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Casey Taggart Harris

Casey Taggart Harris

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Center for Social Research

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(SOCI)-Sociology

Phone: 479-575-3205

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Dr. Casey T. Harris earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011.  He has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice since that time.  His research interests include criminology, social stratification and crime, communities and contextual effects, race/ethnicity, immigration, gender, and quantitative methodology.

 

Criminology, social stratification and crime, communities and contextual effects, race/ethnicity, immigration, gender, and quantitative methodology

Criminology, theory, statistics and methodology, urban sociology, communities and crime, stratification/inequality

SOCI 3303/3301: Social Data & Analysis, University of Arkansas
CMJS 5473 (Graduate): Crime and Community, University of Arkansas
CMJS 5413 (Graduate): Seminar in Crime Theory, University of Arkansas
CMJS 3023: Criminology, University of Arkansas
CMJS 4043: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, University of Arkansas.
CLJ 012: Introduction to Criminal Justice, The Pennsylvania State University.
CLJ 430: American Correctional Systems, The Pennsylvania State University.    
CLJ 441: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, The Pennsylvania State University.
LA 495: Internship Advisor. The Pennsylvania State University.
SOC 207: Research Methods, The Pennsylvania State University.

Feldmeyer, Ben, Casey T. Harris, and Daniel Lai. 2016. “Does Language Use Impact Violence? Assessing the Effects of Linguistic Context on Violent Crime Rates.” Sociological Forum 31(2).


Steffensmeier, Darrell, Casey T. Harris, and Noah Painter-Davis. 2015. “Gender and Arrests for Larceny, Fraud, and Forgery, and Embezzlement: Conventional or Occupational Property Crime Offenders?” Journal of Criminal Justice 43(3): 205-217.


Harris, Casey T., Handley, Megan, Bradley, Mindy, and Steven Worden. 2015. “Religion, Age, and Crime at the Macro-Level: Do Religious Traditions Differentially Impact Juvenile and Adult Violence?” Sociological Spectrum 35(4): 372-391.


Harris, Casey T. and Ben Feldmeyer. 2015. “A Shot of Morality?  Hispanic Immigration, Religious Contextual Characteristics, and Violence.” Sociological Spectrum 35(3): 229-253.

Feldmeyer, Ben, Casey T. Harris, and Jennifer Scroggins. 2015. “Enclaves of Opportunity or “Ghettos of Last Resort?” Assessing the Effects of Immigrant Segregation on Violent Crime Rates.” Social Science Research 52(1): 1-17.


Harris, Casey T., Jeff Gruenewald, and Noah Painter-Davis. 2015. “Hispanic Immigration and Black Violence at the Community-Level: Examining the Conditioning Effect Victim Race/Ethnicity” Sociological Forum 30(1): 62-82.

Feldmeyer, Ben, Shafer, Jillian, and Casey T. Harris. 2014. “Immigration and Immigrant Segregation Effects on Macro-Level Violence for Total, White, Black, and Latino Populations.” Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Seoul, South Korea: Korean National Policing University Press.


Ulmer, Jeffery T. and Casey T. Harris. 2013. “Race and the Religious Contexts of Violence: An Exploration of the Link Between Religion and White, Black, and Latino Violent Crime.” The Sociological Quarterly 54(4): 610-646.


Harris, Casey T. and Ben Feldmeyer. 2013. “Latino Immigration and White, Black, and Latino Violent Crime: A Comparison of Traditional and Non-Traditional Immigrant Destinations.” Social Science Research 42(1): 202-216.


Light, Michael and Casey T. Harris. 2012. “Race, Space, and Violence: Exploring Spatial Dependence in Structural Covariates of White and Black Violent Crime in U.S. Counties.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 28(4): 559-586.


Ulmer, Jeffery T., Casey T. Harris, and Darrell Steffensmeier. 2012. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Structural Disadvantage and Crime: White, Black, and Hispanic Comparisons.” Social Science Quarterly 93(3): 799-819.


Steffensmeier, Darrell, Ben Feldmeyer, and Casey T. Harris, and Jeffery T. Ulmer. 2011. “Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting Out the ‘Hispanic’ Effect in UCR Arrests, NCVS Offenders Estimates, and U.S. Prisoner Counts.” Criminology 49(1): 197-251.

Steffensmeier, Darrell, Jeffery T. Ulmer, Ben Feldmeyer, and Casey T. Harris. 2010.  “Structural Correlates of Homicide: Black, White, and Hispanic Comparisons.” Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group.


Steffensmeier, Darrell, Jeffery T. Ulmer, Ben Feldmeyer, and Casey T. Harris. 2010. “Scope and Conceptual Issues in Testing the Race-Crime Invariance Thesis: Black, White, and Hispanic Comparisons.” Criminology 48(4): 1133-1169.


Harris, Casey T., Darrell Steffensmeier, Jeffery T. Ulmer, and Noah Painter-Davis. 2009. “Are Blacks and Hispanics Disproportionately Incarcerated Relative to Their Arrests? Racial and Ethnic Disproportionality Between Arrest and Incarceration.” Race and Social Problems 1(4): 187-199.

2015    Dean’s Cabinet (College)

2015    Graduate Committee, Co-Chair * (Department)

2015    Search Committee (Department)

2011- present. Assistant professor, University of Arkansas

2015-2016    American Society of Criminology Program Committee (National)

2015-present    Ad Hoc Chair’s Advisory Committee (Department)

2014-present    Ph.D. Curriculum Development Committee, Chair * (Department)

2014-present    Interdisciplinary Committee on Statistics and Analytics (University)

2015    Fiscal and Planning Committee (College), Vice Chair

2014    Search Committee, Chair * (Department)

2014    Fiscal and Planning Committee (College)

2012/13    Search Committee (Department)

2012/13, 2014/15    Undergraduate Committee (Department)

2012-present    Graduate Committee (Department)

2012    Department Website Visibility Coordinator (Department)

2012    Graduate Orientation Faculty Cohort Leader (College)

2011    Search Committee (Department)

2010-2011. Research Associate, Study on Discrimination in the Administration of the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania.

Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2015).

Fulbright College Master Researcher Award Finalist (2015).

Outstanding Article Award, Sociological Spectrum (2015). “A Shot of Morality?  Hispanic Immigration, Religious Contextual Characteristics, and Violence.”

Nominated for Outstanding Article Award, American Society of Criminology (2013). “Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting Out the ‘Hispanic’ Effect in UCR Arrests, NCVS Offenders Estimates, and U.S. Prisoner Counts.”

Outstanding Article Award, American Society of Criminology (2012). “Scope and Conceptual Issues in Testing the Race-Crime Invariance Thesis: Black, White, and Hispanic Comparisons.”

American Society of Criminology’s Gene Carte Student Paper Competition, 2nd place (2010).

American Sociological Association Student Paper Award, Crime, Law, and Deviance Section (2010).

Student Paper Award – Best Working Paper, The Pennsylvania State University (2010).