, Neighbors, and Race: A Contact Model of Stereotypes and Racial Anxieties about Crime.” Race and Justice 2: 322-55.
- Drakulich, Kevin M., Robert D. Crutchfield, Ross L. Matsueda, and Kristin Rose*. 2012. “Instability, Informal Control, and Criminogenic Situations: Community Effects of Returning Prisoners.” Crime, Law, and Social Change 57: 493-519.
Ph.D., 2009, Sociology
University of Washington
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