MY RESEARCH BLOG

July 31, 2019

Check out my latest co-authored article in the Journal of Drug Issues. I wrote this piece with help of some great colleagues and friends back at Old Dominion, Garland White, Randy Gainey, and Ruth Triplett. 

Abstract: 

This project expands on the “routine drinking activi...

October 26, 2018

Recently, some colleagues back in VA referred a reporter to me looking for expertise in drunk driving. I was happy to oblige his request and was happy to be quoted and see that he used some of the information I provided to him in the article as well. The link is below...

September 1, 2018

Dr. Melanie Holland and I recently published an article in the Journal of Crime and Justice that makes a significant addition to the minority threat literature by not only examining changes in minority populations, but also changes in attitudes related to these populat...

July 20, 2018

This project explores the relationship between structural level factors associated with community traffic safety culture toward alcohol and alcohol related fatal crashes in the United States from 1993 to 2015. Multilevel growth curve models were estimated to explore th...

November 14, 2017

Greetings,

Recently colleagues have been inquiring about my experiences in learning how to use the R statistical programming software. Given the interest in some of the resources that I found helpful in learning how to use it, and as promised to some, I have provided li...

July 23, 2017

Yesterday was the last day of the first 4 week session in quantitative methods at ICPSR in Ann Arbor. Attached is a group photo from the last day. I am in it, but it is kind of a where's Waldo challenge. :)

The program is outstanding, I cannot wait to use some of the ne...

May 20, 2017

I was recently contacted by a reporter from Vice Media who came across Scott Maggard and I's Reefer Madness article. He was very interested in the subject and wanted more information. I am happy that I could help contribute to a more public criminology through my inter...

September 21, 2016

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has recently awarded me a $45,000 Grant for my dissertation research proposal entitled "Policing the Drinking Community: A Propensity Score Matched, Multilevel Assessment of the War on Drunk Driving (1983-2013)". This funding was made a...

August 17, 2016

Scott Maggard and I recently published an article in the Journal of Drug Issues entitled "Reefer Madness to Marijuana Legalization: Media Exposure and American Attitudes Toward Marijuana (1975-2012)". The abstract and web link are below.

American attitudes toward marij...

March 27, 2016

Below is the abstract for my recent published work in Criminal Justice Policy Review entitled "Are Buzzed Drivers Really the Problem: A Quasi-Experimental Multilevel Assessment of the Involvement of Drivers With Low Blood Alcohol Levels in Fatal Crashes".  The full tex...

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