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Brian Stults

Stults's research focuses largely on discrimination in the application of social control. His recent work, published in Criminology and the American Journal of Sociology, addressed racial differences in arrest rates and variation in police force size as a result of perceived threat, fear, and prejudice.

Brian Stults

Associate Professor
850-645-7376
302A Eppes Hall
E-mail: bstults@fsu.edu

Education

Ph.D. 2003, University at Albany (SUNY); Sociology
B.A. 1994, Western Michigan University; Sociology

Courses Taught

  • Applied Statistics I
  • Data Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Ecology of Crime
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Race and crime
  • Neighborhoods and crime
  • Residential segregation

Select Publications

  • Brian J. Stults. 2010. “Determinants of Chicago Neighborhood Homicide Trajectories: 1965-1995”. Homicide Studies 14(3): 244-267.
  • Brian J. Stults and Eric P. Baumer. 2007. “Racial Threat and Police Force Size: Evaluating the Empirical Validity of the Minority Threat Perspective.” American Journal of Sociology 113:507-546..
  • Karen F. Parker, Brian J. Stults, and Steven K. Rice. 2005. “Racial Threat, Concentrated Disadvantage and Social Control: Considering the Macro-Level Sources of Variation in Arrests.” Criminology 43: 1111-1134.
  • John R. Logan, Brian J. Stults, and Reynolds Farley. 2004. “Segregation of Minorities in the Metropolis: Two Decades of Change.” Demography 41(1): 1-22.
  • Richard D. Alba, John R. Logan, and Brian J. Stults. 2000. “The Changing Neighborhood Contexts of the Immigrant Metropolis.” Social Forces 79:587-621.

Grants

  • US 2010: America after the First Decade of the New Century, co-principal investigator with John Logan (Brown University), award from Russell Sage Foundation, ($1,629,319), 2009-2013.
  • Determinants of Chicago Neighborhood Homicide Trends: 1980-2000, award from the National Institute of Justice ($34,789), 2008-2009.
  • Diversity and Separation in American Neighborhoods, co-principal Investigator with John Logan (SUNY-Albany), award from Ford Foundation ($199,972), 2002�2004.
  • Group Boundaries in New York and Chicago, co-principal Investigator with John Logan (SUNY-Albany), award from National Science Foundation ($162,039), 2002�2004.
  • Diversity and Separation in American Neighborhoods, co-principal Investigator with John Logan (SUNY-Albany), award from Ford Foundation ($100,000), 2001-2004.