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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 and Criminology

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 and is now an associate professor and co-director of the Center for Social Research (CSR).  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

Stratification and inequality, criminology, theory, statistics and methodology, urban sociology, communities and crime

SOCI 3303/3301: Social Data & Analysis, University of Arkansas (Both traditional and online)
SOCI 3043: Stratification and Crime
UNIV 1001H: University Perspectives (Honors)
SOCI 5423 (Graduate): Research in Criminology
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.

* Denotes graduate student authors *

Painter-Davis, Noah and Casey T. Harris. 2018. “Race/Ethnicity and Measures of Violence at the Macro-Level: Is Disadvantage Invariant Across Race-Specific Arrest, Victimization, and Offending?” Forthcoming at Race and Justice.

Gruenewald, Kayla* and Casey T. Harris. 2018. “Social-Structural Predictors of Bias Homicide by Victim Groups: A County-Level Analysis.” Social Science Research 74: 108-119.

Feldmeyer, Ben, Steffensmeier, Darrell, and Harris, Casey T. and Shahin Tasharrofi*. 2018. “Immigration and Violent Crime in California, 1980-2012: Contextualization by Temporal Period and Race/Ethnicity.” Migration Letters 15(2): 197-214.

Harris, Casey T., Barranco, Raymond E., and Ben Feldmeyer. 2018. “Religious Contexts and Violence In Emerging and Traditional Immigrant Destinations.” Religions 9(4): 1-16.

Barranco, Raymond, Harris, Casey T., and Ben Feldmeyer. 2017. “Revisiting Violence in New Destinations:  Exploring the Drop in Latino Homicide Victimization in Emerging Immigrant Communities, 2000-2010.” Sociological Spectrum 37(6): 371-389.

Harris, Casey T. and Jeffery T. Ulmer. 2017. “Mighty Like A River: The Black Protestant Church and Violence In Black Communities.” The Sociological Quarterly 58(2): 295-314..

Klein*, Brent, Grunewald*, Kayla, and Casey T. Harris. 2017. “Hispanic Immigration in Urban Versus Non-Urban Communities, 1990-2010.” The Sociological Quarterly 58(2): 229-253.

Painter-Davis, Noah and Casey T. Harris. 2016. “Structural Disadvantage and Latino Violent Offending: Assessing the Latino Paradox in Context of Established versus Emerging Latino Destinations.” Race and Justice 6(4): 350-369.

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): 267-290.

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.
    Won the Outstanding Article Award, Sociological Spectrum (2015).

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.

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.
    Nominated for Outstanding Article Award, American Society of Criminology (2013).

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.
    Won the Outstanding Article Award, American Society of Criminology (2012).

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.

2018    Interdisciplinary Program in Data Science, steering committee (University of Arkansas)
2018            Academic Programs Committee, Vice Chair * (Fulbright College) 
2018            Governance Committee (Department)
2018    Search Committee (Department)
2017-present    American Society of Criminology, Division of Place, Publications Committee
2016-2018    Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee
2015-present    Sociological Spectrum editorial board, Mid-South Sociological Association (Regional)
2015, 2018    Dean’s Cabinet (Fulbright College)
2015    Search Committee (Department)
2015-2016    American Society of Criminology Program Committee (National)
2015-2018    Chair’s Advisory Committee (Department)
2014-2017    Ph.D. Curriculum Development Committee, Chair * (Department)
2014-2016    Interdisciplinary Committee on Statistics and Analytics (University of Arkansas)
2015    Fiscal and Planning Committee (Fulbright College), Vice Chair
2014    Search Committee, Chair * (Department)
2014    Fiscal and Planning Committee (Fulbright College)
2012    Search Committee (Department)
2012-2018    Undergraduate Criminal Justice Committee (Department)
    * Chair 2016-2018
2012-present    Graduate Committee (Department)
    * Chair 2015-2016
2012    Department Website Visibility (Department)
2012    Graduate Orientation Faculty Cohort Leader (Fulbright College)
2011    Search Committee (Department)

2017    Sigma Xi Research Honor Society Member
2016    Nolan Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship
2015    Sociological Spectrum Outstanding Article Award (“A Shot of Morality?  Hispanic Immigration, Religious Contextual Characteristics, and Violence”) – 1st Place
2015    Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship (research award), University of Arkansas
2015    Fulbright College Master Researcher Award Finalist
2013    American Society of Criminology’s Outstanding Article Award (“Reassessing Trends in Black Violent Crime, 1980-2008: Sorting Out the ‘Hispanic’ Effect in UCR Arrests, NCVS Offenders Estimates, and U.S. Prisoner Counts”) – Nominated
2012    American Society of Criminology’s Outstanding Article Award (“Scope and Conceptual Issues in Testing the Race-Crime Invariance Thesis: Black, White, and Hispanic Comparisons”) – 1st Place
2010    American Society of Criminology’s Gene Carte Student Paper Competition – 2nd Place
2010    American Sociological Association Student Paper Award (Crime, Law, and Deviance Section) – 1st Place
2010    Department of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice Student Paper Award – Best Working Paper (The Pennsylvania State University) – 1st Place