Professor Botchkovar earned her PhD in sociology from North Carolina State University. Her interests include empirical testing of criminological theories, comparative criminology, and theory construction. Specifically, her research seeks to assess how well contemporary criminological theories explain crime in various cultural contexts.
With data from Russia, Ukraine, and Greece, she has conducted multiple studies investigating causes of criminal/deviant behavior on individual level. In her most recent work, she attempts to determine how the conjunction of individual- and neighborhood-level factors influences criminal behavior of individuals in Russia and Ukraine. Professor Botchkovar’s work has been published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Social Forces, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Social Science Research.
Peer Reviewed Publications
2012 Zimmerman, Gregory±, Ekaterina V. Botchkovar±, Olena Antonaccio, and Lorine Hughes “Low Self-Control in “Bad” Neighborhoods: Assessing the Role of Contextual Influences on the Relationship Between Self-Control and Offending.” Forthcoming in Justice Quarterly.
2012 Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.*, Charles R. Tittle, and Olena Antonaccio. “Strain, Coping, and SES: Coping Histories and Present Choices.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology: First Published Online: 09/2012
2012 Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.* and Lisa Broidy. “Parenting, Self-Control, and the Gender Gap in Alcohol Use: The Case of Russia.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology: First Published Online: 08/2012
2012 Tittle, Charles R., Olena Antonaccio, and Ekaterina V. Botchkovar. “Social Learning, Reinforcement, and Criminal Probability: Additional Evidence Using Cross-National Samples.” Social Forces: First Published Online (04/2012)
2011 Antonaccio, Olena, Ekaterina V. Botchkovar, and Charles R. Tittle. “Attracted to Crime: Exploration of Criminal Motivation Among Respondents in Three Countries”. Criminal Justice and Behavior 38(12): 1200-1221.
2011 Tittle, Charles R., Ekaterina V. Botchkovar*, and Olena Antonaccio. “Criminal Contemplation, National Context, and Deterrence.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 27(2): 225-249.
2010 Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.* and Lisa Broidy. “Accumulated Strain, Negative Emotions, and Crime: A Test of General Strain Theory in Russia.” Forthcoming in Crime and Delinquency (Online First: November 2010).
2010 Tittle, Charles R., Olena Antonaccio, Ekaterina V. Botchkovar, and Maria Kranidioti, “Expected Utility, Self-control, Morality, and Criminal Probability.” Social Science Research 36(9): 1029-1142.
2010 Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.* and Lorine A. Hughes. “Strain and Alcohol Use in Russia: A Gendered Analysis.” Sociological Perspectives 53(3): 297-321.
2010 Antonaccio, Olena, Charles R. Tittle, Ekaterina V. Botchkovar, and Maria Kranidioti. “The Correlates of Crime: and Deviance Additional Evidence.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 47(3): 297-328
2009 Botchkovar, Ekaterina V.*, Charles R. Tittle, and Olena Antonaccio. “General Strain Theory: Additional Evidence Using Cross-Cultural Data.” Criminology 47(1): 801-848.
2008 Botchkovar, Ekaterina* and Charles R. Tittle. “Delineating the Explanatory Scope of Reintegrative Shaming Theory: An Examination of Contingencies Using Russian Data.” Social Science Research 37(1): 703-720.
2005 Tittle, Charles R. and Ekaterina V. Botchkovar. “The Generality of Self-Control in Predicting Criminal Behavior.” Social Science Research 34(4): 703-731.
2005 Tittle, Charles R. and Ekaterina V. Botchkovar. “Self-Control, Criminal Motivation and Deterrence: An Investigation Using Russian Respondents.” Criminology 43(2): 307-353.
2005 Botchkovar, Ekaterina* and Charles R. Tittle “Crime, Shame, and Reintegration in Russia.” Theoretical Criminology 9(4): 401-442.
* Corresponding author on manuscript.
± First and second author equally contributed to the manuscript.
Awards and Honors
1999-2000 George Soros Fellowship