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Amie L. Nielsen, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Merrick Building, Room 121C
nielsen@miami.edu
(305) 284-6158

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                                   Last Updated On:  January 2017


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Delaware, 1997

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Delaware, 1994

  • B.A., Psychology, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1992


RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Criminology, Homicide, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity


RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
  • SOC 368 Violence in America

  • SOC 672 Research in Crime and Delinquency

  • SOC 610 Quantitative Research Methods


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • Cavendish, Wendy, Amie L. Nielsen, and Marjorie Montague. 2012. “Parent Attachment, School Commitment, and Externalizing Behavioral Trajectories of Diverse Youth.” Journal of Adolescence 35: 1629-1639.

  • Nielsen, Amie L. and Ramiro Martinez, Jr. 2011. “Nationality, Immigrant Groups, and Arrest: Examining the Diversity of Arrestees for Urban Violent Crime.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 27: 342-360.

  • Wilson, George and Amie L. Nielsen. 2011. “‘Color Coding’ and Support for Social Spending: Assessing Its Parameters among Whites.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 634: 174-189.

  • Nielsen, Amie L., Scott Bonn and George Wilson. 2010. “Stereotypes and Drug Addiction Spending Views: The Important Role of Attitudes toward Blacks and Latinos.” Race and Social Problems 2: 149-163.

  • Nielsen, Amie L. 2010. “Americans’ Attitudes toward Drug-Related Issues from 1975-2004: The Roles of Period and Cohort Effects.” Journal of Drug Issues 40: 461-494.

SELECTED RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH 
  • Co-Investigator. "Second Chance Re-Entry Grant: Back to the Future." (Palm Beach County; 2/01/14 through 9/30/15; total award: $81.250; PI; Wendy Cavendish, Ph.D.

  • Principal  Investigator. "Community Mechanisms, Crime and Deviance in Miami."  Provost's Summer Research Award, University of Miami

  • Investigator. "Economic Evaluation Methods for Adolescents:  Development and Applications" (National Institute of Drug Abuse, Grant No. R01 DA018645, from 5/04 - 4/10, PI: Michael French, Ph.D.)

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